80GB: 12/28/1998-ITE8671-2A69JV3QC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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wally
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Hi, all, i just bought a new CICERO Maxtor 80GB hdd, but my motherboard can't recognize it. It worked when it was limited to 32GB. Here's my BIOS Info:

Program: Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 3.23
Program: eSupport.com BIOS Detect v1.2 July 21, 2003
BIOS Date: 12/28/98
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 12/28/1998-ITE8671-2A69JV3QC-00
OEM Sign-On: BIOS-I-2M (81228)
Chipset: Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
Superio: ITE 8671 rev 1 found at port 279h


I searched http://wims.rainbow-software.org/index.php?count=-1, there is a "BIOS-I (81223) patched for HDD to 128 Gb", but mine is BIOS-I-2M (81228).

I hope someone can help! Thanks in advance!

Happy New Year!
edwin
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place board with keyboard connector in upper right corner. Check top surface in upper left corner for a 35-xxxx-xx marking and reply with that.
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wally
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edwin wrote:place board with keyboard connector in upper right corner. Check top surface in upper left corner for a 35-xxxx-xx marking and reply with that.
35-8841-03

Thanks a lot, edwin.
ajzchips
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Either the PcPartner LXB843D or EXB841D with the 2Mbit BIOS. You seem to have the latest version already. The version that's already patched is the 1Mbit (128KB) version.

http://www.pcpartner.com/support/bios/i440.htm#440lx
wally
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yep, i think i had the version (81228, latest version??), but i think this 2Mbit version is not patched, so my hdd couldnt be recognized at its full capacity. Where i can find this patched-bios?

Thanks. ajzchips.
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Patched with Rainbow's utility and sent. Please inform.
wally
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Patched with Rainbow's utility and sent. Please inform.


I tried the patched bios, but win98's fdisk detects a 12G instead a 80G, i know Microsoft's site offers an update to this FDISKproblem, but i wonder whether i will lose all the data i had in the 30G partition?

Thanks a lot for your email. ajzchips.
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if making new partitions with fdisk anything that was on the disk will be gone. backup before messing around with fdisk.
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wally
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Thank you very much. edwin, ajzchips. I have the full 80G now.

Happy new year!!!
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