|Thanks for the response, however I'm gonna need a bit more of a walkthrough here. |
First, I've been told that the reason you need a battery, is that if you're running only on AC power, if the power cuts out for whatever reason while in the middle of a BIOS update, it'll fry the CPU or something. I'm not particularly computer savvy so I'm gonna need a little more explanation on your instructions.
First. By floppy disk, do you literally mean floppy disk or can I do this on a USB? I've heard of floppy disk emulators for USBs do I need to use one of these? I'm quite confused about how this whole process works. Also I've been told I need to run the BIOS update through DOS because only DOS allows me to use the /forceit function. If this is not true then I'd be glad to do WIN98.
When I try and run the DOS boot exe. it says insert floppy disk. How do this? Can I do it on a USB thumbdrive?
Finally what does this mean?
"Once this is done you will need to copy the BIOS image and image installer program onto the floppy."
I downloaded a BIOS Update exe file from Dell.com, but what is the image you're talking about? Is that the image and now I need to find an installer program, or is that the installer and now I need an image?
I'm probably making this a lot more confusing than it is, but I really have very little experience in this kind of stuff. I greatly appreciate your help.