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Winphlash BIOS update won't run...


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rexusdiablos

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Hi All,

I'm installing winphlash1656.exe for my Gateway since I wiped my hardrive.

At the final stage I'm asked to specify a new BIOS file.

I don't have the slightest clue as to what I'm supposed to be doing here.

When I leave the default xxxx.ROM an error message tells that the valid input cannot be found.



Any ideas on this?
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Neil Jones

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With all due respect if you don't know what you're doing with regards to flashing the BIOS, you shouldn't really be doing it. Would you really get into a car and drive it down the motorway/freeway if you'd never driven before?
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Fair enough.

I selected the specific application based on my product serial number on the official Gateway site.

I am following the read me instructions step by step. It seems fool proof enough:

Installation for Windows Vista

1. If you have not already done so, locate and double-click the file Winphlash1656.exe. Files extract to the C:\Cabs\Winphlash1656 folder.

2. From the Windows Vista default Start menu, click Computer, double-click Local Disk (C:), double-click Cabs, and then double-click Winphlash1656.

3. In the C:\Cabs\Winphlash1656 folder, double-click Winplash1656.exe.

Note: In Windows Vista, you must right-click Winplash1656.exe and then choose Run as administrator.

4. In the Phoenix WinPhlash dialog box, verify that Backup BIOS and Flash BIOS with new setting is selected.

Note: If the location is already listed as C:\Cabs\7808\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7808.wph, click Flash BIOS. Otherwise, skip to step 5.

5. In the Specify New BIOS file window, click Browse. Browse to the BIOS directory (example: C:\Cabs\new bios), and then click Flash BIOS.

6. After the BIOS has completed, click Restart.


I'm stuck at some point around steps four and five.

Is this something that I can do without then?

Edited by rexusdiablos, 29 December 2008 - 03:34 PM.

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Alrite, I researched it a little more and heeded your advise.

I'm going to skip this altogether since by bios is already flashed if my laptop is booting in the first place.

:) ninja like relexes avert yet another disaster...
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