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Thread: HDD capacity limitations for phoenix notebios 4.06

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    Question HDD capacity limitations for phoenix notebios 4.06

    Could anyone advice what would be max HDD size for an old laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C 6535) runing Win 98 SE. I only know that OS supports up to 120 gigs, which would be awesome compared to the current 6 GB drive. Yet I'm not sure about BIOS, which is "phoenix notebios 4.06". Couldn't really find solid information on it.
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    Dutchess County, New York, USA


    IIRC, there were programs that overwrote the memory copy of BIOS each boot up with an overlay that allowed larger HDD's to work back when Win98 was new. I no longer remember where I got my cop(y)ies - maybe came from the HDD maker? Some may have been locked to only work with that brand's HDD's. Maybe check hdd maker websites for details.

    OBTW, there is an unofficial service pack for Win98SE adding many MS updates that were not automatically including with the last released update. Some were the updated good bits included in not well liked Win ME that improved SE.
    Crazy old guy with a basement full of Pentium 1 laptops and parts

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