Question about Compaq (166361-001) Motherboard

1 Answer

Wrong Hard Drive Capacity

Ok I just installed a brand new 320 gig drive with a nvidia 650 motherboard running a quad. In the bios it sees the drive as 320 but when I go to install XP it reads it at only 130. I'm confused why this is happening......can anyone help me out please? By the way I have 2 other drives that are 250 gig a piece and they are detected accurately.

Posted by on

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Are you using Windows XP with SP1 or 2?
    The issue must lay in the version of WindowsXP that you are using and you would need to load the SATA driver for the hard drive using F6 during the install of XP if it is pre SP1.

    Your system board is fully capable of recognizing a 1.5TB hard drive.

    Let me know, as I may be able to help you get the SATA driver you need. I need to know the make a model of your hard drive in question. And, the make and model of your motherboard.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

Any hard drive larger than 130GB have to be installed using Windows XP SP2. Windows disks, Pre SP2, will not recognize the large hard drive on 130gb of drive.

Posted on May 07, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I would like to know if I can hook up a 320 GB hard drive to this board?


In motherboards of this age the max hdd capacity is limited by the BIOS at 127 GB. Install one only if you can get an updated/unlimited BIOS before.

Oct 28, 2009 | Intel SYNTAX S651M SIS651 mATX (SYNTAX...

2 Answers

Checksum Error after Bios Upgrade K7VZA


Have you tried resetting the CMOS? Often, after upgrading BIOS you need to clear the CMOS and re-setup to handle the new features. You should have a jumper to clear CMOS, or you can remove the power from the system and remove the battery for a few seconds to clear it.

Let me know if this clears up your issue.

Sep 19, 2009 | EliteGroup K7VZA Motherboard

1 Answer

Built a new computer but it won't go throught POST


The memory is the problem then, your board does not support it. From the specs page here: Supports Dual Channel DDR2 667/533, 2 x DIMM slots, Max. capacity up to 4GB

Change the RAM and it should work.

Mar 02, 2009 | Motherboards

1 Answer

160 gig sata hard drive that keeps on failing


hello what brand is ur hard drive. western digital has software that can scan ur hard drive for possible hard ware errors, as does seagate. in addition ur motherboard may have a test that may help (smart something not sure but good luck)

Jan 24, 2009 | Abit : AL8-V LGA775/945P/FSB1066/ATX...

1 Answer

New hard drive not reconized, motherboard drivers


I had this problem on a computer recently. This particular motherboard may be needing the driver on the Windows XP SP2 disk. Your motherboard may have been made to use Microsoft SATA drivers. Othewise, there would have been a driver disk that came with the motherboard to let it see that SATA hard drive.
If it's a new hard drive, you have to reinstall the O/S so use a disk new enough to have SP2 included.

Jan 17, 2009 | Biostar K8VGA-M Motherboard

2 Answers

New Hard drive xp install


If your hard drive is SATA and your windows disk does not have SATA drivers on it it will not find the hard drive this is your problem
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
Go to the above site and download "driverpack mass storage" and slipstream into your windows CD.
I have done this with one windows install disk that could not find disk then it worked perfectly

Nov 05, 2008 | Abit KT7-RAID Motherboard

2 Answers

New ECS G31T-M won't recognize IDE devices


Locate the boot options in your BIOS and set it to boot from the Hard Drive

Oct 13, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS G31T-M Motherboard - Quad...

6 Answers

Asus A7N8X-X (third memory slot)


Sounds like either a bad stick of memory or a bad dimm slot . Have you tried the memory on another motherboard ?

Jul 18, 2008 | ASUS A7V8X Motherboard

2 Answers

Wrong Hard Drive capacity


first you change ribbon data cable which connect hard disk

it may not be supporting more than 32 gb capacity.
first you only connect the only hard disk test for detection

Jul 05, 2008 | Compaq (166361-001) Motherboard

1 Answer

Motherboard doesn't accept WD 40 gig on.


When you say "the system didn't work with that", do you mean it didn't identify the drive? When you go into the BIOS setup, are the drives displayed, or are they shown as "Auto"? Did you correctly change the WD drives jumper to Master, and the old drive, to Slave?

May 25, 2008 | MSI Slot 1 MS-6119 Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq (166361-001) Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

308 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Motherboards Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Are you a Compaq Motherboard Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...