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Old Aug 10, 2004, 08:41 PM
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Default Will Windows XP Recognise my 200GB Drive Please?

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I have just bought a new 200GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive and am wondering if i partitioned the full 200GB into u dunno lets say 2 Drives would my Windows XP Recognise it ?

And also would my motherboard recogise it as 200GB i have a Abit KT7 Bios A9 (Latest Version) if not will it recogise it if i partioned it into two drives ?

Thanks guys much appreciated.
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Old Aug 11, 2004, 01:15 AM
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it shouldn't be a problem as long as you have sp1 installed...........
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Old Aug 13, 2004, 08:46 AM
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the question is... will your motherboard/bios recognise it? If its less than 6 months old than its a safe bet it will.

Windows XP can recognise HDD's over a terrabyte in size and u can partition it as one disk providing its formated in NTFS
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 12:30 AM
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Both these answers are incorrect and misleading.

XP supports over 2 terabytes of hard drive, but only under certain conditions.

You must have an XP CD with SP1 already included, or you need to "slipstream" it into the CD.

Installing SP1 after you have installed Windows won't work as the drives parameters are already set during the install.

Also, if your controller is ATA133, then that will support larger drives.

Windows XP on it's own only supports 137 GB, so you could always partition the drive into sections no larger than that.
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Thanks allot mate, that clears allot of confusion now. much apprciaited.
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 10:56 AM
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It should have come with software to set it up. Always use that just in case. If you didn't get the software, download it from the manf's site.
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