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By balajiz ·
i HAVE INSTALLED AN IBM dESKSTAR 60gxp HARD DISK MODEL NUMBER IC35L040AVER07 .I SEE ONLY 2 GB DISK SPACE WHEN IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE 40 GB COULD YOU PLEASE SUGEST ANYTHING?

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by dmiles In reply to HARD DISK

If the computer is over 3 yrs old it is most likely that your BIOS is not reading the large drive.
You will want to check to see what type of BIOS you have and pay particular attention to the date when the computer boots up and you see the Post screen,the Bios manufacturer and date will be in upper-left part of screen,go to manufacturer site download the latest flash update.

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by balajiz In reply to HARD DISK

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by csmith In reply to HARD DISK

If you installed the Hard Drive under Win95 OSR2 or higher with FAT 32. There may be nothing wrong with the Hard Drive format.
Some older programs are limited in their display to 2 Gig.
If the BIOS is too old to flash, put it in Normal and enter the Cyl,Head,Sect. The Fat32 format will bypass the BIOS limit.
The first thing to do is run the IBM Disk Utility to check the partition, format, etc.
This will tell you what is really going on.
Regards, Chris

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by Diamond Dan In reply to HARD DISK

Hi,

here is something else to consider: What operating system are you using? Windows 95 first retail edition (95-A) used FAT16 file structure that does not allow the addressing of hard drives over 2 GB. Windows 95 OSR-2 upgraded to FAT32 which allows larger sized hard drives. All windows versions after that supported FAT32.

Also a note on the BIOS settings. What you are looking for specifically is LBA (logical block addressing) which allows hard disk sizes over 2 GB. Either enable this option for the drive, or if the option is not available, upgrade the BIOS as soulrider recommended.

You need to have both to work: 1) an LBA enabled BIOS and 2) a FAT32 operating system.

Oh, and one more thing to check: the jumpers on the back ofthe hard drive. IBM deskstar drives have a jumper setting that forces the drive to emulate 2GB regardless of the total size of the drive (this allows use in older systems). You will have to consult the jumper diagram on the hard drive itself to determine how the emulation is set.

If you fix these three things, you should have no problems.

Cheers,
dan

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