I've got an asus a7v133 with an AMD Duron, running windows 2000 proffessional. I recently bought a AMD tbird 1.33ghz.
To install the chip, I need to first update my BIOS.
I downloaded the flash utility at asus.com (aflash.exe) and the driver file for my motherboard (asu4000.awd)
but to run the flash utility, I have to boot into DOS first.
This, as far as I have found, is impossible with windows 2000.
I've tryed everything, manually copying system files to a diskette with the BIOS files, even making a boot disk from a virus scanner that starts up in dos found on the win2k CD....everything I can think of, but still no show. Windows is on FAT32, so if I could only get a DOS prompt, everything would be solved.
Did you change the device boot order in the BIOS to the A: drive before attempting to start the computer with the boot disk?
Start the computer with a Win9x or a DOS <A HREF="http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html" target="_new">boot disk</A>, and then access the flash utility on a second floppy disk from the DOS prompt. This will allow you to save the older BIOS on the second floppy during the procedure ... something that should <i>always</i> be done when flashing to a newer version.
I have a feeling that you may not have thoroughly read the instructions on how to flash the BIOS which are posted on the Asus website. Please take a moment to review them ... a bad flash is no laughing matter.
Insert a blank, formatted, 3.5-inch, 1.44-MB disk into the floppy disk drive.
Insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type d:\bootdisk\makeboot a: (where d: is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive), and then click OK.
Follow the screen prompts.
I didn't try it my self so i can't say it will work
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