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Need Help Updating BIOS

By akaivan
Mar 24, 2006
  1. Hey everyone how do i install my latest bios from my manufacture, i cant get the flash bios to work?!!? heres a link to my mobo. The flash thing to install bios is like a comand promp but it starts then closes itself! what can this be? thankyou in advance
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    be extremely careful when updating the BIOS. Not completing the BIOS flash will render your motherboard a paperweight. You will then have to send it in to get the BIOS reburned on the EPROM.

    Most manufactuers have explicit instructions on their websites for updating BIOS files. There is a dos file to do this usually. BIOS updates cannot be done through windows. Use your floppy drive.

    basically you type the name of your flash program, followed by the name of the new BIOS file.

    LET IT RUN ITS FULL COURSE. DO NOT INTERRUPT.

    also SAVE your OLD BIOS. Most BIOS flash programs have this option. Save it to another floppy disk. You might need it if you run into problems.
     
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ok so can i rename files to make it easier to remember?
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    If you do, it won't work.
     
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ok i wont try that then
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    yes. name your old one - BIOSOLD and your new one BIOSNEW (with the same extenders.)
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    it will work. renaming BIOS files in no way affects the flashing therof.
     
  8. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ok thats fine ill just write them down and remember them, thanks
     
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