I'm running XP with all the Critical updates but after plugging-in a new 200Gb Secondary hard disk it is only detected in the BIOS (American Megatrends Inc. 062710 07/15/97) as a 137 Gb one. Is the BIOS too old or the motherboard (PC Chips 810MLR)or both?
Also where do I go from here? From memory I should boot with a system disk, go into DOS then format the new disk etc?
I have just built a new system and have had to upgrade my BIOS. ASUS, and i am sure other sites, now include a downloadable tool to flash your BIOS from within WinXP. The tool includes a facitily to copy your existing BIOS so that you can go backwards.
On this point of BIOS, originally my board came with version 1 of the BIOS. This only supported one CPU, I assume the one the board was certificated with, not mine! I thought I had buggered up my CPU! Fortunately it was not that, the board had to go back to have the BIOS epromed and flashed at the factory. Apparently this isn't uncommon these days. The wholesalers have no idea how uptodate the BIOS is as it typically is not on the external packaging! In future I will ask the retailer/wholesaler to get it upgraded as a matter of course.