je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Thu Jan 30 12:09:58 EST 2003
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Shad Young wrote:
> Check your MB manufactures website for a bios update (dos boot disk
> required). Your MB's bios ID is the line of numbers and letters on the
> bottom of the post screen. Often you can use it to perform a search and
> then ensure you grab the right bois for your revision.
Welp, the box crashed again last night. With the cover off and the room
air conditioned, heat must not be the culprit.
A google search for my bios string led me to http://wims.host.sk/ and
thence to http://www.wimsbios.com/ where I was able to pick up the latest
official update for my board. As it turns out, the update from Mar '98
added support for disks > 8GB. The awd812.exe utility complained about a
checksum in the bios image being off, and that I shouldn't trust the MB
bios image. I also couldn't save the bios image. Holding my hat in my
hands, I flashed the bios anyway and rebooted. It came up! So... we'll
see how _that_ runs.
I also found a later bios version at http://wims.host.sk/ that is supposed
to fix a bug with disks > 32GB, but awd812.exe didn't seem to want to
proceed with that image.
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