bios update with xp

  sputnick 09:27 06 Sep 2006
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Can anyone tell me if the bios utility for amibios runs differently with xp tham win 95 / 98.
When I try to run the utility I get a message
"can`t load vdm/spx support"

I`m using aminf342

  Eric10 10:22 06 Sep 2006

You shouldn't be running a bios flash-update from within Windows so the operating system is irrelevant. A DOS box or Command Prompt launched from the Start menu is still Windows. You need to boot from a floppy boot disk and work from that. click here and click here for guides on how to do it.
It is unwise to flash your bios unless you have a pressing reason to do so as there is always a risk of ending up with a useless motherboard if something goes wrong. If you do proceed then read all instructions carefully and pay attention to all warnings.

  Stuartli 10:27 06 Sep 2006

Do you by any chance have a MicroStar motherboard? If so you could use the MSI Live Update 3 method to update the Bios.

If you have see:

click here

  sputnick 11:08 06 Sep 2006

Thanks for replies. I have an ECS mobo in my spare pc and have put in the highest spec CPU it will take but it needs bios upgrade to run correctly.

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