120GB: 52-0323-001437-00101111-071595-000000-001_01_M598LM

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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BOARD: PC CHIPSM598 (PCB version 5.0)
Bios ID: 52-0323-001437-00101111-071595-000000-001_01_M598LMR-H
Bios Date: 03/23/2000S
Chipset: SIS530

Current ami bios LOCKS UP if setup to "AUTO" mode, or if I try to enter "14596 cyl" manually.

It's a super-socket 7 system with an AMD K6-II 400 Mhz cpu, two pci slots, and one ISA.

It has onboard LAN/Sound (SoundPro)/Video/Modem. But of all these features I only need the onboard SIS530 VGA, all others are currently disabled via jumpers.

So I wouldn't mind losing the "on board features" for a bios that allows my system to WORK with the Samsung 120gb SV1204H.

The parameters I'm trying to enter on the bios are:
14596 cyl 255 heads, 63 sect.

If I select "auto detect", the bios hangs. If I manually try to enter the LBA data, as soon as I enter "14596 cyl" I get a hard lockup (not even cursor moves).

Is it possible to patch this bios to allow large-ide compatibility?

Would upgrading to MRBios be even possible on this "highly customized" motherboard?
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Your Board should be this :

Bios :

The Cyl Head Sector size you tried to enter - are these the values written onto the HDD ?
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