XP Pro SP1 installation on 200GB drive



Cuzman
07-10-2005, 02:20 AM
I'm upgrading my system in two stages. Firstly the motherboard, RAM and
hard drive are being replaced. I'm leaving the CPU and graphics card
(and possibly PSU) for a few months down the line. For the first
upgrade stage the system will be:

- Asus P4P800SE motherboard
- Intel Pentium IV 2.6GHz 400FSB
- 2x 512MB Corsair TWINX-3200C2PT
- Seagate 7200.8 200GB SATA-150 ST3200826AS
- Gainward GeForce4 Ti4400 128MB
- LG GDR-8161B DVD-ROM
- LG GCE-8320B CD-RW
- FSP 350W PSU

The version of XP Pro that I'm installing has SP1 on it. After loading
the SATA drivers, will it automatically recognize the full 200GB drive?
I'm wondering if I will have to do any extra partitioning, which I
understand would certainly be necessary if installing a pre-SP1 version
of XP Pro. I'm going to update to SP2 and all the other extras once XP
Pro is installed, but does SP1 completely resolve all of the previous
48-bit LBA problems?

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:21 AM
Cuzman <cuzNOSPAM@supanet.com> wrote:

>
>I'm upgrading my system in two stages. Firstly the motherboard, RAM and
>hard drive are being replaced. I'm leaving the CPU and graphics card
>(and possibly PSU) for a few months down the line. For the first
>upgrade stage the system will be:
>
>- Asus P4P800SE motherboard
>- Intel Pentium IV 2.6GHz 400FSB
>- 2x 512MB Corsair TWINX-3200C2PT
>- Seagate 7200.8 200GB SATA-150 ST3200826AS
>- Gainward GeForce4 Ti4400 128MB
>- LG GDR-8161B DVD-ROM
>- LG GCE-8320B CD-RW
>- FSP 350W PSU
>
>The version of XP Pro that I'm installing has SP1 on it. After loading
>the SATA drivers, will it automatically recognize the full 200GB drive?
> I'm wondering if I will have to do any extra partitioning, which I
>understand would certainly be necessary if installing a pre-SP1 version
>of XP Pro. I'm going to update to SP2 and all the other extras once XP
>Pro is installed, but does SP1 completely resolve all of the previous
>48-bit LBA problems?

How to enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing support for ATAPI disk
drives in Windows XP
Article ID : 303013
http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=303013

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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XP Pro SP1 installation on 200GB drive