Can't get into DOS in order to upgrade the BIOS

Question

I am running Windows 2000 and my computer freezes. A friend has the same system and they were able to upgrade their BIOS to fix the problem. The problem is they were using Windows 98 and I'm using 2000. I need to be able to get to DOS in order to upgrade the BIOS. When I try to run it through the DOS window in Windows it says that won't work and that I need to boot directly into DOS in order to run the upgrade. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Justin

Answer

This question was answered on November 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

BIOS Update Procedure (If neccessary)

1 Use Update using Aflash BIOS Update Procedure

ASUS Online Update (Download from ASUS WWW ` FTP) for latest version BIOS and save it on a floppy disk

Use the floppy disk as described in above to boot.

In A:\ DOS mode, please unzip AFLASH.EXE

In MAIN MENU, please choose Update BIOS Main Block From File Please refer to

[2 Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD] .

After the procedure has complete, remove the disk from the floppy drive and shutdown the power

Reboot, hold down <DELETE> key and enter BIOS menu You must choose "LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS" to activate the new BIOS, then reconfig other items in the BIOS menu

Go to C/windows and look for a folder called Faultlog.txt Open it and it should display all the faults that have occurred Post a few so we can see if theres anything in particular thats causing it.

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Posted by Algernon of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 8, 2004