Support for large hard drives
Looking for some tips here. I just bought a 160 GB drive and after installing it in my computer I'm having trouble. The computer is from Dec 2000, it's a P3-933 so not the newest. The BIOS indicates that this drive is 137 GB and Windows doesn't see it at all. I read that for WinXP (my OS) you need SP1 in order to use drives over 137 GB, and I don't have SP1. I could get it, but it'll be a pain (don't ask) and since the BIOS isn't showing the full capacity, I'm guessing that SP1 wouldn't resolve my problem anyway. I installed the lastest flash update for my BIOS and it didn't help.
Am I SOL as far as using this drive with this MB? If I get a PCI EIDE controller will that circumvent the problem? If I do that, what is the best configuration for my drives between the onboard IDE controllers and the PCI? I've got 3 hard drives, 2 CD-ROMs and if I've got space, I might as well hook up my Zip drive again. How best to arrange them for ease of install and best performance?
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