XP Install Hard Drive Prob


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chuck

I am replacing an older WD drive with a newer 500Gb WD
IDE drive on a back up pc.

When I boot from the XP Pro disc, it shows only one 130Gb
partition. Currently I have formatted the drive at two
250Gb partitioned. I know I can clone the new drive from
the old, but I want to do a clean installation.

How can I convince XP that this is a 500 Gb disc??

thanks

chuck
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I am replacing an older WD drive with a newer 500Gb WD
IDE drive on a back up pc.

When I boot from the XP Pro disc, it shows only one 130Gb
partition. Currently I have formatted the drive at two
250Gb partitioned. I know I can clone the new drive from
the old, but I want to do a clean installation.

How can I convince XP that this is a 500 Gb disc??


Your XP CD is an old one and doesn't have at least SP1 on it.
Slipstream a service pack onto it. See
http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7262
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
 
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db

I would re partition the drive
as 100 gigs and the rest as
a 400 gig partition,

for the purposes of your install.


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C

chuck

Ended up installing XP with SP2 from an old Dell install
Disc that somehow worked jes' fine on this non-Dell pc.

Installing SP 3 as we speak, and then reload the software.

Whew!

Never thought that any XP release would NOT support discs
that size.
 
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Mark Adams

chuck said:
Ended up installing XP with SP2 from an old Dell install
Disc that somehow worked jes' fine on this non-Dell pc.

Installing SP 3 as we speak, and then reload the software.

Whew!

Never thought that any XP release would NOT support discs
that size.

.

For future reference, here's how you do this. Use your partitioning and
formatting tools to delete all partitions on the disk. Create one 250 GB
partition on the disk and format NTFS. Leave the rest of the disk unallocated
space. Install XP on the partition; it won't recognize all of the partition
but it will install. Update the install to SP2 then SP3. It will now
recognize the entire partition. Now that you have an install, use Disk
Management to to create and format a second 250 GB partition from the
unallocated space. No slipstreaming required.
 

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