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Unread 03-09-2007, 05:00 AM   #1
Alan T
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Update BIOS

Anyone knows how to update BIOS?
Do I put the floppy disk with the ROM file when I restart the machine?


 
Unread 03-09-2007, 05:00 AM   #2
NM
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Re: Update BIOS

hello Alan T you wrote

> Anyone knows how to update BIOS?
> Do I put the floppy disk with the ROM file when I restart the machine?


Yes
 
Unread 03-09-2007, 05:00 AM   #3
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Re: Update BIOS

"Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse***********.au> wrote:

>Anyone knows how to update BIOS?


Lots of people here do.

And a good percentage of them probably used Google to find out how.
 
Unread 03-09-2007, 05:59 AM   #4
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Uncle Grumpy wrote:

> "Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse***********.au> wrote:
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>>Anyone knows how to update BIOS?

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> Lots of people here do.
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> And a good percentage of them probably used Google to find out how.


More likely most people hunt high and low for the instruction manual and
learn how to update the bios from it.
 
Unread 03-09-2007, 06:59 AM   #5
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Alan T wrote:
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> Anyone knows how to update BIOS?


First thing that comes to mind is Why do you NEED to upgrade the BIOS?







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Unread 03-09-2007, 06:59 AM   #6
Alan T
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Re: Update BIOS

The vendor had released the latest BIOS. I would think if fixes something
and make compatible to latest OS.
Why does the vendor releases latest BIOS?

> First thing that comes to mind is Why do you NEED to upgrade the BIOS?



 
Unread 03-09-2007, 08:00 AM   #7
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Re: Update BIOS

G'day Alan,

When you download the BIOS update it should come with a ReadMe or other
instructions of what to do. If not, it's usually listed on the manufacturers
site near the download

The instructions will be something like:

Copy to flash utility & the BIOS update onto a floppy disk
Restart with floppy in the drive
Select the BIOS update from the list (if not automatically found)
Leave to flash
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Reboot without floppy in the drive & go into the BIOS
Set the BIOS up with things like Plug/Play OS, EPP...
F10 (save & exit)

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"Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse***********.au> wrote in message
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> Anyone knows how to update BIOS?
> Do I put the floppy disk with the ROM file when I restart the machine?
>
>



 
Unread 03-09-2007, 08:00 AM   #8
Alan T
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Re: Update BIOS

Thanks.
I'll try it then.

"Newbie Coder" <newbiecoder@spammeplease.com> wrote in message
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> G'day Alan,
>
> When you download the BIOS update it should come with a ReadMe or other
> instructions of what to do. If not, it's usually listed on the

manufacturers
> site near the download
>
> The instructions will be something like:
>
> Copy to flash utility & the BIOS update onto a floppy disk
> Restart with floppy in the drive
> Select the BIOS update from the list (if not automatically found)
> Leave to flash
> ---
> Reboot without floppy in the drive & go into the BIOS
> Set the BIOS up with things like Plug/Play OS, EPP...
> F10 (save & exit)
>
> --
> Newbie Coder
> (It's just a name)
>
>
>
> "Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse***********.au> wrote in message
> news:OXAjo%23d7HHA.1484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> > Anyone knows how to update BIOS?
> > Do I put the floppy disk with the ROM file when I restart the machine?
> >
> >

>
>



 
Unread 03-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #9
John
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Alan T wrote:
> Thanks.
> I'll try it then.



Next time, please port your question to the correct newsgroup.

This is a Windows XP NG and your question has nothing to do with this NG.

John.
 
Unread 03-09-2007, 01:59 PM   #10
David Starr
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Alan T wrote:
> Anyone knows how to update BIOS?
> Do I put the floppy disk with the ROM file when I restart the machine?
>
>

Be aware that an unsuccessful bios update can make your machine fail to
boot at all. BIOS is kept in surface mount flash memory chips on your
motherboard. If the BIOS code is damaged, or mangled by an unsucessful
update attempt, your mother board may not boot again. The code that
reads Windows in from hardisk is in BIOS. Recovery from this boo-boo is
difficult to impossible. The flash memory chips are nearly impossible
to remove and replace. Reprograming the flash chips in place is a black
art known to very few.
How bad do you need to update BIOS? Was it my machine I'd only
update BIOS to fix some impossible to live with bug.

David Starr
 
 

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