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Bios Upgrade

By Hells3000
Apr 9, 2007
  1. I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue. (hope this fixes my problem)
    Windows 2000 stopped loading.
    The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.
    The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.
    The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.

    My specs are:
    Nec 3550A
    Wd Caviar 30gb wd300
    rage 128pro ultra
    don't think power supply matters
    cpu 2.4 cely

    I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.
    The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
    I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.

    Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)

    I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed
    and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

    Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but it just gives me
    I\0 0000000 errors.

    Any suggestions would help.
    Anything at this moment
    So this is why I want to upgrade my bios hopefully this will fix my issue...
    Thanks appreciate
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,309

    So why do you want to Flash the BIOS

    Whats the HD got to do with the Mobo being supposed faulty

    How does testing the memory with another module prove the memory is OK, or do you mean you put another stick in and it worked

    Im still trying to work out what your issue is

    What ??

    SO again I ask, what is the problem

    Dont think Im being mean, but you really need to rethink your post, start again and tell us exactly what you are trying to achieve and why you think a BIOS flash would fix it.

  3. Hells3000

    Hells3000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My issue is I am not able to load windows 2000 or to reformat.
    When I format windows boots but I only get to the set raid up with f6 page then I get a file\i386\biosinfo.inf failed to load set up cannot continue
    My hdd,memory,mobo, dvd have been tested with other systems and they work.
    But when the hdd and mobo are put together I get this messages over again.

    I was thinking bios update will work but I am just so stressed that this pc does not reformat/loads :/

    Sorry for not clearing things up
    As you can see I am desperate

    Thanks Hells3000
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    Generally, you don't flash the BIOS unless there is an issue. BIOS tampering can be lethal to the motherboard if not done right. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Flash the BIOS back if you can.
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