Hard Disc/Motherboard question

  Pumas 12:12 22 May 03
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Does the age of your motherboard effect the size that you can format your hard disc to?

The reason that I am asking:
About two years ago I bought a 40GB hard disc for my computer. When I formatted it, it only formatted to about 32GB. I assumed that this was because I was using windows 98.

I have since upgraded to windows XP professional.

My 40GB hard disc is on the way out so I am planning to buy a 120GB replacement, but I heard somewhere that my motherboard could have limited the previous hard disc’s size, no windows 98.

Is this true? I don’t want to buy 120GB and only be able to use 32GB!

  xania 12:49 22 May 03

It is true that some OS's limit the size of hard disks, but I don't think this is true of montherboards. In any case, you should be able to get software from the drive manuafacturer's web site to overcome all these limits.

  xania 12:50 22 May 03

It is true that some OS's limit the size of hard disks, but I don't think this is true of motherboards. In any case, you should be able to get software from the drive manuafacturer's web site to overcome all these limits.

  xania 12:50 22 May 03

It is true that some OS's limit the size of hard disks, but I don't think this is true of motherboards. In any case, you should be able to get software from the drive manuafacturer's web site to overcome all these limits.

  xania 12:50 22 May 03

It is true that some OS's limit the size of hard disks, but I don't think this is true of motherboards. In any case, you should be able to get software from the drive manuafacturer's web site to overcome all these limits.

  xania 12:51 22 May 03

It is true that some OS's limit the size of hard disks, but I don't think this is true of motherboards. In any case, you should be able to get software from the drive manuafacturer's web site to overcome all these limits.

  stlucia 13:19 22 May 03

Here's the answer I got when I asked a similar question click here

Both the BIOS and the OS can impose size limits, but most of these can be overcome by software fixes (generally from the HDD manufacturers) and/or BIOS update.

  Pumas 18:09 22 May 03

I think I'll just buy a new motherboard etc.

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