need help finding bios upgrade for Lucky Star award bios

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shovala
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Wed May 01, 2002 11:21 pm

Hello,
I'm trying to find upgrade for my bios.
here are the details

current bios: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG date 01/06/00
bios number: 693A-596B-W97-2A6LGL1AC-00 (6VABX2-D8 )
Via Apollo Pro Plus (692/596) Chipset

can somone please help me finding the upgrade file ?

Many thanks

Asaf
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Thu May 02, 2002 2:37 am

Tried the Lucky Star websites?
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
edwin
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Thu May 02, 2002 7:13 am

Taiwan appears to be offline at the moment,
Russian server has problems with the indexes on the bios download pages,
I think I can understand this question...
ajzchips
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Thu May 02, 2002 2:05 pm

http://www.lucky-star.com.tw/pub/Bios/m ... abx2ea.bin

12/13/2000-693-596-W977-6A6LGL1AC-00

PS: this is an Award 6.00PG BIOS
shovala
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Thu May 02, 2002 10:12 pm

Thanks for all the replys

i've tried the http://www.lucky-star.com.tw/pub/Bios/m ... abx2ea.bin
file even earlier, but i'm getting an error stating that this file does not
match the system i have (or something like that).

tell me if i'm doing something wrong:

i'm booting my computer and press f8, and start ms-dos (meaning - no windows is running)
then i'm starting the awdflash.exe program, enter the name of the file,
and then get the error message.

btw- i want to update my bios so i can install a 120GB disk on this machine. will that bios upgrade help at all ,or i need to replace my motherboard ?...

Thanks again,

Asaf
ajzchips
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Fri May 03, 2002 2:08 am

The flasher warned you because there actually is a substantial change in the BIOS ID string.
A BIOS of Dec. 2000 should have no problems with HDDs upto 128GB.

I don't believe we have feedback on the success rate of flashing this particular BIOS, so the risk will solely be yours. Just make sure you make a backup of your current BIOS.
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