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Upgrading BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 2odd, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. 2odd

    2odd Thread Starter

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    My computer keeps crashing and I keep getting this error. The error report I get back says the error is unknown, but consider a bios upgrade. I already went to my mobos manufacturers website and if you want a bios upgrade they refer you to some site that charges you money.

    Does anyone know a free way to upgrade your bios? If you do, please explain with the most lamen terms possible, for I am not the greatest with repairs.

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  2. all13d

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    What motherboard do you have?

    Since it is an error in RAM, I would recommend running Memtest.
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    You have to download a BIOS update from either your computer's manufacturer (if it's a pre-built model such as Dell or HP) or from the motherboard manufacturer's website in which case you need to know the exact make and model of your motherboard.

    Updating the BIOS carries the risk of rendering your computer un-bootable and should only be done if absolutely necessary. Since, by your own admission, you're not very familiar with computers, you would need to be especially careful.

    You haven't posted the error you're receiving, just that Microsoft is reporting an error. You also posted several screen shots with information about your processor. This information doesn't determine where to get a BIOS update.
     
  4. 2odd

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    I ran memtest and let it get to over 100% without any errors found. Here is my motherboard and bios.

    MotherbBoard Manufacturer : Foxconn
    MotherbBoard Product Name : 661MX Pro
    MotherbBoard Version : SiS661MX/964L
    MotherbBoard Tag : Base Board
    Bios information:
    Bios Name : Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Bios Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Bios ReleaseDate : 03 / 12 / 2005
    Bios Version : AWARD - 42302e31
    Target Operating System : Unknown
    Bios Language : n|US|iso8859-1
    Bios Status : OK
     
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  7. all13d

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    You could also try resetting your BIOS to default settings. Some of the more advanced options in BIOS can screw a system up pretty well if used incorrectly.
     
  8. 2odd

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    Ok I downloaded the updated bios files and the bios flash utility but it looks like I need a bootable floppy disk to do this. I dont have one on my computer. Is it possible to use a cd or a thumb drive to do this?
     
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