I need bios updates

Ibm / Netvista
April 9, 2011 at 03:42:26
Specs: Windows 2000, Pentium 4/512 RAM
Recently my computer had a power failure resulting in the corruption of my
windows xp 2003 dark edition. I tried reinstalling windows xp
(both dark and original), but it didn't work and had to install
Windows 2000 service pack 3. I tried installing 2003 after that,
but I get a message saying I need a BIOS update. Does anyone know where
I can get a BIOS update for Windows 2000 sp3?

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#1
April 9, 2011 at 03:48:19
"Does anyone know where I can get a BIOS update for Windows 2000 sp3?"

BIOS updates are not for operating systems. They're for specific machines. And unless you have a compelling reason for one, then they're best left alone. Applied improperly, they can turn a machine in to a door-stop quickly.

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#2
April 9, 2011 at 18:33:05
"but it didn't work and had to install
Windows 2000 service pack 3"

It sounds like you really need to download Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000. Service Pack 4 had many updates and Service Pack 3 is from 2002.

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#3
April 10, 2011 at 07:54:08
1st of all, you mentioned an illegal copy of Windows, so no one should be answering your questions, in fact, your post should be deleted. Regardless, if the OS had been working up until the power problem, I don't see why a BIOS update would suddenly be required?

2nd, the BIOS comes from the motherboard manufacturer or OEM supplier & is not OS dependent. If you're asking about an IBM, then the IBM website is where you should be looking.

3rd, hopefully you're experienced at BIOS flashing. If you do it incorrectly, you'll be shopping for a new motherboard. Then again, considering you have an outdated P4 & minimal RAM, it may not be a bad idea to just get a newer system, maybe one from say, 2005 or newer?


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#4
April 16, 2011 at 10:56:05
In addition to the above comments by mick I would also state that common sense would dictate that if WinXP ran on you hardware (motherboard) previously, then it will run now without a BIOS update.

If you don't understand enough about computers to know what the BIOS is then you should not consider flashing yours.


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