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Hi all, because of the excellent information stored on these forums I found myself not having to sign up and ask question myself.

I have a small problem which I can not seem to find the answer to.

I'm updating my k9n2 sli plat (ms 7374 v1.2) bios to 3.5 I'm currently on 3.1

I assume that I can just flash 3.5 without the need of 3.2 , 3.3 ect.

also unlike some other bios's i have in-counted I'm unsure which if the two possible file to extract to C:/


Any idea would be most helpful.

Thanks
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To a floppy disc.
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Sorry. . isn't that oldschool the old floppy swap?

On reading the README.txt provided in the .zip I was under the impression the follow was the correct method of flash. Please correct if its wrong .(:

Boot your system from a boot-floppy

When you get the A:\\ prompt, type the following sequence:
C: <enter>
cd\est <enter>
C:\est> awdfl865 BIOS file
(To save or not to save old BIOS is the user’s decision)

Reboot your system when prompted.


My problem is within the .zip there is two file, ones a file 350 and the other .exe file 350 would probs be the BIOS but is the exe needed?

Sorry for any confusion. been awhile since I last flashed.

kris
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Originally Posted by TheMadHaxor View Post
Sorry. . isn't that oldschool the old floppy swap?

On reading the README.txt provided in the .zip I was under the impression the follow was the correct method of flash. Please correct if its wrong .(:

Boot your system from a boot-floppy

When you get the A:\\ prompt, type the following sequence:
C: <enter>
cd\est <enter>
C:\est> awdfl865 BIOS file
(To save or not to save old BIOS is the user’s decision)

Reboot your system when prompted.


My problem is within the .zip there is two file, ones a file 350 and the other .exe file 350 would probs be the BIOS but is the exe needed?

Sorry for any confusion. been awhile since I last flashed.

kris
You probably need to run the exe. But can you copy/paste the text of the Read Me?
    
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1. Know your model number
a. Open your case and look for the MS-XXXX number on the motherboard between the PCI slots, also check the version number that is written there as well. (Some motherboards are named like K8N Diamond; make sure you have the right version number)
b. Boot up your system & take a look at the top left screen during POST, you should see something like “W7100NMS V1.1 021705” This means the board is MS-7100 with BIOS version 1.1
Hint: Many systems are clearing this message very fast, the bios version is then unreadable, and you can either press “PAUSE” or disable the “Quick Boot” in the BIOS setup.

2. Download the BIOS that matches your motherboard AND version number (some motherboards are named like K8N Diamond; make sure you have the right version number). BIOS can be found according to the CPU type of your board like if your CPU is AMD 939 type then look here
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...39%20(AMD%20K8)
if you cannot find the BIOS that matches your board, try here http://www.msi.com.tw/support/bios/more.php

3. Extract the BIOS-archive that you have downloaded by double clicking to c:\est
.
How to make boot floppy in case your don’t have it ready:
For Win9X, You can type [C:\\ format a:/s] from the DOS prompt.
For WinME, You can make a boot floppy from control panel--> add/remove program-->make boot floppy. Remove autoexec.bat & config.sys file if there's any.
For Win2000, there's no way to make boot floppy, so you have to either use Win9X or WinME boot floppy.
For WinXP, you can make a DOS boot disk. Go to Your Computer, right click drive A:, select Format, select copy system files.

5. When you get the A:\\ prompt, type the following sequence:
C: <enter>
cd\est <enter>
C:\est> awdfl865 BIOS file
(To save or not to save old BIOS is the user’s decision)

6. Reboot your system when prompted
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by TheMadHaxor View Post
1. Know your model number
a. Open your case and look for the MS-XXXX number on the motherboard between the PCI slots, also check the version number that is written there as well. (Some motherboards are named like K8N Diamond; make sure you have the right version number)
b. Boot up your system & take a look at the top left screen during POST, you should see something like “W7100NMS V1.1 021705” This means the board is MS-7100 with BIOS version 1.1
Hint: Many systems are clearing this message very fast, the bios version is then unreadable, and you can either press “PAUSE” or disable the “Quick Boot” in the BIOS setup.

2. Download the BIOS that matches your motherboard AND version number (some motherboards are named like K8N Diamond; make sure you have the right version number). BIOS can be found according to the CPU type of your board like if your CPU is AMD 939 type then look here
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_list.php?kind=1&CHIP=68&NAME=Socket%20939% 20(AMD%20K8)
if you cannot find the BIOS that matches your board, try here http://www.msi.com.tw/support/bios/more.php

3. Extract the BIOS-archive that you have downloaded by double clicking to c:\est
.
How to make boot floppy in case your don’t have it ready:
For Win9X, You can type [C:\\ format a:/s] from the DOS prompt.
For WinME, You can make a boot floppy from control panel--> add/remove program-->make boot floppy. Remove autoexec.bat & config.sys file if there's any.
For Win2000, there's no way to make boot floppy, so you have to either use Win9X or WinME boot floppy.
For WinXP, you can make a DOS boot disk. Go to Your Computer, right click drive A:, select Format, select copy system files.

5. When you get the A:\\ prompt, type the following sequence:
C: <enter>
cd\est <enter>
C:\est> awdfl865 BIOS file
(To save or not to save old BIOS is the user’s decision)

6. Reboot your system when prompted
Wow, they need better tech writers. Here's all that needs to be done:
  1. Extract the .zip to some folder of your choice (for example, C:\\New Folder).
  2. Insert a floppy disk.
  3. Right-click on the floppy disk drive in My Computer and choose Format...
  4. Select "Create an MS-DOS startup disk".
  5. Click Start.
  6. Boot from the floppy disk (reboot with the floppy disk in the drive).
  7. If your folder is on C:\\, then type cd folder name. So, if the folder name is New Folder, then type cd new folder and press Enter.
  8. Now type dir to remind yourself of the filenames.
  9. Type the name of the .exe (you don't need to include .exe).
  10. The rest should be automatic.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Wow, they need better tech writers. Here's all that needs to be done:
  1. Extract the .zip to some folder of your choice (for example, C:\\New Folder).
  2. Insert a floppy disk.
  3. Right-click on the floppy disk drive in My Computer and choose Format...
  4. Select "Create an MS-DOS startup disk".
  5. Click Start.
  6. Boot from the floppy disk (reboot with the floppy disk in the drive).
  7. If your folder is on C:\\, then type cd folder name. So, if the folder name is New Folder, then type cd new folder and press Enter.
  8. Now type dir to remind yourself of the filenames.
  9. Type the name of the .exe (you don't need to include .exe).
  10. The rest should be automatic.
Cheers dude, they just don't explain that all (both files) are need and that .exe is the trigger, which I know makes sence (.exe executable ^.^) but I have never done it in this fashion.

Thanks again
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by TheMadHaxor View Post
Cheers dude, they just don't explain that all (both files) are need and that .exe is the trigger, which I know makes sence (.exe executable ^.^) but I have never done it in this fashion.

Thanks again
You're welcome! I just hope it works. But it should. I think using the word "trigger" is probably the right word since there's more than one file.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
You're welcome! I just hope it works. But it should. I think using the word "trigger" is probably the right word since there's more than one file.

omg, A:\\> want allow me to access C:\\ tried multiple combination's both including and excluding folder name.

never done it from a sata drive, could that be the problem?

I am also unable to access D (IDE backup)

Bootable is XP DOS disc.

EDIT:

Sorry recently installed XP and didn't format to FAT32. F*S!!!

Bios image is to big to load to a floppy.

Ideas please?
Edited by TheMadHaxor - 12/1/09 at 6:14am
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post #10 of 13
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For future user information and reference.

MS-DOS boot disc do not see NTFS formatted drives.

below link is too a ISO of a NTFS compatible MS-DOS cd.

Thanks for all the replies and very sorry the confusion. I totally overlooked that factor.
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