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Windows 7: How do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD?!?

11 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

@Rich - He's not asking about his Gigabyte motherboard.

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11 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I looked at the instructions on how to flash the bios on that motherboard. I don't see anything extra difficult there. They even have a simple guide on how to make a CD boot disk.
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11 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That seems to involve BUYING the files!
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11 Mar 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

No problem. If he wants cash now, there are other alternatives. Look here:

How to create a bootable CD to upgrade BIOS if you don't hav... - HP Support Forum

That will explain the basics. Instead of extracting the HP stuff like he did, you'll extract the necessary files from the Foxconn bios download.
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11 Mar 2012   #15

Windows 7 home premium x64

Download and extract the Foxconn liveupdate from the bottom of their page for that board. Run it and it will update the Bios if required and restart.
No need to make anything.
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11 Mar 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi hucker,

Just for curiosity's sake, I created a bootable CD exactly as outlined in Bios-boot-cd - Howto: BIOS-Update per bootable CD -

I booted my desktop from that CD.

(Sorry for the bad picture) The picture shows, Zafudos.exe and
*. ROM , the latter two being the Bios for my Zotac Mini PC.

So follow the procedure to the dot and you should be able to get the BIOS files into the CD and boot from it. Boot from the CD and check.

How do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD?!?-100_2564.jpg

If you can run the live update as indicated by cyclic, all the more fine. But I ran a quick check to verify the boot CD works or not. It does work.

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11 Mar 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I did try that Jumanji, but it just didn't work for me. I ended up with only the appearing.

I'm trying the fox liveupdate - I never realised that did BIOS too - why didn't they say that on the webpage?
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11 Mar 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

GRRRRRR...... the liveupdate has told me I'm running version P04 (this agrees with CPUID). There is a P06, but the online update function says "you are already up to date"! I tried the manual update (using the P06 files I downloaded), but it doesn't get to asking me to select the files, it just says something about enabling a jumper. Presumably it's referring to a jumper to enable writing to the BIOS, but according to the manual, there isn't one. The picture shown in the update program shows a jumper marked "MFG", but this is for the Intel Management engine, so nothing to do with BIOS updating.
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 How do I make a DOS / command prompt boot CD?!?

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