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   - If the computer has the **older BIOS** such as the **003C**, the computer should ignore the part number and will attempt to boot the hard disk regardless, even with incorrect settings. However, since the settings are fixed, you can not use more than the amount of space specified in the BIOS, which is only 40 MB. To override the BIOS limitation and use more space on the disk, so you will need to manually correct the settings on boot using a drive overlay software which is installed on the hard disk. I have tested a program called Anydrive, and I believe Western Digital'​s EZ-Drive version 9.03W will work as well. Both programs can be found in the files section. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk (or CF memory card with CF to IDE adapter) up to 504 MB. With EZ-Drive you can potentially use larger disks, but run the risk of disk file corruption above 4 GB.    - If the computer has the **older BIOS** such as the **003C**, the computer should ignore the part number and will attempt to boot the hard disk regardless, even with incorrect settings. However, since the settings are fixed, you can not use more than the amount of space specified in the BIOS, which is only 40 MB. To override the BIOS limitation and use more space on the disk, so you will need to manually correct the settings on boot using a drive overlay software which is installed on the hard disk. I have tested a program called Anydrive, and I believe Western Digital'​s EZ-Drive version 9.03W will work as well. Both programs can be found in the files section. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk (or CF memory card with CF to IDE adapter) up to 504 MB. With EZ-Drive you can potentially use larger disks, but run the risk of disk file corruption above 4 GB. 
   - If you have the **newer BIOS**, you can do the following: ​   - If you have the **newer BIOS**, you can do the following: ​
-    - Buy a BIOS ROM chip drop-in replacement. Please see my **Replacement BIOS ROM chips** section for more information how to buy.+    - Buy a BIOS ROM chip drop-in replacement. Please see my [[#Replacement BIOS ROM chips]] section for more information how to buy.
     - Buy a compatible Conner hard-disk. The compatible part numbers are listed above.     - Buy a compatible Conner hard-disk. The compatible part numbers are listed above.
   - If you have an EEPROM programmer, such as the Minipro TL866, you can make your own BIOS chip and replace the problematic one by using HighTreason'​s excellent tutorial. Programming a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk, and then simply install a hard disk overlay program to override the drive parameters with correct ones. The tutorial, associated ROM images and HDD overlay programs are in the [[Files and Resources]] page.   - If you have an EEPROM programmer, such as the Minipro TL866, you can make your own BIOS chip and replace the problematic one by using HighTreason'​s excellent tutorial. Programming a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk, and then simply install a hard disk overlay program to override the drive parameters with correct ones. The tutorial, associated ROM images and HDD overlay programs are in the [[Files and Resources]] page.
toshiba_t-series_support/toshiba_t3200sx.txt · Last modified: 2021-09-01 01:52 by omolini