bigger hard drive

  dragonfury 22:26 23 Feb 2004

hav a 8gb hard drive as primary master, got new drive (80gb) which i want 2 use as primary master. wen put in thou the auto-detection hangs and does not find. wen set jumper to limit 2 32gb, it finds the drive (only half of the drives capacity). is it safe to update bios?, y cant i partition drive (c:\ 40gb, e:\ 40gb?). hav installed as second salve, copied 8gb drive over (windows,etc), wen try 2 put 80gb drive as master again, still does not find as primary master. help?

  woodchip 22:34 23 Feb 2004

If you are on Win98 you need to download the Large Drive support patch from Microsoft. Please tick the other Thread as it will cause confusion

  Chris.h 22:40 23 Feb 2004

Dragonfury as you say the only way out maybe a BIOS update, but this is not done lightly and can be disasterous if done wrong.

What is your motherboard?

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