I have two workstations with identicle hardware except for the hardrives. Hardware as follows:
Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
GA-6BXC Rev 1.7 motherboard with Intel 440BX/ZX chipset
S3 Virge DX/GX display
3C905B-TX network card
Computer1 has 20GB Seagate HD
Computer2 has 8GB Seagate HD
Both where running fine under Windows 98se, although Computer1's 20GB drive was only recognized as 8GB. I used a program I found on the Giga-byte site (6bxc.f4b) to flash the bios to recognize all 20GB, this worked and I installed a fresh copy of W2K Pro. I soon had problems with the machine locking up, particularly when I used Office 2K applications (publisher instantly killed it). After resetting the power I receive no error messeges from the reboot, either in the system or application log.
On Computer2 I installed a fresh copy of W2K server, installed a copy of office 2K and never had any problems. Decided to try and swap out the hard drives, so I flashed the BIOS on Computer2 to recognize 20GB HD, installed the drive from Computer1, and had the same lockup problem. I put the 8GB drive back into Computer2, and now it locks up when I run applications.
Am I correct to assume that there was a problem with my BIOS flashing? Should I look into purchasing a BIOS upgrade from Award? Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to get all the info in.