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Old 08-16-2005, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a way to be certain if a BIOS is subject to the 32gb barrier without testing a hdd. the computer in question has a BIOS file dated around mid 1998 which is when the problem was supposedly corrected and i would simply prefer a software method rather than obtaining and then installing a drive to check.
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Brand and model of the motherboard please.
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sorry, don't have that info here it is for another person. don't worry about looking it up if thats what you were intending i was just wondering if there is a program.
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your motherboard/IDE controller needs to support LBA and/or ECHS
and you need at least NTFS if you're on Windows 2000 or above. 98 will format drives more than 32GB on FAT32 though.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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