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a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 7:16:42 PM

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I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS and
the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new BIOS.
That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto my
mb,.

A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format A:/S.
So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 7:16:43 PM

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www.bootdisk.com

" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
> create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS
and
> the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new BIOS.
> That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto my
> mb,.
>
> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format A:/S.
> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 9:12:35 PM

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This is helpful, however, it's like the old saying,"I asked for the time,
and got a long dissertation about how to build a watch." Not complaining,
but all I need is one floppy with the DOS system transferred to it; nothing
else. No autoexec.bat, no config.sys--Nothing but a formatted floppy with
the dos boot system files.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:%23QjYPHhlFHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> www.bootdisk.com
>
> " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
>> create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS
> and
>> the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new BIOS.
>> That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto my
>> mb,.
>>
>> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format A:/S.
>> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
>> --
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 9:12:36 PM

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I know, it used to be easier.

But you CAN'T make a honest-to-God
DOS boot floppy with NT. You can make one
that'll be bootable, but it won't be DOS, and
some flasher programs will bork on it.

That's what the site is all about ;-)


" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:u2pA1zhlFHA.2860@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> This is helpful, however, it's like the old saying,"I asked for the time,
> and got a long dissertation about how to build a watch." Not complaining,
> but all I need is one floppy with the DOS system transferred to it;
nothing
> else. No autoexec.bat, no config.sys--Nothing but a formatted floppy with
> the dos boot system files.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:%23QjYPHhlFHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > www.bootdisk.com
> >
> > " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
> >> create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS
> > and
> >> the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new
BIOS.
> >> That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto
my
> >> mb,.
> >>
> >> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format
A:/S.
> >> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
> >> --
> >> With kindest regards,
> >>
> >> Dick Smith
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 10:10:11 PM

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Answered in the general news group.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
>create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard BIOS and
>the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new BIOS.
>That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto my
>mb,.
>
> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format A:/S.
> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 1, 2005 2:44:17 AM

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" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in
news:u2pA1zhlFHA.2860@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

> This is helpful, however, it's like the old saying,"I asked for
> the time, and got a long dissertation about how to build a
> watch." Not complaining, but all I need is one floppy with the
> DOS system transferred to it; nothing else. No autoexec.bat, no
> config.sys--Nothing but a formatted floppy with the dos boot
> system files.

1) Click Start-> Help and Support, then type "format diskette" in the
search box.

2) RTFM
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 1, 2005 7:31:59 PM

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You can make an DOS boot dksi directly when you right click on the Floppy
icon and click "format". You usually need these type of boot disks in order
to flash BIOS or drive firmwares.


"V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:uiWFS5hlFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I know, it used to be easier.
>
> But you CAN'T make a honest-to-God
> DOS boot floppy with NT. You can make one
> that'll be bootable, but it won't be DOS, and
> some flasher programs will bork on it.
>
> That's what the site is all about ;-)
>
>
> " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:u2pA1zhlFHA.2860@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> This is helpful, however, it's like the old saying,"I asked for the time,
>> and got a long dissertation about how to build a watch." Not
>> complaining,
>> but all I need is one floppy with the DOS system transferred to it;
> nothing
>> else. No autoexec.bat, no config.sys--Nothing but a formatted floppy
>> with
>> the dos boot system files.
>> --
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23QjYPHhlFHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > www.bootdisk.com
>> >
>> > " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
>> > news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need to
>> >> create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard
>> >> BIOS
>> > and
>> >> the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new
> BIOS.
>> >> That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS onto
> my
>> >> mb,.
>> >>
>> >> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format
> A:/S.
>> >> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
>> >> --
>> >> With kindest regards,
>> >>
>> >> Dick Smith
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 1, 2005 9:33:38 PM

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Again, I say:

IT ISN'T DOS.

It's a "pseudo-DOS" bootable diskette-some
flasher programs WILL refuse to run with it as
the version number it reports is unknown by
the flasher program (older Adaptec SCSI controllers
with onboard BIOS come to mind).

Just an FYI.

"Yves Leclerc" <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote in message
news:eCZLx%23slFHA.2904@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> You can make an DOS boot dksi directly when you right click on the Floppy
> icon and click "format". You usually need these type of boot disks in
order
> to flash BIOS or drive firmwares.
>
>
> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:uiWFS5hlFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >I know, it used to be easier.
> >
> > But you CAN'T make a honest-to-God
> > DOS boot floppy with NT. You can make one
> > that'll be bootable, but it won't be DOS, and
> > some flasher programs will bork on it.
> >
> > That's what the site is all about ;-)
> >
> >
> > " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:u2pA1zhlFHA.2860@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> This is helpful, however, it's like the old saying,"I asked for the
time,
> >> and got a long dissertation about how to build a watch." Not
> >> complaining,
> >> but all I need is one floppy with the DOS system transferred to it;
> > nothing
> >> else. No autoexec.bat, no config.sys--Nothing but a formatted floppy
> >> with
> >> the dos boot system files.
> >> --
> >> With kindest regards,
> >>
> >> Dick Smith
> >> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:%23QjYPHhlFHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> > www.bootdisk.com
> >> >
> >> > " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> > news:o uh1EzglFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> I need to flash the BIOS on my motherboard. First, however, I need
to
> >> >> create a BOOTABLE floppy on which to save the original motherboard
> >> >> BIOS
> >> > and
> >> >> the flash memory writer before flashing the motherboard to the new
> > BIOS.
> >> >> That way, if the new BIOS doesn't work, I can Flash the old BIOS
onto
> > my
> >> >> mb,.
> >> >>
> >> >> A WinXP Pro SP2 Command Prompt will not permit me to execute Format
> > A:/S.
> >> >> So, how can I create a bootable floppy disk under WinXP Pro SP2?
> >> >> --
> >> >> With kindest regards,
> >> >>
> >> >> Dick Smith
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
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