120GB: 693-686-6A6LGJ1CC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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kimical
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Need BIOS update for this so I can install a new 120 GB hard drive.

Thanks!!

Kim
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Is full ID (from BIOS Agent or similar) something like:
bios id 12/21/00-693-686-6a6lgj1cc
bios eval v.bn693x b02 12-21-2000
?
Original BIOS at http://www.zdnet.de/treiber/man_prod/bo ... os-wc.html? Need the "bn693x" or similar to identify the board if it is the Bona OEM version of Jetway.
kimical
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Actually, no. It is 02-13-2001 693-686-6A6LGJ1CC-00
v.6.00PGN
I don't have anything similar to bios eval v.bn693x b02 12-21-2000

Must be completely different. Thanks, though!

Kim
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An Award 6.00 Bios with this date should support at least up to 128GB
What's the problem you have ? > Detected as 32GB ? > Remove 32GB Limitation clip on your HDD

Plesa press "pause/Break" Key on your keyboard on the first screen with your Bios-ID an look in the upper left cornber just below the Award Logo - the needed Info should be there
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kimical wrote:I don't have anything similar to bios eval v.bn693x b02 12-21-2000
It will only say "bios eval" if you used something like BIOS Agent as I suggested. As Denniss says, look at the top left of the memory count screen under the Award logo. Or use BIOS Agent.
kimical
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It detects the drive, but it won't allow it to be formatted. It says it can't find the drive when I try to format.
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How about that message in the top left or the BIOS eval output ?
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fdisk or format?
It says it can't find the drive when I try to format.
which version of fdisk?
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
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Prior to formatting a HDD it must be partitioned with FDISK or other Tools
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Denniss wrote:Prior to formatting a HDD it must be partitioned with FDISK or other Tools
LOL! Sometimes I overlook the bleedin' obvious.
kimical
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Yes, I tried fdisk and format, but it still says it's undetected. I have the Win2k version of fdisk. I'm using Win2k. Maybe a faulty drive?
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Try using the WinME version of FDISK/FORMAT from www.bootdisk.com
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