access to BIOS of DECpc

From: Gooijen H <>
Date: Fri Oct 22 01:10:36 2004

  Hi all,

thanks for all the responses, I have some leads now.
Here is a report what I tried so far.
Searching the Internet, I found the setup files set320p and pwr320p for
the DECpc 320P. Alas, the setup allows several items to be configured,
but the hard disk is not one of them!
Next, I found Ontrack DiskManager versions for IBM and for Microscience,
but the IBM version stops because it does not detect a hard disk of their
brand. BTW, my 2.5" hard disk is from HP, type C2965A.
The Microscience version allows 7 different types to be set, but up till
now I did not get satisfactory results. I can get to 50 Mb, but compared
to the original hard disk (40Mb) that is not much gain, especially when
you think that the C2965A is 420 Mb ...!

I also have the version from Western Digital, EZ-Drive (Data Lifeguard)
but this version also stops because the disk is not from WD.
Not yet tried is a version from Fujitsu, and the version I received from
Pete (thanks Pete!).
I guess it's clear what I will be doing this weekend :-)

  thanks for all the help and advice,
- Henk, PA8PDP.
Received on Fri Oct 22 2004 - 01:10:36 BST

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