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Someone help me with this please. (BIOS update)

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March 18, 2009 2:56:46 PM

you need to run the bios update through a usb pen drive or a floppy, following the instructions your mobo manual. Doing a bios update through windows is a dangerous proposition.
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March 18, 2009 11:43:52 PM

Intel can say what ever they want, Windows is the problem not hardware. By doing the update without loading windows you eliminate it screwing up your bios. It is the most common method used because it is the easiest not because it is the best. Since you are obviously getting an error when trying to update through windows, that leaves option 2 which is update your bios with a floppy.
March 19, 2009 12:04:14 AM

i dont have a floppy drive, so that leaves me to a bootable usb. now its getting complicated... how do i make my usb bootable? im using a 4gb transcend V30.

just like this: http://shop.digitalcity.co.nz/images/TranscendV30.jpg

does jetflash elite has something to do with it? http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/JFelite.asp

thanks for ur help caniba. i really appreciate it.

heres the readme of BIOS updating btw: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17084/eng/BIOS%20Update...
March 19, 2009 1:23:01 AM

A usb is kind of a pain. Go here to get free software and instructions to make a usb pen drive bootable, method 2 might be the easiest. then follow the instructions from the readme.

The readme mentions a bios iso file you can burn to a cd. this might be way easier than the usb method. if you don't have iso burning software download imgburn, it is free and super easy. Just follow the instructions from the readme.

If those don't work a USB floppy drive will. but we'll wait to see if one of the first 2 methods work first.
March 19, 2009 1:37:12 AM

is imgburn same as poweriso?
March 19, 2009 1:43:26 AM

yes, they do the same thing, but it's free.
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