My NEC computer which is 4 years old now has recently had its HDD, Motherboard and PSU replaced. The replacement motherboard is a MSI PIII 1.1b model, which is a downgrade from the original 1.2a model.
When CMOS is running at startup, it detects the WD600 Hard drive, however, says it is 30GB when it is 60GB. I have tried changing the jumper configurations but that did not solve the problem because none of the other settings worked. What could be wrong?
Another problem is that CMOS says the RAM is 270MB. I have installed a 64MB and 256MB SDRAM card on the motherboard, which should be a total of 320MB not 270MB.
Before you flash the BIOS, make sure you've got the right motherboard model and version number.
The MS-6119 on the MSI site is listed under Slot 1 (Pentium 2), but you said you have a Pentium 3 system? click here
Please double check first before you flash the BIOS.
There are BIOS updates for larger hdd support for MS-6119. click here Just download the latest BIOS which will include all previous versions' functions.
Download the right BIOS update file to anywhere on your computer. Create a new folder under C called "BIOS" so you get a C:\BIOS folder. Then double click the downloaded file. When asked where to extract to, click Browse, and select C:\BIOS folder. Click Unzip. Then click Close. Open the C:\BIOS folder and double click the ReadMe.txt file. Read the instructions carefully, and print it out if necessary.
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