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Phoenix BIOS version for 80GB HD

By aalford ·
I am trying to install a 80GB hard drive in a system which is running Phoenix 4.05 BIOS. When I try to auto detect the hard drive it only shows 8455 MB. On reboot the computer then locks up. I am assuming the version of BIOS does not support the memory size. I am trying to fid out what version I require and where I can get. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Andrew

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there are sites with editors and templates you could write your own !

by lawrephord145 In reply to Phoenix BIOS version for ...

there are sites with editors and templates
you could write your own !

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System / motherboard manufacture

by TheChas In reply to Phoenix BIOS version for ...

The ONLY safe source for a BIOS upgrade is the manufacture of the system or motherboard.

Very seldom do you get a newer version of the 'core' BIOS code. The manufacture may update the BIOS to improve recognition of larger drives or newer RAM modules.

The "best" work-around for your problem is a PCI IDE controller card. For under $30 (US) you not only get support for larger hard drives, you will also have the full ATA 100 or 133 data transfer rate available.

The "free" option is to use the drive overlay software that you should be able to download from the drive manufactures web site.

If the motherboard manufacture does not have an updated BIOS, there are 3rd party firms that will create a custom BIOS for you.
1 is unicore software www.unicore.com
Expact to pay around $70 (US) for a new BIOS code.

Chas

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Thanks

by aalford In reply to Phoenix BIOS version for ...

I am going to give the hard drive software a go.

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