I saw this thread and had to join, I'd like to add for users of controller cards, just because the card's bios recognizes the full amount, dont assume the driver will.This was the problem I was just having.I had to force the driver into XP for it to work.
Here's a pretty cool site with lotsa info on the subject, and a cool little utility for checking if your OS supports lba and an option to set it if it doesn't.
With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority. If you type "Google" into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke.........It's not a laughing matter. You can break the Internet.