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.
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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.
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)
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.
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
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?