40GB: 09/10/1998-i440LX-2A69JF3BC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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FMG
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I bought a new HDD (SEAGATE 40GB, 7200 rpm, ATA 133) and my BIOS doesn't recognize it.

PLEASE HELP ME!

BIOS info:
BIOS ID : 2A69JF3BC
BIOS Date : 09/10/1998
BIOS Signon: 09/10/1998-i440LX-2A69JF3BC-00
BIOS Type : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Super I/O : SMC 60x rev 0 found at port 3F0h
Chipset : Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
OEM Signon : INTEL 82440LX VER:1.5

Where do I find FLASHBIOS update for mine?
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Google turns up http://www.biosrepair.com/bioslogo/right11.htm which suggests it's a FYI (Full Yes) BIOS and probably you have the latest (1.5) if the file lxv1-5.bin is the latest. I'll check whether that is yours and whether it can be patched.
The FYI 82440LX does not appear on the list at nix.ru
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Dead links everywhere.... found at http://www.pchome.net/dld/download.php? ... Lxv1-5.bin in the end. Patched and heading your way....
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I have the board's manual, just in case you need it.
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FMG
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Thank you very much, but I'm not sure if the bin file will be a good version for mine.

Thanks anyway
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It is the same bios you are already running, only with the 32GB limit bug removed.
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@FMG: If you check the text file you will find that the BIOS ID and old BIOS OEM message are the same as yours - it is the same BIOS, just (as Edwin says) patched to remove some of the bugs.
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I've flashed with the moded bios file (lx1-5x.bin) and the process was OK.
But when I've started the BIOS autodetection utility the system hangs. :(
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Is that in the "Standard CMOS Setup" ?
If you:
- power down and disconnect the HDD
- power up, go into Setup ->Standard CMOS Setup, set drive type and mode to "auto"/"auto" and save.
-power down and reconnect the drive
-power up.
Does POST show the drive OK?

I can send you the same BIOS patched with bp if that does not work.
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Thanks Nick, but it doesn´t work.

I did:
- power down and disconnect the HDD
- power up, go into Setup ->Standard CMOS Setup, and in the screen only appears:

Primary Master .... Auto (no more)


and the system hungs.
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OK, I'll send the other version patched with bp in a little while....sent.
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in an email, FMG wrote:I`ve installed the "bp" patch version. It works OK, it solves the hang-up problem and the system looks like very stable and solid. I've installed XP and the system have no problem. It's fantastic. Thank you very much.
Thanks for the feedback !
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