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SE440BX-2 BASEBOARD-WANT TO INCREASE HARD DRIVE SIZE.

MY SYSTEM CAME WITH A 8GB DISK WHAT IS THE MAX DISK SIZE I CAN USE. i TRIED A 160 GB ATA WESTERN DIGITAL BUT IT FAIL TO FORMAT. PARTATION THIS DRIVE FOR 20,40,60,AND 80 PARTATION AND IT STILL FAILED THE FORMAT.. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO

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You may need to update the BIOS. When first booting press F2 to enter your current bios. The latest bios for your motherboard is version P17. Also if you see a number with an "86A" in it, the number after that number should be "0024". The bios dated 9/1/2000 is the latest version.

If you decide to update the bios, be _very careful_ to follow all instructions exactly, otherwise you can render your computer useless.

While you are in the bios, and before you try updating the BIOS, check your IDE configuration to make sure that the IDE controller is set to "both." Also in the primary IDE master submenu, be sure that "LBA Mode Control" is set to "enabled." When exiting the bios, if you made any changes described above, be sure to select "save on exit" or similar. Re-boot and try the new drive.

Here's the update website from *********** board.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/se440bx2/

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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