160GB: Asus k7m-rm

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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hi all i have a maxtor 6y160po hdd and my bios does not detect it right it shows in bios as 33000mb and in xp as 31,49gb i tried everything clj jumper, user settings that written on maxtor hp and so on.

can someone help me?

my motherboard is a asus k7m-rm and my bios is a amibios from february 2000 bios id is 62-0117-000000-00101111-071595-A751V686-1AABA130
i hope someone can help me to get the hdd to run.

here is the report from bios agent

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.23
BIOS Date: 08/02/00
BIOS Type: American Megatrends
BIOS ID: 62-0117-000000-00101111-071595-A751V686-1AABA130
OEM Sign-On:
Chipset: AMD 751 rev 37
Superio: VIA 686 rev 27 found at port 4h
CPU: Athlon(tm) 800 Mhz MAX: 850 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 128 MB
Memory Maximum: 1536 MB
Memory Slot 01: 0 MB
Memory Slot 02: 0 MB
Memory Slot 03: 128 MB

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If you have removed the 32GB limiting jumper from the harddisk and it hangs on being detected you are in for an add-in ATA100/ATA133 IDE controller card since no updated bios was ever released for this board and we can only patch Award bioses up to 128GB. Yours is AMI and your harddisk is even larger...

http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download ... uage=en-us

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The very latest Bios is here :
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/S ... m802rm.zip

Flash Prog here :
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/S ... ifl827.zip

But support should be limited to 128GB but it should fully support a 120GB HDD

Either exchange your 160GB for a 120GB HDD or get an Add-In IDE/UDMA Controller card supporting HDD >128GB