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Reply #30 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 9:52am
 
mackey wrote on Mar 3rd, 2006 at 9:10am:
Also I have tried to use one of the SATA drives and install windows xp pro SP2 on it, when I do it tells me the 250 GIG drive is only a 130 gig drive, yet Bios says its 250.

Mackey, this is likely the crux of your problem.  You should get this fixed/resolved
ASAP
.  If not, you will probably be unpleasantely surprised when Windows or your pc tries to access some of the disk with the discrepency.

Download the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics from

http://support.wdc.com/

and find out what kind of problem you have with the drive.  Either get it fixed or replaced by WD.

 

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Reply #31 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 9:59am
 

Western Digital Knowledge Base is also good:

http://support.wdc.com/

 

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Reply #32 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 10:04am
 
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Mackey, this is likely the crux of your problem.  You should get this fixed/resolved
ASAP
.  If not, you will probably be unpleasantely surprised when Windows or your pc tries to access some of the disk with the discrepency.

Download the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics from

http://support.wdc.com/

and find out what kind of problem you have with the drive.  Either get it fixed or replaced by WD.



They are both Brand New and I have run the data life guard and they do not have any issues ...
 
 
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Reply #33 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 10:50am
 
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Mackey, this is likely the crux of your problem.  You should get this fixed/resolved
ASAP
.  If not, you will probably be unpleasantely surprised when Windows or your pc tries to access some of the disk with the discrepency.

Download the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics from

http://support.wdc.com/

and find out what kind of problem you have with the drive.  Either get it fixed or replaced by WD.




I forgot to mention, I also tried a brand new maxtor 160 gig SATA and it comes back as a 160 in bios, but when trying to install windows xp prosp2 it shows to be a 124
 
 
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Reply #34 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 11:54am
 
mackey wrote on Mar 1st, 2006 at 5:46pm:
I have an HP D530 ..


Then search the HP website to confirm you have the latest motherboard bios and Intel chipset bios for your HP.

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/hpcpqdt/us/locate/63_5586.html


 

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Reply #35 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 12:06pm
 
I have the latest Bios its 2 years old thogh, I have not updated the chipset, so I can try that. I asked that question earlier if it needed to be and didnt get a response so i figured it was mute Smiley

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Reply #36 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 12:25pm
 
mackey wrote on Mar 3rd, 2006 at 12:06pm:
I have the latest Bios its 2 years old thogh, I have not updated the chipset, so I can try that. I asked that question earlier if it needed to be and didnt get a response so i figured it was mute Smiley
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From looking, it appears there are several different D530 models so I'm not sure which is yours.  However the latest one listed is dated Nov 11, 2005 so I would think that your 2 year old one couldn't be the latest.  
Be sure you select the correct one!


Also look at the Intel chipset one that matches yours.
 

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Reply #37 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 12:40pm
 
That update is for porcessor changes, so i didint use it

the one before it says it should not be used except for so special web issues,

the one before that says it only updates deployment flashes.. I am going to try this one, and the chip set. maybe they dont tell ya what else is really being updated. film at 11 Smiley

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Reply #38 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:02pm
 
The Intel chipset one may just be for the Intel graphics on the motherboard, so you could just try the motherboard one first and see if you see the correct drive size afterwards.
 

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Reply #39 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:06pm
 
If the bios sees the right size, what doesnt xp? the bios I have now reports the drives correctly, its xp that doesnt..
 
 
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Reply #40 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:29pm
 
Mackey, are your sata hard drives formatted NTFS?  I had assumed so, but never asked.  Have you ever
start
run
cmd
chkdsk g: /f
chkdsk h: /f

where g and h are the drive letters of your drives?  If not do that also.
 

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Reply #41 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:33pm
 
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Mackey, are your sata hard drives formatted NTFS?  I had assumed so, but never asked.  Have you ever
start
run
cmd
chkdsk g: /f
chkdsk h: /f

where g and h are the drive letters of your drives?  If not do that also.


yes both are NTFS
 
 
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Reply #42 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:37pm
 
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Mackey, are your sata hard drives formatted NTFS?  I had assumed so, but never asked.  Have you ever
start
run
cmd
chkdsk g: /f
chkdsk h: /f

where g and h are the drive letters of your drives?  If not do that also.


But again, --  the drive is 250 gig  in bios.

if I, 1. install the drive as a data drive and launch XP - run Lifeguard utils, prep the drive and then format it xp says cool , its 250 gig..

if i shut down use that data drive as the new main drive, try to do a new clean install of windows, widows comes up and says, the drive is only 130 gig Sad
 
 
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Reply #43 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:52pm
 
mackey wrote on Mar 3rd, 2006 at 1:37pm:
if I, 1. install the drive as a data drive and launch XP - run Lifeguard utils, prep the drive and then format it xp says cool , its 250 gig.


I don't understand why you have to run Lifeguard utils at all.  You should be able to connect the drive, and then use Windows XP Disk Management to create one large NTFS partition, and quick format it.

Does WD Lifeguard utils do something special?
 

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Reply #44 - Mar 3rd, 2006 at 2:00pm
 
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I don't understand why you have to run Lifeguard utils at all.  You should be able to connect the drive, and then use Windows XP Disk Management to create one large NTFS partition, and quick format it.

Does WD Lifeguard utils do something special?


Im not sure, When i first tried to install them, bios saw them as 250, a xp install would see them as 130's so i got the life gurad tools for dos and windows, the dos version did notthing but give me an a: prompt, but when I launched whindows and ran the lifguard tool, it said your (s) drive was not configured to work in my system would you like life guard to configure the drive for you, i of course said yes, and bing bang boom, the drive was setup as 250 gig..  Now,   if you take that drive out, use it as your main drive to do a fresh install of windows, youll get three choices, one format the partiton, format the partition quick, or delete the partion, i choose delete to start from scratch and windows now sees the drive as a 130 gig drive, I shouldhave to partiton the drive in windows to then go install windows on it right?
 
 
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