Got a problem and looking for your expertise if you don't mind...
My hard drive type Quantum Fireball EX6.4A - LBA, UDMA 2, 6.449 MB
is about to die. I would like to replace it with a drive of the same size and type
but... if possible i'd like to install a bigger hard disk. However i don't know
what drive sizes are supported by my current BIOS. My instinct tells me
that flashing the BIOS would probably be the best solution to install a bigger drive.
This is my current BIOS: (scanned by www.award-bios.com )
Computer name: C-3PO (Intel Pentium 2 - 333 Mhz)
Your Ticket #: 45ZYJRH
BIOS Type: Award
BIOS Date: July 10th 1998
BIOS ID: 07/10/1998-i440BX-W83977-2A69KA1EC-FL
BIOS OEM: GREEN AGP/PCI/ISA SYSTEM
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev 2
SuperIO: Winbond 977F/AF rev 0 at port 03F0
Manufacturer: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Motherboard: Unknown (Is an Abit AB-BH6)
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Maximum Memory: UnknownMB (Is 64 MB)
Installed Memory: UnknownMB (Is 64 MB)
My questions are the following ones: How can i see if my current BIOS can be flashed? How or where
can i find the features of my current BIOS so i can see wich maximal hard drive size it supports?
How can i find the most recent version of my BIOS (on www.award-bios.com are so many of them
i don't know wich to choose...) and where can i find the features of a new BIOS so i can check first
the maximal hard disk size supported? I visited mainboard manufacturer Abit (www.abit.com)
this site redirects you to www.award-bios.com where an upgrade can be bought for 30 USD...
I'd prefer a free upgrade if possible
Thanks for your support,
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