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By ashique_hussain ·
i am having a old machine .its CMOS supporting upto 4gb hard disk only.
it is detecting 10,20,30 gb hards as 4gb or less than that.how can i
over come this problem?and if i use a hard drive that is more than 4gb
is it realy worth,am i actually having the 10gb(for example)or 4gb?

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by Espet In reply to old bios

Im not sure what Motherboard you are running, but there is the possiblility that you can flash it with the latest bios release to get over the 4 GB barrier. Do not do this if you are not comfortable doing it since you can pernamently disable your system. The other option is to break up your new hardrive into multiple drives. Make each drive 4 gig in size. This means that if you have a 20 gig drive, you will have five partions. Good Luck.

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by Tocolote In reply to old bios

If it's a Compaq, you're SOL. I had the same problem and couldn't overcome it. Compaq is so busy trying to sell you a new computer they don't support the old ones. Read my lips, no new upgrades.

Donate it to charity and receive a tax deductionfor the original cost of the computer. Get a receipt from the tax-deductible charity - Disabled American Veterans, VFW, Red Cross, Whatever.

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by ashique_hussain In reply to old bios

yeah great thank you

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by Craig Shepherd In reply to old bios

To find out what mobo you've got you can either pull it apart and look for a name on the board itself or when your BIOS is loading you can pause it and have a look at the long string of numbers and letters down in the bottom left of your screen.

Then you can look for a BIOS upgrade.
You could post that number here and I'll have a look for you if you like.

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