One problem I ran into was an owner that was moving the drive from insternal to external again and again without a total wipe and format of said drive. It's an oddity I know of no cure short of preparing the drive proper where it will be used.
Another issue is that very few will get the jumpers and cables proper, get the latest BIOS and motherboard drivers. Many expected Microsoft to do this work for us.
In closing, why not make this a warranty issue with the machines maker?
" Intel III " could be a P3. It's L2 Cache system may not work well with over 1GB of RAM. I will not research this but note it so you can figure it out.
Why will my new Seagate 250GB 8MB harddrive and my New Maxtor 250GB 16MB harddrive ONLY work well used in an external USB 2.0 external encasement?
When one new harddrive is in the computer in addition to my C:drive, set to jumper cable select, it lags and will not let me capture video or playback video fludily.
What do I have to configure to make either work inside the XP Pro Intel III 2 GB ram computer?
I don't want to swap any with my current C:drive.
Any ideas?!!! Thank you!!!