laptop 10gig drive only shows 8gig

  pronking 00:12 17 Apr 06

I have a Compaq Armada 1592dt laptop and recently replaced the 4gig drive for a 10 gig one. Apparently the bios only recognises 8gig max (I've been told the full drive is available, bios only reorts 8gig). EZ Drive has been mentioned as an answer to this, but appears to only come when buying a new drive. Any ideas greatly apreciated

  Diodorus Siculus 02:01 17 Apr 06

You could update the bios - if that is the problem.

Or try partitioning the drive into 2x5gb maybe...

  Fingees 11:35 17 Apr 06

What operating system?

Windows 98 only recognised 8.4g (except for second edition.)

If xp, make sure bios is set to automatically detect drive size.

  Smiler 12:08 17 Apr 06

Have you got LBA enabled in your bios??

  Smiler 12:11 17 Apr 06

This article may help click here

  pronking 22:21 18 Apr 06

My bios is the latest version, and I have LBA enabled, using ME.Smiler has answered my question with his link - impressive site (well, it is for me). I'll think about it before I try it out - thanks.

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