Re: 40 Gig HD not recognized

Re: 40 Gig HD not recognized

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Posted by Youry Khmelevsky on June 21, 2001 at 16:53:18:

In Reply to: Re: 40 Gig HD not recognized posted by glamdring on April 18, 2001 at 10:36:37:

I have the same problem with Fujitsu MPG3409AT E (40GB)
Gigabyte Motherboard 586TX3
Bios: 07/20/98 - i430TX-8661-2A59IG0DC-00

If anybody know, where or how can I update/upgrade my BIOS, please send me message.

Thank you very much in advance.


: : I have a Western Digital 40 GIG HD that my bios only recognized as a 32 Gig.

: : I have the EZBIOS utility running to allow recognition of all 40 GIG - one problem - Windows ME only sees 32 GIG.

: : I have a SOYO board and their site just directs me to the AWARD site for updates.

: : I tried to update my Award BIOS but since they were bought out - I now have to pay for the update if I want it.

: : The BIOS info is as follows:
: : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
: : Award ID-String : 08/03/1999-VP3-586B-8669-2A5LES2AC-00 (2A5LE VIA Apollo(M)VP3 Chipset)
: : 2A5LES2AC-00: Soyo SY-5EHM
: : Board/BIOS-Version : EH-1CA2
: : OEM : SOYO
: : Chipset : VP3-586B-8669 //VIA ApolloVP3 (597)

: : Any help would be Greatly Appreciated.

: I would suggest partitoning the drive into 2 20 gig partions. Partiton magic will do this with no problem. The problem you have is not with WinMe it is the motherboard. The board is a couple of years old and was never meant to support 40 gig drives.

: Ed

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