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Old 10-29-2006, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I went searching for a supported bios upgrade; So far this is what I found.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...tem=ob-14496-1

which is a firmwire upgrade for specific hard drives.

Unfortunately I absolutely cannot find any bios upgrades for download. Espescially from HP.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:55 PM   #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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