I recently bought two 250gig Western Digital drives but WinXP only formatted them as 137gig drives. I was told that as soon as I install XP and SP2, it would see the actual space. However, after I installed XP with SP2, it still displays as 137 but when I right click one of the drives and click on "format," it will be able to format it at 237gigs which is about right. I have no problems doing that to my second drive, D:, but how would I do it to my first HD, C: drive, without cutting it into another two drives?
If I have no choice but to do that, how would I partition the C: drive through WinXP so I can leave Windows on it's own partition?
Partition Magic can repartition the drive, too, I've used that before to enlarge active partitions. If you don't want to spend the money for that or *cough*, you can reformat & install XP on the 2nd drive, and swap the tp boot off the 2nd so you can reformat the first. This is, in fact, how I got my 320gb drive up and running last week- I booted from my 80 Then I made a slipstreamed XP+SP2 disk, which really wasn't all that difficult, and managed to fix my corrupted 200gb disk, too! (thread here)