Just bought a WD20EARS 2TB internal drive and am attempting to replace the boot drive on an older Acer M1610 desktop. I have installed Vista 32 bit onto it but there are booting problems. (Doesn’t boot) I’ve used the Acer recovery CDs to re-install the Vista.
I alst tried installing Windows 7 and also have booting problems.
The BIOS shows a 2TB drive so it does at least report the proper size.
Wondering if there’s any possibility that the SATA built-in might not have enough addressing to be compatible with this drive, in which case maybe an add-on PCI SATA card would help. The BIOS is the most recent version.
The old boot drive is going out so I need to boot this drive. I would like to keep it all one partition.
Might I need to do anything else to get compatibility?