Windows XP doesn't recognize the correct size of any hard drive on Cyrix MediaGXM based laptop
I would have never thought Windows XP would run on on a 266Mhz Cyrix Mediagxm based laptop. It runs slow but it does work. But the laptop gives a weird problem with Windows XP when it runs , it will only recognize the first 8GB of any hard drive. It doesn't matter if its a real IDE hard drive, using CF card on a adapter, or using a IDE to SD card adapter , this issue happens. Its also weird that DOS, windows 95/98 will recognize any capacity just fine.
This laptop does support more than 8GB since it does support LBA which is optionally enabled in the BIOS , and I do have the option always enabled. I do know 8GB is the original limit for CHS but don't think this has nothing to do with this since CHS was eventually updated to support up to about 128GB, and it does use LBA which does support 128GB.
I haven't figured out what causes this problem. Maybe someone on this forum would know what causes this, and can help me a way to bypass this problem.