Just purchased a 160GB disk. Wondering how to configure it. Running XP, there does not appear to be a function for making a rescue disk so i can partition the new disk. The Millenium version of FDISK does not recognise the full 160GB.
You don't say what make your new hard drive is but if you go to the manufacturer's website they may have software to prepare your drive. Maxtor have "Maxblast 3", Western Digital have "Data Lifeguard", Seagate have "DiscWizard".
Another common factor is that hard drives of that size are sometimes shipped with a 32gig limitation jumper on the back of the hard drive. Have you checked in the bios that it is registering as 160 gig or 32 gig. If it is 32 gig then look on the top of the hard drive for instructions to remove the jumper, if it has one.
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