First, if you have paperwork for your Western Digital drive read it. It solves your problem.
If you don't I will type it out for you.
There is an 8.4GB hard drive limitation on some traditional system BIOs. To access the full capacity of 8.4GB and larger drives, your system BIOS must support extended BIOS functions and your operating system recognize extended BIOS functions. It is difficult to determine if your system BIOS supports 8.4GB or larger hard drives. We recommend using the latest version of Data Lifeguard Tools to ensure support ot the full capacity of your drive. Other options are to upgrade your system BIOS or purchase a controller card. Contact your system or motherboard manufactuer of a BIOS Flash or more information.
This is right out of Western Digitals instructions.
I would delete all on your hard drive load Western Digitals Data Lifeguard before Windows. Make sure your BIOS is set to read CD boot first. If you don't have the Data Lifeguard on CD you could probably get it from Western Digital or I will burn you a copy if you like.
I also agree with the above post. Why do you have a RAID card installed? The one thing I do know about RAID is it is multi drive. Unless you are not telling us something don't use the RAID card. Also, disconnect your sound card if you have one...you will thank me later.
If your motherboard BIOS does not support your large drive then you will have use a freinds computer to download the new BIOS to flash your board. Read the instructions carefully from the website of your motherboard.
I hope this helps,
Edited by junkdk, 19 March 2005 - 06:42 PM.
Your Hardware Guide.