TELVM Posted March 11, 2012 Share Posted March 11, 2012 Any help in making this dinosaur function properly will be appreciated .In those last years of the XX century when this machine was born I knew little about software, and very little about hardware, so this is gonna be a challenging archaeo-compu-logical exercise for me . I'll use this PC initially to play DOS and Win9x games, but later I'd like to add some more serious function, maybe with WinXP on another partition (although I expect people in this forum to convince me to remain in Win98 ).The hardware- Mobo: Tekram P6BX-An (chipset Intel 440BX)- CPU: Pentium II Deschutes 350MHz/FSB100- RAM: 768 MB (3x256 SDRAM 133MHz)- GPU: Riva TNT2 64 32MB AGP- HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB- 1x DVD drive- 1x 3.5" diskette driveThe SO: Windows 98SE (spanish language version)After many years peacefully sleeping in hibernation, the venerable machine is again alive & looking for trouble :And the first problem is ... 32GB HDD limit.To fully use the 120GB HDD (currently jumpered to 32GB) I understand there are two hurdles in the road:1) Award BIOS pre-summer '99 bug (32GB)2) Fdisk.exe limit (64GB)I've got a fresher v1.08 BIOS version for up to 128GB HDD. I've also got some different versions of the AWDFLASH.EXE utility. The maneouver is explained at the end of the mobo manual, here:Mobo Tekram P6BX-An MANUAL.pdfI remember that in those days flashing BIOS was a bit like playing russian roulette , so if anyone more experienced could recommend the fail-safest procedure, which version of AWDFLASH.EXE would be best for this mobo, etc. may be I don't crash jumping the first hurdle . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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