Ok, I'm aware that there is a cap on the limits of drives, and there are ways around it... Now, I've done just about everything I possibly could, at least I think I did, in order to fix the issue. My steps include: My motherboard is the Asus A7V333, I believe Award Bios... I updated that correctly, it was updated in May. It should handle the 48bit support... I have already gone through and done the entire Windows Update, I don't think there's anything else I can do with that. I updated my VIA Drivers, just as a precautionary measure because I couldn't think of anything else I also created the registry key "EnableBigLba" in the appropriate registry key. I still am having no luck... is there anything else I'm missing? I haven't seen anything that says / doesn't say that my BIOS doesnt' handle 48bit LBA, has someone else had this same issue with a similar board?