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Mark H
May 8th, 2006, 06:57 AM
PhoenixBIOS LAP486SL Version 1.03
PhoenixMISER 486SL Enhanced v1.00.08
BIOS ROM 1.00.09

Model # PC-450-0521
S/N 41005428

This belongs to my neighbor, and he wants to run Win98SE. To that end, he bought a 6Gb drive.

Bios will only see ~320Mb as max hard drive size. I have been to NEC and can't find this model number, much less a BIOS update. I have tried "Googling" also with no luck.

I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction, or actually has the update.

carlsson
May 8th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Is it at all possible? I would think you can get at least 504 MiB (528 MB) from BIOS/DOS.

http://www.storagereview.com/guide2000/ref/hdd/bios/size.html

I had a friend who added a rather large (at least several GB) disk to a 486 class system. By using Linux, bypassing BIOS addressing, he was able to use all of the disk, but I don't know if there is a similar solution using any Windows version, at least not 95/98 generation.