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120GB: 08/28/1998-i440LX-W977TF-2A69JS2OC-00

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:52 pm
by pukkita

I ran inspector prior to updating to the latest (1AA4) version available, and this is what it found:

OEM Sign-On: KE-1A2 (now is KE-1AA4)
Chipset: Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
Superio: Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
CPU Type: Pentium II
CPU Speed: 266 Mhz
CPU Max: 333 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 128K
Memory Installed: 192 MB
Memory Maximum: 128 MB

Neither the 1A2 or the 1AA4 detect the hard disk (Seagate barracuda 120GB 2Mb cache version).

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:53 pm
by ajzchips
Version 1AA4 patched for upto 128GB support here:

Rainbow's utility used.

Please report results.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:10 pm
by pukkita
Muchas Gracias! :)

I'm installing W2K right now. Only two minor glitches by now: I had to completely clear the BIOS in order to recognise the hard disk. Also when I enter general setup (1st award bios setup option) where you set which hard disks are detected, set time & date, halt on errors, etc it hangs indefinitely at the first disk. Unplugging it makes no difference. This is a minor problem, but it prevents one from define which halt on errors should be used... or entering the date.

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:46 pm
by ajzchips
Want to try another patched BIOS? (Method 2: BP)


Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:05 pm
by pukkita
por supuesto... :)

I'll come back to provide results.

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:28 pm
by ajzchips
OK, uploaded already. You may want to reinstall Win2K... I know I would.

Ya me dirĂ¡s... tronk... :wink:

sorry for being late...

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:21 pm
by pukkita
I finally flashed this last BIOS, w/ no lockup in "General Setup". I didn't had the chance of re-installing W2K (why should BTW?) as the owner needed the computer ASAP.

He hasn't complained about anything, so I assume everything is fine :)


Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:50 am
by ajzchips
Thanks for the feedback.

Asiassssss......... :wink: