20GB: 10/28/97-i430TX-2A59IM4CC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Jag
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BIOS Manufacturer: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 10/28/97-i430TX-2A59IM4CC-00
BIOS Date: 10/28/97
BIOS OEM Signon: W5170MS V1.3 040298
BIOS ROM size: 128k
Chipset: Intel Triton 430TX rev 1
Super I/O Chip: Intel 82091AA rev 160 found at port 24h

Thanking you for any assistance in advance.
edwin
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Microstar MS-5170

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Patched bios available here:
http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/

PLEASE let us know the result.
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
Jag
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Thanks edwin for your speedy response ..

I downloaded and ran Flash Memory Writer V8.12.
Entered the filename W570MS15.BIN at the prompt, then the following message(s) were displayed:

Image file is NOT original BIOS
!!BIOS image file checksum not zero!!
Check to see if FDD & HDD error occurred
Avoid using file saved from M/B directly

Press any key to continue

Flash type displays - INTEL 28F001BX-T /12V

Do you want to save BIOS Y/N?

At this point I entered N as I wasnt too sure what the outcome from the previous messages would have been.

The message "The program file's part number does not match with your system" is displayed, the program exits to the DOS prompt.

Any further suggestions as to what to do next?

Thanks
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The message "The program file's part number does not match with your system" occurs because the BIOS ID in the system is 10/28/97-i430TX-2A59IM4CC-00 and the BIOS Edwin has sent you is 06/16/1998-i430TX-2A59IM4DC-00. That does not necessarily mean that the BIOS is wrong; sometimes the manufacturer changed more of the BIOS ID than they should.

I would use Uniflash.
Tested patched BIOSes. Untested patched BIOSes.
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edwin: Where you got that BIOS? The latest one on MSI site is:
10/28/97-i430TX-2A59IM4CC-00
W5170MS V1.4 063098
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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