Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Flashing A Bios

  1. #1
    Marmoset Warrior
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Flashing A Bios

    I know all i do is download the latest (and correct) BIOS for my mobo, put it on a floppy and boot using it.

    Only thing that confused me is under Xp, when I go to format a floppy, should I select "Bootable" or do I just copy the files across and it will be able to access the BIOS from the floppy to flash it?

    Hope that wasn't too confusing
    Cheers

  2. #2
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,520
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    260 times in 166 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Depends on your mobo. For Asus boards (well, my old one anyway) you just needed the .bin file on the disk and you needed to hit Alt-F2 (I think) on BOOTing and it would load up a program to flash. For other mobo's, you'll need a flashing program which you have to run in DOS so you would need a boot disk.

  3. #3
    Marmoset Warrior
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Im planning on flashing an old AOpen MX3W Pro E (P3 board) but I also wanted to know how to flash on other boards aswell.

    I noticed when you select the bootable option is puts a ton of rubbish onto the disk, probably to make it boot.

    So ill just make it bootable, stick the BIOS on a flash it or will a need a program todo that?

  4. #4
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,520
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    260 times in 166 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    I believe you only need two files on the disk, command.com and another... I can't remember off the top of my head!

    Can anyone confirm this?

    :edit: I think I may be talking crap again...
    Last edited by Allen; 01-09-2004 at 04:52 PM.

  5. #5
    Large Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,720
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    99 times in 64 posts
    Err, no, you don't need to put MS-DOS on the disk Allen . Don't choose bootable r1zeek, just a blank formatted floppy with the files on it you need for flashing (should be a readme on the site you get them from somewhere). Most newer boards you can flash from within Windows.

    Most boards you don't choose to boot from floppy, you have to press a key combo like 'alt-F2' to run the flash software in the EEPROM.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

  6. #6
    Marmoset Warrior
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman
    Err, no, you don't need to put MS-DOS on the disk Allen . Don't choose bootable r1zeek, just a blank formatted floppy with the files on it you need for flashing (should be a readme on the site you get them from somewhere). Most newer boards you can flash from within Windows.

    Most boards you don't choose to boot from floppy, you have to press a key combo like 'alt-F2' to run the flash software in the EEPROM.
    Right, cheers for that, ill give it a go later.

    Would it be possible to flash from a CD?

    *virtual rep. for both of you*

  7. #7
    Large Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,720
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    99 times in 64 posts
    I doubt it, either from a floppy with the key combo, or from within Windows.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

  8. #8
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    ::1
    Posts
    8,520
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    260 times in 166 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Not everyone has new mobo's yamangman, so you will need a bootable floppy depending on the mobo. I didn't have the time yesterday to go and find out for r1zeeks particular version, so what I said still stands for other readers also wanting to flash their mobo. Also r1zeek wants to know how to flash other mobo's and the Alt-F2 combination might not work on his other motherboards. If you do need to make a bootable floppy though, you will also need the flash program on the same disk as well as the .bin BIOS file.

    And personally, I wouldn't trust Windows flashing at all. Have heard some bad things about those programs...

  9. #9
    Large Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,720
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    99 times in 64 posts
    Alright, personally I've never, ever heard of making an MS-DOS bootable floppy to flash a BIOS. Unless your talking about pre PII motherboards.
    Last edited by yamangman; 02-09-2004 at 10:08 AM.
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Bios flashing?
    By myth in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 18-08-2004, 07:52 PM
  2. Knackered bios help
    By Rave in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 20-04-2004, 10:15 AM
  3. Any 1 Know About Flashing the Bios
    By malice19 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 24-01-2004, 09:01 PM
  4. BIOS flashing on Abit NF7-S
    By Merlin in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 01:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •