I am playing around with an old pc and want to upgrade the bios in order to fit a larger hard drive which contains info I want to rescue. I have downloaded the award flash utility and the appropriate driver from Driverguide.com>What do I need to do next please!
"...award flash utility and the appropriate driver..."
A BIOS upgrade is not a *driver*. Please be ultra sure that a BIOS flash that is not from the motherboard manufacturers site is the appropriate one. A wrong flash will render your motherboard for ever unuseable.
Many motherboards don't have a BIOS upgrade to fix drive capacity problems.
You may be able to load a fix for this from the hard drive manufacturers site, which *fools* the BIOS. The advantage is that it avoids the built-in danger of a BIOS flash.