100GB: 08/28/1998-i440bx-w977tf-2a69kf29

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Hi! I have a 100 GB Western Digital HDD and it isn't detected by the setup unless I change the jumper settings and then will only recognize 32 gb. I have checked the manufacturer of the motherboard Freetech and they don't seem to have a Bios upgrade for my model. I have checked the web to no avail and my emails to Freetech go unanswered. If anyone knows where I can get the Bios update file it would be greatly appreciated.

BIOS-Info, c't/Andreas Stiller, V. 1.5 10/00
Computer ID : FC, SubTyp: 02, BIOS-Level: 116
Rechnertyp : AT,typ ??, Konfigurationsbyte $70
Maustreiber : Microsoft kompatibel, Version: 08.00
Maustyp : InPort-Maus auf IRQ2
Bus : ISA
Hauptspeicher : 640 KB, davon verfügbar : 640 KB
Extended Memory : 1024 KB
BIOS Datum : 08/28/98
Award BIOS gefunden : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Award ID-String : 08/28/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KF29C-00
Board/BIOS-Version : P6BX-ATX, ver1.3
URL : http://www.freetech.com/support/download.htm
Chipset : i440BX-W977TF //Intel 440BX
INT-13h BIOS Extension: nein
Weiter mit D)MI-Info,E)SCD-Info, sonst Exit:
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That could be because it isn't Freetech. It's EFA, see http://www.efacorp.com/products/magellanbx.htm
The latest (2.1) BIOS doesn't support big disks, so I've patched it and will email it to you shortly.
From the 2.1 BIOS:
BIOS ID string: 02/23/1999-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KF29C-00
BIOS OEM string: P6BX - ATX VER 2.1
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Thanks for your help. Greatly appreciated
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