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137gb cap on 200gb drive

Punkrulz

Somewhat eXPerienced
#1
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?
 

Punkrulz

Somewhat eXPerienced
#3
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.
 
#5
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.
 

Punkrulz

Somewhat eXPerienced
#7
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
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
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
 

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