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Alright, having a problem with a recent hard drive purchase and I'm hoping someone in there can help me out.

I just purchased a new 1 TB hard drive to use as extra storage for my computer ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6822136284#spec ) and installed it this morning. However, Windows is only recognizing it as being about 32 MB. Pretty big difference. I went to Western Digital's site and downloaded their hard drive management tool "Data Lifeguard Tools" with the same result, displayed the hard drive as having a maximum capacity of 32 MB. I then went to check my bios and it was also being detected as having a capacity of only 32 MB there as well.

My motherboard is fairly old (here is the board that I have: http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherbo...Name=GA-K8U-939 ), so my first guess was that I would need to upgrade my bios. However, the newest bios on that site are version F5, which is the version already flashed on my board.

So now I am pretty much out of ideas. Anyone know where I can find some updated bios for my motherboard other than the official site, assuming that is my problem, of course. Or is a hard drive this large just simply not supported by this old motherboard?

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Thanks.
 

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Looking at teh manual for your motherboard, I don't think that is the issue. How did you partition the drive? You have a 320 in there so it isn't an 48bitLBA issue with your BIOS. It still could be a BIOS issue, but I think it is something else. Almost looks like a DCO or HPA issue. Your links are both broken, found the MoBo, but what is the make and model of the hard drive? Did you try to set it up with the disk that came with it? try this and see if it finds the rest, then delete the partition and use disk management to repartition and format NTFS. http://blog.atola.com/restoring-factory-hard-drive-capacity/
 

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Awesome! That link you posted did the trick! One little click of the mouse and in all of five seconds everything was perfect. It's crazy how the most annoying and confusing problems always have such a simple solution, if you can ever manage to find it, that is.

Thanks a bunch for the link, it was a huge help!
 
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