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When I try and run the winflash utility, it gives me an error saying it is not an award bios! When trying to boot with a floppy, it completely disregards and continues to boot into Windows XP x64. Any suggestions?

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Is it only that specific floppy that you can't boot, or any floppy?

Another method to try would be using Nero to make a botable CD, and putting the flashing utility and bin/rom on there, then booting from CD to flash. There's a pretty detailed guide on here somewhere, let me see if I can find it.
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Hello mate, have you tried to find if there is any kind of Bios-flashing protection like a jumper or a deep switch? If there isn't such I'm updating the BIOS in a somewhat different manner than the usual one (did it 7 times without a hitch on 3 different mobos):
- copy the BIOS file and the Dos-flash utility onto the HDD, I usualy use the C:\\ partition, but you can use any other FAT32 partition for that. The Dos-based flash utility I guess it's for DFIs the AWDFLASH.EXE if I remember correctly.
- with the BIOS and this *.exe on the HDD you can make a boot-floppy and boot from it.
- go to c:\\awdflash.exe and folow the update procedure:

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFI manual
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE.
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program†then press <Enter>.
6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y†to Program or “N†to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
I know usualy peaple say not to update the BIOS from the HDD, but honestly I dunno why. Take this as an alternative if the others don't work.
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post #4 of 4
Make sure that in your BIOS you HAVE disabled BIOS FLASH PROTECTION.
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