I have replaced my 40GB hard disk with a new 160GB hard disk.the BIOS is detecting the hard disk.but the OS is not being installed on it.i have tried it several times with different boot disks of XP,but the problem can't be solved.is there any problem with the motherboard.is my motherboard compatible with 160GB hard disk. it is a gigabyte 845 series motherboard with pentium4 prossesor. please give me the solution as soon as possible.
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Have you tried pressing F2 when you powered on the PC?
Ensure that the monitor displays the signal of PC and there is no issue with video signal. If there any issue, check with RAM.
1.If no, just press it to view the bios setting. Go to the third option below.
2.If yes and no display of bios, may be your BIOS ROM chip failed. Before that take the C-mos battery out and try again. Almost try to replace it or you must go for a new motherboard.
3.If yes and getting into bios, check for the hard disk detection. If it is detected, try again for booting. If it is detected and not booting, try to format. If it is not detected, try changing it into another SATA / IDE port. Still it is not detected, replace the hard disk.
first let's determine if the upgrade cause the boot speed.
Disconnect your NEW HDD and/or memory, one by one and see if you get back your fast boot. Then try with your NEW components only !
If you find it works better with new components only, then first connect your OLD HDD only and try.
If you connect both HDDs on one cable, check Jumper settings for both HDDs (Master/Slave).
Also HDD capacity and type is automatically detected by the BIOS and there is no need to put/change those settings manually.
I believe you new RAM is DDR type, too! As written in the manual for the board, your motherboard has two pairs of memory slots, and you can use one or two modules of DDR memory, OR one or two modules of SDRAM memory, but you can NOT put BOTH DDR and SDRAM memory modules.
Hi araamudhan12, Its your choice. The motherboard will function with either size hard disk drives. The 160BG drive will store more information than you might think. So the question you'll need to ask your self is, do you really think you'll come close to filling up a 500GB hard disk drive. Most users install two drives. One as the primary & the second as an extra storage drive & to back up the primary drives data in case the primary has a problem. When looking for a hard disk drive, go with the drive or drives with the longest warranty. When installing a new drive & the new drive will be your primary drive. Disconnect the 40GB drive. Allow windows to format the drive & install windows from scratch. Once windows is installed & completely updated you can re-connect the 40GB drive & copy all your personal data back to the new hard disk drive. When your sure all the data from the 40GB drive has been copied over. Install another 160GB drive as your back up drive / storage drive. Keep the 40GB drive just in case you missed data that you though you did not need. The Asus P4BP-MX motherboard can run, two Ultra DMA 100MHz hard disk drives.
This is happing becuase of your motherboards BIOS ! Really, this happened to me too. You see, our motherboards which are very old cant support above 80 and so on. This is beacuse of the BIOS. You will need to update your BIOS inorder to give new features.
Try go to the Asus home page and download the latest driver for your motherboard. Then install it in your motherboard's BIOS. There is intructions for this in the Asus's home page.
make u r hard disk slave.
by jumper setting ..provided atback side of ur hd pins..
and there also shouild be instruction os ur hd ..that ? u can make it slave..
read instruction on ur hard disk carefully.
i m sure it will solve ur prob mann.
best regards & best of luck..
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I will assume that you are referring to the "Mother Board Does not detect 160GB SATA Hard Disk" when installing Windows. You need to press F6 when asked if you want to install other driver and follow on screen instructions.
Good luck and post back how things are or should you need further information.