Re: hp vectra vl420 bios (317 Views)
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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Registered: ‎04-12-2004
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hp vectra vl420 bios

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hi all!

I'm trying to connect a 200GB HDD to a VECTRA VL420 but I have the ja.01.04 bios version.

I have read in some threads of the forum that with the ja.01.05 version of bios you are allowed to connect hdds greater than 137 Gb(limitations of bios).

Could somebody give the link of this bios version or send me to email (revolao@gmail.com)?

I found it in the asian support page but the link is broken...... :-(

Thanks a lot and best regards!!

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Windows based to Business PCs - Evo, Deskpro, Vectra, Kayak, Brio, e-PC.
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Chad Miller_5
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Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Roberto,

I will send you JA.01.05 to be used at your own risk. 48BIT LBA support is written into this version, however, 200GB drives were never tested on this platform.

Chad
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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Thanks a lot, Chad.

I also work in HP support in Madrid (Spain), so you can send it to my hp account or to revolao@gmail.com


Once again, thanks a lot!!!
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Bostjan Sustar
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Message 4 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

I have a similar problem - I am trying to add a 250 GB disk into an old HP Vectra 420 MT, but the latest BIOS I could download was JA.01.04. Is it possible to get the .05 version to support disks larger than 137 GB?

Thanks,
Bostjan
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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Message 5 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

I have installed a 200Gb HDD with the new bios and it works fine, but as the bios release is not on the web, "bios is installed without responsability from HP".

I attach you the bios file

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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Message 6 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

A remark........I have tried it in a vl420 without problems, not in the one you are saying, so i don't asure that the bios file is the correct for that one

Best regards
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Bostjan Sustar
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Message 7 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Mine is also VL420. I guess MT stands for Midi Tower. I'll install the BIOS this evening and see what happens. Hope for the best.

Thanks again,
Bostjan
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guhur
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Registered: ‎05-10-2005
Message 8 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Please could somebody send me the driver version too please.
I'm trying to find it for 2 weeks without success.

Thanks a lot
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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

You can download it from the link above (the clip in the right 4 messages before)

Best regards.

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Lemaire_1
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Message 10 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

I try this new bios. It works fine in the first place, but now I have 2 problems :
- can't boot with the cdrom
- error message in the windows 2003 event viewer : ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address

Is there a new bios ?

Thanks in advance !
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Lemaire_1
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Message 11 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

I put the old bios back (ja.01.04US).
The bios doesn't detect the big drive but Windows 2003 does.

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W. Moell
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Message 12 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Hallo,

I have the same problem; I want to connect a 160 GB drive to my VL420.

Can anyone send me the "not official" BIOS JA.01.05; as we use Win 2000 as a standard, I don´t see a problem.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

W. Moell
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ROBERTO CATALINA
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Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

It's a few messages before... in a clip on a corner of the message
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W. Moell
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Message 14 of 15 (317 Views)

Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

I didn´t watch the attachement before ...

Thanks,

Wolfgang
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Lucas_E
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Re: hp vectra vl420 bios

Look for this this bios at software and driver support for Windows 98


TITLE: HP Vectra VL420 System BIOS

VERSION: JA.01.07 Rev. A



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