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    I have an IBM PS/1 Consultant model 2155. I was wondering where I might be able to find a BIOS update? The reason is I want to see if that will enable to the BIOS to see larger hard drives than 503MB. I put a 2GB drive in it but it only sees 503MB. I've heard about using MaxBlast but have not tried it yet. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makikun View Post
    I have an IBM PS/1 Consultant model 2155. I was wondering where I might be able to find a BIOS update? The reason is I want to see if that will enable to the BIOS to see larger hard drives than 503MB. I put a 2GB drive in it but it only sees 503MB. I've heard about using MaxBlast but have not tried it yet. Any ideas?

    I have that same model IBM. I used MaxBlast to install a 1.6GB drive with no problems. Well, not until the riser card exploded. It was totally unrelated to the hard drive, the capacitors on the riser leaked and burned a hole in the board. The computer works fine without the riser but now I can't use a NIC or sound card.

    It's been upgraded with a DX/2-66 and 20MB ram. Runs Windows 95 at an acceptable speed.

    Kent

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    ps, MaxBlast is only for Maxtor drives - if you have a different brand of drive you can download the "Dynamic Drive Overlay" utilities here:
    http://members.shaw.ca/rinocanada/hdutils.htm

    I think they're all based on OnTrack Disk Manager... I just used it to install a 2.5gb drive on my Packard Bell Legend 610.

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