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by bizzybody
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

I booted with a 98SE startup floppy and ran FORMAT on the logical drive in the extended partition. It saw the full capacity. Then I tried another test. I used FDISK to delete that logical drive and extended partition then rebooted. Now FDSISK is only seeing this 40 gig drive as a 32 gig, claiming th...
by bizzybody
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

I used a 3rd party utility on the drive, on Windows 7 x64, to redo the partitions. Now on the old box I ran scandisk in windows on both partitions then restarted in DOS mode and ran scandisk on both partitions. No errors reported. I didn't change the BIOS setting from LBA. So there's still *somethin...
by bizzybody
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

It did the same thing with a single primary 15 gig partition created with FDISK on 98SE boot disk. FORMAT would only see 4 gig.
by bizzybody
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

The last release is what I flashed before doing anything with the board. If a 128 gig patch can be done, and done correctly, that should clear up the issue with the 40 gig, right? Note that when Epox changed it to go over 32 gig they broke compatibility with some 15 gig drives, which was fixed in a ...
by bizzybody
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Re: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

Drive is a Seagate ST340015A firmware 3.15 P/N 9Y3001-031 S/N 5LAEWW1L (Searching now to see if there's a firmware update for the drive.) I got the boot disks from bootdisk.com and allbootdisks.com Doesn't matter which FDISK I've tried, they all work and every FORMAT I've tried will only see the dri...
by bizzybody
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?
Replies: 12
Views: 10529

Fixing drive size problem in Epox EP-BX3?

I have an old Epox EP-BX3 and flashed it with the last version of the BIOS. http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/bios/Epox/EP-BX3/ It's supposed to support up to 65 gig hard drives. Booted with a 98SE floppy, FDISK has no problem with a 40 gig drive but format insists the drive is only 4 gig and scandi...
by bizzybody
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Intel SE440BX-2 wont flash
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

I think you'll have to find a slower CPU so it'll boot, then you'll be able to flash the latest BIOS with support for the 800Mhz PIII. Another possibility is according to the errata and update PDF from the Intel site is earlier revisions (there's a ton of revisions of that board!) have issues with t...
by bizzybody
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Anyone have Asus P2B 1014 beta 3 already patched?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

The flash program said it was flashing the boot block. I ran aflash, it asked for the file name, I entered that and flashed it. So the patcher must've f'ed something up. The chip is removable. I'm going to see if one of the shops downtown has an olde Slot 1 board that supports 5v and 12v eproms so I...
by bizzybody
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Changing AMI logo and copyright on the left side of POST?
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

I think if you open the bios file with a Hex editor you can actually see that line in clear text. Shouldn't be too much trouble to change that. Nope, it's in module 02, which is compressed. I found it by searching for the line of text AMIBCP will allow the user to edit. Would have to extract it and...
by bizzybody
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Anyone have Asus P2B 1014 beta 3 already patched?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

I flashed it with the beta BIOS, rebooted fine. Figured out that for bios patcher, cbrom220.exe has to be renamed to cbrom.exe ('thanks' for not specifically mentioning that, whomever wrote the scant documentation) and ran it on that BIOS. So I used the flash util the rom.by site said to use, and it...
by bizzybody
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: My CPU isn't recognized
Topic: Can't get Athlon MP 1800+ working right on K7S5A.
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

It has a 300W Antec, so I believe the 300 watt rating. ;) I'll try a faster speed, but I don't think this BIOS has anything between 133 and 147. If it'll run (stable) at 147 that'll be a big hellz yeah. The caps are fine on the board. I've had plenty of experience with showing people their fubar old...
by bizzybody
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: My CPU isn't recognized
Topic: Can't get Athlon MP 1800+ working right on K7S5A.
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

The 1800+ POSTs at 100/100 (IDs as 1200Mhz XP) 112/112 (IDs as a XP 1500+) and 124/124 (IDs as a 1600+) but nothing happens when set to 133/133 or H/W Trap and I have to clear the CMOS. RAM doesn't make a difference, one or two sticks of PC2100 or PC2700. At any setting it will POST at, XP Pro SP3 r...
by bizzybody
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: My CPU isn't recognized
Topic: Can't get Athlon MP 1800+ working right on K7S5A.
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

The 1600+ is AMP1600DMS3C AGNGA 02023EPBW This one is on CPU World. The 1800+ is AMP1800DMT3C AGOIA 0229WPDW CPU-Z says it's Family 6, Model 6, Stepping 2 Ext. Family 7, Ext. Model 6, Revision A5 It's not listed on CPU World, yet. I need to take a picture of it to send there. Appears to have been on...
by bizzybody
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Anyone have Asus P2B 1014 beta 3 already patched?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

That beta BIOS only supports the early Tulatin steppings. Apparently there's room to patch in the later ones without having to remove something else.

If it only has 28bit LBA, it'd be nice to patch it to 48bit LBA, just because!

"We do the things we must because we can."
by bizzybody
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Anyone have Asus P2B 1014 beta 3 already patched?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Anyone have Asus P2B 1014 beta 3 already patched?

I have an Asus P2B 1.10 board with a voltage controller that can go down to 1.3 volts. Sooo, just to give it the ability to support all it can, I want to patch that last beta BIOS with the Tulatin CPU support *and* for the largest hard drives it's possible for it to handle. BTW, I found that links t...