80GB : 09/11/1998-SiS-5598-2A5IIAT9C-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Arrival
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Hello,

Last week-end i bought a brand new Samsung SpinPoint 80Gb HD for my old PC, but unfortunately the BIOS couldn't detect the new drive. It hangs on 'auto-detect' and so on...

Here are all the BIOS informations I've found on my PC :

Program: Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 3.23
Program: eSupport.com BIOS Detect v1.2 July 21, 2003
BIOS Date: 09/11/98
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 09/11/1998-SiS-5598-2A5IIAT9C-00
OEM Sign-On: TX98 BIOS Rev.F 12-SEP-1998
Chipset: SiS 5597 rev 16
Superio: ITE 8661/SiS 6801 rev 2 found at port 279h


Please can you tell me what can I do to upgrade that BIOS so that finally the new HDD can be recognized ?

Thank you ! :)
edwin
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ASK technology TX98

make a backup with awdflash

Any 6.xx or 7.xx AWARD flasher will do fine.
You can try version 6.00a from:
http://www.8ung.at/th2chips/award/index.html



awdflash /Pn /Sy TX98.bin

from a bootable floppy. send TX98.bin file to edwin@wimsbios.com or rainbow@wimsbios.com and we'll try and patch it.
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Arrival
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Hi Edwin,

Thanks for all the help ! So I've followed your advice from your last email.
And now I've just sent the TX98 file to you as requested.

Best regards,
Arrival :)
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And I have replied with a patched version + instructions. Let us know how it went.
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Arrival
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Wonderful !
All is now working perfectly.

So a very big heartfelt THANK YOU to Edwin, for all his help and his patience.

Best regards,

Arrival :D
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No problem there, thanks for the feedback, patched bios has been put online at http://wims.rainbow-software.org it might take some time before it shows up in the index page.
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