40GB: FR520? (pic inside)

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

My Western Digital 40GB HD isn't recognized, can you help me? I don't know much about the BIOS or the motherboard, but it's a Packard Bell motherboard, with bios 00.1.27.

Packard Bell Support gives me the idea that the motherboard is is a "FR520 Miami"-model.

Well, I hope you can get all the info you need out of this picture:
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Thanks in advance,
Matthijs
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This the one?

http://support.packardbell-europe.com/s ... i.asp?c=ap

BIOS 1.29

http://support.packardbell-europe.com/s ... ads&lang=1&

This BIOS offers support for bigger harddrives (up to 35 GB). Also some minor other issues are solved.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
Matthijs
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soupy wrote:This the one?

http://support.packardbell-europe.com/s ... i.asp?c=ap

BIOS 1.29

http://support.packardbell-europe.com/s ... ads&lang=1&

This BIOS offers support for bigger harddrives (up to 35 GB). Also some minor other issues are solved.
Yes, I've seen this update, but as the topictitle suggests, we are talking about a 40 GB harddrive :)
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Try it. If it doesn't work, look into an add-on EIDE controller card.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
Matthijs
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Well, it isn't supposed to work, but it does :D Thanks mate!
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35GB >32GB, 32GB bug patched, next barrier is 64GB...
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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