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Award Bios 4.51PG and over 32GDB disks

In 2002 I upgraded my No2 computer to handle 40 Gb drives by some add-on software. Last week my wife allowed a "Computer Expert" to speed up the boot up time of the machine. The Expert deleted this software (and the backups).
His actions caused the system not fail to boot altogether. He put in a DOS start up disk and formated the primary Master drive. He then left to catch a bus.
Where can I find those add ons?
Best regards
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If you dont know the name of the software it's kinda hard to tell you where to get it...
more than likely it was a disk from the hard drive manufactures check their website see if you can find it there.

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