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, 1701, 1702)
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 functionality.

The products included here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/30/2003
Keywords: KB78681