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Updating ABIT IP35 Bios?

post #1 of 9
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I'm going to try to update my BIOS as a last-ditch effort to restore my SATA ports. However, I remember reading a while back that updating the BIOS on my board can result in easy bricking. I don't have a floppy drive in my computer, and all the guides I can find for USB flashing link back to the ABIT forums, which don't seem to be working for me.

if I can't use a USB key, I can use a CD or something, I just forget how to do this really. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Hey, check out this guide that ABIT offers:

BIOS Upgrade Guide

EDIT: Err...that uses a floppy. You could try using Winflash to update it, but I don't see any guides on ABIT's website.
Edited by mcnaryxc - 12/25/08 at 9:52am
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Bump

Hmmm, can I just put the files on a bootable CD and do it that way? I really wanna try to get this done :-/
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CD always works fine for me.

In fact I own a Abit IP35 Pro and used a CD to update bios
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I always mess up when burning data CDs... so how should I go about doing it... get the BIOS Zip, put all the files onto the disc, and burn as an iso... or should I save it as an iso then use the specific boot disc option in Nero Burning Rom?

I have Nero 7, btw.

Also have Sonic RecordNow 7.1 and Roxio Creator CDs from old pre-built computers a while back if either of those are easier.
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I flashed my ip35 pro with the windows app and worked fine. Went through 3 bios updates since I had it.
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Ok, how do you go about flashing it in Windows?
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post #8 of 9
Abit has a utility called FlashMenu. Unfortunately, since the company has dissolved, you'll need to harvest the latest EXE and BIOS file for your board from their FTP site.

ftp://ftp.uabit.com/pub/download/flashmenu/
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks,

FlashMenu updated BIOS fine, but the problem that lead me to change my BIOS still exists. Oh well, looks like I will have to RMA this thing.
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