Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:16 AM
Tell us all the specs of your system please. If it is only 3 yrs old there should be no HDD limits in the BIOS. When you look in the BIOS what size drive does it report?
In most systems you access the BIOS by tapping the 'Del' key at startup although some systems differ (do you have a motherboard manual - it will tell you the correct key).
The 'Basic' page of BIOS configuration will show you what hard drives and CDROM drives the system detects - there may be a special page called "Auto detect Hard Drive' but make a note of the Basic settings before you use this. Then use "Auto detect Hard Drive' or set the hard drive entry in the 'Basic' page to AUTO and check what size of drive it is detecting.
I suspect that the drive was not auto-detected when it was installed and to recover its full capacity you are going to have to reformat it and re-install the operating system again.
Let us know how you go.
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