Flashing BIOS

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KoRnbred84

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I have tried to flash my BIOS recently because of they had a fix for my ACPI (is that it?) the GIGA BYTE website has a detailed instruction thing on how to do it, but it's only for Windows 95/98 I asked them how to do it within Windows XP and they said obtain a boot disk from the web.



HOW DO I DO THAT? :confused:


Thanks in advance.
 

Lonman

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You can make a DOS boot disk in XP. But a blank floppy in the drive, open Windows Explorer, right click on your A:\ drive icon, select 'Format...' from the pop-up menu, on that menu tick the box 'Create an MS-Dos boot disk.' When you're done, copy your flash utility and any other files you need onto it. Restart your computer and flash your bios.
 
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Mr.Plow

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If you have a newer gigabyte you can flash your bios right
in Win XP. This is totaly new. Its called bios writer or @bios.
Flashing a gigabyte motherboard is now alot like patching
a game. Its so easy now. Also, my gigabyte board has 2 bios'
Just in case the first one fails the second is there just in case.
This programs should be on your motherboard disk. Good luck.
 
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KoRnbred84

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Thanks everybody.

Hi...

First of all, Mr. Plow... unfortunantely, I don't have a newer motherboard... I have a Slot A 700MHz Athlon... :(

And second of all, some occupant sent me an e-mail concerning the problem, and it turns out that I had my NT APM legacy something disabled... I enabled it and everything works fine, along with my hibernate feature, which was missing to begin with as well.

I saw a BIOS update however on Gigabyte's site, but when I used the flash utility, it wouldn't work.

GO FIG. It always said something about a tag error in the bios file

:confused:

Well, anyway, it's fixed now and working well to a degree... I don't know why, but my motherboard never went well with Standby. what really confused me was that my older computer, with a cyrix MII processor did! Really wierd stuff.

Anyone have any suggestions on a fix to that if possible?? I find it hard to believe that there's no support for Standby on a reletively new motherboard, but there is on an older one.


Thanks again, everyone.
 

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