Can you make a Compaq Deskpro 4000 recognize a hard drive that is larger then 3 gig?

Posted on 2005-04-11
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I have a compaq Deskpro 4000 that I would like to put in a 9 gig hard drive.  But when I do I get a 1790-Disk 0 Error.  However I can boot with a 3 gig hard drive and have the 9 gig hard drive as the 2nd disk drive and partition it with 3 gig partitions and all is fine.

Is there a way in the bois to get it to recognize a larger hard drive?

If so I am also having trouble getting into the compaq bois.

Question by:Richard Comito
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Callandor earned 2000 total points
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That's a really old pc - if there is no update in which to flash the BIOS from Dell's website, you can get a PCI IDE card that will recognize newer drives: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=16-102-027&depa=1

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