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Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System
1. Create a bootable system floppy disk by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS
prompt without creating “AUTOEXEC.BAT” and “CONFIG.SYS” files.
2. Copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
3. Run AFLASH.EXE from this new disk and select option 1. Save Current BIOS
to File. See 1. Save Current BIOS To File on the previous page for more details and the rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary)
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page
3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. See 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD on the previous page for more details and the
rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn OFF your system since this might prevent your system from booting up.
Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS
file you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot
up. If this happens, your system will need service.
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