I want my old BIOS back - help

By lucic88 ยท 6 replies
Nov 28, 2008
  1. Hi there I recently updated my bios on my Toshiba using WINPHLASH.
    Just before I did, it made a backup of my old bios as a BIOS.BAK file..
    How do I use this to go back to my old BIOS as my fans are not keeping the laptop as cool as they use to be!

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Quote from Toshiba for floppy boot up, bios update
    For further help:
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  3. lucic88

    lucic88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's OK if I want to update my BIOS with a new version who have extension
    " .ROM " ... but I now have backup file of my old BIOS and his extension is " .BAK " .
    I don't know what to do whit this file? How to use it to back to my old BIOS?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    rename BAK to ROM

    Then restore by floppy bootup

    I cannot help on this thread anymore because Bios updates are very very specific to model.

    My replies therefore must be very general
  5. lucic88

    lucic88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK...Changing the extension is a big risk in this case...I think.
    anyway...kimsland thank you a lot for your help !!!
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Changing the extension is not a risk, unless the file is opened with some application

    If you are concerned about losing the backup ROM file (by the way it's a good guess that ROM is the extension) Then just copy the file, then rename the copied extension
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    simple - rename the old BIOS file to the new bios name- then reburn the EPROM. ensure the new bios is saved as something else.

    Read the updating BIOS guide in the guides forum, courtesy of moi.
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