New Hard Drive Setup Issues Tags: Hard Drives BIOS Storage Last response: August 8, 2010 3:11 AM in Storage Share xarzu July 26, 2010 6:47:03 AM New Hard Drive Setup Issues =========================== My hard drive crashed and so I got a replacement. I set the BIOS settings to [AUTO] but I wonder if that was the smartest thing to do. The size that it displayed seemed to be a little low. I am wondering if maybe I should have done something other than set the BIOS to automatic determine the settings for the new hard drive. I suspect I did something wrong because when I have tried to install the Ubuntu Operating System it is stuck on 36 % when formating and/or configuring the hard drive. How do I go about making the BIOS hard drive settings by hand? More about : hard drive setup issues xarzu July 26, 2010 4:52:44 PM I do think there is something screwy going on. I have two hard drives in the system. The old slave drive BIOS settings has this: CHS CAPACITY 8422 MB MAX LBA CAPACITY 120034 MB The new master hard drive has this: CHS CAPACITY 8422 MB MAX LBA CAPACITY 8422 MB I am wondering now is that maybe we have gone beyone what the old motherboard and BIOS cand handle for a the size of the hard drive. If so, maybe a partition is in order. What do you think? The Hard Drive is a Western Digital PATA 320 GB WD3200JBRTL ULTRA DMA/100 8MB BUFFER 7200 RPM if I do not get it running today, I think I will try using the old slave drive as the master drive. m 0 l xarzu August 8, 2010 3:11:24 AM I fixed this issue. THe motherboard cannot handle the large hard drive. So I took it back m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew hard drive - Windows 8 to windows 7 issues? Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive Causing Power Issues? Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive Issues Forum Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive Issues / Question Forum just reinstalled xp on brand new hard drive. when I put in the driver disk for my nic I get setup.exe -no entry point found. . Forum SolvedNew computer hard drive setup Forum Issues With Alienware hard drive in new computer Forum SolvedNew build - Hard Drive issues Forum SolvedNew Computer: Hard Drive Issues? Forum New SSD and Hard Drive Secondary Disk Issues Forum New Hard Drive Setup Forum SolvedHard drive issue after installing new graphics card Forum New hard drive install issues Forum New Hard Drive Issues Forum New Editing Build - Hard Drive Setup Forum Can't enter BIOS setup with new hard drive? Forum New to computer design-Hard Drive issues Forum New build hard-drive setup - motherboard RAID question Forum Help! New Hard Drive Setup and Formatting Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !