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Windows 7: Hard drive full capacity not recognized

07 Feb 2010   #1

Ubuntu 9.04, Win XP sp3, Windows 7
 
 
Hard drive full capacity not recognized

Only in Windows 7 at the install screen. Even after a fresh install and adding updates, it won't see it. However, if I plug drive in as slave, xp sp3 will recognize the full capacity. Bios recognizes full capacity and all the partitioning softwares recognize the full 320GB. Ironically, I can only access 137 gb. This makes me wonder about the 48bit LBA. But this can't be the case since everything else sees it, right? Why won't windows 7 see the hard drive's full capacity but other OS, partitioning softwares, and the bios recognize the full 320gb? Trying to install Windows 7 x86 Ultimate.


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07 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome Jaunty!

I would recommend doing a Google search for 137gb limit. I have found one page that looks promising, 137GB limit on 200GB disk?, but there are loads of them out there!

Good luck!

~JK
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Ubuntu 9.04, Win XP sp3, Windows 7
 
 

I have done several google searches on this issue. Everything I have read so far relates to a bios/motherboard issue. My problem is not a bios/motherboard issue.
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Usually that problem is caused by a jumper on the drive. Check the documentation of your drive; see if you have the jumpers configured correctly.
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09 Feb 2010   #5

Ubuntu 9.04, Win XP sp3, Windows 7
 
 

Drive jumpered as cable select. I always jumper drives as cable select, as I am always swapping out drives. For kicks, I did try changing the jumper to master. I also tried other IDE cables, with/without any other drives attached.
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09 Feb 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What is the Brand & Model of the HD & of the MB you are trying to install this with. I remember some older MB's had a HD size limit they would accept.
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10 Feb 2010   #7

Ubuntu 9.04, Win XP sp3, Windows 7
 
 

Biostar NF520-A2 SE Socket AM2 motherboard, phoenix bios (ver.6.1, I think)
Western Digital WD3200AAJB 320 GB hard drive

I can use this drive to it's full capacity when installing linux. Just not Windows 7.
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