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    SATA Free Space Errors? (Urgent Help)

    Hi guys I have just put together my new machine with a WD 250GB SATA HD. The problem is that My Computer only shows it as 127GB.

    I have installed SP1 and all the updates.

    How can I fix this????

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    googled your problem and came up with :

    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/dow...ve_enabler.htm

    Hope this helps

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    I have got a western Digital HD but tried that with no luck. I have used the software on the WD site and it still does not work. In my BIOS it reads the drive as 250GB.

    Bloody Windows.

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    Go to your control panel -> Admin Tools -> Computer management.

    Click on Storage -> Disk Management

    I highly suspect that you'll find a huge partition that has not been formated. Do that are you are set.

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    Ah fantastic, there it is a nice 100GB partition.

    Thanks for your help.

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    No prob. This problem also puzzled me for a while

    Now if anyone could tell me why I need to reboot my computer every time in order to refresh the CD/DVD labels....

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    why does it do this? some dodgy windows flaw??
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    Until you install SP1 and the updates windows can't see it all - so you may have partitioned it before it could see it all, hence the space deficit.
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