20GB: 1430VX-SMC37C93-2A59GB3JC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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quinnsta
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Have a western digital 20 gb hard drive new out of the box....cannot get it to see more then around 8 gigs of the 20. The pc is packard bell multimedia 730 pc. (old yes i know) All i really need it to do is play music but it cant store enough songs. Need to see all of the 20 gigs? Please help
Here is some other random info,
Packard Bell bios v1.25I

Award Plug and play bios extensions v 1.0a
copyright 1996 award software inc
04/28/98 ID: 1430VX-SMC37C93-2A59GB3JC-00 Thats the numbers at the bottom of the boot up screen
Any help would be great thank you
edwin
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that is the last bios ever released for it and it misses int13 support, so it cannot be patched.

ATA100/ATA133 controller card is the only real option.
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
ajzchips
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Or... if you only need it for playing music and large music file storage, why not try the drive-overlay software provided by your HDD manufacturer?
quinnsta
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The drive overlay tip works perfect thanks for all your help
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