137gb cap on 200gb drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Ok, I'm aware that there is a cap on the limits of drives, and there are ways around it...

    Now, I've done just about everything I possibly could, at least I think I did, in order to fix the issue. My steps include:

    • My motherboard is the Asus A7V333, I believe Award Bios... I updated that correctly, it was updated in May. It should handle the 48bit support...
    • I have already gone through and done the entire Windows Update, I don't think there's anything else I can do with that.
    • I updated my VIA Drivers, just as a precautionary measure because I couldn't think of anything else
    • I also created the registry key "EnableBigLba" in the appropriate registry key.

    I still am having no luck... is there anything else I'm missing? I haven't seen anything that says / doesn't say that my BIOS doesnt' handle 48bit LBA, has someone else had this same issue with a similar board?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This is the microsoft guide on the registry hack. Just in case you haven't seen it.
     
  3. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Damn, still a no go. Yeah I saw that, but I read it more in detail since I'm not tired... I did go and update Atapi, because that wasn't up to date. The registry DWORD value of EnableBigLba is already set to 1 in that key. I also reupdated my BIOS, still a no go.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Have you tried using some app from the manufacturer? They usually have apps to solve these things.
     
  5. Tiesto

    Tiesto OSNN Addict

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    The 137GB cap is a pain in the ass. I remember seeing a registry tweak that fixes it, which isnt the one provided by microsoft. Ill look for it.
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    XP SP1 and/or 2000 SP3 was supposed to fix this, do you have it/they installed?
     
  7. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Yep, XP SP1 is in fact installed. See if you can find that registry tweak for me... See, now there's an issue I came acrossed on my other forums. Someone had me go to the Disk Management and do a rescan of my disks... now, there was something there regardless of that: the other 50 some odd GB... the issue though is that it's on unpartitioned space...

    Now when I try to install Windows, no matter what I do it won't find the other 50 GB, but while INSIDE Windows it picks it up as unpartitioned space. *Sighs*
     
  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok i am not too sure if this is possable (dont know too much in this field) but cant you just creat 2 partitions of like 100gb on that 200gb drive??? or is it the physical hardware?
     
  9. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    Try Partition Magic and resize your partition so that 50 GB on the end of the drive is gone, it'll be because the Windows setup program doesn't have the >137GB compatibility