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hi guys, i have got as far as getting into dos and useing nvflash but when i type nvflash -b backup.rom it tells me it will flicker for 10 secs and then it say cannot write rom to file or something like that i have taken of the wrtie protecson. i have nvflash on my c: drive (my HDD) because i do not have a floppy drive
NOTE: i change the DIR in dos from a: to c: if you know what i mean lol
what have i done/not done?

thnaks alot for your help!

EDIT: I HAVE A BOTTABLE CD TO GET ONTO DOS
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hmm you really need a floppy drive.
    
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borrow someones floppy drive
seriously
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is that only only way then?
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i carnt get a floppy drive argh!
this is a kick in the a**
post #6 of 12
Hello mate, me again. Another idea, what if nvflash can't handle your card? It may be too old or something, or simply it doesn't support it.
I was thinking of a different software: FLASHROM, which can be found here. I used flashrom when I had my 5700le to backup the bios, it might work for you.
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cool thanks ill give it ago!
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would i just put flashrom -b .backup.rom?
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Try typing "flashrom.exe /?" and the options should be shown as I don't remember what were the options. Besides I can't find any faq on this on google.
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Why don't you flash from the cdrom. All you should have to do is change the directory to the cdrom. I had to flash my bios that way because my floppy wouldn't work.
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