Amptron bios upgrade / 80GB HDD not recongnized

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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brajohns
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:58 am

I had to replace my motherboard, so I bought an old one off eBay that was similar to mine. Now my hard drives aren't recognized. I have two Hitachi 80GB drives. The bios id is 12-18-1998-i440BX-PII-3100-010C-00. Apparently it's an Amptron, which seems to be out of business. I've searched but can't find an updated bios. If anyone has a clue how to track down a Bios upgrade, I'd appreciate it.
edwin
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Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:14 am

Going to check my offline archive. It's possible we're going to need a backup copy of your current bios to see if we can patch big disk support into it.
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edwin
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Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:47 pm

Amptron PII-3100B board, patched untested bios available here:
http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/
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