Re: backup a copy of current bios

Re: backup a copy of current bios

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Posted by N8 on October 23, 2003 at 12:39:10:

In Reply to: backup a copy of current bios posted by andrew on October 22, 2003 at 20:14:22:

Excellent question!
Well IMO there is a couple ways:
1)Use a generic flash utility in DOS. I suggest trying Uniflash- get it here>>>
Just place Uniflash on a DOS boot floppy and boot system from floppy, then type "uniflash" >enter. Follow the menus to backup BIOS to floppy! That is it.(please note uniflash will not work with all boards)

2)Use the flash utility for your particular BIOS/MB. (awdflash/amiflash etc...)
You would need to enter the appropriate command line switches. (See the readme for the flash utility you are using)
Example: "awdflash /pn/sy backup.bin" means program= no and save =yes to backup.bin

3)Pull the eeprom from the motherboard and read it in an external programmer. (not practical for most people)

Once you have read the data, make sure you verify the bin/rom image is the correct size and has a good data in it. (use checksum when avail.)

That was a great question! I hope this helps answer it a lil. :)
Best Regards,

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