Need help flashing BIOS Tags: Motherboards BIOS Last response: March 4, 2009 10:44 PM in Motherboards Share Bonzi March 4, 2009 6:09:26 PM I have an 8 y.o. Gateway desktop serial # 0021996415 Since purchasing I have added RAM, replaced HD and went from Windows ME to XP. The video does not have a very smooth frame rate and I was told this may be fixed by upgrading the CPU. I replaced the CPU but since it didn't work, I'm assuming a BIOS update may get it working. This is the mobo. I used the link on that page to Gateway's site for the BIOS file. Here are the instructions for installing. When I got to Step 1 in the section "Performing the Update"... Quote:1. Restart the computer with the disk in the floppy disk drive. The erasing and writing of files to the hard drive is displayed on the screen. ...this doesn't work. I get the message: Quote:Non-System disk or disk error Replace and strike any key when ready The above message is what I get if I follow the directions and use a brand new IBM formatted disk. If I use a floppy formatted in Windows XP, I get this message: Quote:Remove disks or other media. Press any key to restart. Help please? More about : flashing bios GhislainG a c 191 V Motherboard March 4, 2009 7:48:19 PM You followed the instructions and in particular the following? 7. Place a blank IBM-formatted disk in the floppy disk drive. Note: Do not format the floppy disk in Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Me, Windows NT(r), Windows 2000, or Windows XP. Do not use a floppy disk that has been formatted in those operating systems. Bonzi March 4, 2009 8:56:00 PM Yup. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a c 191 V Motherboard March 4, 2009 10:44:04 PM If you followed the Troubleshooting advice, other solutions are to contact Gateway or find a dedicated Gateway support group. The main issue is that you're dealing with a system that should probably be retired, not updated. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help flashing BIOS ForumNeed help flashing bios ForumNeed help with BIOS flashing ForumNeed Help Re- Flashing GPU BIOS ForumNeed help flashing bios of Fatal1ty FP-IN9 ForumNeed help with flashing Bios ForumFlashing BIOS for the 1st time - need some help . ForumFlashing Bios ForumHelp flashing bios from usb drive ForumHelp Flashing BIOS ForumHelp Flashing BIOS on Foxconn motherboard ForumATI BIOS flashing : All you need to know! ForumComputer can't turn on after bios flashing ForumHelp with motherboard BIOS flashing problem. ForumFlashing my bios need advice ForumX1600 Pro Artifacts ( need help on bios flashing ) ForumC2D + P965 + Flashing bios help ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumHelp with DRAM Timings ForumNeed Help Choosing Memory More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !