Articles :: How to Flash a BIOS Without Giving Yourself a Headache ::

Doc Overclock · 12-12-2000 · Category: Guides

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Go into your control panel, then go into Add/Remove Programs, and you will see a tab saying "Startup Disk". Get a formatted 1.44 floppy and put it into the floppy drive. If the disk is not formatted do so at this time. Create a startup disk within this screen; it is the choice on the far right. After you make a boot disk, find the Phoenix BIOS 4.0, Release 6.1 or the AWD FLASH EXE and copy it onto the boot disk. Find your new BIOS and unzip or extract the new file to the boot disk. This will create a bin file, and it is the actual data for the BIOS Flash. Sometimes the disk will say it is full. If this happens, you can remove these files to free up space on the disk. The following files can be removed from the disk: FDISK, FORMAT and MSCDEX. These are files that are not used or needed in the BIOS flash procedure, so removing them will have no effect on the task at hand. You should also write on a piece of paper the new updated BIOS name. You will need it later in step 4. After all files are successfully extracted, unzipped, and copied on to the start up disk, restart your system with the boot disk inserted into the floppy drive. If your system does not boot to the floppy, you will need to go into your BIOS and change your boot sequence to search for a floppy drive and make the floppy the first boot device. This will enable the floppy to read the boot disk at startup.

The decision to upgrade your BIOS is yours. By following the procedures outlined in this article you agree that Motherboard HomeWorld is in no way liable or responsible for any resulting loss of system functionality. If your system is working without problems or conflicts, then it is not recommended that you flash your BIOS.


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