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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Coquitlam, BC, Canada

    486 Hardrive Upgrade

    I owned a CX486 DX2-S 60 Board. I'm installing a 1 gig hardrive. So far the computer native standard only allows me to use half of the hardrive size. I have a ROM ISA BIOS (2C418G01). Is there a way to bypass the 540MB Limit.

    I woudl really appreciated if I could get an answer.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2000
    London, United Kingdom
    I think there may be a way to get round the limit using software.

    This is the wrong forum tho, try the "General" forum. This thread will probably be moved there.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Montreal, Que, Canada
    Most 486 motherboards, had an lba option available in the bios that let you use drives larger than 540mb. If the option is not available in your bios, you can go to the hard-drive manucfacturer website and get a version of DM (Disk Manager) or Ezbios for your hard-drive.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Darien, CT
    Yes, it's off to General for this (since it isn't feedback about the HwC site) -- thanks for writing, and thanks to CS and glussier --

    Eric Grevstad
    Managing Editor, Hardware Central

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