VTI Turbo 55 80286 Requires BIOS Version 3.22 or Later (78681)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system
This article was previously published under Q78681
When an Award BIOS revision earlier than 3.22 is installed on a VTI
Turbo 55 computer, the following problems may appear after upgrading
to MS-DOS 5.0 or later:
• Difficulty reading and writing to the hard drive
• Machine not bootable with IDE drive
• Random POST (power on self test) error codes at boot-up (that is,
The VTI Turbo 55 computer requires Award BIOS revision 3.22 or later
to correctly run MS-DOS version 5.0.
The VTI Turbo 55 is an 80286 based computer that originally shipped with
Award Modular BIOS revision 3.03. This version of the BIOS does not support
IDE drives, and may produce the above problems with MS-DOS 5.0 or later.
This particular machine was manufactured by Samsung for the Philips
Corporation, and also was issued under the model designation SAMSUNG S550.
Philips and Award concur on the necessity of the BIOS upgrade for full
The products included here are manufactured by vendors independent of
Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these
products' performance or reliability.
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