Cannot partition new drive

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I am using Win XP SP2

I installed a new 500 GB SATA drive on my old computer, using a PCI/SATA  
controller. In the Device Manager, the drive shows under Disk Drives and as  
working properly.  The controller shows as a SCSI/Raid Controller and as  
working properly.

In Disk Management, I let Windows initialize the drive to Basic. The new  
drive shows in Windows Disk Management as Disk 2, Basic, 465.76 GB (giga).  
OK, but when I right click on the drive in Disk Management, I get a choice  
between 'Partition' and 'Properties'. When I try to partition the drive,  
Windows tells me that the maximum partition can only be 476,939 MB (mega)!!

What is wrong?

In the Bios, in the IDE HDD Auto Detection, there are only the two existing  
IDE drives and the floppy and CD Rom. Where would one normally find the SATA  
drive? I cannot not find it anywhere in the Bios.



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Re: Cannot partition new drive

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:31:12 -0700, "Walter R."

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From the looks of it, nothing is wrong except that you
stopped halfway through the process.

1024MB = 1GB


476,939MB / (1024MB/GB) = 465.76GB

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