The 32GB bug in Award BIOS that prevents many users from using HDD larger than 32GB (BIOS hangs at detection) can be easily fixed in existing BIOSes. This means that if there's no BIOS for your board that supports HDDs over 32GB but supports up to 32GB, it can be fixed. The 64GB bug that causes hang at configuration table can be also fixed. Fixed and tested BIOSes will be on this page.

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These BIOSes are fixed to support HDDs over 32GB (up to 64GB) or over 64GB (up to 128GB) and are tested to work.
Use them at your own risk.

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Board BIOS ID string OEM ID string Max HDD size Added by
Abit AH6 06/27/1999-i440LX-ALi513-2A69JA1CC-KQ GREEN AGP/PCI/ISA SYSTEM patched for 128GB HDD Abit AH6 128 GB nicks
Abit AN6 03/25/98-i440FX-ALi5113-2A69HA1DC-AH GREEN PCI/ISA SYSTEM 128 GB Rainbow
Abit AX5 and PX5 11/13/1998-i430TX-W83977-2A59IA1BC-GP GREEN PCI/ISA SYSTEM (Abit AX5/PX5) with bp patch 128 GB nicks
Abit BX20 08/03/1999-i440BX-W83977-2A69KA1BC-LV GREEN AGP/PCI/ISA SYSTEM 128 GB ajz
Abit IT5H v1.5 01/21/98-i430HX-ALi5123-2A59FA1EC-CS IT5H -CS BIOS with patch for HDD to 128GB 128 GB BiosMan
Abit LX6 12/21/1999-i440LX-W977TF-2A69JA1AC-00 (lx6c_pz.b00) EVALUATION ROM - NOT FOR SALE 128 GB Rainbow
Abit PR5 01/21/98-i430VX-Ali5123-2A59GA1AC-CN ABIT-PR5 PCI/ISA SYSTEM WITH 128GB HDD PATCH 128 GB Rainbow
Acorp 5TX29 03/08/1999-i430TX-ALi513-2A59IF99C-00 FOR 5TX29 PCI/ISA/AGP MODE VER:1.3 128 GB nicks
Acorp 5TX52 07/22/1998-i430TX-2A59ISWBC-00 ACORP 5TX52 Ver:H patched for 128GB HDD by WIM's BIOS team 128 GB nicks
Acorp 5VIA77 03/23/1999-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LE00AC-00 ACORP 5VIA77 VER:A6 128 GB Rainbow
Acorp 6BX67 128KB 02/09/1999-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KF99C-00 FOR 6BX67 PCI/ISA/AGP MODE VER:1.4 128 GB ajz
Acorp 6BX67 256KB 03/08/1999-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KF9AC-00 FOR 6BX67 PCI/ISA/AGP MODE VER:1.5_C 128 GB ajz
Acorp 6LX66 07/30/1998-i440LX-ITE867-2A69JF99C-00 FOR 6LX66 AGP/PCI/ISA MODE BIOS VER:A13 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
Aeton KIBX1/KIZX1 05/06/1999-I440BX-W977EF-2A69KTYAC-00 KIBX1/KIZX1 Ver:1.0B 128 GB Rainbow
Amptron PM9900 03/09/1999-PM9900+ITE866-2A5LEH0AC-00 PM9900 Release 03/09/1999 S - patch J.1 04/29/2001 - 64 GB Rainbow
ASK Technology TX98 09/11/1998-SiS-5598-2A5IIAT9C-00 TX98 BIOS Rev.F 12-SEP-1998 128GB patch wimsbios 128 GB edwin
Asus P/I-P55TVP4 12/29/97-82437VX-PI55TVP4C-00 #401A0-0204 - with 128GB patch - 128 GB BiosMan
Asus P/I-P5xTP4xx 12/30/97-82430FX-PI-5XTP4C-00 #401A0-0302 128 GB Rainbow
Asus P/I-P6NP5 08/12/98-i440FX-PI-P6NP5C-00 #401A0-0116 128 GB Rainbow
Asus P/I-xP55T2P4x 04/28/99-82430HX-PI55T2P4C-00 #401A0-0207-2 128 GB soupy
Asus SP97-V 03/18/99-SiS-5598-<SP97_V>C-00 #401A0-0109v-5 64 GB Rainbow
Asus TX97 11/24/98-82430TX-<<TX97>>C-00 #401A0-0112-1 64 GB Rainbow
Asus TX97-E 11/24/98-82430TX-<TX97-E>C-00 #401A0-0112e-1 128 GB Rainbow
Asus TX97-X 11/24/98-82430TX-<TX97-X>C-00 #401A0-0112x-1 128 GB Rainbow
Asus TXP4 11/24/98-82430TX-<<TXP4>>C-00 #401A0-0112l-1 - patch J.1 10/24/2001 - 64 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-1000 10/26/1999-i430FX-2A59CA29C-00 A-Trend ATC-1000 BIOS 128 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-1000+ 09/24/97-i430VX-2A59GA29C-00 ATC-1000+ BIOS VER:1.3 04 64 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-2000 09/24/97-i430HX-2A59FA29C-00 ATC-2000 BIOS VER:1.3 02 128 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-5000 06/02/1999-i430TX-S672-ATC-5000C-GV ATC-5000 VER:1.0 08 128 GB ajz
Atrend ATC-5030 04/30/1999-i430TX-SMC67X-ATC-5030C-BP ATC-5030 VER:1.0 07 GS 64 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-5220 v1.0 03/04/1999-MVP3-586B-SMC-ATC-5220C-GA ATC-5220 VER:1.0 08 GS patched for 128GB HDD 128 GB nicks
Atrend ATC-6120 v1.0 05/26/1999-i440LX-W977TF-ATC-6120C-A ATC-6120 VER:1.0 04 LM 128 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-6130 v1.0 07/22/1999-i440LX-W977TF-ATC-6130C-EB ATC-6130 VER:1.0 11 GS 128 GB Rainbow
Atrend ATC-6130 v2.0 05/28/1999-i440LX-W977TF-ATC-6130C-EJ ATC-6130 VER:2.0 05 GS patched for HDD up to 64GB 64 GB nicks
Atrend ATC-6130E 09/29/98-i440EX-W977-ATC-6130C-00 ATC-6130E VER:1.0 04 GS 128 GB ajz
Atrend BX-440B 05/25/1999-i440BX-W977TF-BX-440B-VH BX-440B VER:1.1 07 WB 64 GB Rainbow
Azza PT-6IB and PT-6IBS 08/03/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KP89C-00 08/03 6BTDJ FOR 440BX JUMPERFREE (YEAR 2000 READY) 64G HDD 64 GB nicks
Azza PT-6SBT (SBTW) 04/20/1999-SiS-5600-2A6ILP8AC-00 02/23/2000 6SBTW FOR PT-6SBT (Y2K READY) 128 GB Rainbow
BCM FR500 10/21/1998-SiS-5598-W877-2A5IIG5EC-00 PENTIUM PCI/ISA SYSTEM BIOS VERSION:1.06 (#20636) patched 128 GB nicks
BCM FR550 (Micron ClientPro VXE) 06/19/98-i430TX-W83977AF-2A59IB3KC-00 Micron Electronics, Inc. Pentium BIOS Rev:M07 06/22/98 64 GB Rainbow
BCM IN440ZX (CTX OEM) 02/03/1999-i440ZX-W83977-2A69KB3KC-00 CTX Computer OEM IN440ZX BIOS VER:1.02 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
BCM IN440ZX (Toshiba Equium 3200M) 02/29/2000-i440ZX-W83977-2A69KB3NC-00 PENTIUM II/III AGP/PCI/ISA BIOS VER:2.05.07(#20863) 128GB 128 GB nicks
BCM QS440BX 128KB 11/16/99-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KB3EC-00 BIOS VER:1.06.03 (#20540) 128 GB Rainbow
BCM QS440BX 256KB 02/14/01-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KB3EC-00 DR730 BIOS VER:2.10 (#20540) patched for HDD to 128Gb 128 GB nicks
BCM SQ575 07/06/98-i430TX-2A59IB3IC-00 PENTIUM PCI/ISA SYSTEM BIOS REV:A06 128 GB Rainbow
Biostar M5ALA 11/05/1999-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00 ALA1105B 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
Biostar M5ALC 256KB 01/31/2000-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00 ALC0131B 128 GB Rainbow
Biostar M5ATC 08/11/98-ALi-154x-2A5KIB09C-00 ATC0811B - Large HDD Support 64 GB th
Biostar M5SAA 07/27/2000-SiS-530-2A5IMB09C-00 SAA0727F 128 GB ajz
Biostar M5SIB (PB Pegase) 10/23/1998-SiS-5598-W877-2A5IIB0BC-00 BIOS Ver. 1.05 128GB patch by wimsbios team 128 GB edwin
Biostar M6TBA 128KB (PCB 1.0, 1.1, 1.2) 02/23/1999-i440BX-SMC60X-2A69KB0CC-00 TBA0223B 128 GB Rainbow
Biostar M6TBC 02/06/1999-i440BX-SMC60X-2A69KB0CC-00 TBC0208B bp patch by Wim's BIOS team 128 GB nicks
Biostar M6TLC 03/09/1999-i440LX-2A69JB0DC-00 TLC0306B 128 GB Rainbow
Biostar M6VBE with VIA 693 North Bridge 11/18/1999-693-596-8671-2A6LGB09C-00 VBE1118A 128 GB Rainbow
Biostar M6VBE-A 03/23/2000-693A-596-8671-2A6LGB09C-00 VBE-A 0323B patched for 128GB HDD by Wim's BIOS team 128 GB nicks
Biostar MB-8500TTD 06/11/98-i430TX-ITE-2A59GB0CC-00 TTD0616B 128 GB Rainbow
Creative M003 02/02/2001-i440BX-ITE867-2A69KH2EC-00 (M003NL47) Intel i440BX PCIset(TM) 128 GB Rainbow
Daewoo CB641X-BX 08/10/99-i440BX-ITE8679-CB641XBXC-00 V.641/646.09 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
Daewoo CB648X-BX 06/02/2000-i440BX-I8671-CB648XBXC-00 V.648.08 128 GB Rainbow
Daewoo CB649M-SI 07/16/1999-SiS-620--CB649MSIC-00 V.649.06 128 GB Rainbow
Daewoo CB650M-BX 06/02/2000-i440BX-I8671-CB650MBXC-00 V.650.06 128 GB Rainbow
DataExpert MBX8440 09/22/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KD0AC-00 REV 1.3 128 GB Rainbow
DataExpert MLX8440-0A 12/15/97-i440LX-2A69JFDAC-00 REV 2.11 MLX8440-0A 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
DFI G586IPC Rev. D with 512KB cache 07/31/98-i430HX-2A59FD4GC-00 DFI G586IPC Rev D 512K cache 32GB bug fix www.WimsBIOS.com 64 GB nicks
DFI G586IPV Rev. C with 256KB cache 07/31/98-i430VX-W877-2A59GD4FC-00   64 GB ajz
DFI K6BV3+ 08/05/1999-(K6BV3+)-CD-2A5LED4KC-00 Patched BIOS for DFI K6BV3+ with 128GB HDD support 128 GB nicks
DFI P2XLX/e 01/11/2001-i440LX-DD-2A69JD4EC-00 P2XLX/e BETA BIOS, Large HDD Support. The Wimsbios Team. 128 GB ajz
DFI P5BTX/L 07/03/98-i430TX-2A59ID4AC-00 p5btx l 64GB+ BETA 128 GB edwin
DFI P5BV3+ rev. B 11/30/2000-VP3-586B-CD-2A5LED4CC-00   128 GB Rainbow
DFI P5BV3+ rev. C 11/30/2000-VP3-586B-CD-2A5LED4DC-00   128 GB Rainbow
DFI PB60-VB 03/19/1999-692-596-AD-2A6LGD42C-00   128 GB Rainbow
ECS P5ST-A (Time Colossus) 11/05/97-SiS-5598-(P5ST-A)C-00 P5ST-A Ver 1.0a 11/05/1997 (146-C-25) AWD64GB patch 128 GB nicks
ECS P5TX-LA PCB 1.X 12/17/97-i430TX-P5TX-LA9C-00 P5TX-LA Ver 1.1 12/23/1997 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
ECS P5VP-A+ 256KB (PCB 1.1, 1.1a, 1.2) 06/14/1999-VP3-586B-W877-P5VP-A+ P5VP-A+ Ver 2.2h 06/01/1999 patched for HDD to 128GB 128 GB nicks
ECS P5VX-Be 11/04/1998-i430VX-P5VX-BE P5VX-Be Ver 1.5 11/04/1998 64 GB Rainbow
ECS P6BA-A+ 07/06/1999-Elite-P6BA-A+ P6BA-A+ Ver 3.3kw 07/06/1999 with patch to 128GB HDD 128 GB BiosMan
ECS P6BAT-A+ PCB 1.1 04/23/1999-Elite-P6BAT-APC-00 P6BAT-A+ Ver 1.0h 04/23/1999 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
ECS P6BX-A+ 128KB 05/07/1998-i440BX-W83977-P6BX-A+ P6BX-A+ Ver 2.4 05/07/1998 patched for 128GB HDD 128 GB nicks
ECS P6BX-Me 01/15/1999-i440BX-W977TF-P6BX-ME P6BX-Me Ver 1.3c 01/15/1999 128 GB Rainbow
ECS P6LX-A+ 128KB 06/10/1999-i440LX-P6LX-AP P6LX-A+ Ver 3.1d 06/07/1999 128 GB ajz
ECS P6SE-ML 256KB 03/22/1999-SiS-620-P6SE-ML P6SE-ML Ver 3.1 04/28/1999 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
ENMIC/NMC 5VMMX 04/11/00-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LENMCC-00 NMC 04/11/00 For Apollo VP3 AGP/PCIset - 128GB HDD patch 128 GB nicks
ENMIC/NMC 5VMX 128KB 07/06/1999-MVP3-596-W877-2A5LENMDC-00 NMC 07/06/1999 For Apollo MVP3 AGP/PCIset 128GB BETA 128 GB edwin
ENMIC/NMC 6BAX 128KB 08/24/1999-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KNMCC-00 08/24/1999 For i440BX AGPset >32Gb 64 GB Rainbow
ENMIC/NMC 6VAX 03/26/1999-691-596-W877-2A6LFNMAC-00 NMC 03/26/1999 For Apollo Pro AGP/PCIset 128GB HDD patch 128 GB nicks
ENPC AK621 09/07/1998-i440LX-W83977-2A69JECJC-00 AK621 ROM BIOS Ver.2.0 09/15/1998 64 GB Rainbow
ENPC KB21 01/21/1999-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KEC9C-02 KB21 ROM BIOS Ver.1.8 01/21/1999 Large HDD Patched 128 GB ajz
Epox EP-61BXA-M 128KB 12/18/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KPA9C-00 12/17/1998 EP-61BXA-M patched for 128GB HDD 128 GB nicks
Epox MVP3E, MVP3C, VP3, VP3A 128KB 04/11/00-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEPA9C-00 04/11/00 For Apollo VP3 AGP/PCIset 128GB patch wimsbios 128 GB edwin
Epox P2-100A, P2-100B, P2-100B2, P2-100Y, EP-V370B 128KB 09/10/1999-691-586B-W877-2A6LFPA9C-00 09/10/1999 For Apollo Pro AGP/PCIset 128GB HDD patched 128 GB nicks
Epox P2-133A 08/31/2000-693-596-W977-2A6LFPABC-00 08/31/2000 For Apollo Pro AGP/PCIset 128 GB ajz
Epox P55-VX 08/22/97-i430VX-W877-2A59GPA9C-00 (2a59gpa9) EVALUATION ROM - NOT FOR SALE 128 GB Rainbow
FIC KA-6100 PCB 1.1 09/22/1998-691-596-W877-2A6LFI2CC-00 Version 1.1dI patched for HDD up to 128 Gb 128 GB nicks
FIC KA-6100 PCB 1.2 11/09/1998-691-596-W877-2A6LFI2CC-00 Version 1.1eI patched for HDD to 128 Gb 128 GB nicks
FIC PA-2007 with 586A South Bridge 03/29/1999-VT82C590VP2-2A5LC008C-00 Version 1.13CD15 128 GB Rainbow
FIC PA-2012 02/23/1999-VP3-586B-W877-2A5LEF09C-00 Version 1.13JB154 patched for 128GB HDD 128 GB nicks
FIC PT-2200 07/30/97-i430HX-2A59FF0BC-00 FIC PT-2200 BIOS Version 1.08EA110 64 GB Rainbow
FIC VA-502 01/26/1999-VT82C580VP-2A5LA008C-00 Version 1.13AJ139 patched with bp 128 GB nicks
FIC VX-98 07/09/1998-VT82C580VP-2A5LA008C-00 Version VX98_102 64 GB Rainbow
Freetech P6F77 05/15/97-i440FX-977-2A69HF2GC-00 P6F77 PCI GREEN BIOS 128GB HDD patch by Wim'sBIOS team 128 GB nicks

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