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Can a Toshiba A-45 S-150 run a 160GB PATA drive--without partitioning?

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  • jblock41 Nov 07, 2010

    I NOW KNOW THAT IT MUST USE A PATA; IT CAN ONLY ACCESS UP TO 120GB NO MATTER WHAT--SO THE CORRECT ANSWER IS: PARTITION THE DRIVE...

  • jblock41 Nov 07, 2010

    I NOW KNOW THAT IT MUST USE A PATA; IT CAN ONLY ACCESS UP TO 120GB NO MATTER WHAT--SO THE CORRECT ANSWER IS: PARTITION THE DRIVE...

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The hard drive has to have a single partition for the operating system to be installed on the hard disk.
It cannot operate without at least one partition on the hard drive.

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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    Chris Hingee Nov 08, 2010

    Yes, partition the hard drive as a single partition to get the maximum disk space as a single drive.
    If you want, say for example, two partitions on a single hard drive then the total disk space of both partitions will equal to the total disk space of the hard drive.
    NOTE - The maximum size PATA hard drive you can install on your computer is determined by the BIOS.

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Yes it will work without partition the sata drive. But its good when you partition the sata drive.

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Dear sir i have seagate ST3160215AS 160gb sata hard disk. in bios it shows 160 gb but in actual it gives only 149gb. i have tried to dm it but no dm matches it. then i tried ontrack to it. it shows 160 gb....


the hard drive might be damaged bad sectors
the operating sytem will take/use a certain ammount of space onyour hard drive
click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors or you could tick one box and wait until its finished then return and tick the other box
then select check now start should schedule this task when restart

do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx when you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition
Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning

PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility


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the program is called Partition Magic 8.0 if you want that program.. i can send it to you... just contact me in my yahoo messenger... derick_10_02@yahoo.com

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This motherboard is compatible with PATA/IDE Hd's running at 133/66/33Mbs. & ATA/SATA 1.5Mbs drives. The SATA's run faster. This board will not handle a SATA II's speed but it will still run on the P5P800-VM board. The links below show good buy's on both PATA/IDE & SATA I & II. Seagates for their 5yr. warranty.
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=117012
Seagate ST3160215A 160GB Ultra ATA/100
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