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Replaced 40GB hard disk with 160GB

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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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I have the same problem of hard disk not recognized by OS. The MB is Intel D945GCNL with P4 3Ghz CPU & 1GB DDR2. The bios shows the HD perfect but the Windows (XP/Vista/2k3server etc) does not recognize the hard disk. Tried with several sized disks of both SATA/PATA but got same problem. BIOS is updated.


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    IDE or SATA ?

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