Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop ?

I replaced my hard drive with a new Hitachi 500 GB and it only reconizes 32 GB.

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I will assume that this new HD is used as a secondary HD. I will assume that you are familiar with using the Control panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Storage / Disk Management. In this area you can control how large a partition you desire to create on your new 500GB HD. Some of us desire a single partition using all 500GB. Some of us want to setup smaller partitions so we can give certain people permissions. Good luck with how you want to control the size.
This would be a limitation of the motherboard in your PC or the old bios settings are stuck. You will need to access the bios by either pressing the "DEL" key or F2 whatever is specified by your manufacturer. Then look at Installed devices it should show your current model of HDD. If it shows the old one change the detection to auto.
\015\012If this works then you have 500Gb at your disposal if it does not then you have a limitation on the motherboard of your PC. There are several overlay type programs that you can use to correc this you may want to call Hitachi and ask if they have such a program.
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