Check BIOS before buying hard drive?

  Dalglish2 20:29 19 Sep 2008


I have a 5year old desktop running XP home, AMD Athlon chip 2400+ and I wish to replace my 12Gb hard drive to something over 100Gb.
However, I have been told my BIOS may not accommodate this so i would like to establish this before shelling out.
Any ideas?
Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:35 19 Sep 2008

a 5 year old PC should see a drive upto 127G and probably bigger.

if you have XP SP2 then XP will see even larger drives.

"Overlay" software will get round the problem anyway.

  Dalglish2 21:08 19 Sep 2008

thanks Fruit Bat ,but whats overlay software?

  I am Spartacus 21:15 19 Sep 2008

It's normally the software provided by the drive manufacturer.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:01 19 Sep 2008
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:02 19 Sep 2008

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