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Hi, I have a Gateway 2000 computer with an AMBIOS American Megatrends BIOS version 1.00.04.CS1T, I'm trying to install new software, but I get the message insert other media or upgrade BIOS. The CD is ok because it works on my other computers.....So I need to upgrade my BIOS but don't know where to get the download from...
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You need the motherboard make and model
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I pulled this of Everest....manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Intel VS440FX
Intel 1.00.XX.CS1T
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The Intel site has one which is for 1.00.18 CSI

http://downloadfinde.....mp;submit=Go!

You may want to check with Intel that it is suitable
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I having real problems getting the program on a floppy disk!!! I formatted the disk in the MS-DOS prompt and made it bootable.....Then direction 6 or 7 said
extract the BIOS file contents to a disk.....The BIOS file was contained in the file I downloaded from the website so I unzipped it and found the BIOS file.....I tried to unzip the contents to the desktop, then copy them to a floppy but it didn't work.....It said to extract files to floppy "simply type BIOS A:" but I don't know what that means, so I typed that in on MS-DOS prompt and it said bad filename or command....So I need to find out how to extract the contents of the BIOS file to a floppy disk.......

Edited by computernewbie, 24 July 2006 - 08:04 AM.

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Insert the bootable floppy into drive a:.

5. Extract the contents of the BIOS file you downloaded, onto the
bootable floppy. You simply type the filename (without the
extension) followed by a: , for example "BIOS A:".
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Ok I figured out how to get it copied with no problems.....I to direction 11 and hit continue to the message saying"BIOS is about to be changed" It got to 50% of loading flash image and it said "(L05) Unable to prepare for flash erasure,(H02) Intialization for flash programming failed."
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Best to ask Intel what would cause it to do that
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