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EMACHINE T1840 160GB HDD UPGRADE

I AM TRYING TO CLONE MY OLD DISK ONTO THE NEW MAXTOR 160GB HDD BUT IT ONLY DETECTS 127GB ON THE HDD? WHAT IS GOING ON? BIOS NEEDS TO BE UPDATED?

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I've had problems extremely similar to what you're going through. Besr Bet, Hands down is to get in there and make a brand new disk out of the one you want to put files on. Is this a SATA or SATA II disk? If it's UDMA, no problem, just make sure you are jumpered properly and you have the proper 80 conductor cable. Did any diagnostics come with your new drive? If you are loading Vista, it partitions some of it away for it's own internal use. If you sould, you could go on Ebay and get a 250G SATAII 300G a second transfer for $39. I'll catch up to you later, Powersxb

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The Safest thing to do is to actually create a 2nd partition
which will give you the full use of the 160gb
remember thou that windows sees a K as 1024
not the 1000 measurement you would expect
On older pcs there is a limitaion 137 then when formated bringing it down to 127gb
If me I would run the Maxtor setup and choose custom ,delete the partition already made, then create 2 partitions ,then tell it to copy from your old c:\ to the first partition,making new hdd the new boot drive
another option is go buy a ATA133 PCI card with 48 bit addressing

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