60GB: Compaq Presario 5536

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Fishflap
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I have to flash my bios because I want to install a 60 GB harddisk.

my BiosID-number is: 11/26/1999-693-596-8671-2A6LGC3FC-00 .

It must be a Via Apollo Pro Plus (692/596) Chipset, but there is no such

board manufacted by Chaintech (C3)!

I have a Compaq Presario 5536 desktop pc.


:arrow: I'm very thankful for any help!! :D
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Google says it's a 6VTA3 - it's possible there a small sticker on your Bios Flashrom with 6VTA3 + some other ID written onto it
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I have a Compaq Presario 5536 desktop pc.
If this board is the original it should have a compaq spare part number on it. Please look for that number and post back with it.
Google says it's a 6VTA3 - it's possible there a small sticker on your Bios Flashrom with 6VTA3 + some other ID written onto it
If this board is infact a Compaq board, I cannot say for certain what a BIOS flash to a non-OEM version would do as far as damaging the board.<<---Airing on the side of caution here.
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yes, there is such a sticker:

6VTA3 - D10AN
UA8B47-5 V2.0
11/26/99 54A6

so,what's to do?

p.s. : is that the compaq spare part number or where can i find it?
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Compaq part numbers look like xxxxxx-xxx
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Like evasive said the Compaq spare part number should look like xxxxxx-xxx. and it should be on a sticker that say "replace with COMPAQ spare [xxxxxx-xxx]"
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