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Maximum IDE HD size for HP d530 SFF (Bios 786B2 v1.11 07/10/2003)

Replaced HD 40GB with a WD IDE 320 Gb

I cannot get it partioned (anny size)

is this a HD problem or is it limited by motherboard (HP 085Ch) or Bios ans is the (new) HD ok?

(sometimes I see errors that refer to head symetry)

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    was that a brand new hard drive ?

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No its not a hdd problem, its a mobo problem max u can use is 160 with that pc, what u can try is a bios upgrade and hopefull it helps

go here for the updates:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=316715&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=316713&taskId=135

choose ur os like xp or vista

than download the updates

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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