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by drugwash
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

OK, thanks. I'll take option A and if no positive result will come out, I'll take option D: ditch the mobo. I never liked SiS anyway.
by drugwash
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

OK, did that. No visible change, except for throwing it back from ATA66 to ATA33 when set to AUTO. Settings: IDE Primary Master: MANUAL Access Mode: • AUTO: 65535, 16, 255 (136GB) not tweakable • LARGE: 4095, 240, 255 (128GB) not tweakable • LBA: 16643, 255, 63 (136GB) not tweakable • CHS: 65535, 16...
by drugwash
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

OK, so I still didn't get a clear answer: is there anybody able and willing to patch that BIOS or not? [EDIT] I didn't get to read the previous post, because for some reason, I couldn't access the site for some time right during and after posting. Devil's hand... [/EDIT] That HDD is brand new, I did...
by drugwash
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

Should I assume that nobody around here does BIOS patches anymore? If I could afford to buy all kind of software that I only need once and a customized BIOS, I would definitely buy myself a new mobo instead. Unfortunately, I have to rely on freeware/open-source and stick to the hardware I got. [EDIT...
by drugwash
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

Is there a clean solution not involving shareware tools?
by drugwash
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

In the BIOS, edwin; it's all about the BIOS. I could deal with the software, but I need to have the BIOS sharp on the real drive size. Besides, as you can see in my post above, I'm gonna stay with Win98SE as my OS of choice, although I may play with others, including Knoppix and K/Ubuntu. Any idea o...
by drugwash
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Seagate baracuda 160 GB not detecting
Replies: 30
Views: 11569

137GB barrier has been broken!!!

Hello everybody! I came back after quite a long time, for two reasons: • To announce the creation and release of 48bit LBA drivers for older OSes • To ask for your precious help in making my mobo "see" the brand new 160GB Barracuda (the reason for posting in this thread) To the first subject, here's...
by drugwash
Thu May 19, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 80Gb : Acorp 5TX29
Replies: 12
Views: 5218

Muchas gracias! :wink:
by drugwash
Wed May 18, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 80Gb : Acorp 5TX29
Replies: 12
Views: 5218

New request

Hi all! Sorry for reopening the topic, but I have a similar board too (ACorp 5TX29 with the string 06/16/1998-i430TX-ALi513-2A59IFF99C-00 ) and I would need a fixed BIOS. POST states FOR 5TX29 PCI/ISA MODE VER:1.2 . The board has a few issues and I was wondering if a BIOS update/patch could fix them...
by drugwash
Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: Biostar MB-8500TVX-A
Replies: 12
Views: 4601

There isn't too much to explain. I put the HDD on a newer machine that could see it correctly (AWARD BIOS v6.0 or equivalent) and I used fdisk (from a Win98 boot disk) to partition it. I made 3 partitions, because that's how I was used to have the HDD before. You can make only 2 partitions if you wa...
by drugwash
Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: Biostar MB-8500TVX-A
Replies: 12
Views: 4601

Well, unfortunately I couldn't make the Biostar "see" the HDD; so I went back to the UT-586VA one, which initially read the parameters correctly. I installed the HDD on that board and it works for now. The only thing is that I had it partitioned on another system, because fdisk would still see only ...
by drugwash
Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: Biostar MB-8500TVX-A
Replies: 12
Views: 4601

Well, in the end, that LBA code is in fact nothing else but part of the capacity formula (Cylinders x Heads x Sectors) which -as you said- multiplied by 512 bytes, equals the HDD real capacity. I just wonder why they wrote there 16383 cylinders, when they're 29065? They should have specified that th...
by drugwash
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: UT-586VA
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Well, if you'll be able to fix that code for me, I'll advertise you wherever I go as the best BIOS modder of all times. But if you fail and my board dies, I'll just commit suicide... Now, jokes apart, I'm really fond of that board, no matter how old it is, and I wish it could last a lifetime. And gi...
by drugwash
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: UT-586VA
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

That's not a mistery only for you. :) I searched for something related to this motherboard all over the Internet and I couldn't find the slightest trace of a manufacturer. Someone on another forum told me he's been dealing with that manufacturer string before (he's been working with AWARD for a whil...
by drugwash
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 15GB: UT-586VA
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

In fact, I'm running Windows 98SE and I'm pretty much happy with it. A PCI controller with it's own BIOS it's kinda hard to impossible to find around here.There would still be the option of MaxBlast 3 (my HDD is a Maxtor 531DX), but -as you said- applications that try to access the HDD directly woul...