Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TheRemains, Feb 20, 2008.
You know, just substitute A:\ for D:\
many bios updates can be applied within windows. When that is not possible, they give you a dos-based patch program and a patch file... you can place these on a dos boot cd and update that way.
so it's not a simple "substitue a: for d:" but yes it can be done.
yes you can use a cd
cd must be bootable
if the bios flash files involves a batch file, you might need to update the file with the correct drive letter
note that some people had issues doing it with SATA optical drives.
a mobo's native SATA controller might not support a certain drive properly. a hang mid-flash will fuck up your bios.
if your mobo has any USB boot device support, just use a USB thumb drive.
Hewlett-Packard makes a tool that lets you make a FLASH drive bootable. It would be useful for this exercise, if you decide to go the FLASH route.
Flash sounds awesome, thanks for the advice