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How do I upgrade my flash bios?

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I have a 1993 model Gateway computer.  It is a 486-33DX with a Phoenix 80486 Rom Bios Plus Version 0.10 GJX30G-04P on an Intel 09-00189 motherboard.  I want to upgrade my flash bios to support Logical Block Address.  Gateway's web site includes a bios update section including downloadable software to do just that.  I downloaded file JX3012 and rebooted with the files.  It DID update my bios, however it didn't enable support for my WD 4.0 gig hard drive.  A company called Micro Firmware says their Bios software will do the job for $59.  I don't want to pay this.  Is there somewhere else I can get bios upgrade software for free?
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Tesla earned 150 total points
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If you just want to use your 4GB-HD, you could try a disk-manager. I don't know the WD-Website, but Quantum offers such a tool - for free.
If you need help with the tool let me know.

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Thanks for your input, Tesla.  I DO know about disk managers.  However, for my educational experience I would still like to know what's keeping my flash bios upgrade from doing what it said it would.  Upgrading the flash bios is a purer fix than EZ drive.
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