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New hard drive

Hello! I'm in use of FS B-2131. My old 20GB HardDrive is dead. I bought new WD 160GB 8mb cash hard drive, but the system won' t read it. Bios can see only about 60GB but system won't read it. Any ideas?? Probably I need to upgrade bios (?) but even don't know how to do that :/

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  • mikumik Sep 30, 2008

    is 80GB maximum size?? please, write how to upgrade the bios...


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You got a problem there.
may be you can return it and get a 80GB harddrive. e-mail me fo rinstruction how to install update BIOS.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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    Frank Oct 01, 2008

    you need find a working PC and to go to the laptop mfger web site, go to support and download the BIOS porgram. either in a zip of some other compress form. put the program on a floppy drive if still have one, otherwise put it on a CD. put the BIOS porgram floppy or CD in the machine you need to upgrade. turn on the machine and let it do its own thing. once it is finished restart the PC.

    80 GB is not the biggest. since your PC can only see 60GB. why put something you can't use???

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    Frank Oct 02, 2008

    one word of caution. if you do not get the exact BIOS for the PC. DO NOT UPGRADE. if you upgrade to a different BIOS. the PC will be totaly useless. there is no uninstall fo this.

    If you do not know, looks like to me, do not attempt to it. it is too easy to kill the pc.


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