I understand your viewpoint, but the drive situation is not as black and
white as your friend would have you believe. If you look at the link, you'll
see that I'm quite serious -- it works for me, and that's what I have. I'm
not saying there absolutely isn't a problem under any conditions, but there
can't absolutely be one, either, since I have full use of the drive. If your
friend did have a problem with P12, did going back to P11 work, or is he
saying P12 and all earlier versions?
As fate would have it, the BIOS page was updated for P13 last night.
I'll contact Intel to see about P12. Watch, it'll be something
inconsequential like the added logo support or similar.
BTW, when new chipset drivers come out, do you update those? I installed XP
with the next-to-latest version (latest at the time), but I don't know if
it's advisable to keep that updated. The release notes don't show anything
pertinent, but I suppose eventually something will come along that is.