Have installed new mother board GA-MA78GM-US2H with Phenom x 3, 4 gb ram and conned it into running on a preformed IDE HDD. It was designated I: drive before but has taken up the default C:.
I say conned because XP still requires a frigging floppy with driver in repair or setup and I don't have one. So full install over writting windows on the ( now ) C: drive gets me up and running.
After doing all the updating to SP3
Connected Sata set on RAID 0 ( was partitioned c: d: e: f: g: h: )
Firstly ( and strangely ) MY COMPUTER only shows c: e: f : g: h: i: so I have lost one partition ident . This partition may not have had any data in it but should still show - right ? I haven't lost any info It just seems to have been reassigned other partion letters.
Secondly I want now to regain the SATA drive as the primary drive and relegate the IDE back to archive ( as the I: drive ).
Thirdly I realise that my version of XP is 32bit and will not identify more than 4gb of memory. I have that amount installed ( In slots 12 and two, paired correctly 2 x 2gb ddr800 ) but it only reads 2.75gb - strange.
Would appreciate comment on 1st and 3rd + apps for achieving 2nd item.