bios on floppy disc

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  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    i have new bios for my pc runinng windows xp but it needs to go on a floppy but i dont have floppy drive in my pc can i put it on dvd or usb these are the files autoexec and awdflash can i put them on 1 or the other or can i just run them to update bios thanks.
     
  2. Tito

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    Make a dos-bootable pendrive using this, then put the bios file and flasher in the root of the pen drive. Boot from it, flash the bios.

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    thanks tito so do i follow these instruction

    Instructions to update the BIOS for Intel® Desktop Boards with Award* BIOS:

    1. An MS-DOS startup diskette will be needed. If necessary, one may be created in Microsoft Windows* XP using the following steps:

    a) Insert a blank floppy diskette into the floppy diskette drive. WARNING: Any data on this diskette WILL BE DESTROYED!
    b) From the Windows XP "Start" menu, select "My Computer".
    c) Right-click on the icon for the A: drive, and select "Format..." from the menu.
    d) Click the box labeled "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" and then click the "Start" button. After the format process is complete, proceed with the instructions below.

    2. Download and run the BIOS update file to extract the files needed to update the BIOS. The file will be named "GC11010N.86A.xxxx.EXE", where xxxx is the version of the BIOS.

    3. After running the BIOS update file, copy the following files to the floppy diskette created in step 1:

    • GC_xxxx.BIN (where xxxx denotes the version of the BIOS)
    • AWDFLASH.EXE
    • AUTOEXEC.BAT

    NOTE: Overwrite the AUTOEXEC.BAT file on the floppy diskette if prompted.

    4. Insert the diskette into the floppy drive of the system to be updated and turn it on. The BIOS Flash Utility will start automatically after boot.

    5. After loading the BIOS update file, the BIOS Flash Utility will prompt you "Do You Want To Save BIOS (Y/N)?". Pressing "Y" will make a copy of the existing BIOS before updating, pressing "N" will skip this step.

    NOTE: Making a copy of the BIOS will require free space on the floppy diskette approximately equal to the size of the BIOS update file (GC_xxxx.BIN).

    6. A second prompt will display: "Press 'Y' to Program or 'N' to Exit". Pressing "N" will exit without updating the BIOS. Press "Y" to proceed with the update.

    7. When the update is complete, remove the floppy diskette and press the "F1" key as prompted by the BIOS Flash Utility.

    8. The system will reboot and the BIOS update process is complete.
    In the unlikely event that a flash update is interrupted it is possible the BIOS may be left in an unusable state. Instructions for performing a BIOS recovery are included in BIOS Update Using BIOS Flash Utility.

    as i was putting on floppy or just go to the 2 files and send them to usb stick does rufus format first or do i do that. when ready do i just put usb stick in and will it run it self or do i go to files and install ie turn pc off put in stick and tell it to boot from usb thanks for reply.
     
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    1. Make a dos-bootable pen drive using Rufus.
    2. Put these files in the root of the pendrive (overwrite if prompted)

    • GC_xxxx.BIN (where xxxx denotes the version of the BIOS)
    • AWDFLASH.EXE
    • AUTOEXEC.BAT
    3. Boot from it, it will automatically start flashing.
     
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    #5 kennyboy, Sep 15, 2012
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    thanks again tito ive got rufus but theres no install for it so how do i use it been back on the download page but it does not give instruction so at the minute im stuck on how to use rufus any help please. thanks


    its ok i think i downloaded the wrong 1 got it now will it see usb then do i format usb pen.
     
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    @tito ive tryed doing the boot dos. but im not sure what settings to use is it freedos or msdos i know its not isodos ive ran rufus but not sure sent the 3 files to usb pen and restarted pc but nothing happens and there is on autorun icon so when i reboot do i press f2 for bios update or f8. when i press f8 i cannot see usbpen to boot from thanks
     
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    1. Use MSDOS for better compatibility.
    2. First make it bootable.
    3. Then just copy GC_xxxx.BIN & AWDFLASH.EXE in the pendrive. AUTOEXEC.BUT isn't needed.
     
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    thankks tito thats the bit i dont understand 2. First make it bootable.ive formatted it with msdos.but how do i make it bootable thanks
     
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    #9 kennyboy, Sep 17, 2012
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    @tito what ive done is ticked quick format. ticked creat a bootable disk using ms dos. and ticked creat extended label and icon files. is that it. then send GC_xxxx.BIN & AWDFLASH.EXE in the pendrive. should that just boot from that thanks.


    that gives me 986mb (h) and fat default thanks