Originally Posted by stickx
Another question - are their any bois or driver changes I need to make to the D630 function properly with the 830?
It's a bit difficult question to answer without knowing if these are meaningful terms to you but, generally speaking, no. You do want to enable AHCI mode in the BIOS (for a variety of reasons) but, for the installer to recognize the hard disk, the XP install disc needs to include the driver. The Dell install disc should
hold the correct driver but you will otherwise need to make a slipstreamed copy. I already had such a disc so (for me) it was only a matter of enabling the feature in the BIOS.
AHCI mode is called something else in the Dell BIOS but I can't remember the correct term. It's probably 'enhanced' or something like that while IDE mode would be 'compatibility' or 'legacy' or somesuch.