Re: 40 gb harddrive won´t work with award bios v4.51PG

Re: 40 gb harddrive won´t work with award bios v4.51PG

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Posted by Henry on August 23, 2001 at 20:43:39:

In Reply to: 40 gb harddrive won´t work with award bios v4.51PG posted by Kai Lehmann on August 23, 2001 at 12:08:00:

: I´ve got:
: Computer ID : FC, SubTyp: 01, BIOS-Level: 0
: Rechnertyp : AT-3, Konfigurationsbyte $74
: Maustreiber : Microsoft kompatibel, Version: 08.30
: Maustyp : PS/2-Maus
: Bus : ISA/PCI
: Hauptspeicher : 640 KB, davon verfügbar : 640 KB
: Extended Memory : 65472 KB
: BIOS Datum : 06/04/99
: PCI-BIOS gefunden : Version 02.10, 32-Bit-PCI-BIOS Revision:0
: PCI-Busse : 2, Konfig-Mech.: 1, Special-Cycle-Mech.: 1
: Award BIOS gefunden : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
: Award ID-String : 06/04/1999-i440EX-8671-2A69JC39C-00
: Board/BIOS-Version : 06/04/1999
: URL :
: Chipset : i440EX-8671 //Intel 440LX
: INT-13h BIOS Extension: ja, Version:1.x, Fknt 41..48 unterstützt

: and a hardrive with 40 gb won´t work with my pc
: please help me!

: Answer to

Your BIOS was produced at a time when the largest HDD recognized was typically 32GB. You need to update your BIOS to get larger HDD support IF Chaintech ever issued an update to do that. DO NOT bother to "update" your BIOS unless you KNOW it will fix your problem (there are some other options, too).

You know the mainboard maker was Chaintech. You also must find the mainboard model and the hardware revision. The model may be printed on the board or on a sticker on one of the slots or in the manual or someplace else or not at all - inspect the board carefully and see if anything on your board matches a Chaintech model number. The mainboard revision is often printed or etched in a corner of the mainboard - Chaintech's web site may tell you where to look for it.

If you cannot figure out the model number read the Motherboard ID article at:

When you are sure you know the mainboard model number and revision, look for a BIOS update at:

Please post again if you cannot find a useful BIOS update. There are several other options that will recognize all of your HDD capacity; a BIOS update is the best if you can find it.

Good Hunting,

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