>137gb hard drive problem


Diamond Member
Jul 29, 2000
I just bought a 160gb Western Digital hard drive, and I'm having trouble getting Win2k to recognize that it's larger than 137gb. When I install the Data Lifeguard software from the cd and I try to run it it just crashes. So using the Data lifeguard software is not an option unless someone knows how to fix that problem. I've run the data lifeguard from dos but it says to use the windows version to be able to recognize >137.

I have win2k SP4 and an asus a7n8x motherboard. What do I do now? I've tried everything from trying the program in safe mode to trying to format it and I still end up with 137gb...


Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Member
Oct 9, 1999
48-Bit LBA Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000

To enable 48-bit LBA large-disk support in the registry:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1

Quit Registry Editor.