reply to n_w95482
Re: [hard drive] I have a new 160GB HDD coming.I'll be interested to see the results.
For the OP, what is the install disk of Windows for the project - pre XP SP1 or an SP3 install disk?
I wonder still if there is a limited bios of DELL on this laptop that is affecting the end result. DELL support only lists 20, 40, 60 and 80gb hard drives in the IDE/EIDE driver package. Hence my earlier comment on DELL OEM bios, the motherboard is fine, the bios firmware is not.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke