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maxtor 80 gb hd shows only 30 gb


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trommiej

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Hey everyone, i've got a maxtor-98196h8 80gb harddisk installed with capacity limitation jumper on, that's probebly why it's only showing 30gb :tazz: lol.
But if i set the jumper settings to slave, the system hangs after the memory check.
I tried to only connect that hd and unplug all the other hardware witch was not helping.
I tried setting the cylinders/heads/sectors manually witch didn't help either.
I've got a 300mhz. pII computer with an award v4.51pgm bios.
Can anyone help me out ?

Tnx in advance,

Trom
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Why can't you just remove the 32GB clip jumper & configure it as a master.
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cuz if i do, the computer hangs while detecting hd's and cd/rw players.


tnx
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Sorry, just noticed your system CPU specs. Sounds like your bios doesn't support 80GB drives in that case.

Check that with the motherboard manufacturers website first if you like but I'm fairly sure that will be the problem. Go to Maxtors website & download Maxblast or whatever they use nowadays to overcome 32/64GB limt. This is a drive overlay utility that lets the system work with drives that exceed the bios drive capacity limit
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