Boot dos on Sata HDD

April 3, 2009 at 05:37:23
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello, I need to boot on pure dos mode in order to update my vga card vbios.

I am using a Sata HDD and it's the only one i have, in which Windows Vista is installed.

The problem is that when i use the bootdisk and get to dos, it only recognizes A: as the only driver.
cd\ will lead to A: and c: will show a "Invalid drive specification"

I tried it on other pc i have at home (also using a SATA HDD + IDE HDD) and it seemes to only get to the IDE driver..

Anyone got any clue of what i could do?
At the end of the day i only want to update the vbios, don't care if you show me a way to do it ignoreing the SATA problem :P

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April 3, 2009 at 06:22:11
What is supposed to be the next step after you get to the C: drive? Is the file to flash the BIOS there? If it is, can't you put it on the boot disk instead?

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April 3, 2009 at 08:46:56
Best bet would be to create a boot floppy with the .exe and set the floppy as boot device on bios, restart, and update.

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April 3, 2009 at 13:08:22
Set SATA drives as ide in bios.

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