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Flashing the bios

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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  • dodgeymoe Dec 22, 2008

    tried using the ami flash utility but it said "no flash file found" press any key to exit? , so i tried this way and it worked yipee!!!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.


    "WARNING"
    If you are using the "password" option in the BIOS, you must DISABLE the
    Password BEFORE you flashes the BIOS. This BIOS uses a new core and saves the
    Password at a different location.

    If you flash the BIOS without disabling the password, you may not be able
    To get into the setup. If this happens, you must drain the CMOS first.


    **November 9, 2000** thank`s for the advice anyway,maurice

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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.

Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

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