BIOS cannot detect new HDD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sentme_mail, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. sentme_mail

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    i plug a new 40GB hdd into my PC, BIOS cannot detect it, but win2k can
    detect it.
    what must i do?
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Check the manufacturer's web site for a bios upgrade. Chance's are this problem has been sorted.
     
  3. sentme_mail

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    the following is my BIOS info:
    BIOS Date: 01/25/99
    BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
    BIOS ID: 01/25/1999-691-586B-W877-2A6LFJ1CC
    BIOS Eval: V.791BS_2 B04 01-25-1999
    Chipset: VIA 82C691 rev 1
    Superio: Winbond 877AF (use 87h) rev 0 found at port 3F0h

    i am unable to find the BIOS update, can you pls help me?
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    CAN YOU GIVE ME THE EXACT MODEL OF THE MOBO PLEASE AND I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN FIND FOR YOU :)

    (DISCLAIMER THIS KEYBOARD IS SHAGGED)
     
  5. Bytes Back

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    That doesn't make sense, if the BIOS cant seee it then nothing else can. How can the BIOS report it to windows if it cant see it.
     
  6. sentme_mail

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    URL : http://www.jetway.com.tw
    Chipset : 691-586B-W877 //VIA Apollo Pro (691/596)

     
  7. Zedric

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    Ah, but you are wrong. For example Linux will entirely not give a crap about what BIOS says about hardware (for example hdd:s). It will detect them itself. I think W2k and XP can do the same thing.
     
  8. Bytes Back

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    thinking about that :D
     
  9. GoNz0

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    i could really do with the mobo model.