I've tried every possible channel and master/slave combo to get my BIOS to recognize a second HDD's D drive's full capacity (250gb) but no go. There's no Bios update and it seems to be stuck on 57gb when it used to recognize it fine. BIOS recognizes my 250gb system C drive OK. How would I find the proper settings to edit both? Thx
OS sees 57gb. No other computer to try with. It's my regular HD slave I've had for 2 years. Diagnostics reports it to be the Primary slave, drive in good cond and the jumpers correct. I just put a new HDD as my system C drive and BIOS sees that fine. Perplexing...
What may have happened is when XP was installed to C, Microsoft fails to tell you to disconnect any other HD's. The D drive was turned into a RAW file format and possibly damaged. I've recovered most but now need to re-format D back to NTFS...but it's only reporting 57gb in Disk Management and BIOS.
So if you have had it (the drive) for two years was it previously reporting the correct size? And does bios correctly report cylinders, heads and sectors? If not does your bios have a custom option to try entering these details manually?