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How do i make a flash drive bootable to flash my BIOS?

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i have some problems in with my mothebroard and i want to upgrade the BIOS but i dont have a floppy or anyway to get my hands on one so i need something to make a flash drive DOS bootable so i can flash to newer BIOS.
any ideas?
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...X-UNITY-I23839

Pretty easy to use, just install and run, it will walk you through all the steps
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Format the drive to FAT32, then just follow these steps.
http://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSUI.asp?cat=BIOS

Really simple.
    
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...X-UNITY-I23839

Pretty easy to use, just install and run, it will walk you through all the steps
alright i'll give it a try just out of curiosity is DOS flashing safe? like how much safer is it compared to winflash?

edit that program doesn't work it says unsupported OS and closes
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Format the drive to FAT32, then just follow these steps.
http://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSUI.asp?cat=BIOS

Really simple.
im using my ECS board so its much more difficult because it doesn't have a flash utility
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post #6 of 24
DOS is the safest way to flash your bios, you can use a win98 startup disc.exe and create a boot partition on your drive, i find the safest way to flash your bios is with a batch file with a string of commands, and run the batch file and it works away automatically, ill have a look for some commands for you.
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DOS is the safest way to flash your bios, you can use a win98 startup disc.exe and create a boot partition on your drive, i find the safest way to flash your bios is with a batch file with a string of commands.
i have no idea what that is plus i dont have a floppy or any blank CD's
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What motherboard is it exactly? You know ECS gives you instructions on how to do so most of the time.
    
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i have no idea what that is plus i dont have a floppy or any blank CD's
This is done with a USB drive.
post #10 of 24
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What motherboard is it exactly? You know ECS gives you instructions on how to do so most of the time.
its an ECS a780gm-a ultra and the website calls for a floppy drive and a dos startup diskette
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