Somebody told me the BIOS on older MBs (mine is an MSI K7T Turbo2 with an AMD Athlon cpu) may not be able to read beyond 130 Gb.
So I'm considering two options here. Try to flash the BIOS with the latest from MSI for my MB. Then I can see if it recognizes all 160Gb.
Or I can reinstall the OS, in the process updating the BIOS, and running Seagate's Disk Mgr program since I'd essentially be wiping the HD.
There is nothing critical on the HD yet. I'd just have to go back and do all of the MS updates and reload all my malware protections again. But hey, the more I do that the better I can explain to someone else how to do it once I'm done in GU.
Any experienced advice out there?