|Hi guys. |
I'm mucking around with an ancient machine at the moment and I'm having issues tracking down a BIOS for it. Its a Socket 8 Beast with a Pentium 2 Overdrive CPU... So fairly obscure hardware I'm dealing with which is not making life easy.
The only markings on the Motherboard was 617 Ver 1.0, I eventually found it is a HOT-617 (Shuttle)
The BIOS String is 2A69HH2A or 2A69HH2AC-00. I have found it on Wims BIOS, but unfortunately that site isn't what it used to be and It takes you to a site that scrapes your details and only allows you to download their garbage 'BIOS Agent' software.
The main reason I'm after it is at the moment I'm Limited to 8GB hard drives or smaller. In my HDD pile it goes 85MB -> 1.5GB -> 20GB... So at the moment I've crammed Windows 2K onto a 1.5GB Drive, but it isnt leaving room for even old games. I have yet to install any software and still no drivers and i have about 400MB Free....
Is there a Computing veteran around here that might have access to a newer version of the BIOS? It appears mine is from 1996, to my knowledge there was one released in 1999 which allowed for "Large" hard drives. presumably up to 32GB :P
Any help is muchly appreciated!