I changed my Seagate 40GB hard drive for a new 160GB WD Scorpio. The Seagate was copied using ghost, but xp didn't start from the new hdd. I got some error message. The bios version is A13, the latest one. What's the max supported hdd size of this notebook/i855PM chipset?
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These were sold with HDD's up to 40GB at the time, and the C610 Latitudes use good old 2.5" 9mm height ATA / IDE drives. Largest ones I've heard of is 2.5TB - although I've never seen one in person, nor have I ever seen any 1GB's. 100GB/120GB/160GB are the best deals out there now: you can still get them new, and the prices are fairly reasonable (around 50c per gig, give or take).
You can follow the steps listed in Dell's service manual for this model here:
Not sure which software you are using for making the ghost image. Lets say its "Acronis". First, you will need an USB hard disk drive to store the image on. Next, run the boot cd and choose backup. Send it to the hdd. If it was successful, remove / replace your hdd. Run the boot cd again but now choose "Restore". Locate your image and then wait.
Hope this helps you. Norton Ghost is a bit different.
You should partition your new drive first to say 160Gb (you lose a bit after formatting) for 1st partition and the remaining capacity for the 2nd partition. Because your Ghost image is 120Gb it can only restore to a partition of 120Gb, that is why it shows 120Gb on a 500Gb on a single partition.
You may be able to fix this problem without starting again by using Disk Manager (from Control Panel - Admoinistrative Tools) to create a 2nd partition on the hard drive and format this partition.