How Do I Save Bios

December 29, 2005 at 23:20:17
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition S, Intel 3.0 / 2GB PC3200

Hi, I have a quick question. How do I save the bios I have now? I know how to install the new one but don't know how to save the one I have now. Also how do I get into DOS mode while restarting, it will just take me into DOS mode if I have a floppy installed? Thanks!


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December 30, 2005 at 04:55:24

What make is your motherboard?
there will be a link on the manufacturer web site with instructions : read them!.

you will need a system boot disk, the flash bin image file , flash utility & the commands to run the flash process,you would be wise to read up 1st.

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December 30, 2005 at 05:10:18

When you flash to the new BIOS (off a boot floppy from DOS), you'll be given the option to save the old'll have to give the old BIOS a name & it will automatically be copied to the boot floppy. I usually name it OLDBIOS.BIN (or .ROM depending on system), but you can name it anything you like. Use the 8.3 naming convention or the name will be truncated.

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December 30, 2005 at 07:02:48

Why are you risking updating the bios. Its not something to be done on a whim. There has to be a valid reason to do so. Get it wrong end up with a dead pc. I only ever flash a bios as a last resort.

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December 30, 2005 at 08:51:53

well I'm trying to figure out what is holding my video card back from showing it's true FPS and I'm not bottlenecking, all settings are set right and I still can't figure it out so I was suggested to update my Bios. My bios is 1.03 and the latest is 1.11 so...

By the way I have a Asus Motherboard


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December 30, 2005 at 16:42:57

You dont say if the graphics is onboard or an add in card. And have you tried assigning an IRQ to the display adaptor in the bios? It could be sharing it with another piece of hardware.

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