Yes. But we cure it with BIOS updates and if the maker doesn't fix it... then we get a new motherboaard or a drive under the magic 127/137GB size.
There is no cure if they didn't do the BIOS proper.
Some fight the jumper settings tooth and nail. I'm unsure why people insist that a jumper setting be "this" when "that" works.
You didn't share the IDE cable type you used, the jumper setting of the IDE drive and what you tried.
I have Intel PentIII 800, Gigabyte Motherboard, 630Ram, and a Western Digital 160GB HD. My system wouldnt recognize the HD until I Flashed the BIOS from Gigabyte. Now it recognizes 149.5 GB, but not in the BIOS. The bios wont recognize a HD, only will accept Auto. Then when I boot up, it cannot find a HD until I reboot, then it finds a 160GB HD, but my systems file still only recognizes 149.5 GB HD. When I shut down, I have to boot up twice each time I restart in order my PC to find the HD again. I checked with the Gigabyte experts but they couldnt figure it out. Anyone ever hear of a problem like this. Thanks.