Re: I need to find a BIOS upgrade.

Re: I need to find a BIOS upgrade.


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Posted by Henry on December 05, 2001 at 09:58:42:

In Reply to: I need to find a BIOS upgrade. posted by Yakov on November 30, 2001 at 12:41:56:

: I have an AST 486 w/Pentium chip. I am trying to put a 20 GIG hard drive in it and the BIOS won't recognize it. I am willing to try just about anything. The lastest BIOS update for my computer that I can find on AST's website is from '95 and it still won't take the hard drive. Can ya'll help me?


Not likely to find a helpful BIOS update for your PC (TRY anyway - it is a FREE fix, if it exists!). READ the BIOS Release Notes - if large HDD support is not mentioned then large HDD support is not provided. You have NOTHING to gain and your BIOS to lose if you "update" anyway.

If you cannot find a BIOS update you can use an ISA IDE expansion card (Data Technology Corp, maybe SIIG) for HDDs up to 32GB. If you have an open PCI slot you can use a PCI ATA/66 expansion card that supports HDDs up to about 128GB. The ATA/66 card will probably be cheaper than an ISA card.



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