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by NickS
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Toshiba Satellite A40 (Bios Corrupt, Need to Flash, Help!)
Replies: 3
Views: 12538

Well, it seems to be simple if you have Nero. 1. Download A40.exe and use it to create a floppy that has the flash files. 2. Create a bootable floppy that has no memory drivers, ramdrives, etc but does have the CD driver and the flash files. I used boot98sc.exe from www.bootdisk.com and butchered it...
by NickS
Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Toshiba Satellite A40 (Bios Corrupt, Need to Flash, Help!)
Replies: 3
Views: 12538

Hi, sorry but we are all volunteers here and don't watch the board around the clock.

Option 1 sounds reasonable.

I'm just trying right now to create a bootable CD following the instructions in this article, as I've not done it before.
by NickS
Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Acer Travelmate 4502LMi Won't power on
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Are you in the EU? If so, you may have 2 years warranty. Effective from 1st January 2002, the EU Directive to extend warranty on consumer products from 1- to 2- years, came into effect. This directive only impacts EU member state countries and will be phased in as the EU member states implement the ...
by NickS
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: seagate 500gb hard drive..my pc couldn't recognized..
Replies: 5
Views: 4799

Sorry for the delay - I guess you're using XP Home, which I don't have access to today as I'm using XP Professional at work. Do you get a noise ("bloo-bloop") when you plug the case into the USB port? If not, check in Device Manager. Assuming you're using the default Control Panel setup: 1. Click St...
by NickS
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: HP VEi8+bios Patch for128GB+WinXP=problem!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

Giii wrote: The problem is that win xp work only on the system were it was installed???

If I format my 80GB HD and install Win xp on this new sytem it work??
Probably.
by NickS
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: seagate 500gb hard drive..my pc couldn't recognized..
Replies: 5
Views: 4799

Re: same subject...500Gb seagate

jtrinidadph wrote:thanks for the reply..2nd question..how do I format and partition the hard drive if I don't see it in my folder. You're supposed to see an icon popping up that tells you the pc is reading your hard drive.
What OS are you using?
by NickS
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: PCCHIPS M726 doesn't recognize 80GB HDDs
Replies: 7
Views: 3838

cp: is there no hope of using a later BIOS?
See http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic3808.html
by NickS
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: My hard drive isn't recognized
Topic: 80GB: BX-6XP2
Replies: 17
Views: 8606

raisOr wrote:Does anybody maybe still have that BIOS Update on his/her HDD ???
Yes :)
by NickS
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: compal cl50 unable to update bios
Replies: 18
Views: 10770

Sorry for the delay, I've been on a couple of courses. I was wondering whether there was a mismatch between the BIOS file size and the device size, but they are both 4 Mbits. So that's not the reason. The fact that you have managed to boot it once makes me think that it is not a BIOS problem and you...
by NickS
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: compal cl50 unable to update bios
Replies: 18
Views: 10770

It sounds as though the ACPI is not well supported in the current BIOS, so I can understand your desire to update. What I meant by BIOS chip type was 29F004 or similar. BIOS EEPROM chips have a signature that identifies the chip type so that BIOS flash programs (e.g. Uniflash) can handle them correc...
by NickS
Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: compal cl50 unable to update bios
Replies: 18
Views: 10770

during installation setup, xp asked to press F6 to use other devices, i was advised to press F5 instead. however, my cpu speed has dropped from 1.6G to 600MHZ after the successful installation. I would suggest a utility like Notebook Hardware Control (NHC) to see whether you can vary the CPU speed....
by NickS
Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: ECS K8T890-A is dead! boot block recovery doens't help
Replies: 5
Views: 4735

OK, that's a 49LF004B LPC (Low Pin Count) chip, equivalent to a FWH (Firmware Hub) and so it is probably not easy to fool it into thinking that the firmware is corrupt to force bootblock recovery. On your motherboard, is the chip at bottom left of the picture in a socket? If so your best bet will be...
by NickS
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Upgrading a 390x with PC133SDRAM not possibble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

The FAQ is not quite correct. A PC133 DIMM cannot always be be used instead of a PC100 DIMM. Other factors have to be taken into account such as the RAM organisation: I assume that you read the FAQ section on 256MB DIMMs. If these factors are OK, there is a good chance that it will work. One reason ...
by NickS
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: compal cl50 unable to update bios
Replies: 18
Views: 10770

What is the current BIOS information?
by NickS
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Video (VGA) and other BIOS/Firmware
Topic: Disable onboard VGA on MS-6368 MOBO - Jumper Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 5014

Borrow an AGP video card?
Which version of motherboard PCB do you have - 5.x or 2.1?