I need help with upgrading my BIOS

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
Rainbow
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Do you see the new string "11/20/2000-440BX-ITE8671-2A69KV3IC-00"?
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lifewing
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no man, the release date is still 05/07/1999
Rainbow
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Download the file again and flash using older version of awdflash (or try AMIFlash or UniFlash - at your own risk).
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lifewing
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do you know whats _really_ wierd?

I used your 'Uniflash' program........ and it doesn't do anything either! well it does, it goes through all steps successfully, but the release date is still the same :(

what could possibly be the matter?
Rainbow
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Open the file using MODBIN and see the BIOS ID string (to check if you're flashing correct file).
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lifewing
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i did it - the release date on the file (its B1120IAG.BIN btw) is 11/20/2000
Its just not flashing correctly!!!!
:(

but it goes through all the steps...
no errors...

in another post i was advised to disable Flash Write Protect do you know how I could do that?

or maybe I use the old award flasher? could you give me a link to download a suitable version of awdflash.exe?
edwin
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Carefully peel away the award sticker from the bios chip and tell us what is printed on the chip itself. I have a feeling there is something wrong with the flash voltage setting. We need to find out which chip this is to find the correct setting.

Manual, page 7:
http://www.pcpartner.com.hk/man/intel/883901b.pdf
lifewing
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heres everything I found on that chip

ATMEL
AT49F002T
12PC
9816

hope it helps..
Rainbow
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49F002T should be 5V chip - I have it on my Asus P2B board.
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edwin
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So the ATMEL/SST 2Mb settings from the manual (4th option in the table on page 7).

JP8: 2-3
JP23: 2-4
lifewing
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alright ill change the jumpers now

should I try flash again after I do it then?
lifewing
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bad news. :(
those jumpers were already set that way :(
lifewing
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hey heres something new...

award flasher 5.2A tells me that:

'System was not new award BIOS version
Please update ROM BIOS first... '

but when I looked at it with modbin, it was way newer... what is going on here........ ???
Rainbow
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That Awdflash is too old and does not work at all on your board.
Try to hot-flash the chip in another board...
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lifewing
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whats a hotflash ?
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