200 GB Drive in Mega 651

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Tim Honl, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Tim Honl

    Tim Honl Guest

    Trying to install XP on this system, and I bought a 200 GB drive for it.
    The bios recognizes the model number, but I only see 130 GB of usable space
    from the setup program and in Disk Management when it is installed.

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks!
     
    Tim Honl, Aug 27, 2003
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  2. Tim Honl

    John Guest

    128 GB is the point at which the 32 bit LBA addressing system runs out of
    numbers. You either need a BIOS upgrade to update to 64 bit LBA addressing
    or contact the drive manufacturer's web site for a work around maybe.
    John.

    | Trying to install XP on this system, and I bought a 200 GB drive for it.
    | The bios recognizes the model number, but I only see 130 GB of usable
    space
    | from the setup program and in Disk Management when it is installed.
    |
    | Am I missing something?
    |
    | Thanks!
    |
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    John, Aug 28, 2003
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  3. Tim Honl

    Tim Honl Guest

    Bios upgrade did the trick.

    Thanks!


     
    Tim Honl, Aug 28, 2003
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