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80GB: 02/23/1999-i440BX-SMC60X-2A69KB0CC

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:41 am
by jlribas
Hello, I need an update for this bios in order to install a new HD 80 GB. This are the specifications

BIOS Date: 02/23/99
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 02/23/1999-i440BX-SMC60X-2A69KB0CC
OEM Sign-On: TBA0224B
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Superio: SMC 60x rev 0 found at port 3F0h
CPU: Pentium III 450 Mhz MAX: 550 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:33 pm
by ajzchips
Should be a BIOSTAR M6TBA board.
A patched BIOS version is here:

Make sure your board revision is V1.2 or below.


Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:58 pm
by jlribas
The upgrade that you say is not for rev 1.3 of this motherboard, that indeed is M6TBA.
the problem is that the OEM number is not the same (TBA0224B).
I'm not sure that this upgrade would be the good one.
Thank you

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:35 pm
by ajzchips
Now you understand the benefits of providing us with ALL of the information you have :-)

OK, the BIOS you need is: ... a1124b.exe


Our utility states:
"BIOS already supports HDDs over 32GB & 64GB"

NOTE: The OEM message changes because BIOSTAR includes the month and day of the release as part of it.

DOS without config.sys

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:02 pm
by jlribas
Ok, thank you for yor support. I'm going to use this upgrade. I've just downloaded it. Only one thing more, is about the starter disk DOS without config.sys and autoexec.bat. Do you know how can I make one?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:04 pm
by ajzchips
Create a DRDOS bootdisk from

still don't work

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:23 pm
by jlribas
I've flashed the BIOS version with the upgrade and I've installed win XP, but a the end, when you restart, the system shows a black windows and stop.
When the instalation is in progress the system recognize the HD capacity and the bios always recognize the HD, but I don't know which is the problem.

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:03 pm
by NickS
Does WinXP install OK on a smaller (<32GB) drive ?

Installation Ok

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:10 pm
by jlribas
Thank you for all your useful help. In other way in would not be posible to actualize my BIOS. Finally the system is working fine. The last problem was a simple monitor resolution problem.

This forum is extremely useful, due to people like you.
I'm in debt with you.

Best regards
Have a nice day