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   - If you have the **older BIOS**, your computer should ignore the part number and will not stop you from using any hard disk regardless of size, but the computer will only give you parameters for a 40 MB drive and the setting can't be changed. You can still boot from it, but you'll only be able to use the first 40 MB of the disk, however there is an easy workaround. You will need to download ANYDRIVE (found in the files section) or any other BIOS HDD overlay program that installs in the MBR of your hard disk, and overlays the correct hard drive parameters at startup. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk up to 504 MB. You can use larger disks or even memory cards with IDE-CF or IDE-SD converters, but only 504 MB will be usable. If you know of other overlay programs that allow for larger hard disk utilization,​ please let me know.   - If you have the **older BIOS**, your computer should ignore the part number and will not stop you from using any hard disk regardless of size, but the computer will only give you parameters for a 40 MB drive and the setting can't be changed. You can still boot from it, but you'll only be able to use the first 40 MB of the disk, however there is an easy workaround. You will need to download ANYDRIVE (found in the files section) or any other BIOS HDD overlay program that installs in the MBR of your hard disk, and overlays the correct hard drive parameters at startup. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk up to 504 MB. You can use larger disks or even memory cards with IDE-CF or IDE-SD converters, but only 504 MB will be usable. If you know of other overlay programs that allow for larger hard disk utilization,​ please let me know.
-  - If you have the **newer BIOS**, you can do the following: ​+  - If you have the **newer ​incompatible ​BIOS**, you can do the following: ​
     - Buy a BIOS CMOS ROM drop-in replacement. I've started selling programmed ROM chips that have the 003C BIOS with an updated VGA BIOS. This will essentially allow you to use any hard disk. [[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|Please follow this link to buy]].     - Buy a BIOS CMOS ROM drop-in replacement. I've started selling programmed ROM chips that have the 003C BIOS with an updated VGA BIOS. This will essentially allow you to use any hard disk. [[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|Please follow this link to buy]].
     - Buy a Conner hard-disk. The part number must start with the letters '​CP'​. Then use ANYDRIVE to circumvent the BIOS hard-coded drive size parameters if needed.     - Buy a Conner hard-disk. The part number must start with the letters '​CP'​. Then use ANYDRIVE to circumvent the BIOS hard-coded drive size parameters if needed.
toshiba_t-series_support/toshiba_t3200sx.1572848112.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019-11-04 06:15 by omolini