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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Motherboard and HDD question

    I bought a western digital 250gb hard drive
    and a MSI k7n2GM-L motherboard
    mobo link:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-433&depa=0

    However, in windows the hardrive is sized as ~137gb
    There was an issue with old bios where it only recognized 137gb, but when i boot, the DMA shows 250gb
    It seems like windows doesnt want to understand more.
    I updated the SP1 [windows XP]
    as i have read somewhere that helps, but it still shows as 137 gb.

    Can anyone help me out?
    Thanks...

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    Ok, i narrowed the problem down.
    BIOS sees it fine as 250gb
    And if i go to windows, i see around 105gb of unpartitioned space.
    Now i could easily make that into a new partition, but i would rather have one big partition.
    Is there any way to add the 105gb to the existing partition of [c:/]
    ?

    What happened was, when windows began installing, it made only 137gb into NTFS, because Big LBA is not defaultly on.
    So after i patched it with service pack 1, i see the rest of the space.

    Is there any way to join the unpartitioned space to c:/ ?

    -Thanks again

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