Question about Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop
Have a 60GB IBM Deskstar IC35L060AVER07-0 harddrive installed as Master on it's own in an 8200 motherboard CPU Pentium 1.80GHz according to both Dell's manual and that of IBM. The BIOS is reading back a capacity of just 33820 MB. Is it a limitation due to the age of the motherboard. Can the BIOS be flashed safely? Regards, Sweet Chilli
You can easily flash the BIOS and see if that fixes the problem. Dell has a BIOS version A09 on their web site (http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&deviceid=308&libid=1&releaseid=R49451&vercnt=7&formatcnt=0&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8200&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=-1&impid=-1). You could try that. Just make sure to have your computer on a battery backup (UPS) while flashing the BIOS. If the power were to go out in the middle of flashing, you may cause damage to the BIOS chip.
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
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