|I am upgrading the BIOS on my Acer TravelMate4230, from v3.33 to v3.60.|
Reason: so that additional RAM gets detected.
Here is what I have done so far:
I have created a bootable USB stick using HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe
I have copied the new BIOS v3.60 and flash utility files (from Acer website) onto the USB stick using drag and drop
I have adapted the current boot order so that it starts with the USB key
I have successfully booted the laptop from the USB stick and get a DOS prompt C:\>
I can enter DOS commands, such as dir, copy, cd, etc - so that works
I have no *.SYS file on the USB stick
Here is where I have trouble:
Problem 1: When I enter a command to backup the current BIOS
it replies with: "Cannot flash memory if Memory Managers (e.g. HIMEM) present"
What does it mean? Why can I not backup the current BIOS?
(My problem being that I could not download that exact version from anywhere)
phlash16 /bu error msg because memory manager