Hey guys. Long time lurker, first-time poster.
I have a Sony VAIO VGN-S460 Laptop
. It's not my main pc, but it's still quick and gets the job done. I wanted to use it for some music recording but the HD was almost full. I decided to buy a new one and use the old one as an external whenever I needed it.
It came with a 80GB 5400RPM HD so I went out and bought a 500GB 7200RPM HD - This one exactly
The BIOS recognizes the 500GB, but when I go to install XP, after Creating a partition. it doesn't matter whether I choose the quick or normal formatting, it comes up with this error:
"Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer or SCSI adapter documentation for more information."
It's a legit XP CD - Laptop was working fine before the switch - Ram was upgraded recently as well.
Any ideas? Does the BIOS limit HD capacity??
Thanks in advance, guys!