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Old 02-17-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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40 gig hd help


I built a pentium 1 computer, 166mhz processor, i486. 64mb ram etc etc, I use a 8 gig hard drive in it now. I have a spair 40 gig hard drive. But when I plug it in and unplug the other 8 gig and try to use the computer with the 40 it doesn't work. Can anyone help me? is it possible to use this hard drive with this computer? or do I need a bios update or something????
 
Old 02-17-2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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for one thing its not a 486 series its a 586 if its a pentium, also you arent mentioning if you have it as a master, or a slave, or anything... need to provide more information
 
Old 02-17-2003, 05:59 PM   #3
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Or if you have anything installed on the 40... Or if you want to send it to me...

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Old 02-17-2003, 06:27 PM   #4
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Yes this could be a bios problem, because of the hd size. IIRC 32 gig is one of those border values. The bios should be able to handle LBA. Try an update.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
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Where can I get a update to my bios?
 
Old 02-17-2003, 07:33 PM   #6
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From the board manufacturers website.

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Old 02-17-2003, 07:50 PM   #7
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So I got to take apart my computer look at the bios company goto there website and hopefully they will have a update from 1997... which is a exe i install in windows that changes bios around?
 
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To get a BIOS flash, yeah probably. There are (sometimes) options to use boot floppies to flash your BIOS so you don't necessarily have to have win actually installed.

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:26 AM   #9
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Until recently I had *never* used windows to flash a BIOS, and would never have thought of doing such a thing.

Fortunately the motherboard I flashed was one of those newfangled dual-bios boards and has a backup incase it gets flubbed - so that wasn't so bad.

But urm... I very much doubt that there'll be a windows installer for his motherboard, and a boot floppy routine is almost certainly going to be needed.

Not for the faint of hearts, but the only way you'll see that 40 gig I'm afraid.

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