40GB: 01/13/98-i440LX-2A69JF09C-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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My BIOS doesn't recognise a 40GB Seagate Barrcuda ATA III Model ST340824A
Can anybody help with to get the right BIOS update.

This is what BIOS agent came up with:
Program: eSupport.com BIOS Detect v1.2 July 21, 2003
BIOS Date: 01/13/98
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 01/13/98-i440LX-2A69JF09C-00
OEM Sign-On: Version VBS 1.11 B VL-601
Chipset: Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
Superio: Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
CPU Type: Pentium II
CPU Speed: 233 Mhz
CPU Max: 400 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 128K
Memory Installed: 128 MB
Memory Maximum: 384 MB

Thank you for helping me,
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Looks like an OEM-Version - at least the Bios OEM message looks like OEM-Bios .
Try an update from your computer manufacturer or use FIC Bios but you'll have to determine the Board Revision(PCB) first .
Usually written onto the mainboard in the corner/edge near the last ISA Slot (1.1 or 1.3)

It's possible this Board is not a VL-601 (FIC seems to have used this Bios-ID on a lot of mainboards) so please hav a look onto your board for a model number

VBS ID looks a lilttle like Vobis/Maxdata .....
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