80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by alipatcar » Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:49 pm

I require a BIOS update to recognize my new 80 GB hard-drive.
Can anyone help me find a bios update for i440x-2A69KD1KC. I'd greatly appreciate it.

thanks alot

Bob

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Post by soupy » Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:23 pm

Run CTBIOS and post results.

Looks like DTK PRM-00801 of some sort.

How can I identify DTK motherboards?

Ans: Please review your motherboard to find out the model name for your motherboard. It was printed on the motherboard. For Pentium series, model name could be "PAM-XXXXX", for Pentium Pro/II/III, model name could be "PRM-XXXXX"
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.

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Post by Rainbow » Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:11 pm

DTK has very friendly support pages - you can select BIOS by the ID. It's PRM-0080I E1.
The latest BIOS is
06/24/2000-i440BX-W977-2A69KD1KC-00
(2A69KD1K) DTKPRM0080I.P02.03.18-V3.18
http://www.dtk.com.tw/ftp/bios/80ie1/80e1-318.zip
It supports HDDs up to 128GB.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere

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Thanks Rainbow!!

Post by alipatcar » Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:48 pm

This worked great! A couple of points to help others.
I went to www.bootdisk.com to make a boot disk so that I could do the BIOS update. They have all the boot disks for various OSes.

I created a Windows 98 bootdisk...copied over the files from the ZIP file and noticed that I ran out of space on the floppy. I had to delete a copy of files so that the BIN file and EXE would fit...ran the Award BIOS program...flashed the BIOS...rebooted and the 80 GB drive was detected.

Once again, Thanks Rainbow....now off to fill up my disk drive!

bob

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Post by Denniss » Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:10 am

There's a special Biosflash DRDOS7 Bootdisk - seems you have not seen it .
Runs perfect

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Re: 80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by hojnikb » Tue May 11, 2010 8:53 pm

Ok, this thread may be 8+years old but it seems that i have the same problem.I've decided to bring my memorys from good old PIII days, soo i've built a configuration with this motherboard.But becouse i dont have a small hdd, i've putted in a 40GB wd 400bb and it did detected it after i've flashed bios to the latest (V 3.18) version which supposed to support 128gb disks.But when i try to do the second stage of windows xp installation, it simpy doesnt boot off the hdd, i get an error "error loading operation system" which seems to be related to wrong hdd detection.I've tried to install Linux,same, even tried to install the first stage of windows xp install on another pc, still the same problem.And i've noticed that disk doesnt get detected if its connected alone on its ide cable, only works if i connect a cdrom on the same cable.

Anyone has a clue how to fix this ancient machine ? :idea:

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Re: 80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by cp » Wed May 12, 2010 6:15 pm

the 40GB hdd should work fine. just leave the 400GB hdd unconfigured (set it to NONE) in the BIOS, it will be detected by the OS anyway (either XP with SP2+ or any recent Linux (-kernel) will work fine)
make sure to autodetect the 40GB HDD once and set its access mode to LBA. before the installation of either OS you should clear the MBR (just do a search for it on the web, there are plenty howtos).

the 64GB/128GB patch just makes sure the BIOS doesn't crash while detecting a large HDD (a nice buffer overflow). nothing more, nothing less. the more advanced patches make sure the correct size of the HDD is displayed (!!!) in the BIOS. this is just a cosmetic patch.
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.

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Re: 80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by hojnikb » Thu May 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Ill try if it wil work like that.

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Re: 80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by hojnikb » Thu May 13, 2010 10:04 pm

Ive disabled disk in bios, installed xubuntu and it boots up normally !
Now i have to try the same with windows

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Re: 80GB: i440x-2A69KD1KC-00

Post by cp » Fri May 14, 2010 9:28 pm

Make sure to install at least SP2 for Windows XP or SP4 for Windows 2000. LargeDiskSupport, as it is called by Microsoft, will then be enabled by default.
If you email me include [WIMSBIOS] in the subject.

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