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Compaq Prolinea 590 Hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by byacey, Apr 3, 2005.

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  1. byacey

    byacey Thread Starter

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    The bios in this machine does not appear to recognize the 30Gb Hard drive that I want to install, and the hard drive parameters do not allow manual setting for a drive this large. Is there an updated bios that I can install?
     
  2. pronute

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    I look around for a BIOS update however could not find it, however I did find out that its pretty old 1997 and probably doesn't have a flashable CMOS chip. If it does its probably not supported anymore, sorry.
     
  3. byacey

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    Thanks Bob, From what I can gather the bios sits on the boot sector of the hard drive; this seems like a dumb way to do this compared to flash bios, but what do I know?
     
  4. qldit

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    Gday Byacey, seeing that your machine is a Compaq, you might save yourself a lot of trouble and heartache by a new investment of Case, Motherboard and whatever you can't save from that box.
    That organisation don't go out of their way to assist people like us, as a matter of fact they would probably prefer you buy another "Compaq".
    Everyone needs to learn.
    Cheers, qldit.
     
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