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Unable to find Epox 4G4A+ Bios update
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:33 am
i have been searching for weeks to find the 05/13/2003 bios update. i have found the 2002 update but the 2003 update has Added Large HDD support. I have found the link on the manufacturers website here:
but the link there is broken and this is the only place i can find the 2003 update. Is there any one that can help me?
the bios update is for the EP-4G4A, EP-4G4A+, EP-4G4AI models
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:52 am
Well EpOX is officially dead and some people have gathered the remains to create Supox but alas no downloads for old boards. I'm going to check my offline archive, it may be in there somewhere. Pray...
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:13 am
Is there any one that has any information on this mobo?
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:33 pm
I fear not, EpoX has left the building so to speak. I have a
11/04/2002 For Intel 845G/GL Chipset
bios here, not the 2003 one. Just how big is the harddisk you're trying to connect?
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:52 pm
Last Bios there is of 10/2002 but thy still have lots of old Bios.
Edit: Even the 2theMax 4G4A series (rebranded Epox it seems) has the last Bios of 10/2002.
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:43 pm
that is US notation so mine is from 11/2002... I have archived the entire FTP-server at one time but I seem to have missed the latest updates
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:02 pm
My HDD is a 400 gig Segate IDE.
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:32 am
Hmm, with an Award 6.00PG Bios dated 2002 it should at least be operable with 137GB (128GiB) in Bios. Any modern Os like W2K/XP, Linux or newer should be able to detect the capacity above without problems, only the boot partition needs to be within the size your Bios recognizes.
If your Bios hangs on detection you may have to limit your drive to show only 32 or 128 GiB in Bios but, as said above, those OS should recognize all capacity above once loaded.
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:56 am
Well i tried to use the DOS-Based BIOS Programmer that is intergrated on the board and that went fine but i think that it may have failed and erased my bios completely because once it restarted all i got was a blank screen... but it is ok this is an old board and i can transfer all my files to a dfferent computer thanks every one for your help but i think this board was doomed from the start...
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:16 pm
I managed to archive the entire Epox ftp 2 years ago, & luck has it, I have
the bios update you're looking for...
I just opened it up with modbin6 to confirm it....
It was the same bios in the 4G4A & 4G4A+ folders...
In fact, I seem to have every release of bios for this board previous
to this latest release...
And here's the download of your bios...
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:42 pm
Do you still have the Epox ftp?
I'm interested in the files for the 4G4A+