April 7th, 2007 10:01 AM
If you use the Asus update utility it should tell you how to make the bootable floppy. Please follow the instructions very carefully.
You should be able to boot from this, as it will not load a lot of stuff that you don't need for the BIOS updating process.
You will need to go into your BIOS setup first and check the boot sequence. The floppy drive should be first.
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April 7th, 2007 03:02 PM
here's the update page. It says to put it on a floppy, then run it in DOS, but I can't get to DOS. (its not a boot floppy)
The utility CD won't install the utility because my other computer doesn't have an asus mobo.
The linux boot cd didn't work, when it went passed the menu, the exact same thing happened.
Last edited by metguru; April 7th, 2007 at 03:17 PM.
April 7th, 2007 11:47 PM
I've been lurking on this thread trying to come up with a useful idea.
Make a bootdisk with some other windows box, make it a bootable disk when you format it. Then load those files on it.
If you can get into the setup turn off all boot devices except the floppy.
I would disconnect anything but the keyboard, video, and floppy disk. I would run only one bank of memory. (I don't think you need a mouse for the flash)
Then do the BIOS flash, if you have the option to back up the old BIOS, do so.
Most BIOS will do a self discovery, but you will want to back into setup when you connect everything back up and make sure devices and boot order are correct.
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