I am currently trying to install a Maxtor 80GB ATA133 (7200) HDD in a (really) old system with an AMD K6-2 450 processor and a Gigabyte GA-5AX (Rev 4) mainboard.I know that the board only supports UDMA mode 4 (ATA 66) max, so the drive would only have a maximum transfer rate of 66.6 MB/s.
However I am having trouble getting the system to recognise the total drive capacity running Win 98. I have looked for a BIOS update to see if this would fix the problem but have been unable to find one.
Is there any way I can get this to work?
Does anyone know of a website that has older BIOS files (the Gigabyte website does not have my board listed).
If the following is your problem the fix may be at the bottom.
SYMPTOMS When you use Fdisk.exe to partition a hard disk that is larger than 64 GB (64 gigabytes, or 68,719,476,736 bytes) in size, Fdisk does not report the correct size of the hard disk.
The size that Fdisk reports is the full size of the hard disk minus 64 GB. For example, if the physical drive is 70.3 GB (75,484,122,112 bytes) in size, Fdisk reports the drive as being 6.3 GB (6,764,579,840 bytes) in size.
CAUSE Fdisk uses some 16-bit values internally to calculate the size of the drive. Some of these variables overflow when the drive size is equal to or larger than 64 GB.
RESOLUTION A supported fix is now available from Microsoft - click here;en-us;263044