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i don't have a floppy drive in my PC, but i would like to be able to flash it with another BIOS, how would i do this?
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I don't think there is anyother way I wish It was like a pc bios It does it in windows you know... lol

TRy if you can find one to boot off cd...
    
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you sure they dont have a windows based flash program?... i recently found out today that my sapphire did... i was shocked...BIG time lol
 
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on the Gainward cd it says on the front it includes a "BIOS Flasf [sic] Utility", but i've yet to find it on disc
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hmm....it seems you have to use a floppy drive...:O as per say this at least

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1633&page=3
 
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If you can get to a prompt in dos you can run the file. I had a utility disc of sorts that would take me to a menu then I would eject the CD which would then take me to a prompt. I would then insert a cd that had the file I needed and then run the file per instructions except I would use the correct drive letter. That should do it for you
    
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post #7 of 36
Yeah, you just need a boot disk cd and throw the bios and flashing program on the cd.
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or why not use a flash drive???...with a XP boot disk info on it...that should work...shouldnt it?
 
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post #9 of 36
A reason to why Leadtek cards owns: They have a Windows flashing utility.

*EDIT*

terraprime>> That could also work, a flash drive formatted like the floppy, and booting from the flash drive.

Good idea
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or why not use a flash drive???...with a XP boot disk info on it...that should work...shouldnt it?
Sounds like a good idea, just how do you ensure that windows boots the USB first?
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