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Hard drive size in a Dell Dimension 4700

Is there a maximum hard drive size that is recognized by a Dell Dimension 4700 desktop running Windows XP Home Edition?

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    Hollyecho, many thanks for your response.

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4gb n board mem 2 tb sata

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Nope, have one here that I put a Terabyte drive in and it is working great.

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What is the maximum drive size I can install on my SATA controller?


Looks like at least 400Gb see below.

Product Details for 5100 400Gb Desktop SATA Hard Drive This SATA Hard Drive is used and has been tested for proper functionality.
Dell Dimension 5100 400Gb Desktop SATA Hard Drive.

Hope that helps.

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Dimension 4700 SATA Hard Disk Drive 0 failure on boot


Try getting into the bios(maybe f1 or delete key while rebooting depends on manufacturer) make sure the hard drive is showing in the bios and if it is then try reinstalling your operating system(windows)

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try to disconnect, stretch the master cable of Hard drive and then connect it.

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Is 160 GB hard drive maximum size for Dell Dimenstion B110?


As long as you have Windows XP with service pack 3 or a newer version of windows installed.....there is no limit on capacity. Go with the biggest and baddest there is.....

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Dell Dimension 4700 can not install Windows XP


It looks as though when deleting the OS you might have gotten jacked and the rom drivers were lost.

Jun 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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I replaced a bad 120 gb hard drive with a WD 500gb sata hard drive. Installation went fine, however I am having trouble with the reinstall of the XP system. It freezes up at the point where it asks if you...


First, I would remove the 120 from the system during installation. If possible, use a Windows XP disc w/ SP2 to speed up installation of the OS. Plus SP2 handles a maximum disk size error which limits you maximum partition size. (Under SP1 I think the largest partition can be 137 MB)
I would recommend using NTFS format for the hard drive.
Once it is installed, you can always re-connect it to simplify the installation.
If it's still freezing, check the disc for damage or defects.

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Move HD from Dimension 4300 into Dimension 4700 / XP HomeED both.


You can change the hard drive, but it will create major driver issues.
You will have to let the computer tell you which drivers are missing and go back and download them from the manufacturers website or use the software that you have.
You cannot damage the hdd doing this.

The easy way to do this would be to install this as a secondary hdd, this would allow for more storage and less problems.

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Dimension 4700 with Barracuda 500Gb SATA HDD


You have to go online and search then download the drivers for preparing SATA laptop harddrives for installation of Windows XP otherwise during installation it will tell you there is no hard drive found.

Dec 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Installing a new hard drive


XP SP 2 supposedly has no limitations on hard drive size so if you selected it to use the maximum available space during setup it "should" have picked up the entire drive. The only other thing I can think of is to make sure you are running the latest BIOS on your system, so you may want to check into that if you haven't already. I hate to say this but you may have to rerun the XP setup from your CD and make absolutely sure that the maximum partition size is selected and that it matches the size you expect it should.

Good luck and let me know how it goes. I'll continue to research and will let you know if I find anything of any help.

J

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