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EZ BIOS
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/371/1/EZ-BIOS
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By Super Admin
Published on 02/25/2005
 
On some motherboards, the bios is restrictive in letting you chose settings for your hard drive. IE: multi sector transfers and Logical block addressing. Both of wich increases overall harddrive performance in all versions of windows.

EZ BIOS

On some motherboards, the bios is restrictive in letting you chose settings for your hard drive. IE: multi sector transfers and Logical block addressing. Both of wich increases overall harddrive performance in all versions of windows.

To Overcome this and enable these settings you can install EZ-BIOS on your hard drives via a simple little boot utility that you can get from either Maxtor or Western digital.

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/maxblast3.htm

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools

The Maxtor Maxblast 3 boot disk will actualy give you more control over the EZ-BIOS settings.

Example: The following is the step by step procedures to adjust settings or to install/uninstall EZ-Bios via Maxblast:

Insert a system boot diskette into floppy disk drive A: drive and boot to
it.
Press the [Enter] key to accept the term of the license agreement and/or
to continue past any other miscellaneous prompts.
From the Main Menu, select "Advanced Options" and press the [Enter] key.
At this point, the Advanced Options sub-menu will appear.


After installing EZ-BIOS, XP will detect the new hardware and install an approprate ATA driver for your hard drive, Reboot and your done ^_^

Happy tweaking