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Why can only see 137Gb of my new Hard drive in Windows 2000?

By Peter Jarrett - Friday, March 11, 2005 9:26:56 AM

Very easy one - until Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft couldn't handle IDE drives larger than 137Gb.

In SP4 they included a registry tweak that solves the problem - full details can be found at;en-us;305098

This only affects IDE Drives connected directly to the motherboard (ATAPI) - if you have a RAID Card then this usually doesn't affect you as the RAID card uses it's own driver instead.