Post by Rick "Nutcase" Rogers
Note that you need to be 100% sure you have the right BIOS update before
doing this, and that updating the BIOS is not recommended unless there is a
specific fix that you need.
Hi all, "please bear with me"
The reason I am flashing the bios is because after an upgrade the display
will only stay at 640X480 pixels, and Lowest (4) bit colour quality, and I
have had a similiar event on another machine that a bios flash sorted.
I ran "Ami motherboard ID utility" ...and that gave me the information;
bios build date: jul 15 1995
MOBO Manuf code: 1437
amibios build tag: M583LMR
amibios project id: M583LMR not listed in tag.dat file
prod name: M583LMR
I DL the M583LMR flash zip which had the file containing ..."2k0925s.ROM"
I've now DL AmiFlash as Rick Suggested but if someone could doublecheck with
The file has 2 applications and 2 read me's
"Must be in dos on boot up
cannot flash within any operating system
run amiflash.com from floppy or hard drive by typing
when prompted to enter
01..."SAVE EXISTING ROM" "Y" OR "N" ***If (Y) can save to hdd or do I have
to put a floppy in***
02..."ENTER BIOS FILENAME"...PATH OF FILE, EXAMPLE (C:\ROMFILE.ROM)
***(in my case C:\2k0925s.ROM)***
03..."PROGRAM BOOTBLOCK" "Y" (YOU MUST SELECT Y)
04..."PRESS Y TO CONTINUE" "Y"
05...AMIFLASH WILL THEN PROCEED TO UPDATE THE FLASH PART.
AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION, PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART.
when running amiflash.com do not add rom file name in running program.
just run amiflash.com and enter romfile name during setup of the bios
upgrade.*****(I don't understand this part!! shouldn't I type C:\2k0925s.ROM
at point (02)***
F82741.exe application****(do I not do this one??)*****
Quick flash instructions text;
Quick Flash Instructions For AMI Motherboards:
(FLASH UTILITY NOT REQUIRED)
- Unzip file, copy the "ROM" file to a diskette in "A" drive.
(Diskette does not have to be bootable).
- Make sure you are using the on board floppy controller.
- With system powered off and diskette with "ROM" file in "A" drive.
- Hold down on the "CTRL & HOME" keys and then power on system.
- There will be no video and notice floppy drive being accessed.
- You should hear 1 beep let go of keys.
- Then you will hear 2 beeps and then 3 beeps.
- System should reset and notice new BIOS release date at top of screen.
- Enter BIOS SETUP run the OPTIMAL SETINGS OPTION.
- Change BIOS SETTINGS for your configuration.
Post by Rick "Nutcase" Rogers
Post by p.mc
I need to flash the bios on a WinXP NTFS machine and the flash file name
but it doesn't have a flash utility to go with it. I made a boot disk
Which puts you in pure DOS mode and I extracted the flash file on the boot
disk created by drdflash. After re-booting into DOS mode I get the command
prompt ..."A:\"... And that's where I'm stumped, I just haven't
a clue what to type to get the file "2K0925s" to run or install??
It took me forever before I realised the probs with XP boot discs problems.
MOBO manufacturer AMIBIOS V1.4
build date: jul,15,1995
build tag: M583LMR