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hoppo_8
15-06-2005, 04:38 PM
i need to get an award BIOS update for my v4.51 PG because i can't use my 80GB HDD.

Do you know where i can get one?????

Overdrive_5000
15-06-2005, 04:41 PM
What is your motherboard make & model

Agent_24
15-06-2005, 05:18 PM
Yes, you will need to know your motherboard model and brand, a program such as Everest (http://www.lavalys.hu/downloads/everesthome201.exe) will most likely give you the right info, if in doubt check on the motherboard itself - the model number is usually written on the board between PCI slots, and the brand is probably on it too.

Once you have that information, go to the manufacturer's website and download the new bios - it will usually come with the appropriate flash program as well.

hoppo_8
17-06-2005, 01:24 PM
Motherboard is an
A-trend
ATC 7100M
intel 440LX
SKT 370

where can i get a free BIOS update ??????

Overdrive_5000
17-06-2005, 01:33 PM
You could try this one here (http://www.bios-drivers.com/drivers/77/77662.htm) it looks a bit old though 2002

Agent_24
17-06-2005, 05:04 PM
Looks like all A-Trend's sites are dead (www.a-trend.com, www.atrendhk.com, www.atrend.nl and www.atrend.com.tw - probably a dead company.)

An archived version of their site may prove OK:

http://web.archive.org/web/20001211193800/http://atrend.com/biosprocedures.html For how to flash the bios

http://web.archive.org/web/20001211193800/http://atrend.com/bios/awdflash.zip for the flashing program

http://web.archive.org/web/20001211193800/http://atrend.com/bios/7100v105.bin for the bios update file.

And here: for all archived versions: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://atrend.com

Agent_24
17-06-2005, 05:07 PM
Only thing that looks dodgy is the bios upgrade file is only 11.5 kb - most are 256kb or more..

I'd save the original bios to disk and check the size before you flash so as not to ruin the board.

Yep, sorry - I don't think you should use the one I have the link to, it's too small and is the same version as the one from driverguide anyway. :blush: :blush:

tweak'e
17-06-2005, 05:13 PM
a safer way would be simply to use ide or raid card. mind you i would look at throwing the motherboard out and get a decent board and cpu. with a 440LX board your not going to be running a very fast cpu.