160GB: Asus k7m-rm

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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djravecreator
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Hi all i made the hdd run but if i reboot my pc all data is gone in my bios the hdd is recognized with 1mb in windows the hdd gets recognized with full 152gb but if i reboot my pc all data is gone and windows say the hdd isnt formated i looked for a bios update but it doesnt exist so i searched in google and found esupport.com they have a bios update for my Mobo and ami bios chip that suppurts but it costs 24,95$ i dont have that money and i dont have a creditcard is there a way to get the bios for free???? here is the email that esupport posts me:

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Anyone has a Idea how i can get a free Bios update????
edwin
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No bios upgrade was ever released for this board. Best solution is to buy an ATA100/ATA133 controller card. You can still use that when you replace the board later on (investment). Even the eSupport bios does not 160GB.
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Even the E-Support Bios will support only up to 137GB - as Edwin says get an Add-In controller card

Even the latest Bios Asus supports won't give you support for bigger HDD
ajzchips
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You don't mention which BIOS release you have.

The latest BIOS at ASUS' Taiwan site is 1.002 (16.02.2000)
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/slota/k7m-rm/

The latest at the German FTP is 6 months newer (02.08.2000)
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/S ... 51/K7M-RM/

...might solve your problem...
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More than likely it will have a 137,6GB barrier. To solve that problem you need a new core bios, it's higly unlikely they developed one for a board that old.
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As I said - limited to 128GB

The latest Bios fixes some incompatibility problems with UDMA100 HDD and might add support for T-Bird Slot-A Athlons
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