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AMIBOOT.ROM doesn't work this time

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:05 pm
by peterfeeter
My motherboard is a PC CHIPS M810 v7.1 with an AMI bios. Several months ago I flashed the latest BIOS on to my sytem (i think the BIOS is called something like 030113S).

I tried the traditional way by booting to command prompt with no drivers (used a WinME boot disk) and using the latest AMI flashing utility attempted to flash. It failed, the text went red with a message saying Disable USB.

Luckily I had a disk with that BIOS renamed as AMIBOOT.ROM so I could recover, it worked and I breathed a huge sigh of relief as the new BIOS worked fine on my system and solved several problems. I was told later that the problem with my first attempt was due to the WINME boot disk which loads on drivers which is a bad thing when trying to flash a BIOS.

This afternoon I tried to flash a tweaked version of the same BIOS I already had. I started exactly the same except that I deleted the AUTOEXEC.bat and CONFIG.sys files off of the WinME boot disk which I was informed would allow the procedure to work proplerly. I attemped to flash and got an identical result except that this time the AMIBOOT.ROM trick is not working! :cry: 8O

The floppy disk drive doesn't even scan the disk. I have tried holding down Ctrl + Home but to no avail.

Does anyone have any advise or am i fooked?



PS Sorry about the essay

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:30 pm
by ajzchips
If the AMIBOOT.ROM trick doesn't work anymore, then either hotflash or have the chip flashed at a shop for you.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:23 pm
by peterfeeter
I suspected as much. :(

No games for me for a while :cry:

Many thanks for the response