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Need to update BIOS without floppy

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: 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.
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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 will install once it has downloaded it then it will ask you to reboot your system and you should be good after 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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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.
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Hello I would appreciate your time if you can help I am trying to update the bios on my Gigabyte MA FXT-UD P board using Q Flash and a floppy DD I have downloaded the two different versions of the Bios F and F now from both Asia and Us download points I have F on another floppy disk and used it previously to recognise latest cpu I can see the files on the disk in Win and can open and extract the files from the Asia download but not the US download However apart from that when I try to update the bios the bios cannot Bios from floppy update problem find any files for F or F They are loaded on separate disks But it can find the files when I try the older about months F disk and have successfully updated the bios to Bios update from floppy problem F So the question is why can t the bios Q Flash facility see the F and F files Bios update from floppy problem Is it faulty floppy disks if so why can Win see it Is it a faulty floppy disk player It is only months old but in any case Q Flash sees the disk player Is it Bios update from floppy problem faulty files Any ideas Your time and thoughts would be appreciated nbsp

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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.
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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???

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
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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?

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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
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I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on 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.

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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.
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Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?
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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.
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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?
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Flash BIOS with:

USB Stick

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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 (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 ( to get USB support though.
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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.

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I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
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Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

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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!
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A:BIOS corruption after BIOS update

Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers Please be advised there may be chances you will loose complete data while bios recovery  please download the bios file on empty USB Stick and create USB recovery by running that file from the USB drive then follow the instructions as below: with the USB recovery media inserted on the unit  Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off.Still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold down the Powerbutton on the notebook for 1 second, and then release the Powerbutton and the keys.  

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well, they ask for BIOS UPDATE, gather your bios version n brand name, go for appropriate site nd have update..?
but the question that arise in my mind..(being tech student and encounter this bootstrap loader numerous times) is
BIOS IS A "ROM" CHIP, and so we must only be able to read from it..
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The BIOS was reset to default values. Enter the BIOS at startup and change the boot order priority to the sata hdd first. Locate the screen with the setting for the floppy drive and set that drive to disabled or none. If there's a setting called halt on disk errors change it to "no errors but keyboard" or something like that. Once you're back within windows run chkdsk c: /R to correct errors in the file system caused by the hard restart (answer y when prompted to schedule the scan at next startup and restart the computer).

What's the brand, model and wattage of your power supply ? The freezing wasn't necessarily caused by the antivirus, could have been caused by an underpowered power supply. With an overclocked quad core and a 8800GT you need a quality 700W+ supply. Locate the hardware monitor screen in the BIOS and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.


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.

Actually mentioning it already violates the forum rules. Please read them if you didn't already : Also read this. I'll pass this time cause it's your first post but I'll have to issue an official warning next time.
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