Question about PC Chips MB PCCHIPS M863G V5.1C w/XP2400+ Motherboard
I have a PC Chips M863G V3.0 Motherboard with a Seagate 250GB HDD.
I only see 137GB. Would a bios upgrade work or do I need a controller card. My bios is dated 4/13/05.
Windows xp has a max Hard drive limit of 137GB, so what you see is totally right.
Windows XP did not support 48-bit LBA for ATAPI disk drives, which is what larger drives needs.
The service packs do address the problem but you need to have a copy of windows xp which includes at least service pack 1 on the installation.
The problem is when you install from your original disk, it doesn't include the service packs, so by the time you have got the system up and running the hard disk space has already been allocated.
Bios update wont help
controller card won't help either
If you can get hold of a new version of XP which includes at least service pack 1, you can re-install with this disk and it should find all your hard disk space
You can do what is called 'slipstreaming', this is when you burn the original XP disk and the service packs together on one disk, but it does take a bit of working out.
here are a few links which may help you more:
hope this al least sheds a little light on the problem
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