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08.02. I have problems with my Award 4.50G BIOS and large drives.




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This item is from the Yet Another Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA/ATA-2 FAQ, by John Wehman and Peter den Haan with numerous contributions by others. (v1.92).

08.02. I have problems with my Award 4.50G BIOS and large drives.

If your 4.50G BIOS is dated earlier than 12/13/1994, the address translation table is faulty. To access drives with more than 1024 cylinders, you cannot use address translation (Large) but must use LBA. In versions dated 12/13/1994 or later this has been fixed. Be warned that switching to LBA will probably force you to repartition and reformat your drive; do back up your data.

 

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