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HD/MOTHERBOARD ISSUE I have an old ibm with a 40 gig hard drive , the machine only supports one hard drive.i changed this with a 160 gig hd and wish to install windows on this but the windows install only shows the 160gig as a 40 gig partition. is the motherboard limiting the HD to 40gig and if so is there a workaround for this annoying limitation? i have already tried updating the bios to latest update with no success.

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Aslo check that the BIOS is set to AUTO with regard to any hard drive parameters

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You can try using FDISK to partition the drive into multiple smaller drive images.

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