Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:14 PM
A BIOS update is a very risky thing - and often won't even solve the problem. Generally there are other suggestions available for this sort of problem.
A BIOS flash is very easy....
Very easy to do....
And VERY easy to mess up
If you're determined to update it, then here's some tips:
1) Read the release notes for the BIOS update. Do they address your specific problem? If not, then you don't need to do it.
2) Ensure that you pick the right file to flash your BIOS. They're labelled strangely - and even a small error can fry your BIOS chip (rendering your motherboard useless).
3) Print out and follow the directions exactly. Do not press any keys unless specifically told to. Don't even press the space bar or cursor keys just to see if it's working - it can corrupt the flash!
4) Take steps to ensure that there's no interruption of the flash. No kids with peanut butter sandwiches, no dogs or cats, no one else anywhere nearby. Anything that touches/affects your computer can ruin the flash. Even a power surge - or a brownout - will cause it to fail.
I'd suggest giving us a bit more information about the erros and the links where you got your information from. Then we can have a look see and see if we can figure out another alternative fix for you.
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