Help 4 BIOS-updating URGENTLY needed!!!

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IQLOver
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:oops: Hi folks!
I hope some1 can help me! I have absolutelly no idea about BIOS but since my Laptop is already 3 yrs. old I think I should update it, don`t I? So here´s the question: How do I find out the Chipset, the Motherboard or the BIOS-Manufacturer??? And if I do how do I update my BIOS???
This might help: during booting process this can be seen under the "Press DEL to enter Setup"-line:
"2000 American Megatrends 62-0213-001403-00101111 -071595-SIS630-340S001-0"

My system is WinME

Thanx a lot in advance & Happy New Year 4 all of ya!

PS: A German answer woul be more than GREAT !!! :P
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Uniwill 340S2 = GERICOM WEBBOY = Actebis TARGA Companion

ftp://ftp.gericom.com/Notebook/Webboy-3 ... 40s2/BIOS/
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If you need some new drivers your chipset seems to be a SIS630

Chipset drivers :
http://driver3.sis.com/agp/agp117.exe

VGA-drivers :
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/misc/vga ... _w9xme.zip
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edwin wrote:Uniwill 340S2 = GERICOM WEBBOY = Actebis TARGA Companion

ftp://ftp.gericom.com/Notebook/Webboy-3 ... 40s2/BIOS/
Thanx, but at that address I found 3 different zip-files (WebBoyBIOS107G.zip; WebboyBIOS108G.zip; webboyDMI.zip).
So which one is for me? And what do I do with them?

I would appreciate if you could give me some kind of step-by-step instructions. I really don´t know how to flash/update the bios, sorry.

Greatings!
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Well, the following dates apply:

DMI: 28/09/2000 (=version 1.03G)
107G: 18/01/2001 (=version 1.07G)
108G: 14/03/2001 (=version 1.08G)

....you choose :-)

Anyway, flashing is easy in this case. Simply format a bootable floppy diskette and copy (and overwrite) the files with the contents of the zip file, and boot your PC with the floppy.
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ajzchips wrote:Well, the following dates apply:

DMI: 28/09/2000 (=version 1.03G)
107G: 18/01/2001 (=version 1.07G)
108G: 14/03/2001 (=version 1.08G)

....you choose :-)

Anyway, flashing is easy in this case. Simply format a bootable floppy diskette and copy (and overwrite) the files with the contents of the zip file, and boot your PC with the floppy.
:oops:
So let´s see if I got it right:
I should unzip the content of "108G: 14/03/2001" to a formated floppy than boot from it. That´s it????
And what is the "DMI" for???
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Proper support for DMI may not have been present in previous releases.
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ajzchips wrote:Proper support for DMI may not have been present in previous releases.
But WHAT is the DMI?????


And what do u mean by this "Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD..." ???
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Desktop Management Interface. Don't sweat it; if you haven't missed it up till now it's not going to do you any good.

If your laptop is working fine, I'd advise not flashing. Download and archive all the BIOSs available, and keep them until you actually need to upgrade. (Like say, for example, when you want to upgrade to a REAL operating system. :D )
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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soupy wrote:Desktop Management Interface. Don't sweat it; if you haven't missed it up till now it's not going to do you any good.

If your laptop is working fine, I'd advise not flashing. Download and archive all the BIOSs available, and keep them until you actually need to upgrade. (Like say, for example, when you want to upgrade to a REAL operating system. :D )
The problem is that I have no clue when (and if) I need to update, but I found out that my BIOS is dated 1995(!). And there are many features in it I can`t access (the`re grey).
I might upgrade to WinXP. Is that a REAL OS???? :-)
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IQLOver wrote: The problem is that I have no clue when (and if) I need to update, but I found out that my BIOS is dated 1995(!). And there are many features in it I can`t access (the`re grey).
That is the bios core date (071595). Your bios release date is newer. Some bios ID program makers still have no clue which date to look for.

If they're grey they are there for information only and set for optimal values. Leave them alone.
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So R U telling me too NOT to update???
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If they're grey they are there for information only and set for optimal values. Leave them alone.
= the values, not the bios.

You might want to try and install XP, then if it doesn't work upgrade the bios and try again. As always with major upgrades of some sort: make a good backup of your stuff.
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ftp.gericom.com is dead. backed up files will go into seperate section on my website. uploading as we speak...
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Try download.gericom.com, it works for me.
ftp://download.gericom.com/NOTEBOOK/Webboy-340S2/BIOS/
More than 100,000 BIOS strings in my database just now!
http:/ /www.kuriaki.has.it/
http:/ /www.supportbios.info
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