please help, im trying up-date my bios. i have down loaded the program. made a ms-dos startup disk and saved file to that. rebooted with the disk in floppy and enter file name at prompt but all i get it this "THIS PROGRAM CANT BE RUN IN DOS MODE
You need to download a programme called aflash which actually replaces the old bios with new but as Belatucadrus says, this can be a disaster if it goes wrong and should only be done if it is required to correct a known problem. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Having said that, I cured a long standing problem of crashing by doing just this but for me the risk was worth it. If you decide to 'go for it' just be sure you use the aflash facility to do a back up before flashing. Also, get the aflash from the mb manufacturer's site as I beleive he programme is different for different makes. Good luck
dell very often produce there own bios,regardless to what mobo manufactured board is installed,I would advise a dell forum woud be the best place for an answer as their installation instructions vary from standard methods of procedure