40GB: 05/11/1999 -i440 BX-ED-2A69KD4FC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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harleyd
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Just bought a 4o GB harddisk before I found out that my motherboard would have problems recognizing it.
Following the information of the Bios detect:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Detect v1.2 July 21, 2003
BIOS Date: 05/11/99
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 05/11/1999-i440BX-ED-2A69KD4FC-00
OEM Sign-On:
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Superio: Winbond 977EF rev 4 found at port 3F0h
CPU Type: Pentium II
CPU Speed: 400 Mhz
CPU Max: 400 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 256 MB
Memory Maximum: 768 MB

OS Dos and Linux

According to the information on the motherboard and confirmed by the manual my board is a PB50-BX. The manual says it is a rev AB+, the motherboard reads rev A only.

Found the Itox an DFI sites not helpful and did not find anything that could be of help.

Would a update also update the USB version?
edwin
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I searched for 1.5 minutes and found this:
http://www.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/PB61BX0530.ZIP
05/30/2000-i440BX-FD-2A69KD4FC-00
which supports harddisks up to 128GB
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USB version is hardware dependant, so no. You need a new motherboard or an add-in USB2.0 card.
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harleyd
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You must have a better search engine :D and most probably a better internet connection.
I have tried two nights to get the site and after finaly being ther I found really nothing what could help.

Hartelijk bedankt for the fast repply.
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True. Most likely you don't have a 1Mbit connection there...

Graag gedaan :)

In this case my "Search engine": My Favorites

Good search engine: http://www.google.com
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harleyd
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Mine search favorite is also google. How else would I have found Wimsbios :D
Update done ans succesful. Keep up the goed work. :!:
Put Wim on my bookmark list.
Thanks again. :D
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