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500GB HDD not recognized

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:03 pm
by Nötter
Yo I have

BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award
BIOS Date: May 13th 2005
BIOS ID: 05/13/2005-K8T890-8237-6A7L5PAAC-00-None
BIOS OEM: 05/13/2005 For VIA K8T890 Chipset - 6.00 PG
Chipset: VIA 82C238 rev 0
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Unknown
Motherboard: K8T890-8237

are there any updates for that?
I have samsung HD501LJ and my bios or my comp doesnt recognize it so maybe I should update bios?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:28 am
by KenH
This bios download here is the latest I could find for your board...

It's string is "09/30/2005-K8T890-8237-6A7L5PAAC-00"

All you can do until someone finds a later one, is flash it & see if it
supports your larger drive...

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:52 pm
by Denniss

Remember the 8237 Southbridge is often buggy with SATA-II (SATA-300) harddrives. You may have to jumper your drive to SATA-I (SATA-150). If there's no jumper then you miy need a utility from the HDD manufacturer.

Also make sure the drive is correctly powered and spins up.

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:24 pm
by Nötter
There is no jumper for that HDD (HD501LJ) but there is a utility which should be able to switch it from SATA-II to SATA but when I tried it the problem is the utility itself doesnt recognize the HDD if the HDD isnt recognized in BIOS so its kinda lose-lose situtation. Well, I try updating the bios and see what happens.

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:53 pm
by Nötter
What program I should use to flash my BIOS? And the program should have bootable CD option cause I have no Floppy Disk Drive. Help is appreciated.

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:58 pm
by edwin
some version of awdflash and you'll have to build a bootable DOS CD with both the flash utility and the .bin file on it.