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Answers: YES, YES, I don't know. Ask HP, and be prepared for a non-answer.
Either HP is excessively conservative in the way they set up their computers, or
slipshod in workmanship... Ben Myers
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:18:17 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Weissman) wrote:
>I have an 8-month-old HP Pavilion a450n desktop computer. This is a P4
>3 GHz, 512 MB, 140 GB machine running WinXP SP2.
>I have noticed that 32-bit disk access is disabled in the BIOS.
>I was wondering....
>* is it safe to enable 32-bit disk access?
>* will it get me any performance boost?
>* if the answer to the above is "yes," why does HP ship with this
> feature disabled?