my piii-500 is seen as a pII-500, so it doesnt shut down on its own. i gotta press the button
gotta stay with the PII-450
It means his mainboard does not support ACPI power features, or that person did not install their chipset drivers correctly for whicher mainboard they have their CPU installed on.
It has nothing to do with BIOS updates in their case (excluding that their BIOS shows the CPU model incorrectly)... the shutdown thing is something else entirely unrelated.
Do you need to jumper or disable a BIOS write protect to update the BIOS ?
Did you run the FLASH tool ?
Try a "DIR /A/S" from the C:> prompt.
Find the COM / EXE file, then run it, with "<name of exe.exe> -?" with the [space][minus][questionmark] after the name.
Most console applications give a help screen if you do this.