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- BIOS backup takes long
October 14, 2005, 10:54 am
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I'm planning to flash the BIOS on an older system to overcome the 2Gb limit
it has for hard drives. I'm not too familiar with this, so a making a BIOS
backup first seems like a pretty good idea.
It's an Award bios on a Soltek SL-54P5 motherboard, I have a boot disk with
awdflash and an appropriate .bin on it. However, making a backup with
"awdflash a:\biosbak.bin /sy /pn" seems to take quite some time. After ten
minutes, it still doesn't seem to have done anything. After a reset, I find
a "biosbak.bin" file on the diskette, but it's empty. Is this normal?
Re: BIOS backup takes long
I've done it) doesn't usually take more than a minute or two. The whole
process takes less than 3 - 4 minutes. Let me suggest making a new startup
disk and recopying the awardflash file (or even downloading it from the mb
maker's website ) and adding the new bin file to the disk. Read the
directions for flashing and follow them verbatim. And no, there really
should be a backup file sitting on the disk when all is done.