2006-07-13 15:19 Finished driver analysis, initial announcement
2006-07-14 10:43 Working on inserting new code
2006-07-15 09:56 First successful build
2006-07-15 22:03 Major change of plan
2006-07-20 18:10 Version 1.0 released
2006-07-21 04:51 Begin work on WinME version
2006-07-21 05:50 Finish WinME version
2006-07-21 06:22 Begin work on 4.10.2225
2006-07-21 06:37 Version 1.1 (4.10.2225) released
2006-07-22 07:34 Win98FE version (4.10.2001) released
2006-07-23 08:51 Win98FE version (4.10.2186) released
2006-07-29 20:05 Win98SE version (4.10.2226) released - only for replacing an existing v4.10.2226 file
2006-08-02 17:57 Win95 OSR2+ version (4.00.1111) released
2006-08-04 20:27 Win95 OSR2+ version (4.00.1119) released
For those that don't know, this is an attempt to implement 48-bit LBA support into Windows 98se's default IDE driver, enabling the use of hard drives in excess of 128Gb. This is not just another variant of Loew's "High Capacity Disk Patch" because
1] It's completely free (and of course, has no guarantee)
2] Addressing to 2048Gb is possible (limit of FAT32)
4] LBA-48 commands implemented in separate routines instead of "patched into" existing 28-bit's code
5] Slightly increased performance over Loew's patch due to 
If Enable48BitLBA has worked for you, please post a link to a validation image containing the following:
1. Properties page of a drive filled past 137Gb
2. Information dialog, the results of a successful scandisk on the drive
3. System Properties -> Device Manager -> (your IDE controller) Properties -> Driver -> Driver File Details (must show ESDI_506.PDR being used)
Also specify your hardware (in particular, mobo chipset and HDD specs).
This will help to confirm that it works.
I am not responsible for any damage caused by the use of these drivers.
However, this current version may cause data corruption on _some_ drives w/ 48-bit LBA!!! So be extremely careful!!!
Edited by LLXX, 04 August 2006 - 03:29 AM.