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Old 11-29-2004, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HardDrive Computer Issue

Computer Specs:
Motherboard: Asustek 845E
OS: Windows XP
Updates: Service Pack 1

I recently purchased a 160Gig WesternDigital Calvier Hard drive to replace my 40 Gig hard drive. When I reinstalled windows, windows partitianed my drive to be 130Gig.

Problem: How can I get the full amount of the hard drive i Purchased? Basiclly my motherboard, the bios doesn't support large hard drives past 130gig.

I have tried intel application accelerator and it says the hard drive is at 160gig while if you check in my computer, it is still 130gig.

I have also updated my bios to the newest avaliable on the asus website.

I have installed the CD that came with the harddrive to later find out that it has no use.

I Hope someone can help me with this... Gracias

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Old 11-29-2004, 02:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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download sp1

or update your bios

or do what i do. use the xp cd to make 2 partitions
1 50 gig , 1 90gig

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Old 11-29-2004, 03:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just making sure...you don't want the 30GB as a seperate partition? That should be easy to do... otherwise, if your (bios) doesn't support it, I'd think that would cap it off right there, making it be get a new board? (Not too good with this stuff...)...but if it doesn't matter too much, I'd just say a new partition.

PS: why do you say the bios doesn't support it?
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Install SP1 and re-partition/create a new partition.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you can get partition magic you can check out more what is going on and mabey fix it.
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