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Hey guy's, I looked through the FAQs but I couldn't find one on making a backup of my BIOS. Could someone tell me the proper way to do it after I have my floppy and I'm booting?

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What BIOS?

Most now have Windows apps (and I even saw a *ux one kicking around) allowing you to backup, restore, whatever your BIOS without having to go all the way down to a boot floppy.

However, if doing it from floppy...

The exact steps depend on if it is AMI, Award or Phoenix BIOS. (Well, Phoenix owns Award now.. but not sure how old your stuff is...)

For AMI, just use their Windows tool: http://www.ami.com/support/downloads/amiflash.zip

For Phoenix or Award, you can use the command from floppy:
awdflash a:backup.bin /sy /pn
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well iut's not that old of a mobo, I'd say maybe two years? or three?

It's a mobo from a prebuilt gateway. Intel D865GLC

I found the exact board on intel's site. I was planning on updating the bios with intel's newer bios to see if it will unlock the bios for me and I could change some settings.
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I think that is AMI.

Try their tool to see if you can backup current BIOS.
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