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Dell BIOS update

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sirbob, Aug 17, 2009.

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  1. sirbob

    sirbob Thread Starter

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    About six months ago, I upgraded the hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 2200 from the original 25 GB to a Western Digital 120 GB. Two weeks ago, the drive failed and I returned the drive to Western Digital for replacement. Today I received the replacement drive and Western Digital has sent me a 250 GB drive. My problem is that the original BIOS (1.10 A03) supports a maximum drive size of 120 GB. I've checked Dell's website and as far as I can determine, none of the BIOS updates address a larger hard drive. Can anyone verify that I am correct about this? I can't email Dell about it, since my warranty has expired. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
     
  2. Megabite

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    I found this

    "The BIOS will support a 120G EIDE (NOT SATA) drive. Larger drives will show 137 G"
     
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