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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 8:51:11 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?

I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 10:04:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer. Right
click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable floppy there.
Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy when you do it
this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.

Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you can
do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your flashing
program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.

--
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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>
> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 10:04:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks, Richard!

If I understand ASUS' instructions for Flashing my BIOS correctly, I need to
create a DOS Bootable floppy with no Autoexec.bat and no config.sys. In
other words, I need exactly what would be on that floppy if I could go to a
real DOS prompt and enter FORMAT A:/S. After doing so, I'll need to save my
motherboard's current BIOS along with a copy of the flash writer onto that
floppy in case I need to revert to my mb's current BIOS.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:enbIgvhlFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer.
> Right click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable
> floppy there. Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy
> when you do it this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.
>
> Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
> booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you
> can do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your
> flashing program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.
>
> --
> 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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>>
>> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
>> --
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2005 11:00:17 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

After you format a: /s you need to copy the flash program and the .bin file
to the floppy. When you boot up, run the flash program. The first option is
to backup your current bios. Just give it a file name and save it to the
floppy. There should be room to do this.

Then burn the new bios to the chip.

--
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:ehMUG8hlFHA.2920@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Thanks, Richard!
>
> If I understand ASUS' instructions for Flashing my BIOS correctly, I need
> to create a DOS Bootable floppy with no Autoexec.bat and no config.sys.
> In other words, I need exactly what would be on that floppy if I could go
> to a real DOS prompt and enter FORMAT A:/S. After doing so, I'll need to
> save my motherboard's current BIOS along with a copy of the flash writer
> onto that floppy in case I need to revert to my mb's current BIOS.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
> "Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in
> message news:enbIgvhlFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer.
>> Right click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable
>> floppy there. Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy
>> when you do it this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.
>>
>> Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
>> booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you
>> can do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your
>> flashing program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.
>>
>> --
>> 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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>>>
>>> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
>>> --
>>> With kindest regards,
>>>
>>> Dick Smith
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 1, 2005 2:51:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ehMUG8hlFHA.2920@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Thanks, Richard!
>
> If I understand ASUS' instructions for Flashing my BIOS correctly, I need
> to create a DOS Bootable floppy with no Autoexec.bat and no config.sys.
> In other words, I need exactly what would be on that floppy if I could go
> to a real DOS prompt and enter FORMAT A:/S. After doing so, I'll need to
> save my motherboard's current BIOS along with a copy of the flash writer
> onto that floppy in case I need to revert to my mb's current BIOS.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
> "Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in
> message news:enbIgvhlFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer.
>> Right click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable
>> floppy there. Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy
>> when you do it this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.
>>
>> Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
>> booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you
>> can do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your
>> flashing program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.
>>
>> --
>> 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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>>>
>>> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
>>> --
>>> With kindest regards,
>>>
>>> Dick Smith
You can also use one of the boot disks from www.bootdisk.com

>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 2, 2005 10:37:21 PM

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fj wrote on Sun, 31 Jul 2005:

>You can also use one of the boot disks from www.bootdisk.com

AA, I endorse what fj said, go to www.bootdisk.com and download Driver
Free Disk for Bios Flashing (drdflash.exe). It works beautifully and
takes up only 120k on the floppy.

--
Nightowl
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 15, 2005 1:46:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks, Richard!

Please forgive my delay in extending my appreciation for your help. I
really do appreciate it.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:enbIgvhlFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer.
> Right click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable
> floppy there. Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy
> when you do it this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.
>
> Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
> booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you
> can do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your
> flashing program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.
>
> --
> 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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>>
>> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
>> --
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 15, 2005 11:41:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

You're welcome!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

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

" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:u4N9tgaoFHA.1444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks, Richard!
>
> Please forgive my delay in extending my appreciation for your help. I
> really do appreciate it.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
> "Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in
> message news:enbIgvhlFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> You can do this by putting a blank floppy in the drive. Open Explorer.
>> Right click. Go to format. You will see options to create a bootable
>> floppy there. Be warned that there is darn little room free on the floppy
>> when you do it this way. It will likely NOT be good for you.
>>
>> Now, you can boot your computer using a Windows 98se setup floppy. After
>> booted up, take out the setup floppy and put in a clean floppy. Now you
>> can do a format a: /s which will leave you maximum free space for your
>> flashing program, the .bin file and backing up your present bios.
>>
>> --
>> 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:u4O33nhlFHA.1464@TK2MSFTNGP14.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?
>>>
>>> I shall greatly appreciate your help on this.
>>> --
>>> With kindest regards,
>>>
>>> Dick Smith
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!