40GB: DFI K6BV3+ (2A5LED4KC-00)

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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dpopovi2
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Hello, can anybody help me with this:
I use a DFI Motherboard K6BV3+ with Award Bios v4.51PG.
My new 40GB WDC 400BB wasn't recognized, so i flashed my bios
from the DFI-support site (from March.05.99 to May.08.99),
but still the drive isn't there.

Where can I get a valid bios?

Thank you very much for help, I'm really frustrated!!
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We should be able to patch one for you using Rainbow's utility. Hang on.....
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OK, it's in the mail to your listed email address.
Please report back.
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DFI has a Bios on their Beta site already supporting hdd up to 128GB .
http://sj.dfi.com.tw/support1/Beta%20Site/biosbeta.asp
Scroll down the list and you'll find a 1/2001 Bios
http://sj.dfi.com.tw/Download/Beta%20Si ... BA0115.ZIP > copy and paste the link !
> K6BV3+ Rev A
To solve the system will hang up if HDD is over 65GB.
Support Auto detect IDE HDD when press "Enter" key on Auto type of HDD item in BIOS.

Edit : Bioslink corrected
Last edited by Denniss on Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:31 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Ah, well spotted. (Why don't they link to the beta site from the main download page?)
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damianm7
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Hi everyone - first post here.

I'm having the exact same problem dpopovi2 details above, with the exact same BIOS and drive.

I'm glad to know there's some kind of patch or fix for it, but unfortunately this link below

http://sj.dfi.com.tw/Download/Beta%20Si ... BA0115.ZIP

..doesn't work any longer.

Does anyone have a copy of this file, or know of a new location to download it from? DFI's site still points to the invalid URL.

Thanks!
damianm7
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Forget it - I just found it

New URL:

http://www.dfi.com/support1/Beta%20Site ... BA0115.ZIP

Thanks for reading! :D
damianm7
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WTF?!?!?

'The program file's part number doesn't match with your system'

8O

I get the exact same model number dpopovi2 posted above, when I boot up the system.

What does this sh** mean, that the program file's part number doesn't match with my system?!?!

Edit: I /FORCEd it. It's not like it was working anyway. Seems to have booted up and accounted for the drive now. Any side effects to the /force I should look out for?
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Final update: couple hours later and this works just fine. The 40 GB are accounted for, I've been able to partition the drive and Ghost back the images for my system and data volumes back into the new drive, and (gasp) Windows started up just fine - it only asked to reboot once because of 'hardware changes'. Fine with me.

I defragged my data (hadn't been able to in some time.. my previous drive was an 850 mb Seagate - no kidding!), which now shows up as a tiny, tiny splinter in Defrag -it used to take the whole color bar-.

It's essentially the same machine, only with 19 GB+ free on each volume 8). I can dig it.
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damianm7 wrote:What does this mean, that the program file's part number doesn't match with my system?!?!
Some manufacturers changed the body of the BIOS ID string with the version, which was not what Award expected them to do - they should have changed the 2 characters at the end of the ID string and the date at the beginning.
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NickS wrote:
damianm7 wrote:What does this mean, that the program file's part number doesn't match with my system?!?!
Some manufacturers changed the body of the BIOS ID string with the version, which was not what Award expected them to do - they should have changed the 2 characters at the end of the ID string and the date at the beginning.
So you're saying it's the same BIOS, only with a bogus model no.? In other words, no need to worrY?

Thanks :).
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Yes. That is basically it. The mobo manufacturer f*cking up the ID-string but not the bios (I hope at least).
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