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137g barrier

by sciguy37 / April 25, 2004 2:21 AM PDT

I have installed large drives on a number of systems but this one computer has me stumped.....

Computer has windows XP pro with the SP1 installed. I am running the drive off the TX2 Promise card which supports 137g .....

The drive is a 160 WD but it still reads 131 and I know it should read 149 or around there....

I updated the ATAPI.SYS file to the newest version.

When I go into computer manager it still shows 131, when I use partition magic 8, same thing.....

What am I missing??????

Thanks,
Brett

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Re:137g barrier
by lovedoctx / April 25, 2004 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: 137g barrier

You may need to update your BIOS firmware......if available. I had a computer before that had an 8Gb limit until I upgraded my firmware.

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Re:Re:137g barrier
by sciguy37 / April 25, 2004 12:01 PM PDT
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but is not the reason to buy the Promise card which does support it... I does read all the way to 131 and it is a fairly new MB...

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