Re: XP on a Pavilion a1710n
The hard disk has 2 partitions which are set up by HP's recovery disks (3).
The first (under Vista) show C:HP 292G and the second shows D:Recivery 6.25G.
Under DOS (from Win98), fdisk shows 1st partition, active, NTFS, 36690MB and 2nd partition NTSF, 6408MB.
When I attempt to install XP it shows me one partition of 131067MB which I read as 131GB.
Ghost 2003 showed me 2 partitions, 1st partition 298834MB (298G) and a second partition and altho I did not write down the size, I wrote down the total and it was 305245MB (305G).
I have PartitionMagic but have not been able to locate it - YET! And it does handle NTFS files.
Just found this. Is it possible that XP needs a driver to see the entire disk?
Advantages of Perpendicular Recording
After more than ten years of pioneering research at Seagate, perpendicular recording is now a
proven technology. It increases capacity and dependability by storing data vertically, rather
than horizontally. And vertically stored data bits mean increased data density -- which means
higher performance to increase productivity.
Nothing I have done or seen explains why XP can only see 131G, however I have learned accross the last 60 years that the more I learn, the less I seem to know.
I'm off to read the posts you left me, any ideas would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by hoskird : 08-22-2007 at 05:31 PM.