160gb hard drive wont format mor than 31gb.

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art20091 Posts 5 Registration date Monday February 9, 2009 Status Member Last seen February 10, 2009 - Feb 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM
art20091 Posts 5 Registration date Monday February 9, 2009 Status Member Last seen February 10, 2009 - Feb 10, 2009 at 05:59 PM
Hello,
I have a 160gb hard drive from a HP Pavilian a520n and put this in a ACER ASPIRE model AS6400 comp. For some reason i cant format more than 31gb hard drive space. Any ideas on why this is? The acer is quite old. Please help Thank you.

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Windows XP won't let you format a volume bigger than 32GB with FAT32. Try using NTFS.
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art20091 Posts 5 Registration date Monday February 9, 2009 Status Member Last seen February 10, 2009
Feb 10, 2009 at 05:59 PM
Its already using NTFS file system. Thats what i dont understand. Ive repartioned and formated a couple of times and cant get back to the160gb. I thank you for your time. If you know anything else that might help please email me. Thank you.
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