ABIT KT7A and 137 GB issue

Discussion in 'Abit' started by kingdom, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. kingdom

    kingdom Guest

    Hi
    Need help on one subject. My mainboard ABIT KT7A does not recognise
    correctly 200GB Western Digital HDD and shows only 137GB capacity. Is
    there any remedy for this? Thanks for help.

    kingdom
     
    kingdom, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. kingdom

    Jef Norton Guest

    | Hi
    | Need help on one subject. My mainboard ABIT KT7A does not recognise
    | correctly 200GB Western Digital HDD and shows only 137GB capacity. Is
    | there any remedy for this? Thanks for help.
    |
    | kingdom
    |
    |

    Hi kingdom -

    First... do you have a revision 1.0 - 1.2 or revision 1.3 KT7A motherboard.
    This is significant because there are different BIOS releases for these
    boards.

    Do not attempt to flash the BIOS for the wrong revision board.

    Look on your motherboard for a white sticker with a bar code and the KT7A
    model and revision number printed below the bar code. This sticker is
    frequently on the side of the last ISA slot, so you may need a small mirror
    in order to read in with the motherboard in the case.

    If it's a revision 1.0 - 1.2 board, BIOS version 7N introduced support for
    48-bit LBA, which is required for hard disks greater than 137GB. BIOS
    version 9A is the most recent, which also supports 48-bit LBA. These BIOS
    versions can be downloaded here:
    http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/bios/bios_revision.php?categories=1&model=88

    If it's a revision 1.3 board, BIOS version 7P introduced support for 480-bit
    LBA. BIOS version B4 is the latest, which also supports 48-bit LBA. These
    BIOS versions can be downloaded here:
    http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/bios/bios_revision.php?categories=1&model=126

    Note: you'll also need an operating system which supports 48-bit LBA, such
    as Windows XP with SP1 applied.

    If you are adding the drive to an already installed XP SP1 (or SP2) system,
    you may need to modify the registry for 48-bit LBA support. Instructions on
    doing this are posted in the Knowledge Base at Microsoft's website. Search
    for "Windows XP" and "48-bit LBA".

    Jef
     
    Jef Norton, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. kingdom

    Jef Norton Guest

    <snip>
    | If it's a revision 1.3 board, BIOS version 7P introduced support for
    480-bit
    | LBA....

    That's 48-bit LBA. I wonder how big a hard disk would be supported by
    480-bit LBA (and how much memory...).

    Sorry for the typo.

    Jef
     
    Jef Norton, Oct 27, 2004
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  4. kingdom

    kingdom Guest

    Hi kingdom -
    ......

    I appreciate your help Jeff. Thanks a lot :)

    kingdom
     
    kingdom, Oct 27, 2004
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  5. kingdom

    0_Qed Guest

    :)
    2^480 = a 'BFN'.
    'Hint' ... 2^0 = 1

    Well now, doncha know ...
    some of 'us' can type ... and some cant.

    :)
    Qed.
     
    0_Qed, Oct 27, 2004
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  6. kingdom

    Jef Norton Guest

    Qed wrote:

    <snip>
    |
    | Well now, doncha know ...
    | some of 'us' can type ... and some cant.
    |
    | :)
    | Qed.

    Qed -

    Again... you're one to talk.

    Go play with your PSU! ;-)

    Jef
     
    Jef Norton, Oct 27, 2004
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  7. kingdom

    Jef Norton Guest

    |
    | I appreciate your help Jeff. Thanks a lot :)
    |
    | kingdom
    |
    |

    Happy to help!

    Jef
     
    Jef Norton, Oct 27, 2004
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  8. kingdom

    Jef Norton Guest

    Jef Norton, Oct 27, 2004
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  9. kingdom

    0_Qed Guest

    0_Qed, Oct 27, 2004
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  10. kingdom

    0_Qed Guest

    Avec pleasure, mon chou.

    :)
    Qed.
     
    0_Qed, Oct 28, 2004
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