Need bios upgrade to boot from USB

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  1. crabdance

    crabdance MDL Novice

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    I need a bios upgrade so I can boot from my USB. I don't have a DVD and I need to install windows 7. Here are the specs for my computer.

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Celeron D, 2533 MHz
    Motherboard Name MSI Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
    System Memory 2039 MB
    BIOS Type Unknown
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (Microsoft Corporation) (256 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Monitor Compaq FS7600 [17" CRT] (CNN42726RT)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive PNY USB 2.0 FD USB Device (7 GB, USB)
    Disk Drive ST340015A (40 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
    Disk Drive WDC WD800JB-00JJC0
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 38154 MB (33747 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 40000 MB (19913 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 33038 MB (21677 MB free)
    Total Size 108.6 GB (73.6 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Network:
    Primary IP Address 192.168.2.2
    Primary MAC Address 00-11-09-16-79-40
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.2.2)

    Peripherals:
    Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
    USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
    USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-0]
    USB Device USB Composite Device
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

    DMI:
    DMI BIOS Vendor
    DMI BIOS Version
    DMI System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
    DMI System Product PC182A-ABA SR1103WM NA430
    DMI System Version 0n31411RE101GIOVA00
    DMI System Serial Number CNC4280S64
    DMI System UUID 403ED243-15D1D811-84BC890E-9CB57A15
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    DMI Motherboard Product Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
    DMI Motherboard Version 030
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number 4610090385
    DMI Chassis Manufacturer
    DMI Chassis Version
    DMI Chassis Serial Number
    DMI Chassis Asset Tag
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
    DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 0

    Hope all of this helps some. The bios is Phoenix/Award version 3.11
    I would appreciate any help to get windows 7 installed.

    I tried getting information from Hp and MSI but no help at either place.
     
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  3. crabdance

    crabdance MDL Novice

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    thanks

    Thanks for the reply... the reason that I was trying to get the USB working was because I could not get a DVD to work ;) I took the DVD out of my wife's computer (she has a computer that is almost exactly like mine) and put it in my computer but could not get it to burn DVDs. None of my burning software recognized the DVDs I was trying to burn.

    I just downloaded the Magicdisk and will check it out. I was able to install Win7 this morning because it was an upgrade. I was surprised, but very happy that everything went so smooth.

    Again, thanks for your help. Don't need the bios upgrade now because I have win7 installed (yea!).
     
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  5. crabdance

    crabdance MDL Novice

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    wow

    Thanks!... I will check this out and let you know what happens.