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Q: Need to update BIOS without floppy

Hello Motherboard GA- VT P Combo rev x Current CPU Intel Pentium D GHz Target CPU Intel Core Quad ghz m a Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTS RAM x Corsair DDR GB OS Windows -bit Hard Drive gb Seagate Power Supply Antec Earthwatts W Max Hello i am about to lose it So i have the configuration as stated and i am trying to update the bios so that an intel core quad ghz m a works because that particular processor is listed on the cpu support list for my motherboard however to without BIOS Need floppy update when i try to use it i get a blank screen on startup no bios no nothing I narrowed it down to the bios because i also tried an intel core duo ghz m and had the same problem blank screen on startup and no bios So thats why at the moment i have a pentium d in Need to update BIOS without floppy because it worked so i figured since the core quad is on the support list but isnt working i should update the bios i downloaded the latest version FD and tried to run the exe from my desktop of windows but got the error quot This system Need to update BIOS without floppy does not support fullscreen mode Choose Close to terminate Need to update BIOS without floppy the application quot Fine so i noticed qflash in the bios area and realised thats the method of my current bios and went into it by pressing delete to enter setup then F for qflash Options were keep DMI data Enable with the option to disable I don t know what DMI data is save bios to floppy or update bios from floppy So I grab a floppy drive and plug it in one that I know is working from trying it on another pc The floppy drive doesn t work it doesn t register a floppy drive nor in windows or in qflash Turns out my input connecter for floppy seems to be busted on my motherboard Reason I think this is because I tried my power supply plugged into the floppy drive then the floppy ide into another pc s motherboard input and turned them on at the same time and I got the green light on the floppy drive working which means it s the input on my motherboard not my power supply nor the cable It seems the only way to update the bios is via floppy I tried putting the files onto a DVD and booting it but it didn t read any files as bootable I tried a usb but the only option in qflash is floppy AND THE MOTHERBOARD FLOPPY CONNECTER IS BUSTED I cant seem to do anything without it What do I do Is there another way of updating my bios I NEED to have support for a core quad Why does my floppy input not work Its just one problem after another Do such faults warrant repair from gigabyte Could a usb floppy be an option Would my primitive bios see a usb floppy as a floppy nbsp

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A: Need to update BIOS without floppy

You didn't read the support list properly. The Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processors are not supported. See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=1937 The N/A in the "Since BIOS Version" column means not supported. See the red note in the upper left of the page?

So you are wasting your time trying to update the BIOS. There's no point.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-to-update-bios-without-floppy.164518/
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Is there ne way tp update my bios w/o a floppy, i have a asus P4P800SE, but i dont have a floppy drive on my computer.???
 

A:bios update w/o floppy.??

yes go to the start button then to all programs then look for asus then asus update.. chose that and then another screen that says asus update on it will appear and ask you for a way to flash the bios and you need to hit the drop down and chose the internet if you have it.. it will then search the asus servers for a bios flash for you..it will install once it has downloaded it then it will ask you to reboot your system and you should be good after that..now keep in mind if you didn't install the asus update option it is on the asus drivers cd that came with the motherboard under the utilities option..,. good luck
 

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hey , i want to update my computers bios but my floppy drive doesnt work at all , i have an hp d325 microtower, 768 mb ram , amd athlon 2800+ , 80 gb hard drive , radeon 9200
 

A:how to update bios without floppy

1. replace the floppy drive. They are VERY cheap. About $10

also read the updating BIOS guide in the guides forum.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-to-update-bios-without-floppy.78000/
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A:How to update BIOS without a floppy drive ?

I'm not sure that it is possible, an easy option would be to get hold of a floppy. Here's a bargain in the Marketplace at TPF.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/How-to-update-BIOS-without-a-floppy-drive/td-p/53620
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Heya! First of all I've never updated BIOS before and I know it can be a risky thing but I have had too many crashes lately and seems that updating the BIOS could fix the problem.
I used BIOSagent plus to check what BIOS I have and I have gone to the manufacturers website and these are the instructions on updating - Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia
Now there it says to use a floppy but I do not have a floppy drive so could I be able to extract the files to a USB stick instead and use the USB stick as first boot device????
Also step 7 on those instructions, is that a command to type in somewhere or would that be a file I would have to click on???
Thanks

A:Can I update BIOS with a USB if I don't have floppy drive??

Read the bottom of this page, see if that will be what you need:

Flash Bios From USB

Just in general terms it can be done. Specifically, not for every MB/BIOS. A Guy

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/91806-can-i-update-bios-usb-if-i-dont-have-floppy-drive.html
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So I think I might need to update my BIOS to solve a larger problem, however I'm stuck at the moment because I can't fit all the BIOS update files unto the floppy disk. The files that windows puts on the floppy disk to make it boot able take up 568,320 Bytes, and extracted, the files for updating the BIOS take up 1,111,277 Bytes. I really don't see how this is supposed to fit on a floppy disk that holds 1,457,664 Bytes. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for reading this!

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I have updated the won't detect or HD BIOS work 2nd Update with floppy BIOS on a hundred pc s with no problem Now on my home computer went to update the BIOS and upon completion and reboot it will not boot with my second slave HD attached as it did before BIOS Update won't work with 2nd HD or detect floppy the BIOS update If I detach the slave HD it will boot to the Master HD but will not recognize my Floppy I have checke all physical connections and all is good but I cannot switch to an old BIOS because i can t flash because it won t detect my floppy aaarrrrg I have tried to go into the new BIOS and make changes but the floppy will not be detected and if the second HD is attached it won t boot How BIOS Update won't work with 2nd HD or detect floppy can I roll back the BIOS without a floppy I am using a MSI KT Ultra Motherboard and the new AMI BIOS was dated I just want my old BIOS back BIOS Update won't work with 2nd HD or detect floppy and my HD and Floppy I will never again use the software that comes with this the MSI LIve update for now on if the BIOS is working fine I am not gonna mess with it but how the hell can I Flash Change my BIOS to work now with no floppy Thanks nbsp

A:BIOS Update won't work with 2nd HD or detect floppy

check on the mobo website if there is a tool to go back to your bios
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-update-wont-work-with-2nd-hd-or-detect-floppy.249545/
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The problem is,
 
I am trying to open a .80 because it's a bios update file and I want to change the splashscreen. But I can't seem to find a program to open it And its a old Asrock motherboard so it's needed to be updated via Floppy. So does anyone knows how to do that? (BTW: I don't have a floppy drive!)

A:Trying to open .80 file? And how to update BIOS via floppy?

FWIW
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/612398/trying-to-open-80-file-and-how-to-update-bios-via-floppy/
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I searched in this forum for a solution to update the BIOS without a floppy drive. The only one i found was this thread [http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=66966&tstart=0] , but there is no .iso file for the tecra 8000 series.
is there any solution to get the new bios installed on my tecra 8000 without any floppy drive ?

A:BIOS Update for Tecra 8000 without Floppy Disk

I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_bios.jsp and TRAD BIOS version is offered. This old Tecra is maybe 10 years old and at this time Toshiba has offered traditional BIOS update only.

Win versions are offered later with newer Tecra 9000/9100.
Sorry.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you need BIOS update?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?74565-BIOS-Update-for-Tecra-8000-without-Floppy-Disk
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A:bios without floppy?

You can use a bootable CD. However, why do you want to update the BIOS? It is not advisable to update it unless you are doing so to solve some particular problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-without-floppy.587546/
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A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

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cheers for any help
 

A:Updating Bios without floppy

ASUS offers an utility that will let you update your BIOS 'on the fly' while in Windows. You will have to check if this is available for your model though.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-bios-without-floppy.15761/
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A:Bios won't boot to CD or Floppy!!!

Does the floppy have a boot sector and operating system? It can't boot unless there is something to boot into.

What happens when you try to boot from CD? Is the CD above other things in boot order in BIOS?

What exactly is on the CD? Did you make it bootable?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-wont-boot-to-cd-or-floppy.734205/
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A:PC won't boot from CD or floppy, though BIOS is set for it ?!?!

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A:USB Floppy - BIOS FLASH

It has to be able to boot from the floppy diskette to flash the bios.

If you killed the bios, it will no longer be able to boot from any device, it is dead.

The only remedy is another motherboard, or if the cmos chip is removeable (most likely not) it can possible be replaced with one that is flashed correctly.

How about some history, what happened?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-floppy-bios-flash.877090/
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A:flashing BIOS w/o a floppy drive

Just create a floppy emulation bootable CD using your favourite CD burning program. When it asks for a floppy image file, point it to the Win98SE one from www.bootdisk.com (get the non-Windows version (not .exe)). Unzip it of course

Drag and drop the BIOS flashing stuff to the CD compilation. Burn and boot. The CD will boot up using floppy emulation, the CD itself will get a drive letter like T: or R: (you are told which one it is).


You can also use any other media with a FAT filesystem, including USB external hard drives or flash disks. You'd have to use the FreeDOS boot from UBCD (www.ultimatebootcd.com) to get USB support though.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flashing-bios-w-o-a-floppy-drive.47852/
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A:Flashing Bios without Floppy drive

Firstly, what is it that you want the Bios updated on?

Secondly, yeh i've heard of some software programs which can do it for you. But it depends on the manufacturer of the Board/Card that is being updated.

I'm pretty sure Asus do it because I have some Bios Update Software Program on my desktop but my Bios is up to date so I've never used it.

Anyways, contat your manufacturer or e-mail them for any software programs for automatic updating.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flashing-bios-without-floppy-drive.8593/
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A:Can I flash a laptop bios without a floppy?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-flash-a-laptop-bios-without-a-floppy.600216/
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This one takes the cake. Was waiting for it to auto-detect!!! Christmas is also coming.

The old brain is fried, been looking at this thing too long.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/floppy-disk-drive-not-recognized-in-bios.39918/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Floppy-drive-not-detected-by-BIOS-after-upgrading/td-p/5791383
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/built-new-system-bios-wont-read-floppy.65981/
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A:How Can I upgrade BIOS without an OS installed or Floppy present?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-can-i-upgrade-bios-without-an-os-installed-or-floppy-present.840154/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-bios-error-floppy-disk-s-fail-40.646641/
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A:Can't get into BIOS. ISA bus is dead, so no Floppy drive or PS/2 Ports...argh...

You can order a new BIOS chip from Asus for $20. If your board is still under warranty you can get the chip for free.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-get-into-bios-isa-bus-is-dead-so-no-floppy-drive-or-ps-2-ports-argh.32280/
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A:"floppy drive not installed" in bios in dell dimension 1100

If the computer is an old one then it's possible it is non-PAE. Later versions of Ubuntu do not support a non-PAE CPU. 
 
http://www.technize.net/how-to-check-if-your-processor-supports-pae-nx-and-sse2-for-windows-8-installation/
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606133/floppy-drive-not-installed-in-bios-in-dell-dimension-1100/
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A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
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In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
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https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?46581-Tecra-9100-BIOS-block-1-damaged-and-how-to-update-BIOS
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Fan-works-like-a-helicopter-BIOS-update-is-blocked-BIOS/td-p/5829795
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Hi,

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http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

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Dave

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/290427-problems-nvidia-gpu-post-bios-system-bios-update.html
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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Downgrade-a-BIOS-update-or-Optimising-BIOS-settings/td-p/5692324
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You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/374403/hp-bios-update-stuck-at-verifying-new-bios-image-100/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-problem-tried-to-update-bios-now-xp-boots-but-freezes.541656/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T450s-recent-BIOS-update-1-25-is-an-old-BIOS-version-released/td-p/3431576
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A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

http://www.delmartian.com/nullpoint...0C1F5-0xC1F5-C1F5-BSOD-CLFS.SYS-KB946084.html

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A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

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A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

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A:[SOLVED] Floppy Disk Fail(40)...but I have no floppy drive..no startup

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Don't ask me how I have an Apple OS on my comp the answer might violate the forums rules...but that OS isn't the problem.




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A:Floppy Drive Power Light Always On, Can't Read Floppy

The chances are, you`ve not installed the floppy drive/cable correctly.

Look Here for floppy drive installation instructions.

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A:Floppy Disk(s) Fail (40) error but I don't have a floppy drive

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A:Bios update after update to Windows 10

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A:creating SATA drivers floppy (Do I need a floppy?)

In the beginning of the installation it says you should press F6 to load additional drivers. You don't know what these additional drivers are or you are already away making a sandwich in the kitchen, so the message disappears and the setup continues.

Later on, if you have a SATA hard drive, the WIndows installerwill say that it can't find any hard drives. And then, when you ask someone about this pecualiar message, you are told that you should have made a special floppy disk containing SATA drivers and pressed that F6 key
 

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from a friend and see here that it saves to floppy discs. That's all fine and dandy, but my new computer has no floppy drive.

I am not well educated on the USB floppy connection materials... could someone please provide me with tips for buying an external floppy drive? I have no open bays left on my PC for an internal one.

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A:Solved: Floppy Required, but no floppy drive!

I have an Imation external USB floopy drive, it works great and I highly recommend it, here is one link to this type of drive: http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/detail~dpno~303054.asp
 

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Any help on this is very much appreciated!

A:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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Thanks Very Much!!
 

A:No FDD, No Floppy conector on board, F6 wants the dam floppy!!!

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Thanks!
Nick

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A:HELP. Floppy Error 40 but no Floppy Drive

Disable the floppy drive controller in the BIOS.
 

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A:bios update

Use the button at top of this page titled "Support". Click on "Software & drivers". Enter your model on the next page to be taken to your Support page.

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