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Matsonic MS 8188E Bios upgrade

I have tried to add a larger hard drive ( original was 20Gb ). Using a 40Gb as drive 0 the boot just hangs , if I go back to the 20gb it loads ok and will see the 40gb when it is drive 1 . I have tried the Matsonic website but it went out of action 20 July this year . The current bios is version 040201 and I belive there is a later version but I need to know where to download it from . Any suggestion please ????? Alan.

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Re: Matsonic MS 8188E Bios upgrade

Have you ensured that the jumpers on the back of the new hard disk are set correctly? if you want your 40gb HDD to be a master you must set it to master and your 20gb as a slave if you want them both on the same IDE cable look at pic below the image is only a guide as I do not know what HDD you have.

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I want sound driver for ms8188e

Hello there,

Matsonic no longer has the drivers for this Motherboard and Google is just full of spam and junk ,

i looked Every where to be honest i would not trust any of the links off of Google its all spam and . exe files meaning they are spam . i would get a new motherboard

if getting a new motherboard cant happen you can take the risk and cost of using a online app like Driver Searcher or driver agent these software's are riskly as you may still not get the Driver you need and they cost money plus spy-ware .

Thank you don't forget to Rate

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Formatting my computer did not find the sound driver motherboard MS 8188, please could you give me information on where I can get the driver.

Check this Link on "Click here to start download.."
Save the Ms-8188 sound driver zip somewhere you can remember .(Windows XP compatible)
Double click it ,to launch the installation process double click on setup .

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I have matsonic ms 9097c desktop i try windows xp but its hang up

have u got xp cd ?? if u have put the cd to ur rom n restart ur pc n boot ur pc wit cd so u wil get the installing manu

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5.25" floppy

Go into the BIOS SETUP, and change it from '1.2MB' to '320KB',
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Longer Boot time after upgrading the Hard drive


first let's determine if the upgrade cause the boot speed.

Disconnect your NEW HDD and/or memory, one by one and see if you get back your fast boot. Then try with your NEW components only !

If you find it works better with new components only, then first connect your OLD HDD only and try.

If you connect both HDDs on one cable, check Jumper settings for both HDDs (Master/Slave).

Also HDD capacity and type is automatically detected by the BIOS and there is no need to put/change those settings manually.

I believe you new RAM is DDR type, too!
As written in the manual for the board, your motherboard has two pairs of memory slots, and you can use one or two modules of DDR memory, OR one or two modules of SDRAM memory, but you can NOT put BOTH DDR and SDRAM memory modules.


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Syntax SV266A Motherboard Hard Drive update

i,d suggest an 80-120 gig hard drive should be sufficent.
if you require larger drive storage. you can add an external hard-drive via USB upto 500 gig usually without restriction.
You can also purchase An PCI Card, with sata connectors. should you wish to take that option. all the above is dependant on how modern your computer system/systems bios Is.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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1 TB HD of Samsng is not recognized

some motherboards and processors are compatiable with certain hd's only. Here is a list:

Pentium: 2GB through 5GB
Pentium 2:5GB through 20GB
Pentium 3: 20GB through 40GB
Pentium 4: 40GB through 500GB
Pentium D: 40GB through 1TB
Celeron: 2GB through 500GB
All AMD's: 300MB to whatever.

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Try getting into your BIOS (usually F2 key at first screen, could also be F10 or Del) and check if your hard drive is in RAID or IDE mode. SATA drives can be run in either. Although it is somewhat odd that a simple mem upgrade could case a raid problem.

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