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

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

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Once your system boots to the Windows Options screen after reading the floppy disk, hit the F5 key and this will bring you to the A: prompt. Type "Dir" (this is a DOS command meaning show the directory) in the chosen drive or file you wish to read. This will show you all the files on the boot disk or selected file. Find the name of your flash EXE and the name of the update bin file, and type the command "cd awd flash exe" or the name of your BIOS flash EXE. This will bring you into the flash BIOS programming screen. You will be asked to type in the name of the new BIOS you are trying to upgrade to. Type in the name of the new BIOS bin, and remember it is case sensitive. If you typed in the correct file name you will come to a prompt asking if you want to save the old BIOS. When asked, select "Yes", so in case the new BIOS does not improve or destabilizes your system you can always flash it back. If you get any error messages do not flash the BIOS. If it is the right file for the right motherboard you will be prompted to save the old BIOS, and then it will ask you to flash new BIOS at this time. Select "Yes" and the firmware will update itself, and you will be told by the program that the flash was successful on the update screen.

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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