Re: PhoenixBios upgrade

Re: PhoenixBios upgrade


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Posted by Jack Rowland on August 29, 2000 at 11:46:43:

In Reply to: Re: PhoenixBios upgrade posted by Dougal on August 28, 2000 at 15:33:23:

I agree that a BIOS upgrade is needed, but be very carefull! People with PHOENIX bios ordinarily must replace their motherboards if the flash goes bad. I get requests for help all the time from people who have killed their PHOENIX bios in a BADFLASH and they end up replacing their motherboards. PHOENIX does not provide complete files so the flashing must be done on a live motherboard. Hot swapping usually doesn't work in these cases either.

Here is what you should do FIRST:
Go to just about any motherboard site that has AMI bios (such as www.pcchips.com) go to the download section and download the latestest AMI flash utility. You can use this to make a backup of the bios file and save it to a floppy. DO NOT FLASH using this, but it can be used to save your old file. Put the floppy in a safe place.

Now if the flash goes wrong anyone with an EPROM programmer (like me) can bring you back from the dead.




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