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.
I found and ran a bootable win98se iso but it really screwed up my box even with C completely disconnected. Windows just kept restarting. I'm lucky to make it back here. Well, I guess this is where my decision to get a 3 year warranty on D drive kicks in. Seagate/Maxtor is sending me a new free drive. Also, my new C drive came with a 5 year warranty....high recommended. Thx
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