Re: ezbook 700e bios flash

Re: ezbook 700e bios flash


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Posted by N8 on October 23, 2003 at 23:52:32:

In Reply to: ezbook 700e bios flash posted by john on October 23, 2003 at 17:52:49:

To make a boot floopy with a win 9X system:
Go to DOS (i suggest true dos via reboot) and type "format /s" (enter). At promt, place a blank floppy in drive and press enter.
Or you could just download a boot image from bootdisk.com. (for xp/me users)

That file list has a autoexec.bat file in it, so it is going to update your bios without asking if you place that on a boot disk and boot system!!!

You may want to examine the autoexec.bat file with a text viewer/editor and see what it is doing. (..like notepad)

I would try uniflash first to backup BIOS.....

If Uniflash does not work, You may want to consider removing the autoexec.bat from the boot/update floppy and execute Flashit.exe file manually? (like you said)
Perhaps type " Flashit /?" or "Flashit ?" for a help or menu that would provide a backup method.
Once you have backe up the BIOS you could put the autoexec.bat back on the boot-floppy and let it flash. (you may want to say a quick prayer first ;-) )

Did you read the "update.txt" file for clues?

Regards,
N8

: hello.

: i have a ctx ezbook 700e and when i upgraded from windows 95 to 98se it started having some problems recognizing my battery. i think this is because of an old bios.

: currently i am using intel 430tx version 1.01 sub-version 1.18.00p. since ctx stopped supporting their laptops a few years ago i have had to search the internet and have found a systemsoft update for the 430tx chipset: systemsoft version 1.23.11. i have extracted these files to a floppy disk. the files are as follows:

: autoexec.bat
: bios.rom
: config.prg
: flashit.exe
: history.txt
: veridata.com

: i am planning on restarting my computer, putting this disk in the a: drive and running flashit.exe. does this sound like the correct procedure?

: i have read somewhere that i need to create a boot disk and then copy these files onto it. as of now i haven't been able to figure out how to do that.

: and finally, how do i backup my current version of the bios in case it doesn't work?

: thanks so much for your help,

: john




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