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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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  • alpin67 Aug 09, 2007

    Thanks for your input Genius2k4 . I have been down that route , even to just having the 40gb drive as master and the only drive . I believe it to be a block on drives over 20gb which could be a bios problem .
    Alan

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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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