Couple of months ago I installed a brand new WD2000JB 200GB HDD on my
The board has the latest P18 BIOS from Intel
Installed WinXP SP2 and worked happily for a short period of time.
After a those couple of months the system started to take time to boot
- maybe 3 - 5 minutes in the "Intel" screen.
And then stopped booting completely.
I changed the board to another D850GB to keep it compatible with the
Already working OS.
Normal and alternate configuration of the HDD while running FIXBOOT and
FIXMBR every time from the Recovery Console of WinXP SP2.
Changed Power Supply
Still fails to boot .
With normal settings BIOS detects the HDD as 128GB (131072) not 200GB
With alternate settings that suppose to let Old boards boot from it
detects it as 34GB.
In both cases WinXP detects the HDD size properly.
Booting for a Knoppix DVD i can mount the HDD and get access to all
Testing the HDD on a newer machine succeeds - WinXP tries to boot and
gets to a BSOD due to hardware incompatability.
Both boards i own have the latest BIOS P18 installed.
Any help will be highly appreciated.