Boot Failure on Large Hard Disk Drives

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SYMPTOMS
Windows NT fails to boot on a large hard disk drive.
CAUSE
The cause of this problem is that computer BIOS is reporting incorrect diskmetrics during the boot process. Usually, these metrics are translated bythe BIOS in real-mode. Windows NT does not receive these real-modetranslations and subsequently is not able to access the hard disk driveproperly.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NTAdvanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S.Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. Forinformation on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word inthe Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
S E R V P A C K
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Properties

Article ID: 110151 - Last Review: 09/13/2013 15:44:44 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
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