80GB: 10/19/1999-i440BX-SMC602-6A69KM3JC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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mangroa
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Hi,

My HP pc will not recognise my new Seagate ST380021A. The pc locks up when I auto detect the HD.
The HD works fine if I set the jumpers on the HD to limit to 32Gb.

I downloaded the above BIOS from HP. This has not fixed the problem.

Can anyone help me access the whole disk???

Thanks
Alan
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Patched BIOS is already present at http://wims.rainbow-software.org/ ("HP Brio BAx (MiTAC PX6600NK)")
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Weird. I have that board listed as the Mitac 6110ZU/VA D7600-60004. Used in Brio BA600, Brio BAX, Vectra VEi8. Where did you get the ID from? Bios string matches BTW.
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mangroa
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That worked!
Many thanks.

ps Its an HP Vectra VEi8 PC.
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edwin wrote:Weird. I have that board listed as the Mitac 6110ZU/VA D7600-60004. Used in Brio BA600, Brio BAX, Vectra VEi8. Where did you get the ID from? Bios string matches BTW.
Here http://www.motherboards.org/mobocop/vie ... 16603.html :roll:
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Rainbow wrote:
edwin wrote:Weird. I have that board listed as the Mitac 6110ZU/VA D7600-60004. Used in Brio BA600, Brio BAX, Vectra VEi8. Where did you get the ID from? Bios string matches BTW.
Here http://www.motherboards.org/mobocop/vie ... 16603.html :roll:
:? Another quirck in the mobocop database yet again......... :? :roll:
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Maybe we should change the name of the patched BIOS ?
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NickS wrote:Maybe we should change the name of the patched BIOS ?
Lets be sure what we are dealing with here first. Not totally sure if that mobocop case was a "quirk" in the system or not at this point.

Things at HP are so goofed up right now, its hard to say what info is correct....
Just when I thought it was going to be easy...

I need to find the names to some model numbers and I need to find out what the difference is between two different names for the same board (MS-6367 vs. Mambo/Samba to name one). And I just found out HP in its inexplicable wisdom has decided to use more than one board in the same system (441.se with the MS-6367 and P4S-LA).
That quote was taken from evasive's/edwin's HP page.....

going to have to research this a bit more....
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PX6600NK is a Pentium Pro board.

http://mitac.mic.com.tw/service/Bi_1.htm

and directly from the PX6600NK manual:
1.1.1 System Board
* ZIF CPU socket for Intel Pentium Pro 150/166/180/200MHz CPU, with 16KB on-chip L1 cache and integrated 256KB (for the 150/180/200MHz versions) / 512KB (for the 166/200MHz versions) L2 cache memory
* Intel 82440FX PCIset consists of:
- 82441FX PCI bridge & Memory controller (PMC)
- 82442FX Data Bus accelerator (DBX)
* Controller:
- PIIX3 (82371SB PCI ISA/IDE accelerator)
- PC87308 super I/O controller
- CS4236 or CS4232+OPL3 audio CODEC (factory option)
* Four 72-pin SIMM sockets configurable up to 256MB
* I/O support:
- two serial ports
- one parallel port
- one PS/2 keyboard connector
- one PS/2 mouse connector
* Expansion slots: (All add-in connectors will accommodate full length add-in cards.)
- three PCI slots
- three ISA slots
- one PCI/ISA slot
I think it's wise to rename the file.
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Done.
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Thanks. Added a comment to this extent to the mobocop case.
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ozrebel41260
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Hi,

I have tried using the bios upgrade provided at http://wims.rainbow-software.org for Vectra vei8. I used Award Flasher 8.12 to do the upgrading, and prior to the upgrade my bios type was Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG and the OEM sign-on was HW.27.10(QHW.10.01) Since upgrading this has now changed to HW.27.10(QHW.10.01) patched for 128GB HDD by Wim's team.

So far so good :-)

The only problem is that when I plug in my new 80GB drive as secondary master and power up the machine - nothing. Still not recognised. I have tried setting cyliders and heads etc. manually in the BIOS with still no result.

Does anyone have any tips as to where I might have gone wrong.

Did I first need to get the most recent update from the manufacturers site, or is there something else simple I might have missed?
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Is the HDD working at all ? > Does it spin-up ?
WD drive ? > Remeber to use the Single-Master setting if no second drive is connected with it
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Thanks for your response. The good news (well for me anyway) is that after a bit of frigging around with jumpers I got it to work.

Thanks to all concerned with providing this page and the patches. It's an outstanding resource!

Cheers

Tony
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