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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 1:56:44 PM

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Hi

A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.

Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
"fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?

I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.

Any help is appreciated.

Kristian
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 2:03:27 PM

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That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.

Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the
largest you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would
hihgly recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing
as NTFS. That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't
explain why the BIOS only sees 32 GB.

-----
Nathan McNulty

post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
> Hi
>
> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
>
> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
>
> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Kristian
November 5, 2004 4:10:42 PM

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Check the Hitachi website for software to setup hard drives. (Unless you got
a CD with the the drive that has the software on it.)

<post@kristiankrogh.dk> wrote in message
news:37253c1f.0411051056.6daca598@posting.google.com...
> Hi
>
> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
>
> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
>
> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Kristian
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Anonymous
November 5, 2004 5:36:19 PM

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> post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
>> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
>> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
>>
>> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
>> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
>>
>> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
>> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
>>
>> Any help is appreciated.
>>
>> Kristian

"Nathan McNulty" <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message
news:%235n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
> would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
> drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
> Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
>
> Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the largest
> you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would hihgly
> recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing as NTFS.
> That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't explain why the
> BIOS only sees 32 GB.
>
> -----
> Nathan McNulty

Kristian:
Assuming your Hitachi HDD is a Parallel-ATA model, it's possible that the
jumper position has been incorrectly set to limit the drive capacity to 32
GB. So check your jumper setting to see if this is the problem.

Art
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:31:21 PM

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Hi - again - it took a while to flash my bios as I needed a new floppy
drive. Well, it is done with the manufacturers newest bios installed
and all guidelines observed. There is sadly no change in the outcome -
my new hd is only recognized as a 32GB hd.

My drives (both primary and slave) are partitioned as ntfs.

Any other suggestion is appreciated.
Kristian

Nathan McNulty <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message news:<#5n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
> That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
> would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
> drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
> Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
>
> Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the
> largest you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would
> hihgly recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing
> as NTFS. That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't
> explain why the BIOS only sees 32 GB.
>
> -----
> Nathan McNulty
>
> post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
> > my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
> > thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
> >
> > Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
> > "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
> >
> > I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
> > but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
> >
> > Any help is appreciated.
> >
> > Kristian
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:40:09 PM

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Hi Art

I would like to try it out - but which jumper settings are you
referring to. I guess it is on the motherboard but it is not obvious
to me which exact jumper to change. The only jumpers referred to in
the mainboard's manual is audio, usb, cmos, keyboard nad various LED
light things

"Art" <noonehere@longone.net> wrote in message news:<#Hnd762wEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>...
> > post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
> >> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
> >> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
> >>
> >> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
> >> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
> >>
> >> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
> >> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
> >>
> >> Any help is appreciated.
> >>
> >> Kristian
>
> "Nathan McNulty" <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:%235n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
> > would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
> > drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
> > Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
> >
> > Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the largest
> > you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would hihgly
> > recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing as NTFS.
> > That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't explain why the
> > BIOS only sees 32 GB.
> >
> > -----
> > Nathan McNulty
>
> Kristian:
> Assuming your Hitachi HDD is a Parallel-ATA model, it's possible that the
> jumper position has been incorrectly set to limit the drive capacity to 32
> GB. So check your jumper setting to see if this is the problem.
>
> Art
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 1:42:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Kristian:
See http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/d7k250/d7k250jum....
for information on jumper settings for your Hitachi hard drive. You'll see
references to a jumper clip which limits the drive capacity down to 32 GB.
We're talking about the jumper setting on your hard drive. It has nothing to
do with your motherboard's jumper settings in this case.
Art


<post@kristiankrogh.dk> wrote in message
news:37253c1f.0411091540.7e7c2241@posting.google.com...
> Hi Art
>
> I would like to try it out - but which jumper settings are you
> referring to. I guess it is on the motherboard but it is not obvious
> to me which exact jumper to change. The only jumpers referred to in
> the mainboard's manual is audio, usb, cmos, keyboard nad various LED
> light things
>
> "Art" <noonehere@longone.net> wrote in message
> news:<#Hnd762wEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>...
>> > post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
>> >> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
>> >> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
>> >>
>> >> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
>> >> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
>> >>
>> >> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
>> >> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
>> >>
>> >> Any help is appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Kristian
>>
>> "Nathan McNulty" <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:%235n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB.
>> > I
>> > would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
>> > drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
>> > Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
>> >
>> > Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the
>> > largest
>> > you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would hihgly
>> > recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing as
>> > NTFS.
>> > That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't explain why the
>> > BIOS only sees 32 GB.
>> >
>> > -----
>> > Nathan McNulty
>>
>> Kristian:
>> Assuming your Hitachi HDD is a Parallel-ATA model, it's possible that the
>> jumper position has been incorrectly set to limit the drive capacity to
>> 32
>> GB. So check your jumper setting to see if this is the problem.
>>
>> Art
November 10, 2004 7:52:21 AM

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On 9 Nov 2004 15:40:09 -0800, post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:

>Hi Art
>
>I would like to try it out - but which jumper settings are you
>referring to.

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/d7k250/d7k250jum....

> I guess it is on the motherboard but it is not obvious
>to me which exact jumper to change. The only jumpers referred to in
>the mainboard's manual is audio, usb, cmos, keyboard nad various LED
>light things
>
>"Art" <noonehere@longone.net> wrote in message news:<#Hnd762wEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>...
>> > post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
>> >> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
>> >> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
>> >>
>> >> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
>> >> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
>> >>
>> >> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
>> >> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
>> >>
>> >> Any help is appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Kristian
>>
>> "Nathan McNulty" <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:%235n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
>> > would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
>> > drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
>> > Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
>> >
>> > Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the largest
>> > you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would hihgly
>> > recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing as NTFS.
>> > That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't explain why the
>> > BIOS only sees 32 GB.
>> >
>> > -----
>> > Nathan McNulty
>>
>> Kristian:
>> Assuming your Hitachi HDD is a Parallel-ATA model, it's possible that the
>> jumper position has been incorrectly set to limit the drive capacity to 32
>> GB. So check your jumper setting to see if this is the problem.
>>
>> Art
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 12:13:40 PM

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Hi - thanks very for your help. Changing the jumper solved my problem. :-)

"Art" <noonehere@longone.net> wrote in message news:<#Hnd762wEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>...
> > post@kristiankrogh.dk wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> A new hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB, is being detected by
> >> my bios (motherboard Elitegroup K7S5A, but only with appr. 32GB. Same
> >> thing in windows drive administration - only 32GB.
> >>
> >> Is it absoluttely necessary that the bios detects it properly or can I
> >> "fix" this problem in windows (XP Pro, sp2)?
> >>
> >> I have tried all sorts of both auto detect and user set up in the bios
> >> but I am not able to change the size of the hard drive.
> >>
> >> Any help is appreciated.
> >>
> >> Kristian
>
> "Nathan McNulty" <newsgroups@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:%235n5io2wEHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > That motherboard is not that old, so it should see drives over 32 GB. I
> > would recommend updating the BIOS because Windows will not detect the
> > drive size as larger than the BIOS detects it unless you use a Dynamic
> > Drive Overlay which can get pretty complicated.
> >
> > Now if you formatted the drive FAT32 with Windows XP, that is the largest
> > you can make a partition as FAT32 (with Windows XP) and I would hihgly
> > recommend deleting that partition and formatting the whole thing as NTFS.
> > That may be where your space has gone, but that doesn't explain why the
> > BIOS only sees 32 GB.
> >
> > -----
> > Nathan McNulty
>
> Kristian:
> Assuming your Hitachi HDD is a Parallel-ATA model, it's possible that the
> jumper position has been incorrectly set to limit the drive capacity to 32
> GB. So check your jumper setting to see if this is the problem.
>
> Art
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