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250 GB Recognized as 130 (Is it my Mboard?)

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October 7, 2005 10:04:02 PM

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
drives.
− 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.

PS

Seagate HD is slave to main windows xp HD(80 GB).

By the way HD is good deal at 80 $ with rebates.
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October 7, 2005 11:05:20 PM

I do not have SP2 (elligit xp)

But if I did would that change the fact that in the BIOS menu it is only listed as 137GB.
I don't see how it could ?
October 8, 2005 12:36:08 AM

Quote:
(I still have an Athalon)


Ok... Repeat after me.. A-T-H-L-O-N... Like in Athlon.. Not AthAlon...

Ok? These chip have been on the market for almost 8 years, if not more. You deserve to be corrected.

Now, copy it 10000 time the right way.

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October 8, 2005 3:00:51 AM

Ouch! ET Phone Home!


AMD XP 3200+ / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe / Corsair XMS PC3200 1024mb LLC2 / ATI X850 Pro / SoundBlaster X-FI / 2 Seagate SATA 7200rpm/8mb / Plextor PX-716A DVDRW
October 8, 2005 3:01:16 AM

Ditto

AMD XP 3200+ / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe / Corsair XMS PC3200 1024mb LLC2 / ATI X850 Pro / SoundBlaster X-FI / 2 Seagate SATA 7200rpm/8mb / Plextor PX-716A DVDRW
October 8, 2005 1:10:48 PM

LMF@OOOOO!!!

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LiteOn 52X/LiteOn 811s DVD-RW
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October 9, 2005 10:26:44 AM

Hello Anenias!

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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October 10, 2005 3:41:46 PM

have you installed sp1 for xp? That should also solve your problem.
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