Windows 2000, 2003 and XP do not support big drives by default; you will have to install the latest service pack in order to get big drives working properly on these OS.
Windows Vista does not have any issue with big drives.
Author: Dmitry Postrigan 531 Comments This article is a complete guide on recovering your hard drive’s factory capacity.
At the end of this article there is a link to our program that recovers factory capacity of any hard drive. There are ways to get around this problem, but since these Operating Systems are rather rare nowadays, I do not see the point of writing about them.
Usually this area is not bigger than 10 megabytes, so there is nothing to worry about.
Manufacturer of your PC can create a “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store an image of the original operating system and programs.
I'm still having a few problems with the INet transfer control - using it to transfer files via FTP, it seems to hang for a minut or so every now and then. By: nfordatfph Date: 2010-02-09 Thanks for the tip on fixing slugishness. I have a problem with large forms in the IDE in Win7.
Most of the information out there is for Vista, and most of it is queries for assistance.
The solution requires replacing your original ntldr file from before the XP update to sp 1 or 2.
If you don't have them, here's the Windows 2000 version, it's zipped, just unzip it and replace the winxp version with this one. Back to top Thanks to jeffd for pointing me to the anandtech forum thread, I tried to post there, but after 30 minutes gave up trying to register there so jeffd here gets the kudos, but it really goes to perrociego on the anandtech thread.
New computers are added to the network with the understanding that they will be taken care of by the admins.
Keeping an eye on these servers is a tedious, time-consuming process.