Bios update for gvc mother board

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can anyone help me with a bios update for the following GVC mother board
GT693VA the bios i have exhisting is 2A6LGGAC-00
I cant seem to get to the GVC website
thanks
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12/07/1999-693A-596B-W97-2A6LGG5AC-00
BIOS VER:1.04 (#21051)
http://www.bcmcom.com/tech/GT693VA/bios/gt693va-104.zip
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hey what exactly is this link that you have posted
It's the latest BIOS from BCM - a company somehow connected with GVC (now dead).
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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hey rainbow just curious to find out if this is the update for my bios the dates on these files are prior to my bios dates
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Why don't you give us your full Bios-ID ?

Maybe you have some kind of OEM-Version with a newer Bios
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FULL BIOS ID#
10/18/99 693A-596B-W97-2A6LGG5AC-00
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Rainbow wrote:12/07/1999-693A-596B-W97-2A6LGG5AC-00
BIOS VER:1.04 (#21051)
http://www.bcmcom.com/tech/GT693VA/bios/gt693va-104.zip
almost 2 months newer then the BIOS you have now.........
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OK ILL GIVE IT A TRY THANK YOU
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when i open the file it says to save a two files to a floppy disc which it gives a specific name for those files however when i open those two specific files arent in the folder that ive saved to disc differant names im kind of confused as to which files to save to the disc
I DONT WANT TO SAVE THE WRONG ONES AND RUIN THE BIOS ALTOGETHER
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In the examples given here, we use the file name newbios.bin to represent the new BIOS and the file name oldbios.bin to represent the old BIOS. Note that these file names are only examples to help you understand the updating process.
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So what you are saying is that when it ask you to type the file name i should type the numbers of the bin file (21051104.bin) on that line
also whats the easiest way to copy those two files to a floppy sorry im not familiar with copying files to floppy disc's but id appreciate the help thank you
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Oh and also whats the flash.bat file and what do i do with that
Essentially i have 4 files that ive downloaded the bin file the awdflash.exe file the awdflash html file and the flash.bat file i know that the html file is the directions the bin file seems to be the (new bios) file which is predated to my own bios and the flash.bat file
Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
im feeling retarded because im worried about this upgrade i apologize for the continued questions i just want to be completely sure before i do this upgrade
Thanks so much for the patience
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Once you have made a bootable floppy (format, check the "copy system files" checkbox and format), copied the 4 downloaded files to it, start the system from the floppy. It will show you a black screen with A:\>

now type:

flash 21051104.bin

followed by an <Enter>. It will now flash the bios, wait until it says it is completed and you can power off/reboot your system. Remove the floppy from the drive. Reboot your system.
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Ok perhaps im not being clear
1. How do i copy only the two files needed on a floppy disc to that disc
2. the file does not say flash 21051104.bin nor does it instruct it to type it that way so with you message to type flash then the file name is confusing me more rather than assisting me the instructions state to type the file name which is 21051104.bin only
3. There are 4 files in the bios version that i copied to my pc the instructions tell me to copy "2" of those files to a bootable floppy disc
the 4 files are as follows
1. 20151104.Bin
2. Awdflash.exe
3. Awdflash.Htm
4. Flash.bat

until i am perfectly clear on how to install this bios update im not going to install the update additionally there is a jumper on my bios which also needs to be changed which after im clear on the rest of this im gonna need some assistance on changing that jumper to the correct setting im sure
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Once you have made a bootable floppy (format, check the "copy system files" checkbox and format), copied the 4 downloaded files to it, start the system from the floppy.
the reason I say this is to make it easy for you not to miss a file.

the flash.bat file contains additional instructions used when flashing.
In the examples given here, we use the file name newbios.bin to represent the new BIOS and the file name oldbios.bin to represent the old BIOS. Note that these file names are only examples to help you understand the updating process.
What I have done in my previous post is spoon-feeding you the exact instructions, what to type, what to do and so on.
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