Upgrading early BIOS

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Tue Aug 12 00:00:08 CDT 2008


On Tuesday 12 August 2008 00:49, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 Hollandia at ccountry.net wrote:
> > The machine will not recognize ANY second drive. The drives I have tried
> > are all consideraby bewer than the BIOS and I just can't think of any
> > other reason why they would not be recognized.
> > I have tried the "cable select" settings on all of them. I assume that
> > the MASTER/SLAVE methodology is not mandatory.
>
> Does the Packard Bell hardware support cable select?
>
> > Can someone suggest a good book that goes into this type of thing?
>
> Scott Mueller's Repairing and Upgrading PCs
> prob'ly 3 or 4 editions before the current one.  Try maybe ed 12 or 13

There's a liquidation-type store in the area that seems to get these in with 
some regularity,  usually an edition or several behind the current one,  and 
*way* cheaper in price.  I might be persuaded,  if someone wants to contact 
me off-list...

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