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160GB st3160215a shows on 40 gb on my p4vmm2 v8.1 mboard.

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  • ianyoneyama Dec 13, 2008


    Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks for the reply, never tought anybody will be replying about my concern. Cause i dont have any ebanking knor credit card.

    heres some details might help you,

    Mother board: P4VMM2 8.1

    OS: winxp pro sp2

    HDD: 160Gb barracuda, ST3160215A

    cant find disk manager on control pannel, how ever disk management under computer management says theres no other unalocated space. so more likely this is not partition issue. and also bios says its only 40 GB on auto detect. and i tried manually configuring hard drive to meet 160gb but syill system says 40gb.

    hope you can help me with this thanks again.


  • ianyoneyama Dec 13, 2008

    Hey thanks, I really appreciate your concern.

    how ever been to that solution already and still the same. its already on 1.1f.

    i think its time for me to get this computer replaced.

    Thanks again.



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It might be partitioned to 40 GB.

Restart the computer, go to the setup page and look for the hard drive and check the size indicated there. If the size is 160GB, you will have to create another partition in Windows (I assuming your are using XP). Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools.
Look for the Disk Manager and Select your Disk. It should have a 40GB primary partition and 120GB of unpartitioned space.
Just right click it and select create and extended partition.

Good luck

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • Marcelo Antelo Dec 13, 2008

    ok. Since the bios also says is a 40GB, the only thing I can think of, is to activate the LBA for such disk.

    Restart again, go back to the BIOS, find the disk and select it. Look for any lines that say LBA, and get sure that they are activated.

    If that does not fix it, your last chance is to update the BIOS firmware, you can get the last version and instructions from the manufacturer here

    Be careful and thorough with the firmware process, since you could kill your mobo for good.

    Good luck!

    Please, don't forget to rate my answers!

  • Marcelo Antelo Dec 13, 2008

    Sorry to hear that.

    We gave it a good try!



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