ronaz points us to a new IDE busmaster driver for the 686B southbridge, which can be found on the MSI KT7 Pro2A, among others. The date in the release.txt is November 16, 2000. Strangely enough, on the THROUGH couldn’t find anything about the site. There is an older version there, namely version 2.1.50 of June 30, 2000.
Hopefully this new driver will solve the problems that were still occurring today with this latest southbridge from VIA.
The driver is listed on the Soltek site as:
IDE Driver—686B ATA100 IDE Driver.(0.97MB)
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