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a b V Motherboard
May 18, 2004 4:43:47 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.tyan (More info?)

I went to the TYAN website and got what I think are the correct files to
flash my bios (2390w108.bin, and flashv73.exe).
The problem now is that I'm having trouble with a bootable disk.
I thought I made one correctly, but when I try to boot with the disk in, it
says there's an "I/O error".
How do I make a bootable disk?
What I was doing was formatting the disk in the floppy drive, choosing the
"Create an MS-DOS startup disk" option.
What Gives? Does it have something to do with running XP?
Here's my info:

BIOS Date: 08/03/00
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 08/03/2000-8363-686A-S2390C
OEM Sign-On: TYAN TRINITY KT V1.03a
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 2
Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h
OS: WinXP
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) 800 Mhz MAX: 500 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 448 MB
Memory Maximum: 512 MB
Memory Slot 01: 256 MB
Memory Slot 02: 128 MB
Memory Slot 03: 64 MB
Memory Slot 04: 0 MB


Also, is this a good board?

More about : bios ash problems

May 19, 2004 4:46:35 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.tyan (More info?)

I usually just use this link:

http://ftp.sanguine.jp/pub/sahughes/utils/dos/drdflash....

This is basically an exe file that creates a clean bootable floppy for BIOS
flashing. There are no drivers or anything that will hose up your flash. If
you still get the error, you may have a faulty floppy drive or cable too.

Chris


"Bradley Betz" <nascartrekkie3@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:23rqc.736$o07.336@fe39.usenetserver.com...
> I went to the TYAN website and got what I think are the correct files to
> flash my bios (2390w108.bin, and flashv73.exe).
> The problem now is that I'm having trouble with a bootable disk.
> I thought I made one correctly, but when I try to boot with the disk in,
it
> says there's an "I/O error".
> How do I make a bootable disk?
> What I was doing was formatting the disk in the floppy drive, choosing the
> "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" option.
> What Gives? Does it have something to do with running XP?
> Here's my info:
>
> BIOS Date: 08/03/00
> BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
> BIOS ID: 08/03/2000-8363-686A-S2390C
> OEM Sign-On: TYAN TRINITY KT V1.03a
> Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 2
> Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h
> OS: WinXP
> CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) 800 Mhz MAX: 500 Mhz
> BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
> BIOS ROM Size: 256K
> Memory Installed: 448 MB
> Memory Maximum: 512 MB
> Memory Slot 01: 256 MB
> Memory Slot 02: 128 MB
> Memory Slot 03: 64 MB
> Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
>
>
> Also, is this a good board?
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2004 4:46:36 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.tyan (More info?)

Now, using the prog you recommended, I get:

Verifying DMI pool data......................
Starting Caldera DR-DOS...
Can't load BDOS kernal file: A:\IBDOS.COM
System Halted

Now what?

"c" <c@me.org> wrote in message
news:L7yqc.11640$zn.5978@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
I usually just use this link:

http://ftp.sanguine.jp/pub/sahughes/utils/dos/drdflash....

This is basically an exe file that creates a clean bootable floppy for BIOS
flashing. There are no drivers or anything that will hose up your flash. If
you still get the error, you may have a faulty floppy drive or cable too.

Chris


"Bradley Betz" <nascartrekkie3@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:23rqc.736$o07.336@fe39.usenetserver.com...
> I went to the TYAN website and got what I think are the correct files to
> flash my bios (2390w108.bin, and flashv73.exe).
> The problem now is that I'm having trouble with a bootable disk.
> I thought I made one correctly, but when I try to boot with the disk in,
it
> says there's an "I/O error".
> How do I make a bootable disk?
> What I was doing was formatting the disk in the floppy drive, choosing the
> "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" option.
> What Gives? Does it have something to do with running XP?
> Here's my info:
>
> BIOS Date: 08/03/00
> BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
> BIOS ID: 08/03/2000-8363-686A-S2390C
> OEM Sign-On: TYAN TRINITY KT V1.03a
> Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 2
> Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h
> OS: WinXP
> CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) 800 Mhz MAX: 500 Mhz
> BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
> BIOS ROM Size: 256K
> Memory Installed: 448 MB
> Memory Maximum: 512 MB
> Memory Slot 01: 256 MB
> Memory Slot 02: 128 MB
> Memory Slot 03: 64 MB
> Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
>
>
> Also, is this a good board?
>
>
>
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