onenolesguy July 18, 2011 at 12:50:03 Specs: Windows XP
I just installed a new 250GB (Interface : Support ATA-2/3/4/5/6) hard drive for my HP Pavilion ze4800 (ze4805us) notebook. However, during XP setup it states "You asked setup to create a new partition on 230276 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi (MBR)". Why is setup trying to create a partition on atapi? I assume because it's not recognizing the new hard drive. Or is atapi actually the correct place? Continuing through setup I get the error "Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged...make sure the drive is switched on..." I checked out the PhoenixBIOS (version KAMI.59) and now see the hard drive parameter is set at a max of 129GB...uh oh. Does this mean I need to install a smaller hard drive or are there other options?
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