I have been thinking of buying a larger H/D and have seen a 180gb at a reasonable price but my motherboard an Asus A7V is three years old now and I seem to remember reading somewhere that older motherboards can't see H/ds over 133gb does anyone have a 180gbfitted on an old motherboard?
Can't tell you about the motherboard bit but I know that different versions of Windows can only see up to a certain size, Win 98 for example can't see a drive above, 80 gigs I think, you need XP for larger drives.( not sure if the size is right but I'm sure someone will correct me)
Just spent the last few minutes trawling through the Microsoft site, I might be wrong as the only thing I can find is that Win 95 is limited to 32 gig, I can't find any limitations on Win 98SE. Sorry I led you up the garden path there.
A friend of mine installed a 180gb HD on a 2 year old machine running XP. It only recognised the 133gb you mentioned and she was told there was nothing she could do about it but if you go into Administrative Tools and then Computer Management and then select Disk Management you will see that it does show the rest but is inusable. If you click on the unusable space you will be able to create the partion and then create a logical drive out of it.
Thanks to every one who responded to my post .I have found the asus knowledge base and it seems that I need a Bios update and I don't really like the sound of that.Flashing the Bios is fraught with danger, if you make a mistake it's bingo
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