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    formatting new disk

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    by johnnorcutt ·

    my question is this: I am attempting to upgrade a 30gig hard disk to a 40gig, on a Soyo SY6BA m/b.
    however, the m/b will not recognise the new disk, even though the new disk has been tried and tested in another PC.
    There seems to be no way of doing a basic format. Does anyone know a way that this peculiar problem can be sorted, or is the m/b just incapable of accepting more than the 30gig config.
    Any help would be welcome.

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    • #3548663

      formatting new disk

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      The motherboard may need to be updated by flashing the BIOS,check the startup screen and find out the manufacturer of the bios,go to webb site and down load the latest version.

    • #3548646

      formatting new disk

      by calistus ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      use Fdisk to partition the hardisk with one of the partition size being between 10GB and 30GB. Set a partition active, restart and format the hardisk. If it is a Seagate harddisk, use Diskwizard to simplify the task.

    • #3548644

      formatting new disk

      by calistus ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      use Fdisk to partition the hardisk with one of the partition size being between 10GB and 30GB. Set a partition active, restart and format the hardisk. If it is a Seagate harddisk, use Diskwizard to simplify the task.

    • #3549486

      formatting new disk

      by twistypigeon ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      SoulRider is probably right on this one!
      Have seen certain motherboards that won’t accept 40Gb drives. Best you can do without messing with the BIOS is to have about a 32Gb usable section.

    • #3568375

      formatting new disk

      by dimm ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      You Should Be Able To Customize It In the Bios (BAsic Input Output System)
      Via History The Bios Should Autodetect the new hdd if not you may have to type in the number on the hdd

    • #3558724

      formatting new disk

      by ccsbz ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      if you format it in the other system at 40GB and put in your system, it will see it as a 30GB when you boot it will see it at 40GB.

    • #3559743

      formatting new disk

      by boblippman ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

      Your MB BIOS will not support a hard disk with greater than 32 Gig. There are a few solutiona.
      1) you can format it to the max size the BIOS will recognize. It’s not worth buying a 40 Gig disk to replace a 30 Gig if you can only gain 2 Gig.
      2)you can download and flash the BIOS revision from SOYO if they still support this MB, It will then recognize the 40 Gig size. Follow the instructions very carefully!!!!
      3) you can pick up Partition Magic, Ontrack Disk Manager or any one of severalprograms (often supplied with new large hard drives) and install the Hard drive using the new installer software to “fool” the BIOS into recognizing the large disk. Your hard disk manufacturer may offer the software free for download on their website, or the dealer that sold you the disk (or your local PC service store)may have a diskette to loan or give you.

      Good luck

    • #3436635

      formatting new disk

      by johnnorcutt ·

      In reply to formatting new disk

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