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Hi everyone

After recentely installing a 60gb second hard drive in my PC for storage my BIOS will only detect it if I change the jumper settings to '32gb clip'.

Does this mean that my Bios/Motherboard needs updating to recognise the drives full capacity?

Thanx

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What motherboard do you have?

If the bios recognizes it as a 60 gig, then it is a windows issue, I think that fat32 will only recognize up to 32gig..

You will either have to partition the drive into two partitions or install your system as NTFS if you are using WinXP.

I will research this a little and get back to you...:D

Ok the 32 gig limit is with WinXP only and you have Win98 which should see this drive with no problem.

Need to know who made the motherboard to help you out..;)

If you don't know this then when you first boot your machine hit the pause button when you see the first screen that comes up.

On the bottom left hand side of the screen you will see a string of number something like.

2A59L-XXX-XXX
or 51-5160-XXX-XXX
0r 9-22-1999-XXX-XXX

Write down this number exactly as you see it and post it here.
 
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Hello

What does the bios see the drive as?

According to the manual this board only recognizes ide drives up to 8.4 gig.

What size is the primary drive?
 

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Hi Speedo

The Bios does recognise it as a 32gb drive.

The primary drive is 6gb.

Is it possible to partition it into 4 drives say 15gb each?

Although if you say it's only supposed to recognise ide drives up to 8.4gb then I'm not complaining.

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What brand of drive is the 60Gig.?

I am not really sure if you can partition it to 4 15 gig. partitions or not.
I have never had to deal with this kind of situation before, But it is an interesting issue and I will look into it.

cya soon
 
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