40GB: 03/12/1999-691-586B-8661-2A6LFZ1AC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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raghumantap
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BX98 Tomato old mother board with VIA chipset 82c691is not supporting 40GB to its max capacity. Weather Any bios updation is available for Award modular bios V4. 51 PG.
Bios id string : 03/12/1999-691-586B-8661-2A6LFZ1AC-00.
Denniss
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A Google search come up with this :
http://www.motherboards.org/mobocop/vie ... /7781.html
Zida Tomato BX98-3D
http://www.zida.com/support/oldbios.htm
http://www.zida.com/download/bx98-3d/bios/bx3d108e.zip
Latest Bios from Zida is :
07/29/1999-691-586B-8661-2A6LFZ1AC-00
Bios Version message :
BX98-3D Ver 1.08 <990729>
Might support your 40Gb HDD but you have to remove the 32GB limitation jumper to test it !
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yup, 1.08 supports at least up to 128GB.
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
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Wow - seems to be good work from Zida with a 7/99 Bios for an old VIA 691 Mainboard supporting 128GB without having the 64GB BUG .
raghumantap
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Thank you all. I try to update bios.
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