I've got one or two issues with my 4 year old laptop. The HD has seen some hard graft in that time and the laptop in the main has been relatively issue free (it has switched off a few times owing to overheating..... I think?). As this model has a reasonable spec. and I don't use it for memory or storage intensive purposes I'm considering refurbing and upgrading. I'm anticipating perhaps getting another 4 years out of it. First of all I must address the issues so have created a thread for each of the issues.
The first issue I have is the HD, it's on it's way out I think. (See my thread on the error code B101S3 I received after running the FS's diagnostic tool).
So it looks like I'll be needing a replacement. One of the members here suggested a Segate 160GB/5400RPM (perpendicular
recording) which I am considering.
I am aware from FS downloads page that since I purchased my laptop there have been some BIOS updates. One of which was a solution to the overheating problem which was common in the D series. My BIOS is listed as Phoenix Technologies Ltd R01-A1C 12/10/2002
and the latest is R01-A1F 03/06/2003
. The problem is, I don't know whether the newer BIOS will increase my machines capacity to recognise larger HD's.
I have downloaded the latest BIOS "exe" and "readme" files to a bootable DOS 5.0 floppy, ready to flash. I like to have my machine running in the optimal state and in preparation for any possible upgrades.
My question is, should I flash the BIOS
Thank you in anticipation of any help