How to flash BIOS on GA-6VX7B-4X

By DjKraid
Feb 12, 2010
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  1. Hi!

    So I'm was wondering how to flash the BIOS, I have downloaded the "BIOS update" moved it
    to a FDD and the computer can't boot from the FDD. It says that "Not a bootable device" or
    something like that...
    So do I have to make a w98 "startup disk" or something like that to get the computer to boot
    from it? -or is there something else I need to do to get it to falsh?

    Hardware:
    Mobo: Ggabyte, GA-6VX7B-4X
    CPU: Intel Celeron 1GHz
    -640Mb RAM
    -nVidia MX2 (AGP)
    -USB PCI card
    -TP-Link GB LAN (PCI)

    Boot order:
    1. FDD
    2. CD
    3. HDD
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    It appears that your motherboard does not feature the Q-Flash utility that supports booting from the floppy drive. According to the motherboard manual, the following is the BIOS flashing procedure:

    BIOS update procedure:

    Please check your BIOS vendor (AMI or AWARD) on the motherboard.

    It is recommended you copy the AWDFlash.exe or AMIFlash.exe in driver CD (D:\>Utility\BIOSFlash) and the BIOS binary files into the directory you made in your hard disk.[i.e:C:\>Utility\ (C:\>Utility : denotes the driver and the directory where you put the flash utilities and BIOS file in.)]

    Restart your computer into MS-DOS mode or command prompt only for Win95/98, go into the directory where the new BIOS file are located use the utility AWDFlash.exe or AMIFlash.exe to update the BIOS.

    Type the following command once you have enter the directory where all the files are located C:\utility\ AWDFlash or AMIFlash <filename of the BIOS binary file intended for flashing>

    Once the process is finished, reboot the system
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 611   +14

    thx! but I'm runing Win XP Pro...so..?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    The instructions are not for Windows 95/98 only.
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