Hard Drive Size Limit in Bios

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Steven Spiegel, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. I am running an 8PE667 Ultra board with the latest available bios
    (F3 10-16-02) and Windows XP Home. Will this bios recognize a drive bigger
    than 137gb, such
    as 160 or 200gb?


    Steven Spiegel, Jun 25, 2004
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  2. I do not know about the board in question but I have just had this
    'problem'. If you are going to partition the drive using fdisk you will need
    the latest version; I use the one from the ME start-up disk. The last
    partition could not be seen in Windows Explorer until I went to Admin Tools
    in the control panel and looked at the partitions in the disk management
    section. I was able to format the drive - in my case the last partition -
    and give it a drive letter. You do need to have installed Service Pack 1 to
    get 48 bit addressing, which is what is required.
    John Hardaker, Jun 25, 2004
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