Xp Hardware Support

How do you enable 48 bit lba support in XP for ATA drives > 128 GB. I

currently have a 160 GB drive from Maxtor that is recognized correctly

as 160 GB by my VIA based MB. However, XP only recognizes the first

128 GB of the drive. (Running the latest versions of XP drivers from


Although I believe a third party card with new XP drivers may work, I

am not interested in buying/installing an additional card for support

that should be built into the OS.

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