BIOS does not recognise 25GB, or does it ?--Help !

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RogerN
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Joined: Apr 18 1999

I have a Gateway Pentium2 with an astoria motherboard and P14 bios.

On start up the BIOS setup utility recognises the 25GB drive as the primary slave reporting correctly as an IBM-DJNA-352500.

When looking at the primary IDE slave page of the BIOS set up utility there are two sections the first is headed CHS format and reports Cylinders:16383, Heads 16, Sectors:63 and maximum capacity as 8455MB. This followed by a section headed LBA format which shows 16514064 sectors and a maximum capacity of 25 MB. Multi sector transfers:16 sectors, Lba Mode control:enabled, Transfer mode: FPIO & Bus masteringt, Ultra DMA: Mode 2.

What does CHS and LBA stand for. Will the machine read the disk, Gateway 2000 say it will only recognise a maximum of 8 gb of the disk.

Any ideas what I should do next or have I wasted my money on this drive.

Dave
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Joined: Apr 8 1999

Alll I did was go to the IBM website and down loaded a funky little program that set up, partitioned and formatted my drive (you will need the serial number of the drive).

http://www.storage.ibm.com/techsup/hddtech/welcome.htm

Online manuals for your drive are at

http://www.storage.ibm.com/hardsoft/diskdrdl/prod/ds25gp22.htm

Only works with IBM drives

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