bios update w6lxb motherboard

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I currently have an award modular bios v4.51pg dated 03/16/98. it will not support hd>32 gb and also i get a message when installing windowsxp that it is not compatible. is there an upgrade out there to resolve. thanks for any help you can provide. :?:

the chipset is intel440ex/lx rev3

bios id is 03/16/98-i440lx-w997-2a69jwobc-04
The UniFlasher
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Wintac/Edom W6LXB board. I can't find any BIOS for this board...
Use drive overlay software from HDD manufacturer or add-on PCI EIDE controller with own BIOS for HDDs over 32GB.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
The Hardware Archivist
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You are running the last bios Wintac ever released for this board, there's no newer version.

Rainbow: if you want it let me know.

Harddisk: will solve that problem.
Windows XP: although you have no ACPI support, you should be able to install XP if you must.
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Strange, but his BIOS does have ACPI support. Perhaps incompatible with WinXP, but the support's there...

There's a beta: 2A69JW0G.BIN, dated 5/1998, which might actually work on his board. Wintac often changed BIOS ID strings with their updates (last-letter changes).


If you have a spare (and compatible) BIOS chip, and "master" the art of hotflashing, I'd give it a try if I were you.
DO NOT risk flashing this BIOS on your original BIOS chip.

If you're willing to try it out, send me an email request.
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http://wims.rainbow-software.orgedwin lists two untested versions, read the .txt file first to see what version you need (1Mbit/2Mbit). Please report the results.

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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