I just bought a new HDD last week because mine stopped working, it wouldn't even spin anymore... it was really old and was probably on 20 hours a day average, so I guess that's kinda normal.
Anyway, I bought a 250GB because that was the best value/price, without thinking about compatibility issues. I installed it like one normally installs a HDD, like I always do it. Then I started putting stuff from my other computers on it... I hit about 150GB out of 250. I start getting corrupt files and I wasn't able to browse it well, so I reboot, just to find that all my files are gone! Pissed, I head back to the store to get a new one, thinking it was broken. They gave me a new one quickly. I go back home, install it again... but this time, I see the warning I failed to see the first time. Ouch, there appears to be a 137GB drive limit on older motherboards... there you go, I found my problem, it must be what happened to the other one, oh well. This new one will do the trick, if I can get it to work, that is. I was told that most mobo's recent BIOS remove the 137GB limit, so I checked out ASUS' website but it won' work well, I can't find the BIOS updates to see if there's one that does what I need, and now I can't even access the support page because ''The service is currently unavailable''
So I turn to you, is there a way to find if there's a BIOS update that fixes the 137GB limit, and most importantly, how do you install a new BIOS? I downloaded the latest one before the ASUS website went crap, so I just need to know if it would correct my problem, then, with your help, I could install it and all would be good.
I hope that isn't too messed up, I'm pretty tired after all...
I have WindowsXP. But now there's nothing on the drive, so should I go ahead and partition it to 137GB limit, as well as install WinXP, then download SP2? The limit would dissapear just like that? Or is there anything else I need to know before I go on?
About the XP with SP2 I'm not completely sure. That's what I heard but I don't know for sure.
And about the controller card it's a PCI card that gives you 2 extra IDE connectors. I don't know if the hard drives will be slower on the PCI slot, but at least I don't remember it being slower.
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