4.3GB installation in an old motherboard
A friend received an old computer as a gift.
It's a 486DX4 with 16mb RAM.
It has a Soyo Motherboard.
Bios date: 02/16/95
Bios type: award modular bios v4.50g(with 2094 bug)
Bios ID: 2A4IBS21
Chipset: SiS 496 rev 49
It has a HD of 1.0GB as Primary master.
He wants to put a HD of 4.3GB as secondary master.
The problem is that he cannot put a HD larger than 1081mb. If he configures correctly as it is described on the label, the bios will say that it's a 90mb drive!. I mean if he configures correctly the cylinders, heads, etc.
He put this disk in a new motherboard and the bios recognize the drive as a 4.3 GB drive. So the disk is not broken.
If he puts HD autodetection the same happens.
If he enters to Windows 95 it will be recognized as a 3.2GB but in system properties it appears a message saying it's in compatibility mode.
Is there a way to connect this disk without all these problems?
This one is better...
But in theory, remember, only in theory