40GB: ASUS TX97

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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basteldoc
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Hi,folks

I'm looking for an update for my Award-BIOS, it will not accept the new 40GB HD. Before I had several 1,7GB HDDs. The internet-support of ASUS, they don't have better updates then Ver 0112XE, this didn't change anything. Please try to help me to use my "old" MoBo for the full use of the WD 400EB HDD. I don't like to depend on Ontrack's software. And I use Win 2000.

Award Modular BIOS V4.51PG 401 A0-0112XE

6-12-98 82430TX-TX97-XE_C-00

MoBo: ASUS TX97-XE Intel Cipset 430TX PCI


Thanks a lot, basteldoc
Rainbow
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It's Asus TX97-XE board.
I can patch the latest BETA BIOS to support HDDs upto 64GB if you want. It's at your own risk.
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BiosMan
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Hi Basteldoc,

Your timing is perfect. :-)
I have just completed the 0112xe-1 patch J.2 BIOS for the TX97-XE that supports IDE drives upto 128GB! Send me an e-mail and I will send you the BIOS. Your can find my e-mail address on my homepage via the link below.

Jan.
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basteldoc
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Hi Rainbow ,

I'm very happy you patched the bios for the asus-board !! :-))

Ok, please send me your update, I will try it and tell about the success in the forum !

Martin
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Try BiosMan's patched BIOS - if it's tested and works. I can only patch 32GB bug at this time - his BIOS has 64GB bug patched too, so it should work upto 128GB.
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basteldoc
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Hi Jan,

You're great !! The bios-patch for TX97-XE is working fine under Win2k with full capacity of 40GB of both master and slave HDD's !!
Thanks a lot ! It's a very good feeling not having to depend on curios software-HDD-patches...:-))

basteldoc :D :D
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Hi Basteldoc and Georgep,

Thank you both for testing this new TX97-XE patch! I'm pleased it works well. :D
I have put this 0112XEJ2 BIOS on my k6plus page, so its now available for download via the link below.

BiosMan.
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georgep
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Thank you BIOSMAN. It's cool to have a system with a nearly 5 year old motherboard that can still perform well, and utilize some of the latest and greatest hardware. :)

Epox MVP3G5,K6-3+450@618,256MB SDRAM,CL GF2 GTS,WD 40GB,Fortissimo II Sound
ASUS TX97-XE,K6-3+450@500,256MB SDRAM,Voodoo4 4500 PCI,WD 40GB,SB AWE64 Sound
tamer
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basteldoc wrote:Hi,folks

I'm looking for an update for my Award-BIOS, it will not accept the new 40GB HD. Before I had several 1,7GB HDDs. The internet-support of ASUS, they don't have better updates then Ver 0112XE, this didn't change anything. Please try to help me to use my "old" MoBo for the full use of the WD 400EB HDD. I don't like to depend on Ontrack's software. And I use Win 2000.

Award Modular BIOS V4.51PG 401 A0-0112XE

6-12-98 82430TX-TX97-XE_C-00

MoBo: ASUS TX97-XE Intel Cipset 430TX PCI


Thanks a lot, basteldoc
tamer
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basteldoc wrote:Hi,folks

I'm looking for an update for my Award-BIOS, it will not accept the new 40GB HD. Before I had several 1,7GB HDDs. The internet-support of ASUS, they don't have better updates then Ver 0112XE, this didn't change anything. Please try to help me to use my "old" MoBo for the full use of the WD 400EB HDD. I don't like to depend on Ontrack's software. And I use Win 2000.

Award Modular BIOS V4.51PG 401 A0-0112XE

6-12-98 82430TX-TX97-XE_C-00

MoBo: ASUS TX97-XE Intel Cipset 430TX PCI


Thanks a lot, basteldoc
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tamer - what are you doing :?: :!:
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larrikin
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Hi, I'm looking for WD 60gb support with the TX97-E. So far I've found Biosman's 112XE_J2 and Rainbow's patched 0112 (for the TX97) but nothing specifically for the 'E' version.

Also, I need to mention that I have found an ASUS beta version which is later than 0112 and which includes ACPI support, version 1001E-03.

These BIOS'es all seem to have a bug whereby the max LBA configuration C/H/S=4111/255/63 (used with drives > 33gb) only works on the secondary IDE channel. All I really need is for the primary channel to work in this configuration (not 'Primary master failed') and I am set.

larrikin

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Where is the ACPI BIOS?
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BiosMan
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I have the 1001E-03 ACPI BIOS. It is not newer than the 0112e-01 BIOS. They both have the same core date and are practically identical. The main difference is that the 1001E-03 BIOS has ACPI support, but no build-in SCSI support.

I can patch either BIOS. Which one do you like? :)

BiosMan.
P.S. Do not flash the TX97-XE BIOS on your TX97-E. It may kill you system! :wink:
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