Bios upgrade problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by S-P-I-T-F-I-R-E, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. Dear all

    I am having some problems in upgrading my Bios. I have followed the instructions which seem quite straight forward but then hit a bit of a wall when I try to switch drive from floppy drive (a) to main drive (c). I type c: & nothing happens , is it because I have converted for FAT32 to NTFS ? If so can anyone tell me how to switch directories or walk me through another method of Flash upgrading my Bios ?
    Thanks in advance – SPIT.

    My system details are :
    XP home edition
    MANUFACTURER Micro-Star
    MANUFACTURER PART# MS-6340
    PLATFORM Socket A
    PROCESSOR TYPE Athlon, Duron,
    CHIPSET VIA KT-133
    FORM FACTOR microATX
    AGP SLOTS 1 x AGP 4X
    PCI SLOTS 3
    MAX RAM 1GB
    DIMM SOCKETS 2
     
  2. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    I know that when you are using a start up disk without the NTFS driver that you can't access NT file system.

    Why do you have to go on to your c: drive? Copy all the files needed for the bios upgrade to your a:\ disk, and flash it that way.

    I know also that abit has a windows based flash utility, and it worked fine for me...


    greetz

    Lukas
     
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    and optimally you would copy the flash file TO the floppy, rather then reading it from the harddrive :)

    so just copy the flash file to the floppy, then flash