BIOS not recognising capacity of new hard drive

  sandyex 16:38 14 Sep 2003

I installed a Samsung 120gb 7200 hard drive on my system. This was to replace two smaller drives of 12gb (master)and 20 gb (slave). The new drive works but I can only get the system to regonise the drive as 37gb.
Any suggestions as to how I can get my computer to reconise the drive at is full size would be appreciated

  choffe 16:44 14 Sep 2003

which os are you using, win 98 has problems recognising large drives, as i have found, and only lets me use 72 gig of my 120 gig hd.

  mark500 16:45 14 Sep 2003

Look on the back of the drive. Some have a 32GB cap jumper. That might or might not be the prob. Someone more technical may be able to elaborate.

  Askit 16:51 14 Sep 2003

Try upgrading the BIOS, this sometimes helps especially if your PC is an older one.

  holly polly 17:08 14 Sep 2003

click here
this is a link to samsungs site download the disk manager program this cons the bios on older machines into recognizing the higher capacity hdd
-have fun hol pol...

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