Hard drive format
Anyone know any good free program to partition a hard drive. When I put computer together I put in a 200 gig hard drive, but the installation only recognzied the 127 gig limit. So if I could just grab the left over gigs, and make it its own partition, that would be awesome. But the only programs I can find to do this, cost money.
Do you a WindowsXP/2000 install disc? The install program is able to manage partitions. What kind of OS are you using? Most modern operating systems will allow you to use the entire hard drive for one partition, so I don't know what went wrong with yours.
I have an XP install disc, but its one of the old ones. Doesn't support 48 bit. Thus it can't recognize a drive being more than 127 gigs.
I used to have a 80 gig as my main hard drive, and used the 200 as a secondary drive. After installing XP on the 80 I updated XP to support 48 bit. Put in the 200 gig and ran the CD that came with it. The 200 worked as one big partition. But the CD won't work on the root drive, thus I can't run the software on the 200 gig now as its the only drive in my PC.
are you using home or pro edition? you might want to take a look at the information posted on the microsoft page for 48bit hdd support w/xp...
you could just use "autostreamer" (freeware) to Integrate service pack 2 into your original windows xp cd. I suppose you could get the microsoft.com doc's and do this manually but I would just use autostreamer as it is much faster...