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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD Forum Need advice - hard drive setup for a new build Forum Hard drivr recognized in bios, no drive detected in windows 7 setup Forum New Computer: Hard Drive Issues ? Forum Can't enter BIOS setup with new hard drive ? Forum Hard Drive and SSD Setup on Sabertooth Z77 Forum Multiple issues with new hard drive Forum New hard drive and/or existing RAID 0 setup Forum New Editing Build - Hard Drive Setup Forum New computer hard drive setup Forum SATA Hard Drive Not Detected in BIOS or Setup Forum RAID O Setup - Need Recommendation(s) on Best Hard Drives 2Buy Forum Windows 7 setup doesn't detect hard drive Forum Hard Drive Issues (Stop:ED and Data Loss Issues ) Forum First SSD advice? Forum Hard disc of laptop not responding Forum Can i use one SSD for my OS and another regualr sata drive? Forum C drive Full Forum Selling external hard drive on Craigslist - security question. Forum My external hard disk is making a sound Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !