Monday, June 20, 2011

Windows 2000 : Support for disks over 128GB

Yes I know that Windows 2000 is ancient, rarely used nowadays etc but I've had cause to build a VM to perform some testing.
That's why I've come accross this long forgotten nugget, how to get Windows 2000 to support drives over 128GB in size!

It's a registry entry. Either enter it manually of paste the content below into a .reg file and dounle click the file.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters]
"EnableBigLba"=dword:00000001

Reboot the box, and hey presto...

http://www.lazyllama.com/misc/bigdisk.html

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