I installed a new WD 2TB HDD, it shows right but only 1/2

February 10, 2012 at 00:11:26
Specs: Windows XP64, Quadcore/8GB
New Hard drive (2TB) only shows 1/2 is available. I think I've had this problem before and it was something weird like an update to my graphics card to make it show. (another PC) ugh!! COMPUTERS

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#1
February 10, 2012 at 00:53:21
Nothing to do with your graphics card, that's ridiculous.
Read the various reasons here, but you won't be able to use their restoration tool as it's for 32-bit Windows only: http://blog.atola.com/restoring-fac...

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#2
February 10, 2012 at 06:23:16
Did you make sure your motherboard supports 2TB HDDs? Is it identified correctly in the BIOS? Did you properly partition & format the drive?

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#3
February 10, 2012 at 18:24:41
Agreed, check your BIOS and see what the size is showing there. If the drive is showing 1GB then your board might not support 2GB drives. Check your online manual and while you are at it, check to see if there is a BIOS update that LISTS specifically that it is for larger than 1GB drives. If it does not support it and there is no update that is specifically for that, do not risk just a BIOS update without that confirmation, just see if you can return the 2GB drive and purchase two 1GB drives or just get the one 1GB drive and wait for the prices to go down before purchasing the second one.
I do not know if an add on SATA card would support the 2GB drive if your BIOS does not, but someone else here might know, or you can ask one of the card manufacturers.

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#4
February 10, 2012 at 19:43:04
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce...
Actually I was correct. Nvidia has a driver available at the site here:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/c...
Or specifically here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce...

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#5
February 15, 2012 at 14:39:04
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce...
Actually I was correct. Nvidia has a driver available at the site here:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/c...
Or specifically here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce...


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