Hard disk size not correct

By newbie techie
Feb 22, 2007
  1. i bought a new WD 160gb Hdd but when i install it winwdows xp SP2 only sees it as a 128gb hdd. will updating the bios on my asus a7n8x mb sort this out or will i need to get a controller card ??
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What drive size does the BIOS report? If BIOS gets it wrong, then you need a BIOS update.

    As for Windows, make sure that LBA48 is enabled - there's a registry setting for that.
  3. newbie techie

    newbie techie TS Rookie Topic Starter


    bios is detecting it as a 160 gb drie. how do i enable the LBA48 setting?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe THIS will help.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    read the guide in the guides forum about accessing large hard drives. Your questions will be answered there. :)
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