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I am adding a 160 gigabyte harddrive to my HP Pavilion 6465 desktop
and would prefer that the whole drive is recognized. Do I need to
update my bios and/or update XP to include SP2?

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IIRC it's not the OC that's the issue, nor the BIOS version, but your
motherboard which says whether it'll take the size of motherboard or not. I'm
sure there's a limit of 137.5 GB on some of the slightly older mobo's.


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> I am adding a 160 gigabyte harddrive to my HP Pavilion 6465 desktop
> and would prefer that the whole drive is recognized. Do I need to
> update my bios and/or update XP to include SP2?
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How to enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing support for ATAPI disk
drives in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303013


scottnalaska wrote:

> I am adding a 160 gigabyte harddrive to my HP Pavilion 6465 desktop
> and would prefer that the whole drive is recognized. Do I need to
> update my bios and/or update XP to include SP2?
>
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> "scottnalaska" wrote:
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>> I am adding a 160 gigabyte harddrive to my HP Pavilion 6465 desktop
>> and would prefer that the whole drive is recognized. Do I need to
>> update my bios and/or update XP to include SP2?

Scott:
There are two basic requirements for Windows XP to recognize the full
capacity of large-capacity drives, i.e., drives having a capacity greater
than 137 GB.
1. Your mainboard's BIOS must support large-capacity disks, and,
2. SP1 or SP2 has been installed at the time the drive has been installed.

Contact HP to see if your motherboard's BIOS supports large-capacity disks
and if it doesn't, whether any BIOS update is available to provide this
support. Ensure that SP1 and/or SP2 has been installed on your system before
you install the new HD.

In the event your motherboard does not support large-drive capability, you
can purchase a controller card such as the Promise ULTRA133 TX2 to support
this capability. They're not terribly expensive, running about $35.
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