D-loaded a rom file for my matsonic m/board ms8308ep but do i have to incorporate this file into a bios flash utility as i can not see this working on it`s on and hav`ing lots of trouble trying to get an ami bios programme!!
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Re: flashing the bios
1. Download the BIOS flash utility. 2. Download the BIOS rom file. 3. Format a floppy drive, with system files so that it is bootable. 4. Copy the utility and the rom file to the floppy drive. 5. Boot from the floppy drive. 6. At the c:/ prompt enter the name of the flash utility file followed by the name of the rom file. Example: awd816a.exe romfile.rom 7. Let the program run. Do not turn off your computer until prompted to do so.
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Download the correct ROM from the manufacturer and re-flash.... Unless you know someone with the same motherboard, or can go into the shop that you bought the board from, then you can copy their rom and flash it to your BIOS. I had that happen to me a few times too...Next time copy the BIOS before flashing over it. PLEASE RATE THIS ADVICE WITH A FEW THUMBS UP!!!
Bios is best flashed from a dos (or similar) floppy disk. If you have a floppy then you need to download a boot floppy (I prefer win 98 ones)
and then copy the bin file and the flash utility to that disk.
first goto the website of your board maker then download the updated bios, make a bootable floppy disk copy then exe file and the bios file it normally a .bin or .rom file when booted from the floppy run the flash utility with the exact name of the bios file so for instance it wud be
You need to go to the website of whoever made the motherboard and get the BIOS flash utility and the BIOS binary file to update your BIOS. Make sure you get the right one, as using the wrong one can render your motherboard worthless. The BIOS file has to be the exact match. There is no such thing as close in this situation. If you are not sure of the exact make and model, get te free Belarc Advisor from http://www.belarc.com The BIOS chip holds information about your motherboard hardware. It is reprogrammable. It uses what is known electrically erasable read only memory. This is also called Flash memory. Reprogramming is called flashing. When you flash the BIOS, all data is erased, then the new data is written. The flash utility will most likely allow you to save the old contents, but you might have an extremely tough time recovering from an improper flash. You'll also probably need a couple of floppy disks, one of which may have to be bootable. If you need a bootable floppy disk, you can get an image file from http://www.bootdisk.com.
Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS:The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS withouthaving to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and usinga DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it isaccessible by simply pressing <Alt + F2> during the Power-On Self Tests(POST).To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOSfile for your motherboard and rename the downloaded file asP4P800SE.ROM. Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk.2. Reboot the system.3. To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt+F2> during POST
firstly i want to tell you that every motherbord bios has a unique program to control the devices.
it this bios is fit on another board casing then you try to firstly run the mother board with old bios. then copy the bios code by any flashing tool and then remove this bios and fit the dead mother board bios in the casing then flash it and then update it which file you copy the old one.
then your motherboard perhaps go on with the dead motherboard bios.