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#1 richybarber

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:10 PM

I've got an ASROCK 775DUAL-VSTA, my bios is version 2.10, I've checked their site, & the latest available for Windows Vista is ver 2.50. I downloaded it ok following their guide, but when I tried to upgrade after extracting all the files, all i got was the message 'driver error', can anybody help me out here..... am I doing something wrong?. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:50 AM

I could not find your mobo with a search, but, every BIOS update I've seen has to be run from a disk not your Hard Drive. Did you put it on a disk before you tried to update? :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:17 AM

Thanks for that, did'nt give it a thought, will try later when I have more time. One more passing thought, should I disconnect from the net while I'm trying to install?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:18 AM

I don't know if it's nessary, but it couldn't hurt.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:04 AM

Hi Richey
There are two seperate bios update downloads for that board.
One is the old traditional dos based using a boot floppy and the other is usable directly from windows.
Next to the downloads is an "how to update" link for each. Click and read. :thumbsup:
Rule #1. Never have anything running if you're flashing from windows. Disable every running app. Updating the bios via a floppy boot disk avoids all this and still the method I prefer myself.
Regardless of which way you go, disable any virus detection that already may be enabled in the bios itself first as well. Typicly you will see boot virus detection enabled in there somewhere.
Is there some particular reason you're upgrading the bios?
If you look at the bios description in the link above, the difference between v.2.10 and v.2.50 doesn't address much. In fact, the "update cpu code" from version 2.10 to version 2.50 addresses only one cpu upgrade (Core 2 Duo E4300(L2) ).
The other two issues addressed between your current version and 2.50 are usb and quite fan.
Unless you're upgrading to that exact cpu or are having usb\quite fan issues, there's really no need.

Edited by HitSquad, 23 February 2007 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for your reply HitSquad, I don't have a floppy drive on my pc, so I thought it would be ok to do it from a cd, will know better next time. The good news is I've managed to find a replacement flash memory chip for my board, should arrive tomorrow complete will extrating tool. As far as I know it's just a question of taking the old chip out & replacing it. away you go :thumbsup:




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