I see that there were a couple other similar threads. One of the issues mentioned was the jumpers. Having never replaced a hd before, I didn't even know about jumpers until I did a little reading while researching drives. The jumper on the new HD is in the same position that the jumper on the original drive was.
I should have also said that I'm not a geek by any stretch of the imagination so I would appreciate it if you pretended that I am an idiot in any responses.
I did see that in another thread someone mentioned that it could be a hardware limitation. If that's the case, I could live with it because I don't need the whole 250GB anyway but it would be nice to have it available in case. Also, I know very little about BIOS or how to change settings. The only thing I really know about it is how to access it.
Edited by ZoneIII, 17 October 2009 - 09:47 PM.