Re: Just bought 40gb Fujitsu HD (IDE), its invisible to bios!

Re: Just bought 40gb Fujitsu HD (IDE), its invisible to bios!


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Posted by Henry on September 30, 2001 at 00:31:59:

In Reply to: Just bought 40gb Fujitsu HD (IDE), its invisible to bios! posted by Robbo on September 29, 2001 at 11:20:58:

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: I just bought a 40gb fujitsu hard drive (IDE) - my bios freezes on auto-detect and doesn't recognise it at all. I have a fairly ancient K6-2 (350mhz), with the following bios details:

: BIOS Date: 10/27/99
: BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
: BIOS ID: 10/27/1999-ALADDIN5-2A5KKJ1EC
: BIOS Eval: V.542B/542BS B06 12-16-1998
: Chipset: ALi M1541 rev 4

: Fujitsu : MPG3xxxAT 40gb

: have no idea where\what program\driver etc. I require to get this to work and I'm nervous about bios flash. Shall I take the h\d back?

: Please help!


You are right to be nervous about BIOS flash - it is easy to misflash the BIOS and leave you needing to recover a corrupt BIOS. Learn all you can about BIOS flashing before you start, especially Jetway's instructions - AND read up on corrupt BIOS recovery BEFORE you need it at:
http://www.amptron.com/Documents/Recover_a_corrupt_BIOS.pdf

If you are still nervous about the BIOS update you can get an ATA/66 (about $20) or ATA/100 (about $40?) card that supports HDDs up to about 128GB.

Hope this helps,
Henry


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