Q. re laptop hard-disk

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jimmy Dean, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    I have an old Toshiba Satelite Pro 4300 with a 12GB HD. I would like
    to upgrade to a 40GB HD but am told the BIOS only supports 6,12,18GB
    HDs.

    I also understand I can use a "hard-disk manager" to allow the 40GB HD
    to be installed at full capacity but am wondering how reliable this is
    and what potential problems it might create?

    TIA

    jd
    Jimmy Dean, Jan 9, 2007
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  2. Jimmy Dean

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    Jimmy Dean <> wrote:

    >I have an old Toshiba Satelite Pro 4300 with a 12GB HD. I would like
    >to upgrade to a 40GB HD but am told the BIOS only supports 6,12,18GB
    >HDs.
    >
    >I also understand I can use a "hard-disk manager" to allow the 40GB HD
    >to be installed at full capacity but am wondering how reliable this is
    >and what potential problems it might create?


    Split the HD up into 18Gig partitions. MaxBlast will do this,
    http://tinyurl.com/5ppq4 create a floppy boot disk with the file.

    Install the new drive, boot up with the floppy, follow directions.
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    http://verystrangenews.com/?p=34
    , Jan 9, 2007
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