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Bios won't reconise 160 gig maxtor harddrive

I'm running an ATX BX mainboard MS-6163 pro with an amd 800 cpu. had for over two years. the BIOS will not reconise the new 160 gig harddrive. Any ideas anyone?

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You could try a BIOS update to increase the size of the Drive the BIOS is able to see.

The second last one indicates that drive sizes are supported over 65GB. It may still not be able to see the 160GB HDD, but this is your only option with this Board. You could always upgrade the Motherboard to support larger drives.

Good Luck.

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