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Old 10-29-2006, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BIOS updating and programming

heh! little unsure of where to place this, so if its in the wrong place then feel free to mod me over!

I have an hewlett packard omnibook xe3 (gc) p3 700mhz that is currently running with a 10gb drive.

Ive acquired an 80gb to drop into it, but its having issues!

Now through my research ive managed to track down that i need to update my bios (pheonix v4.00 rev6.00 (pretty standard) and im specifically running v1.63 (gc.m1.63)

Now i need a version that has the support for large hard disks.

i did read that there is a 2.01 version, but im having immense trouble finding it. The newest version i can find on the hp site is the 1.63, which i did anyway, caused no issues (well, it changed my boot screen picture to a much nicer hp invents, but that was it!)

So... i guess my question is; how do i enable hard disk support for my 80gb drive, or does anyone know of a newer bios version that i can update to?


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Old 10-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I went searching for a supported bios upgrade; So far this is what I found.

which is a firmwire upgrade for specific hard drives.

Unfortunately I absolutely cannot find any bios upgrades for download. Espescially from HP.

Current Build (Hope to finish by late spring):
Intel Q6600 g0
Asus Maximus Formula
geIL Evo 2GB (2x1gb) DDR2
ATI HD3870 X2 or Nvidia 9800 X2?
2x 150gb RaptorX (Have it)
Thermaltake Toughpower 750w PSU (Have it)
Antec P182 Case
HP w2207 22" Monitor (Have it)
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, my bad... i found that, but the drive is a samsung mp0804h

so its not just me being daft then... they are hard to find huh!

ive found a piece of software called the pheonix bios editor! i may tinker with it if i can find what to change manually!
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