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by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: legacy support
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

megaman322000 wrote:I will try it again after I get home from work in the morning at 3:30am.
Hey, don't expect us to be online! :wink:
by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: TRansportNX / Chicony 989
Replies: 17
Views: 5153

OK...
1. What make/model of drive?
2. What OS do you plan to use?
3. Are your BIOS drive settings for size and type set to Auto & Auto?

(If you planned to use Linux or XP, you should be able to installl a 32GB clip jumper on the drive and the OS should see the real size)
by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Video (VGA) and other BIOS/Firmware
Topic: Updating VBIOS
Replies: 39
Views: 36487

jbell wrote:I'm sure you're right on version of cbrom. I've seen references to 2.20, but can't find a link. Do you know of one?
At apple_rom's site, http://www.rom.by/biosedit.htm
by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: TRansportNX / Chicony 989
Replies: 17
Views: 5153

OK, potted flashing guide. You need a basic DOS boot disk with no himem.sys, etc. We usually recommend the DRDOS diskette image from http://motherboards.mbarron.net/download/drdflash.exe. On the disk you need the flash program, AWDFLASH.EXE or whatever, and the BIOS file in .BIN form. The BIOS file ...
by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: TRansportNX / Chicony 989
Replies: 17
Views: 5153

OK, if you're sure you have a Chicony 989, there's a patched BIOS at the "untested" link in my signature, (Chicony 989).zip. Please let us have feedback. Don't forget to use /cc /cd /cp switches on the flasher command line to clear all existing CMOS etc settings, note down what you need to beforehan...
by NickS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: TRansportNX / Chicony 989
Replies: 17
Views: 5153

Darktower, welcome; Kuriaki has been seriously unwell. I'll repatch the BIOS for you, it'll take a few minutes.

[edit]Hmm, some complications on recompressing the file, so it'll take more than a couple of minutes.
by NickS
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Need help updating bios on my ol Shuttle HOT661
Replies: 19
Views: 6990

nrd wrote:Pretty sure it installed correctly, but how would I know for sure?
Hmm, that's why I always change the BIOS message. There's a version with a changed BIOS message at the "Untested" link in my signature, if you are happy to flash again - look for (661_128x).zip.
by NickS
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Pls help
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Noel wrote:
cp wrote:use awardflash with /py/sn as options
Thanks cp for the reply. But the motherboard is dead thats why Im hot flashing the bios chip from another motherboard. Can I hot flash using award flash with suggested command extension from other motherboards?
You should be able to, yes.
by NickS
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Asus P4P800 Deluxe MB Dead
Replies: 3
Views: 3326

Are you observing electrostatic safe handling precautions? Damage from static electricity can result in slow degradation and failure.
by NickS
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: my 20 gig hd isn't detected
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Powering on, hold the <Esc> key down. When the Power-On Self Test finishes, there should be a message to press the F1 key to enter BIOS setup. This works on my Tecra and Satellites.
by NickS
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Where can I find a motherboard manual?
Topic: Uniwill N258SAx Motherboard Manual Required to clear CMOS
Replies: 11
Views: 9096

Just for the record, a user at www.Amilo-Forums.com says that the 258SAx service manual shows there are 6 screws holding the CPU heatsink on but there are actually only 5 on the Amilo D1845. Tom, any news? I didn't realise the BIOS ROM was so accessible - just take the bottom plate off and there it ...
by NickS
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: Need help updating bios on my ol Shuttle HOT661
Replies: 19
Views: 6990

Are you sure that the BIOS http://wims.rainbow-software.org/index.php?start=236&count=1 installed successfully? Did you set TYPE and MODE to Auto? Shuttle HOT-661 v1.1, 2.0 6610S074 BIOS with fixes for the 32GB and 64GB limit bugs. This patched BIOS supports IDE drives upto 128GB, provided the hardd...
by NickS
Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Where can I find a motherboard manual?
Topic: Uniwill N258SAx Motherboard Manual Required to clear CMOS
Replies: 11
Views: 9096

Hi Tom, I guess you probably tried removing the battery by now....if not, I don't think you have much to lose. Have you checked whether BIOS recovery looks at the CD at all?
by NickS
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Where can I find a motherboard manual?
Topic: Uniwill N258SAx Motherboard Manual Required to clear CMOS
Replies: 11
Views: 9096

Well, I got the manual - not a lot of help, as it does not list jumper settings. It states that the BIOS is a 32-pin PLCC, 4 Mbit device. A block diagram shows that the BIOS is accessed through the keyboard controller. The CMOS is incorporated in the Sis963 Southbridge and I can't find a reference t...
by NickS
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: ASUS 32GB Fix needed for my daughter computer.
Replies: 38
Views: 13252

Lillekillen, can you try a work-around? Disconnect the HDD when you want to enter CMOS setup - leave the IDE type as Auto/Auto. Edwin, we have seen a couple of patched BIOSes that hung in CMOS setup. The IDE display I can understand - it may be that some versions of BIOS have a slightly different si...