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Posted by Henry on September 20, 2001 at 13:57:29:
In Reply to: hi posted by gabriel on September 19, 2001 at 18:39:51:
: Hi. I cant speak english very well, but Ill try.
: I have a mainbord PC chips M747.
: The last week, I bought a New hard disk SEAGATE ATA 100 (40 gigabytes) and I conected it in The mainboard and it didnt work.
: I asked in the shop that sold me the hard disk, and they told me that it coul be that my moher (M747) is older for that hard disk.
: ┐Is that true?
: ┐How can i do to connect my hard disk?
: when I start the SETUP on the BIOS, and i put "autodetect" it dont recognise the disk.
: I hope that you gve me the solution quikly.
It appears that your mainboard (BIOS) does not support large HDDs; your BIOS is probably limited to 32GB or less - but you should confirm that. The BIOS Release Notes describe the changes made for each BIOS version (Release) and if there is a BIOS update to go above 32 GB then a BIOS update would be one way to solve your problem. The HDD may have a "cylinder limit clip" that would make your HDD appear to have the number of cylinders equivalent to about 32GB. If there is no BIOS update to solve your problem I suggest that you get an ATA/66 or ATA/100 expansion card; they support HDDs up to about 128GB.
If you want to update your BIOS you need to know your mainboard maker (PC Chips), the mainboard model (M747) and hardware version (printed on the board, maybe in a corner under a sticker - NOT the version printed on the manual).
If there is a BIOS update you should find it at:
You can also find lots of helpful information at:
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