Bio's wont see full hard drive

Hard drive is seagate, mo... / Mother board model is m2n...
April 5, 2009 at 13:25:47
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I am having a problem with my computer I bought in 2007 seeing my new Terabyte hard drive. It only sees 131000 megabytes. I think it is something in the bios but I am not sure and if it is how do I fix this problem?

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April 5, 2009 at 13:43:56
I find it hard to believe a board that's only 2 yrs old wouldn't support 48-bit LBA. Are you sure the BIOS doesn't see the full capacity of the HDD? Are you sure LBA is enabled? If it's not seen in the BIOS, it needs to be updated. But if it's Windows that doesn't see the full HDD, you need to install a service pack.

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April 5, 2009 at 14:52:59
The jumper on the hard drive may have specific settings for LBA support otherwise it is called clipping (per the manufaturers). Most hardrives allow this for compatibility with older operating systems.

John W. Borelli
IT Specialist

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