Updating bios on eee pc
First of all I made sure the BIOS was up to date and could handle these large capacity disks.
Then I added the registry value from the Knowledge Base article in the existing Windows 2000 installation, rebooted and checked the harddisk in Windows' Disk Management console.
Too bad it was only published on paper, in the magazine, and not on the magazine's website. REG files that can be used to set and reset the required registry value.
I hope I'm not infringing any copyrights by summarizing: Did I mention you should make a backup before trying this? recognize and restored the image backups I had to the new disk.
After installing Windows 2000 I immediately added the registry value mentioned in the Q305098 Knowledge Base article.
After the reboot, Windows recognize the extended partition and the first logical drive (that both started below the 137 GB boundary), but reported all disk space of logical drives beyond this 137 GB boundary as available empty space.
And always experiment on "non-production computers" first.
I have often wondered why on Earth did Microsoft decide to deliver Windows XP Home Edition with many unsafe security settings as defaults, and without the tools to improve security?
Make sure you have a tested full backup available before trying any of these unsupported tweaks.The most elaborate method I found was one by Reinhard Tchorz, explained by Axel Vahldiek in the July/August 2005 issue of c't Magazine.I think it is also the safest method, and it can always be undone quite easily.Sure enough, there was en extra 128 GB of unpartitioned disk space available.
I removed the extended partition with the logical drives and recreated the extended partition, this time using all available disk space.
CACLS is a great tool for setting permissions unattendedly, but I wouldn't recommend for ad hoc use.