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Old 05-18-2010, 01:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: cpu problems

Originally Posted by natrat21 View Post
i dont have a floppy drive is there another way to do this
You could try this :

Sudhian Forums | Updating BIOS with bootable CD or USB memory stick

Or use the clean boot CD method + AWD flash.


** Clean Bootable CD does not work with SATA optical drives, make a bootable flash drive instead if you have a SATA optical drive OR temporarily connect an IDE optical drive. **

Instead of using WinFlash, get this clean boot CD:

Clean Bootable CD-Rom (for BIOS upgrade)
Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms (for Windows/Dos)

Burn the ISO to a CD. Then go to Shuttle’s FTP site and download the latest BIOS (the zip file). Unzip the contents of the zip file (should be the BIOS *.bin file and the awdflash.exe file) and burn those two files to another CD. Put the clean boot cd in you drive and reboot. Once it has booted with the clean boot CD and shown you what letter the CD drive is, switch to that drive by typing its letter plus a colon, at the command prompt. Take the clean boot CD out and put the other CD in (the CD with the BIOS *.bin file and the awdflash.exe file). Then type:

awdflash xxx.bin /cc/cd/cp/py/R

The “xxx” should be replaced with the filename of the BIOS bin file.

/cc = clear CMOS after Programming
/cd = clear DMI after Programming
/cp = clear PNP(ESCD) after Programming
/py = Program Flash Memory
/R = Reset System after Programming

After it restarts, go back into the BIOS, load the optimized defaults, save and exit. Then after it restarts, you can go back into the BIOS and configure it how you like.

Using all those switches / parameters ensures a “clean” BIOS update. It’s kind of like zero-filling your hard drive before re-installing your OS.
*I haven't tested it, so that's up to you.

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