120GB: 03/31/2000-i440BX-W977-2A69KM4JC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
klaus2000
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Hi can somebody please patch this Bios to support HD> 64GB (currently it only supports 60/65GB according to various postings on the net.)
W6190ZXM7 V1.8 040300
03/31/2000-i440BX-W977-2A69KM4JC-00
This mainboard is an OEM special version from MSI produced for "MEDION" and not supported by MSI-the most recent BIOS from MEDION is ver 1.8 which has the 64GB bug. (BIOS available at www.medion.de =>"Service Pool"=>"Treiber&Updates"=>"Treiber"=>"BIOS"=>"PC-BIOS"=>"MD 9901 (ZX-Chip) 1.8 29.11.2001"
I want to use a new seagate barracuda V 120GB with this board.

THX a lot.

klaus
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Patched and sent by email.
klaus2000
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THX a lot for the patch (and how quickly you did that!!!).
I flashed the BIOS and the board still works-so no problems with it.
I cannot tell if the patch actually does its >64GB job, cause i got no big HD yet, but in jannuary or so i will get a new one.
I will report back again then.

Keep up the good work- no support could be any better then you are:)
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ajzchips
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I was just worried the email wouldn't reach you, considering your "awkward" email address 8O
klaus2000
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:) this is just because this emailprovider had a problem when i created this freemailaccount-so it took me 10 emailadresses to create!!!, till one of them worked for me (sms forwarding to my cell phone)- so i was quite pissed of and therefore the " " in the adress:)

Is it quite sure you think it works now with 120GB, because it is a "simple" "standard" fix on such motherboards (msi)?

cu
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MSI board are pretty standard so yes, we are pretty sure. We can't be sure 100% until it is actually tried ofcourse but usually they do.
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klaus2000
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Hi,

just wanted to tell you that this patch works perfectly now with big HDs -verified with eg:WD80GB.

Can you make this publicly available, so that everyone with an "ALDI / Hofer (Medion) P3-500Mhz" finds this update?

thx

klaus
ajzchips
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Maybe not yet. Version 1.84 has just been released (23.01.2003). Perhaps you might want to try it instead of your currently working patched release.
klaus2000
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i see- is this official release 1.84 also capable of 128GB? (if you can see this...)- i dont have a big HD yet- but i gave the old 1.8ver to some people who tried it.

klaus
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all 2001 and newer award bioses are supposed to handle up to 128GB. Let us know please, we might retract the patched version...
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klaus2000
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so i ve some responses from testers-this "new" bios (1.84) is actually from 24.5.2000 and does not work with big HD. It is 1.8b4 and nothing new is visible.
Perhaps a patched 1.84(1.8b4)ver would be great.

klaus
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Sent.
klaus2000
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ver 1.8b4patched now works as did ver 1.8patched-thx.
(1 confirmation from a user with 82GB).

klaus
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Hi, I am the user with the 82GB HDD.

I have uploaded the patched BIOS on my Homepage, so it is available to the public.

www.cosiworld.de -> md9901

I hope this is OK for you. If it is not, let me know and I will remove the BIOS and only link to your page.

cosi
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Since you happen to be the only person on the entire internet with info on the MD9901 board (or at least the only one I could find), I'm OK with that. Not sure about the other mods or Rainbow yet.
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