How to flash bios without a floppy...

shamans

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I think I've flashed my bios without a floppy before, but I can't remember exactly how.

I think I used some recovery tools (or something similar) to boot to dos from cd/dvd (it might have had an ntfs driver to read ntfs drives incase I didn't have any fat32 ones).

Then I ran the bios update utility provided by motherboard manufacturer from my hard drive...

I think you can burn the bios update utility + other files into another cd too...
 

BlueWeasel

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Before you go to all that trouble, I'd look and see if my board can be flashed within Windows. Most manufacturers now have this capability.
 

jlbenedict

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Do you have Nero??

If you do, Nero includes a DOS bootable image file for use in creation of a bootable, DOS prompt cdrom.

The image is located in \Program Files\Ahead\Nero\DosBootimage.IMA


DOSBootImage.IMA

Use this, create your bootable image, and then browse and add your bios files, and burn..
 

BIOS Guru

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If it's a regular motherboard you need a BIOS for might consider buying a BIOS chip with your BIOS update from BIOSMAN.com. There is also a lot of BIOS information on there about how to recover etc.

Good luck!

 

Frangelina

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download the bios and decompress it in a new folder. Give any name to that folder. Cut and paste that folder in the C drive (boot drive. Shut down. Turn back on the computer and press f5. Choose to start with the C: (C prompt). At the C:, write the name of the folder you created and press enter. write the flash kicking file follow with a space, then the bios file, then press enter. ex: awdflash.exe bios103.bin. Follow the instructions
 

Navid

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Originally posted by: Frangelina
download the bios and decompress it in a new folder. Give any name to that folder. Cut and paste that folder in the C drive (boot drive. Shut down. Turn back on the computer and press f5. Choose to start with the C: (C prompt). At the C:, write the name of the folder you created and press enter. write the flash kicking file follow with a space, then the bios file, then press enter. ex: awdflash.exe bios103.bin. Follow the instructions

Would that work if C was on an NTFS partition?
 

aggieoo7

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If you not have a c: drive due to bad bios like the one I received, then you must go to a pc with a cd burner and create a bootable cd. You will need to down two free programs
to create the iso image file need for NERO EXPRESS. THE TWO FREE PROGRAMS are
IMGFLPYD and MKBISO. They can be found at http://www.heffy.com/imgflpyd.htm
Use IMGFLYD to copy the bootable dos floppy with the flash program and the new
xxxx.rom to be used for your bios. Once you have this file image you can then use
MKBISO to create the iso image file for NERO EXPRESS to burn to cd. Sounds like a lot trouble but that what a mess the mobo at ECS caused me to do. The last goodie is when you boot with the bad bios on the mobo is you need to unplug your keyboard before powering up pc. This will let it getting around stopping in the bad bios. Good Luck.
 

DJMiX

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$25 for bios chip is way to high

If it's a regular motherboard you need a BIOS for might consider buying a BIOS chip with your BIOS update from BIOSMAN.com. There is also a lot of BIOS information on there about how to recover etc.

Good luck!
 

MonkeyFaces

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The real answer to the OP's question is to stop being a cheap ass and buy a floppy drive from newegg because they are only 5 bucks.