HIGH CAPACITY DISK PATCH
Version 5.3 (DEMO)
Copyright (C) 2003-2008
By Rudolph R. Loew
The High Capacity Disk Patch Program patches Windows 98/98SE/ME to provide
direct support for Hard Drives larger than 137GB without requiring a
controller card or the Intel Application Accelerator which can only be
used with some Intel Chipset Motherboards. The Patch installs support for the
48-Bit LBA addressing mode required for Hard Drives larger than 137GB.
Windows 95 Release 2 (See Note Below)
Windows 98, 98SE or ME
Motherboard IDE Controller recognized by the Default ESDI_506.PDR Port Driver
BIOS support for hard drives >137GB (48-Bit LBA) or
A Windows Compatible Boot Manager that supports hard drives >137GB
A Mini Boot Manager is now available from Rudolph R. Loew
NOTE: Some documentation and utilities may report this limit as 128GB.
The Demo Limit for these utilities is 136GB.
WARNING: Some BIOSes have defective support for 48-Bit LBA. Rearranging
Drives may cause a previously working system to fail. Verify
support using 48BITLBA.EXE for all Drive arrangements you plan to
use. In particular, VIA EPIA BIOSes before 07/05 may claim to
support 48-Bit LBA, and will show the full size of the Drive, but
will not actually support the Drive if it is not the Primary Master.
Users of VIA EPIA motherboards should contact the Author to obtain
a Patched BIOS if needed.
NOTE: Windows 95 performance has not been tested. Verify performance with
this Demo Version before purchasing the Full Version. If you are using
the original version, Upgrade the existing Disk Driver with
REMIDEUP.EXE available from Microsoft at:
before Installing the Demo Patch.
Read the Licensing terms and conditions in the LICENSE.TXT file before
using the Patch Program. Installation of the Patch constitutes acceptance
of all of the terms and conditions in the LICENSE.TXT file.
This software is licensed to you free for your evaluation. This Demo software
is limited to 145GB. Reading and/or Writing data above this limit is likely
to cause corruption and data loss. You are solely responsible for any
damages caused by exceeding this limit. To use more than 145GB you must
purchase the full version of this software.
Copies of the program may be copied and distributed freely provided that
all files are copied and distributed together including all Copyright
Notices and this License Agreement.
Download High Capacity Disk Patch
To purchase the Full Version of this Software:
Send $10 US per copy to:
506 Bieling Rd.
Elmont, NY 11003
Payment can be made as follows:
2. Money Order drawn on a US Bank or Post Office
3. Personal Check drawn on a US Bank (Delivery made after Check clears)
4. International Postal Money Order accepted by the US Postal Service
5. PERSONAL Payment via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit or Debit Card funded Paypal Payments will be DENIED
6. Western Union
7. Other options may be available from the following authorized Distributors:
C. C. Anderson http://www.geocities.com/slesarc
Warning: International Checks or Money Orders, not described above, will not
be accepted and will not be returned without an additional $2 US handling
Delivery is by E-Mail. You MUST include the E-Mail address you want the
Software to be sent to. It will be a 44KB Zipped Attachment.
Please type or print your E-Mail address clearly. Sending me an E-Mail when
you place an order will insure that I have your correct E-Mail address.
Prices and Terms may change at any time. Download the current Version of this
Software from http://www.geocities.com/rloew or from Simtel before ordering.
For additional information or help placing your order,
I can be reached in the following ways:
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