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  • sacharsahil May 11, 2009

    I DONT KNOW FROM WHERE TO GET NEW VERSION OF BIOS WHICH IS COMPATIBLE WITH MY MOTHERBOARD

  • Casey Craig
    Casey Craig May 11, 2010

    what is the model # and brand of the computer

  • rebelyes1 May 11, 2010

    you need to know what is the exact version of you bios now, then we can download a new one and "flash" your bios. let me know if you need help with getting the info on your current bios and then we will proceed to the second ste...

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You need to get the binary file that contains the BIOS data from the computer/motherboard vendor. You also need a utility to write the contents of the BIOS data file to the flash memory that will hold the new BIOS data. You might need to have a blank floppy disk or 2 to do this.

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