Your drive may have the jumper set to cap the head count for compatability with an older BIOS LBA limitation. You'll need to check the diagrams on the drive itself if you don't have any documentation. If there's no reference to this on the drive, you can get the model number and check the manufacturer site. Maxtor and IBM's used to have the head counts capped at 15 by default and you had to pull one jumper in order to enable head 16. Otherwise, the BIOS may not be able to compute the larger LBA and you'll have to use a drive overlay to run a BIOS extension to get the extra 40GB on the drive. Again, you'll need to visit the drive's manufacturer site for a utility to do this. Maxtor and WD have made their tools proprietary to their drives. I think Samsung has one out as well. Been a long time since I used a Seagate drive, but they should have one also.
Originally posted by urrbodyh8sme
and it also fixed my burner porb burning at 4x makeing coster's it must been my slow 256 pc 100 sdram makeing ps2 costers @4x also i got one other problem i bought a 160 gb hdd WD brand off ebay and it only reads at 120 gb i dont know how to get it to read at 160 gb i got a mass storge controler but it still wont read more then that i also downloaded a xp upgarde sp1 and stll no luck any one else ever had a case like this ?
If it ain't broke don't try to fix it! But, hell if you can tweak that bastard just a little bit more....hehehe.