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N600C Bios Update

Can anyone suggest how to update the BIOS to the latest version without the laptop having a floppy disk drive? The HP update utility won't run because it requires a prior update to ver 10/17/01 but installing this requires a floppy disk drive to make a bootable floppy for the installation - something i do not have. Any ideas, anyone?

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Re: N600C Bios Update

You can make a bootable cd of the flash image and update the bios that way.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

Re: N600C Bios Update

How can use hp utitilty usb boot creater. and create bootable usb with the image.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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/ip4c800b.rom" is the command that will install it. Wait. Your monitor will display the update's progress with a series of messages: "Reading file," then "Erasing flash," then "Writing flash." The "writing flash" message will be followed with a percentage counter that tells you how far the write has proceeded. The final message will be
"Verifying flash." DO NOT switch off or reboot at any point in this process or you will ruin your motherboard. After the update is complete, the utility will return to the DOS prompt. Remove your floppy disk and reboot. Enter the BIOS Menu and load "Setup Default." Save and reboot. You're finished. b> Update Using EZ Flash Copy your new BIOS files to a floppy disk or USB drive. Reboot. When the system is at POST, press "Alt" + "F2" to enter EZ-Flash. Alternatively, on late model motherboards you may press "Delete" to enter BIOS setup, then access EZ-Flash from the "Tools" option on the navigation bar. (Select Tools > ASUS EZ Flash 2 > YES) Wait for your system to check current BIOS information. Insert your floppy or USB with the new BIOS file. Select the drive letter with the BIOS update file, then select the file. Wait for your system to check the update file. After the file check is finished, click "Yes" to update your BIOS. Wait. Let the update procedure run until it finishes. Do not switch off or reboot or you will ruin your motherboard. When the update is finished, remove the floppy or USB drive and reboot. Enter the BIOS Menu and load "Setup Default." Reboot. You're finished. b> Update Through the Internet If it isn't installed already, install the ASUS Update utility. You can either download it or use the copy on your motherboard's support CD. Close all Windows applications if any are running. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking "Start>Programs>ASUS>ASUSUpdate>ASUSUpdate." The "ASUS Update" main window will then appear. Select "Update BIOS" from the "Internet option" drop-down menu. Click "Next." Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you, or choose "Auto Select." Click "Next." From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download. Click "Next." Start the update. Wait for it to complete.

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"Grub Hard Disk Error" A minor technical note, if you don't mind. The error message is "Grub Hard Disk Error", about which the Grub manual has this to say: "The stage2 or stage1.5 is being read from a hard disk, and the attempt to determine the size and geometry of the hard disk failed." To resolve this problem, the manual then suggests that: "The general way that the Stage 1.5 handles errors is to print an error number in the form Error num and then halt. Pressing <CTRL>-<ALT>-<DEL> will reboot." ... which isn't really a suggestion at all. What's really going on is that your BIOS is buggy, and it's lying to GRUB about the geometry of your hard disk. You need to update your motherboard's BIOS with the latest version from the manufacturer. You can can do this by getting the latest version of the BIOS and your manufacturer's reflashing utility from their website, copying it onto a bootable floppy, and running it according to the manufacturer's instructions. You can download a FreeDOS boot disk image for this, if you don't have a DOS boot floppy available.

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The update is normally obtained from the maker of the computer, or in the case of a non-brand computer, from the maker of the motherboard or sometimes the BIOS maker itself.
The BIOS contains all the technical information about key components of the computer like disk drives, keyboards and display settings. It also keeps track of the date and time.
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How do I flash my bios when Ican't get into windows.

If you are totally determined that BIOS is the issue, You can use other computer to make a BIOS update disk which can be a floppy disk or CD-ROM. You need to download related BIOS update and write on the media(CD or Floppy) as bootable, here is the link that you can download latest version of BIOS update

you will see step by step instruction once you download and open the BIOS updater. I hope it will resolve your issue. Please post for further assistance.

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