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How to install a "awardflash" ?

By k_grg ·
Hello all,

I recently purchased a new motherboard, "FIC"
brand and was working well until a few weeks ago when I rebooted the PC, I was prompted with following statment during system post,"Press ALt+F2" to enter Awardflash". If I ignore it, I get a message that says, "Boot Disk Failure".

I don't know how to flash bios. Any help would be gratly appreciated.

Thank you

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How to install a "awardflash" ?

by bgridley In reply to How to install a "awardfl ...

You do not mention which Operating System you use. If Windows 95/98 and you have an Emergency Boot Disk then attempt to boot the system from that. It is possible that your problem is the drive and not BIOS.
If you do not have an Emergency Boot Disk have a friend with the same Operating System make you one. After booting with this disk attempt to access the hard drive by typing
" C: " at the prompt. (Do not type the quotation marks)
If you can not access the drive I would check loose cables (data, power) for the drive. Also when you power up the PC see if you can hear the drive "spin-up".
If you can access the drive I would check your BIOS settings to be sure the proper entries (heads, cylinders, etc) are listed for your drive. Most newer PC's have an Auto Detect Hard-drive feature which you can use to automatically configure the drive settings. You can also obtain this info from the drive documentation and enter it manually.
If you are not experienced in changing BIOS settings you may want to e

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How to install a "awardflash" ?

by since In reply to How to install a "awardfl ...

1 read the manual
2 press DEL to enter BIOS setup
3 set defaults
4 detect drive/s
5 if drive/s not detected then check physical connections
6 save and exit
7 if error persists go to www.fic.com.tw
8 download flash program and file
9 follow supplied instructions
10 check for CIH (Chenobyl) virus or similar

Peter P
SINCE Computers
where the finest computers are built

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How to install a "awardflash" ?

by drew_lgca In reply to How to install a "awardfl ...

Check your bios setting to make sure that your your hard drive is configued. If you turn off your PC and the same thing happens again. Check the bios and if the hard drive is not configure. Check your motherboard battery. Make sure the jumper is right and that the battery making good contact. You might want to remove the battery and bend the tabs a little. You could also have a bad motherboard.

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