Re: HELP!!! bios boot disk for winME on a asus laptop

Re: HELP!!! bios boot disk for winME on a asus laptop

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Posted by Henry on June 10, 2001 at 14:35:28:

In Reply to: HELP!!! bios boot disk for winME on a asus laptop posted by Apple on June 09, 2001 at 21:19:23:

: Need help on a boot disk for winME, i have recently upgrade my OS to ME from 98, then i figurer out that my IR not working, i got direction from ASUS said i need to upgrade bios, i have all the file need for upgrading, but the startup boot disk is not working, i have made a startup disk and delete the autoexecu and config.sys file.. but the phlash still appear that i got memory manager in it so can't process... so what other files i need take away from the startup disk?

Windows OS continue trying to get away from DOS and screwing up some legitimate needs in the process. I had a problem similar to yours with win98 - I couldn't boot to a real DOS Prompt, only protected mode with win98 on the system. All flashers I know about require a clean boot to a real DOS prompt with no drivers or anything else loaded. All you NEED on the boot floppy are:
*Must be bootable (>format /s/u ) - files needed are MSDOS.SYS, IO.SYS, and COMMAND.COM ONLY. You can unhide and delete drvspace.bin - NOT needed.
*Your flasher program file
*Your bios "update" file
*If Award BIOS you may need a simple Autoexec.bat

NOTICE: No drivers, no memory managers, no config.sys on the boot floppy and maybe no autoexec.bat

Since my trouble I have come up with some work arounds:

1. Disconnect power to all of the HDDs and try your simplified DOSme startup disk (as above, 5 files max) - will need to change CMOS - autodetect the (disconnected) HDDs.
2. Boot up with a simplified DOS6.xx boot disk and flash the BIOS (may need to unplug power to the HDDs).
3. Flash from your HDD: If there is an autoexec.bat and/or config.sys MOVE them to a temporary directory so they won't get executed. Press F5 when booting and go to a DOS prompt. You should be able to run the flasher from either a floppy or from a directory on the HDD.
4. If all else fails, call it a badflash, keep the old BIOS - just in case - and get a new BIOS chip with your update on it from:

Good Luck,

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