hard drive reads half

By niceguyca
Mar 19, 2007
  1. i have a p3 500 and just got a 250 gig hard drive but only reads 120 gig just wonder if i have to flash or have to flash bios
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Might have a BIOS limit LBA? You might have to partition that drive as two 120GBs instead.. Is this going to be the MASTER with OS/Programs or SLAVE?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    good call tipstir.

    fyi: there's a limit on HD sizes that can be read easily ... < 137 GB.

    to go bigger than that, yoiu need TWO changes:
    1) the bios must be set to support LBA and
    2) there's an MS article on the registry fix
  4. Quantex_rox

    Quantex_rox TS Rookie Posts: 123

    On my p3 667, i got 2 80 gigs for it, and it only saw them as 32 in the bios, and as 80 gig in WinXP, so i flashed the bios, and now it sees them as full 80 gigs in the bios and in windows.
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