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  1. belithrawien

    belithrawien Thread Starter

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    I am looking to flash the bios in my sister's pc. The reason being, I ran a test to see if she could install xp, which warned of bios needing upgrade. I have flashed my own bios once before, however I am sooooooo far from the pro's in here! I hope you can help me to identify the correct version. I ran aida, and am pasting the info beneath. thanks for anyone willing to help. :) phoenix website was no help.. I am looking to download from the web, not use wimsbios link, I appreciate the help


    --------[ AIDA32 (c) 1995-2004 Tamas Miklos ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Version AIDA32 v3.93
    Author [email protected]
    Homepage http://www.aida32.hu
    Report Type Quick Report
    Computer name (name)
    Generator public
    Operating System Microsoft Windows ME 4.90.3000 (WinMe Retail)
    Date 2004-04-28
    Time 17:21


    --------[ BIOS ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BIOS Properties:
    BIOS Type Award Modular
    Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
    Award BIOS Message W5187VD4 V2.1D 051600
    System BIOS Date 08/21/99
    Video BIOS Date 08/26/99

    BIOS Manufacturer:
    Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.


    Problems & Suggestions:
    Suggestion System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.
    Suggestion Video BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.


    --------[ Debug - PCI ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    B00 D00 F00: VIA VT8501 Apollo MVP4 Chipset - Host-PCI Bridge

    Offset 00: 06 11 01 05 06 00 90 A2 02 00 00 06 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 08 00 00 E0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 80 09 87 50 00 00 00 00 88 00 10 10 18 18 18 18
    Offset 60: 0F 2A 00 23 D4 D4 EE 00 01 80 65 01 60 45 00 00
    Offset 70: C0 88 EC 0C 0E 81 D2 00 00 F4 00 00 00 00 00 40
    Offset 80: 0F 41 00 00 80 00 00 00 07 00 F8 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 02 00 20 00 01 02 00 07 01 03 00 00 0A 02 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 32 42 00 30 00 00 00 00

    B00 D01 F00: VIA VT8501 Apollo MVP4 Chipset - AGP Controller

    Offset 00: 06 11 01 85 07 00 20 A2 00 00 04 06 00 00 01 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 00 90 90 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 E8 F0 EB F0 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00
    Offset 40: E0 EC 40 22 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D07 F00: VIA VT82C686A PCI-ISA Bridge

    Offset 00: 06 11 86 06 8F 00 00 02 1B 00 01 06 00 00 80 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 06 11 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 01 00 00 00 00 70 E6 01 01 C4 00 00 00 00 F3
    Offset 50: 02 76 04 00 00 90 B9 A0 00 06 FF 00 40 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 01 00 02 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 19 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D07 F01: VIA VT82C571 IDE Controller

    Offset 00: 06 11 71 05 07 00 90 02 06 8A 01 01 00 40 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 01 A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 0B E2 09 3A 6C 13 C0 00 20 20 A8 20 FF 00 FF FF
    Offset 50: 0B E2 0B E0 04 00 00 00 A8 A8 A8 A8 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 02 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: DC EA FE 00 00 00 00 00 C8 E4 FE 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 06 00 71 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D07 F02: VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller

    Offset 00: 06 11 38 30 07 00 10 02 0E 00 03 0C 08 40 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 01 A4 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 25 09 34 12
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 04 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 05 00 C6 00 30 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D07 F04: VIA VT82C686A Power Management Controller

    Offset 00: 06 11 57 30 00 00 80 02 20 00 00 06 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 40: 20 80 59 00 FA 78 00 06 01 40 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 FF FF 88 10 00 00 00 00 FF FF 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 01 60 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 01 50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D07 F05: VIA AC'97 Audio Controller [H]

    Offset 00: 06 11 58 30 01 00 10 02 21 00 01 04 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 01 AC 00 00 01 B0 00 00 01 B4 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 10 40 58
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0B 03 00 00
    Offset 40: 01 CC 48 1C 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B00 D0E F00: US Robotics 56k Internal WinModem (Model 3595)

    Offset 00: B9 12 07 10 03 00 90 02 00 00 80 07 00 00 00 00
    Offset 10: 08 90 01 ED 08 00 00 ED 08 00 01 ED 01 BC 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 48 00 00 00 B9 12 A3 00
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 01 00 00
    Offset 40: 01 00 22 EC 00 20 00 0F 5A 92 27 06 25 FF B5 AF
    Offset 50: 0D D1 5C 9A B9 80 0C 95 B7 F8 E0 91 C3 0A 42 1E
    Offset 60: BC 7F 70 70 FF EA 4F AB 60 4B F8 AE 9A 7C B1 C8
    Offset 70: 24 B5 E8 75 16 57 EA CB CA A1 E7 03 4A DE 0C 04
    Offset 80: 81 52 46 A0 B2 BD 1C 4F AA 9D 8B ED FD 61 50 D8
    Offset 90: 49 4E 17 FE E0 25 BF 44 94 67 DE 30 75 4D D0 94
    Offset A0: DB C3 53 F2 32 E0 B6 42 FA 6F D6 17 A4 6D 4B 18
    Offset B0: 21 38 D1 DB 94 95 50 3A 6B D1 44 63 06 1F C2 96
    Offset C0: D3 BC 3B 7E E4 BD B4 BC 1E 83 BA 33 2D 96 1D 3B
    Offset D0: 7C AE 91 D5 40 F4 29 C0 ED 35 1C D9 50 9B 6D 2C
    Offset E0: ED 94 87 6D 52 EF B5 BA 2E 2D F8 9A B4 6F CD BC
    Offset F0: 79 0C 3A 07 77 42 E0 E4 5D D6 EF A7 00 27 28 9E

    B00 D10 F00: SOHOware 10/100 Network Adapter

    Offset 00: D9 10 31 05 87 03 90 02 25 00 00 02 08 40 00 00
    Offset 10: 01 C0 00 00 00 80 01 ED 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E8 15 10 81
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 EC 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 09 01 08 38
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 01 00 02 F6 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    B01 D00 F00: Trident Blade 3D/MVP4 Video Adapter

    Offset 00: 23 10 00 84 07 00 B0 02 5B 00 00 03 00 40 00 00
    Offset 10: 00 00 80 E9 00 00 00 EA 00 00 00 E9 00 00 00 00
    Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 10 40 58
    Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0B 01 00 00
    Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset 80: 02 90 10 00 03 02 00 20 01 03 00 07 00 00 00 00
    Offset 90: 01 00 21 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Offset F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


    --------[ Debug - Video BIOS ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    C000:0000 U.`.b740007|n**RESERVED O.j. IBM COMPATIBILITY **.I....108/26/99
    C000:0040 .G D6.00C PCIR#...........`.........P.Copyright 1998 TRIDEN
    C000:0080 T MICROSYSTEMS INC......Copyright 1990 Phoenix Technologies.....
    C000:00C0 . 256.. 512.. 768..1024..2048..4096..K ..VGA..EGA..CGA..MDA.. M
    C000:0100 ODE....16..32..Bit Bus DRAM .u&&.....#.B...........&.<...|...V.
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  2. Rockn

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    WHat was the reason stated for you needing to flash the BIOS? Do it incorrectly or with the wrong file and the PC is history. Just try the upgade and if you have problems than a flash may be in order.
     
  3. belithrawien

    belithrawien Thread Starter

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    I do not recall the reason, it simply stated there was problems with it. I will take your suggestion , however. Thank you.
     
  4. belithrawien

    belithrawien Thread Starter

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    here is the specific message, i ran a test via pcpitstop

    Sort of Ready. The BIOS on this system was created before January 1, 2000. Microsoft has indicated that problems may occur using Windows XP with an older BIOS. You may be able to obtain an update from your vendor.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've installed XP on a number of pretty old systems without incident. I'd consider trying the install without tinkering with the BIOS.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Another thing to think about: If this is a 1999 computer how well will XP run on it?

    Please post your full hardware specs, ie CPU, RAM, hard drive, etc.
     
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