Flashing Bios Guide?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MCGamer, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. MCGamer

    MCGamer MDL Junior Member

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    I know there is probably one out there or on here, but at the moment, I'd just like to have an up-to-date one.
    Would anyone be willing to make a step-by-step for t3h n00bz as a guide to flashing your BIOS?
    I know when I first had to, it was a pain trying to figure out everything, and it sucks to pass that on.
    Thanks to anyone who does it. :D
     
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  2. imatrix

    imatrix MDL Guru

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    there is no single guide on to flash your bios. some bios can be flashed in Windows mode, other has to be done in DOS mode. the basic step would be

    1. create a bootable usb or floppy disk
    2. copy necessary files onto the usb or floopy disk (you may need 2 floopy disks)
    3. flash your bios, the command line may change base on the bios type.
     
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  3. MCGamer

    MCGamer MDL Junior Member

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    Right, but 'then flash the BIOS' is the part that gets me.
    No one actually says HOW, which is why I'm requesting a guide.
     
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  4. antigravity83

    antigravity83 MDL Novice

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    You're motherboard should have a manual which explains how to best flash your BIOS.

    If you don't have a copy of your manual, go to the manufacturer website (ie. ASUS), find your motherboard, and they should have a PDF copy of the manual with bios flash instructions.
     
  5. MCGamer

    MCGamer MDL Junior Member

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    Gah, I don't mean 'official BIOS' flashing.
    Flashing your BIOS that was modded for SLIC 2.0/2.1.
     
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  6. imatrix

    imatrix MDL Guru

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    most of the time, the modder will include instruction on how to do so
     
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  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Ok just noticed , the best way to flash your bios id by going to you manufacturers site to download bios and read there instructions.
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Not always true before you even request a bios mod you should read up on how to recover your bios before even trying to flash it there are a lot of peeps now doing bios mods but have probably never flashed some of the bioses they have done :) nothing wrong with that but as i posted before read manufacturers recommendations on bios flashing.