Hi, I have the same problem, am trying to re-flash my corrupt bios. I have been trying to work with USB for past couple of days to no avail. Now considering getting myself a external USB floppy drive but am skeptical will it work, as I have read at few places that I would need to use an on-board floppy controller. I would be obliged if you could share some of your experience with me. my queries are: 1. Did you manage to flash your bios, and got your notebook working? 2. Did you use external floppy drive or USB?