Questions that don't belong in the other forums.
#56423 by biosuser
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:32 pm
wrote:
> wrote:
> > Hi everyone, I'm trying to update my BIOS so my system will allow more ram. I'm
> > unable to update because I keep getting the notification to "please load
> the
> > correct bios file."
> > I would be very grateful for any assistance in getting my update BIOS loaded.
> Thank you.
>
>
> > Here is the information regarding my situation:
> >
> > > > Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit (also have 36 bit partition, if
> > > > necessary to run compatible software)
> > > >
> > > > Computer: Acer M3100
> > > >
> > > > * Motherboard has 4 RAM slots – current configuration is 2 1GB
> sticks
> > > > and I want to add 2 2GB sticks in the 2 available slots
> > > > * Current BIOS will not support additional RAM. When RAM is added,
> > > > computer will only boot to a white screen. However, with the
> additional RAM
> > > > added I can run in Safe Mode and verify that all RAM (6 GB total) is
> > > > recognized.
> > > > * Have run Windows Memory Checker and all memory checks out as
> good.
> > > > * Need to update my BIOS – currently running Phoenix AwardBIOS
> 6.00 GP vs 3.4 - system bios ID RO1-A3.
> > > > I purchased a subscription to BIOS Agent Plus to obtain a new BIOS.
> They
> > > > sent me a version that is one year newer (2008) than my current
> version.
> > > > * I followed BIOS Agent Plus instructions to use WinFlash, but it
> will
> > > > not load the updated BIOS. Instead, it displays the error message,
> “Please
> > > > load the correct BIOS file!"
> > > > * I also tried an updated BIOS from Acer Europe, using WinFlash,
> and
> > > > got the same error message.