Large HD

Discussion in 'Packard Bell' started by mc, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. mc

    mc Guest

    I put a wd 160gig HD in my PB 994cdt but it only sees 8gig. I tried
    using the wd ez bios(9.09 from 1997) and ver 11.2 which only saw 137
    MB (go figure). I have dual boot with win 95 and win 2000. Is there a
    way to get the win 2000 to see more than 8 gig?
    mc, Feb 11, 2010
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Best way I know is to install a newer ATA/IDE controller card and to
    plug the drive into it. But that may cause problems with the software
    currently in the system. Windows 2000 should natively see a 160GB
    drive, but only if the disk controller BIOS allows. I had mixed success
    with the WD EZ-BIOS and similar software solutions a few years ago.

    I have a couple of Promise IDE controller cards here... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Feb 11, 2010
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  3. mc

    mc Guest

    Is it just a matter of re-loading the software? If so I'd like try
    those cards. BTW $ is in todays mail.
    mc, Feb 11, 2010
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    Ben Myers Guest

    I'll put one in the carton... Ben
    Ben Myers, Feb 12, 2010
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