Re: steps in performing a BIOS firmware upgrade on a motherboard using an award BIOS?

Re: steps in performing a BIOS firmware upgrade on a motherboard using an award BIOS?


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Posted by Henry on May 03, 2001 at 22:43:17:

In Reply to: steps in performing a BIOS firmware upgrade on a motherboard using an award BIOS? posted by nicole on May 02, 2001 at 23:34:08:

: Please can any one help me?

1. Get Prepared. BIOS misflash is fairly common. Learn all you can about corrupt BIOS recovery at:
http://www.electrocution.com/flash.htm
http://www.mrcs.net/Biosrecovery.htm
http://www.ping.be/bios
http://www.tokenasians.com/articles/bioshotswap.html
2. If you don't know your mainboard maker and model then identify maker and model at one of:
http://computertech.server101.com/index.html
http://www.motherboards.org/moboidtools.html
http://www.ping.be/bios
http://www.unicore.com
or
http://www.abcdrivers.com [FCC-ID Method]
3. Write down mainboard maker, mainboard model number, mainboard revision number, CMOS identity string and ALL CMOS settings. Write them on paper where you can read them if you misflash your BIOS. You can store them on your HDD, but if you misflash the BIOS you won't be able to read the file or anything else on the HDD, CD and maybe the FDD.
4. Get a mainboard manual from the maker's web site if you don't already have one. Make notes in it.
5. Get BIOS update from mainboard maker's site ONLY (unless you have PC Chips M571 mainboard - new post if you do!)
6. Look for BIOS update (BIOS recovery, too) instructions on the mainboard maker's web site.
7. Try to run your computer on a UPS while flashing the BIOS. ANY power blink will ruin your BIOS (then use what you learned in step 1). You can use the BIOS recovery method to flash the BIOS to begin with. Good practice (but it doesn't save the old BIOS which you may need if the update doesn't work)
8. If all else fails, or you'd prefer to avoid the hassle, get your BIOS chip programmed or reprogrammed or get a programmed BIOS chip at:
http://www.badflash.com

Let us know how your BIOS update turns out.

Good Luck,
Henry





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