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Post Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:13 am
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Post Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:13 am
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When I attempt to upgrade my bios I get a "Bios ID error" what am I doing wrong.

Motherboard - Gigabyte
Bios - Award v4.51

Steps I've done.

1)downloaded bios id software

2)got update from gigabytes website

3)made boot disk w/flash and update

4)rebooted computer w/boot disk

5)when I select file to load I get "bios id error"

Please help.

Thanks


Post Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:39 pm
NickS BIOS Bodhisattva

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Location: Thames Valley, UK
What is your current BIOS ID ?
What is the BIOS you are trying to flash ?
BIOS ID mismatch usually means that the BIOS ID strings do not agree. In this case, if you are 100% sure that you have the correct BIOS, use an alternative flasher such as Uniflash

Post Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:14 pm
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Bios ID: 2A69KG0EC
Gigabyte
Model GA-6BXE

Not sure what you mean on your next question the file name I downloaded from the gig website is "6bxe_f3a". And the flash was flash864.

Post Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:35 pm
NickS BIOS Bodhisattva

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Location: Thames Valley, UK
Well, that's the answer. The BIOS ID for the beta BIOS 6BXE.F3A is:
02/06/2001-i440BX-8671-GA6BXE00C-00

and the GA6BXE00C bit is not the same as 2A69KG0EC.

You could use Uniflash (flash "with bootblock", see "advanced" settings) or maybe doing it from the command line will work:
awdflash 6bxe.f3a /py /sn /cc /cd /cp.
Good luck

Post Sat Mar 22, 2003 5:11 am
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NickS you da man. I used Uniflash and it worked great. Thanks for the help. Now I can install XP. :D :D :D :D

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