I just bought a Seagate 250 GB
The problem is my computer (both xp and motherboard) only recognize the new HD as 130 GB (or 137 exactly).
Is this a problem with my mother board which is what I suspect(it doesn't support more than 130), or something else?
My mobo is a Biostar M7VIB, socket A (I still have an Athalon)
It says this about HD's in the mobo manual
Built in IDE Facilities
− Supports four IDE hard disk drives.
− Supports PIO Mode 4, Master Mode, and high performance hard disk
− Supports disk transfer rates up to 100 MB/second.
− Supports Ultra DMA 33, Ultra DMA 66, Ultra DMA 100, Ultra DMA
133 Bus Master Modes.
− Supports IDE interface with CD-ROM.
− Supports high capacity hard disk drives.
− Supports LBA mode.
And here is the HD info
Seagate / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive
I don't know if there is something there in those two descriptions that tells me where the problem is.
You motherboard probably has a BIOS limit of around 128GB (using 1024 bytes per killobyte etc). You likely need a BIOS update. And if your illegal copy of Windows won't update to SP2, you need to get your illegal software from better counterfeiters, or use a key that hasn't been abused by 10,000 other pirates.
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