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Old November 4th 03, 06:28 AM
David Kochol
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Default Hard Drive/Bios Update

I am trying to upgrade a hard drive in an older NEC Ready 9851
computer with a Biostar M5SIB motherboard. The old hard drive was
6.4GB Fujitsu, and the new drive is a Western Digital WD400BB-00DEA0,
40GB. I believe the computer does not recognize the drive because of
the 32GB limit of my old BIOS. My problem is trying to find an update
to this BIOS:

Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Copyright (C) 1984-98, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ver. 1.06

11/13/1998-SIS-5598-W877-2A5IIB0BC-00

I have checked Award, NEC, Packard Bell, and most of the driver
sights, and I can not find anything for this motherboard. I would
rather try upgrading the BIOS first than buy a controller for the new
drive.

Any info on obtaining a new BIOS update would be great.

Thanks!

Dave
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Old November 4th 03, 07:20 AM
stacey
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David Kochol wrote:



I have checked Award, NEC, Packard Bell, and most of the driver
sights, and I can not find anything for this motherboard. I would
rather try upgrading the BIOS first than buy a controller for the new
drive.


I hate to tell you but you'll be way better off with a new controller. The
new drive is going to run really slow even if you get the bios to see it.

--

Stacey
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Old November 4th 03, 09:23 AM
Brett
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too old...
prob. not avail. any more...


"David Kochol" wrote in message
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I am trying to upgrade a hard drive in an older NEC Ready 9851
computer with a Biostar M5SIB motherboard. The old hard drive was
6.4GB Fujitsu, and the new drive is a Western Digital WD400BB-00DEA0,
40GB. I believe the computer does not recognize the drive because of
the 32GB limit of my old BIOS. My problem is trying to find an update
to this BIOS:

Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Copyright (C) 1984-98, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ver. 1.06

11/13/1998-SIS-5598-W877-2A5IIB0BC-00

I have checked Award, NEC, Packard Bell, and most of the driver
sights, and I can not find anything for this motherboard. I would
rather try upgrading the BIOS first than buy a controller for the new
drive.

Any info on obtaining a new BIOS update would be great.

Thanks!

Dave



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Old November 4th 03, 01:49 PM
Alceryes
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I hate to tell you but you'll be way better off with a new controller.
The
new drive is going to run really slow even if you get the bios to see it.


An IDE controller would be the way to go to get the fastest possible
performance in your system. However, you could use the EZBIOS that came with
the 40GB drive. If it didn't come with your drive you can download it.
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- Alceryes

"stacey" wrote in message
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David Kochol wrote:



I have checked Award, NEC, Packard Bell, and most of the driver
sights, and I can not find anything for this motherboard. I would
rather try upgrading the BIOS first than buy a controller for the new
drive.


I hate to tell you but you'll be way better off with a new controller.

The
new drive is going to run really slow even if you get the bios to see it.

--

Stacey



 




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