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Windows NT fails to boot on a large hard disk drive.
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.
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):