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I have an old Gateway Solo 1450 laptop that I have upgraded the RAM and now need to do a BIOS update. (I keep getting error messages and IE closes after a while.)The installation instructions(from Gateway support site) tell me to copy all of the BIOS files from the C:\CABS|9522082 folder to a blank floppy disk, which I did. The next step says to "insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer" Of course, when I do this, as it restarts it gives the "non-system disk" message so I never get to step 3, which says to "type:360100 at the A:\ prompt" I tried doing this after clicking start, run and typing this at the a:\ prompt (after inserting the disk, of course) I then get a message that says "A continuous RESET state has been entered. Choose 'close' to terminate the application" The choices are to 'close' or 'ignore'. My question is, should I choose 'ignore' and will this begin the flash process?? I know this is an old machine to be spending all this time trying to get going, but i am determined at this point...doing it for someone who can use it!! Thank you for any help you can give me! Mary Anne

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    benleves May 11, 2010

    hi can you tell me if you are using windows xp


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What you need to do is make a bootdisk. first go to start/ all program/accesories/command prompt
type format a: /s and follow the commands onscreen and then make sure you have that other fileon your loppy and boot from that.

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