Try downloading Maxtors Big Drive Enabler from http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/big_drive_enabler.htm. This small utility enables support for drives larger than 137 Gigabytes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and XP Service Pack 1. The utility is required anytime a Hard Disk Drive larger than 137 GB is connected to the motherboard's ATA bus, regardless of any system BIOS that supports 48-bit LBA.
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