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I need conect HDD 80Gb

I need BIOS to connect HDD 80Gb

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    it is not actually a clear question . we need some more details...is not the hdd working after connecting or you are looking for a bios update , thinking that, current wont support the hdd?

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Bios has almost nothing to do withthe HDD. You can connect it without any problem.

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To Enter the BIOS, you can press the F2 key when the computer boots up.

To check the HDD, use the diagnostic tools on UBCD.

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