back up Bios

  Terry Brown 07:57 15 Nov 2004

I want to update (flash) my bios, but in the event that I make a mess of it, I would like to save my original bios, so I can restore the computer to a working state again. I assume that (if possible)I can save it to a floppy disk, to restart the machine. Any help would be appreciated
Thanks Terry

  TomJerry 09:13 15 Nov 2004

it should be an option in your flash program. Make sure you have correct version of flash files.

  ACOLYTE 10:44 15 Nov 2004

Flashing the bios is a last resort fix ,what is the problem that needs it?

  Terry Brown 14:06 15 Nov 2004

I have purchased an 1800 xp chip for my ECS K7S5A Motherboard,with the Bios American Megatrends 07.00T Bios dated 04/02/01, and it reads at 1150mhz. I need the updated Bios to upgrade to run the processor to its full speed.

  ACOLYTE 14:15 15 Nov 2004

have u set the bios to 133/133 so it runs at the right speed?

  Terry Brown 14:47 15 Nov 2004

I have tried that, but the systems crashes

  ACOLYTE 14:51 15 Nov 2004

do you have 133 ram? if not try 133/100 settings
the last update i did was the 2002 bios it was easy enough to do just make sure you have the right flash installer and the right bios for your motherboard version,with or without the lan option.

  Terry Brown 14:58 15 Nov 2004

Yes I have 512 odf 133 ram (2 x 256).
I will try the 2002 update. Thanks

  ashdav 19:29 15 Nov 2004

if you're REALLY paranoid about screwing up your bios, the best way to secure it is to remove the eeprom and make a physical copy using a eeprom programmer and another chip. there's usually someone in your local tech/uni who can do this. the part number of the chip will be under the holographic label.

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