60GB: 08/21/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KL1AC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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william
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hello and thanks in advance!
I have spent a lot of time trying to get my computer to recognize my new harddisk, and i have'nt managed yet.
I need to update my BIOS in order for it to work, but alas. I can't find
the proper file ...

System Mainboard
Manufacturer : Lucky Star
BIOS ID : 08/21/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KL1AC-00
Chipset : Intel 440BX Chipset


System BIOS
Manufacturer : AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Version : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Date : 08/21/98
Plug & Play Version : 1.00

can anybody help?
thx
william
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Is tht the 9KA5 or the 9KA6 BIOS ? Check the BIOS OEM message just below the Award logo, top left in the memory count page. If 9KA5 I have a tested patched version just waiting to be indexed by Rainbow....
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william
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hello and thanks for the help
I have restarted my comp and checked out a few other parameters.
unfortunately I haven't anything like 9KA5 or so.
when I restart my comp, I see this Nr
#AD3-05 below the award logo.
(by the way: on my bios on the motherboard,i found this s/n
136402101 Pci/Pnp 686)

I haven't found any lucky star specifications on the motherboard,
but this:
Intel pci set FW82371EB
SL2MY

no idea,if these informations are usefull to you
william
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AH, I didn't spot the "TF". According to Google, Edwin (as evasive at motherboards.org) wrote
unknown i440BX-W977TF-2A69KL1AC-00 = 6ABX2V
http://www.bios.ru/konf/index.php?msid=1815
So we need to patch that one.
[update]Or we don't. Check out this thread:
http://www.wimsbios.net/phpBB2/viewtopi ... highlight=

or "Search" (link at top of page) for 6ABX2V.
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william
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thanx for the info!
the code 6ABX2V remains a mystery to me , anyway
i hope to have downloaded the right .bin file
(9ka7-1.bin) and will try to update BIOS after supper

have a nice day
william
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That is a model number that should be printed somewhere on your motherboard. If not, look for something similar, it may save your board from a bad flash...
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
william
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thanx to you, everything is just workin' out fine :D
maximum respect , really!
I can just wish you a nice day
so long
william
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