Need a Bios update to updrage to XP ?!

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I have an emachines etower 633is. I looked at the bios chip and it says its a Cognac+, produced by trigem.

When I try and install windows (on a clean NFTS formatted harddrive, it loads all the scsi'raid drivers, says press enter to install windows xp (or F3 to repair or whatever), then I get a blue screen with a grey bar along the bottom...the cd-rom spins but nothing comes up on screen. Then the cd-rom stops spinning.

So I tried looking for an updated bios but have had no luck. Any ideas?
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The price you pay for a budget system, unfortunately. This seems to be all they have to say about XP: ... 38&topic=2
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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Something's wrong with the CD or the player, XP Pro can be done: ... _users.htm

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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