Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#2894 by john
Tue May 28, 2002 6:49 am
I'm trying to install a larger (used) 1.2 G hard disk on an AST Ascentia 910n 486 laptop, but think I need to update my bios so a drive that size will be recognized. The setup screen lets me click on a program to update the bios, and asks that I insert a floppy in Drive A with the updated bios data. So I downloaded an update from the AST site. But when I unpacked it, I found it is too big to fit on a floppy. (The Disk.img file alone is 1.4mb, and there are also files called Disk, Diskfile, Extract, Readme.1st and Readme. These readme files have only a few words in them, so are no help!) My question is, should I reinstall my old hard drive with WIN95 (OSR2) and copy the bios files to a folder on drive C, then try to load that folder instead of the floppy when the computer asks me to insert a floppy with the bios data? Could this possibly cause a problem and ruin the whole computer? As you can see, I'm new at this, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.