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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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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.

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by johnnorcutt In reply to formatting new disk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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