80GB: 09/09/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KC39C-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Have searched high and low about this, but have only found misleading info so far. Need to upgrade my bios due to buying a new 80gb hd which my current bios won't recognise... :?

Code in bottom-left when computer is turned on:


Have extablished it's made by chaintech, but their websites seem hopeless. Please help if you can, thanks in advance :)

El cheapo dude
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I've known most Chaintech boards to have a little sticker with the model number on them.
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It looks you have same chipsets as my mobo. I just installed a 60GB HD without upgrading BIOS. Go to IBM Website, from their Service & Download site download the utility program called Disk Manager 2000. The utility will using Dynamic Drive Overlay(DDO) to help old system to recognize disk's full capacity.
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But if you like your data, get a BIOS update.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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