Hi there, I recently purchased a 3tb Hard drive to install in my windows xp professional 32 bit system as a secondary drive. I am now aware that the 32 bit operating system does not read anything over 2.2 tb, however the bios still should shouldn't it? At the moment it is only reading 746GB, same as in windows. I can use the drive fine and it has been formatted, however it is only a quarter of the size it should be. I also have 5GB of RAM in the system, windows obviously only reads 3.5GB because of the whole 32 bit thing, however the bios does see the full size, which must mean the motherboard is ok with 64 bit, correct?
Windows XP Professional 32 bit
500GB Western Digital Green Caviar (C drive)
3tb Western Digital Green Caviar (G/secondary drive)
Asus P5QL/EPU Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E800 3.00GHz CPU
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any advice.