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Windows 7: update your bios

02 Mar 2010   #41
tbernstein

 
 

Cost of new computer £400 0r $600 at least.
New media player, cost.... probably $0 or £0 - whichever.


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05 Mar 2010   #42
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

here is my bios screen since i can't change hardly any settings would that make it
safe


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05 Mar 2010   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let me be totally honest with you.


For the reason you want to do this, it is not worth the risk, not to mention that everyone has told you it won't solve the issue.


If you've decided to do this I hope you've done your homework as you're on your own with this.
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09 Jun 2010   #44
raylyd

windows 7
 
 

my motherboard is a packard bell ipower motherboard name is asus p5n-e
i cant update as packard bell removed all bioses i have phoned packard bell
they want me to pay for a reapair as all it needs is the bios reflashing thanks hope someone can help me take care
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09 Jun 2010   #45
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The last BIOS for your motherboard is August 2007 .... get it -=> here Hope this helps..
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09 Jun 2010   #46
raylyd

windows 7
 
 

tryed to download it but it does not download hope you can find other site thanks for this mate the packard bell tower cost me £899 would be good if i can fix it take care
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15 Jan 2012   #47
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
It works!

Packard Bell PB-Vegas2 IS identical to Asus P5N-E SLI and bios updates from asus work perfectly. Can't believe nobody has tried doing this in all this time. But you may want to reset the bios before flashing or after that you may not be able to enter setup, and will have to reset it anyway. At first when this bug happened i thought the flashing had failed and the pc dead but no... bios reset made it ok. Soooo many more settings that the crappy Packard Bell bios. But can someone tell me what my LDT must be? It is default at 5X multiplier and FSB is 200 (as should be). So is the LDT correct?
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16 Jan 2012   #48
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

R4dul how did you go about this?

As i have recently purchased a Sapphire 6870 and didnt realise this issue. Previously when i have gone to update to the asus bios it has always failed I didn;t even get to the thinking the pc was dead option.
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17 Jan 2012   #49
R4dul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wakko View Post
R4dul how did you go about this?

As i have recently purchased a Sapphire 6870 and didnt realise this issue. Previously when i have gone to update to the asus bios it has always failed I didn;t even get to the thinking the pc was dead option.
I used the latest bios version from asus, in my case was 1406.bin file. Also used the DOS flasher program, since i could not use the asus update program to flash the bios (because board was recognized as packard bell). I copied the bios file to main HDD, on the drive root for ease of access and also the awdflash.exe file. Then i booted from a CD (i used hiren's boot cd) and loaded NTFS4DOS to have access to my HDD. Then i simply ran awdflash.exe program. Downside for me was, i was unable to backup the current bios to a file since awdflash program can't write to the HDD through the NTFS4DOS environment, or maybe packard bell did some copy protecting on their bios. It made sense that the board work with the asus bios since they're practically identical... except the packard bell has fewer connectors It was a huge risk though...
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17 Jan 2012   #50
wakko

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R4dul View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wakko View Post
R4dul how did you go about this?

As i have recently purchased a Sapphire 6870 and didnt realise this issue. Previously when i have gone to update to the asus bios it has always failed I didn;t even get to the thinking the pc was dead option.
I used the latest bios version from asus, in my case was 1406.bin file. Also used the DOS flasher program, since i could not use the asus update program to flash the bios (because board was recognized as packard bell). I copied the bios file to main HDD, on the drive root for ease of access and also the awdflash.exe file. Then i booted from a CD (i used hiren's boot cd) and loaded NTFS4DOS to have access to my HDD. Then i simply ran awdflash.exe program. Downside for me was, i was unable to backup the current bios to a file since awdflash program can't write to the HDD through the NTFS4DOS environment, or maybe packard bell did some copy protecting on their bios. It made sense that the board work with the asus bios since they're practically identical... except the packard bell has fewer connectors It was a huge risk though...
I think i just about get the idea

1.) copy bios and awdflsh.exe to C:
2.) set bios to boot from CD
3.) Run hirens disc and use NTFS4DOS
4.) go to C: in dos
5.) in DOS type "awdflash.exe newbios.bin
6.) sit back and cross fingers?

Is that it or is there more to it? A simple tutorial would be really nice. As i have a sapphire ATI 6870 sat next to me that i can't use in my pc .

Thanks for your help in advance.
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