Hi all - sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but I have a new MSI P965 mobo. The only IDE controller is a JMicron JMB361. As you may know IDE controllers are becoming a bit marginal on newer boards. Basically a DOS flash of an ODD is not possible on this unit. The standard MSCDEX and DOS IDE drivers don’t see any drives connected, and the supported DOS driver gcdrom.sys mounts the drives, but no firmware utility will see them.
Is it possible to use any of the cracked / int / ext firmwares to flash this unit under windows ?
My other choices are Promise Ultra2-TX133 controller, ext firewire (oxf 911) or ext usb2.
Any way I can make this work, or do I have to take the unit to another PC with an older IDE controller ?
Am I right in thinking there is no windows flash utility ? Or am I being lame ?