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Topic # 9290 5-Sep-2006 14:42
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I would grately appreciate anyone and everyone who can post me some files that I need

urgently to repair my pc.

I had a previous problem with my bios which I thought could be overcome by updating the bios

from Intel, which I did, but it remained the same and I thought I better downgrade my bios

to the date when I had purchased it.

Though I do not know the exact date of buying my pc, I downloaded express bios installation

of 2003 (Intel 845 GVSR) and ran it through the OS, it went successfully and restarted, but

it never made it to the OS.

Now what I have is a 2003 bios software instead of 2006, everything running but my actual


I am requesting help from all of you fellow members and non members to help me solve this

problem at the earliest.

I am uploading the 2006 bios iflash compressed executable and the method of creating a

bootable bios floppy diskette from it.



1. Download the bios 2006 Intel 845 GVSR to a new directory on your pc  named say,

c:\helpme\bios.exe . This file can be downloaded from

2. After downloading the file to your pc, restart the pc in dos mode OR press F8 when the

windows logo comes up and select command prompt only. Now you are in DOS mode.

3. Go to the location of the file you downloaded which is say, c:\helpme and then type

bios.exe OR the name of the file you just downloaded. This will extract some files say,

license.txt, readme.txt, run.bat, sw.exe etc in the same location as the downloaded file

which is c:\helpme\

4. Now insert a formatted 1.44 MB floppy diskette (which must have no files on it), in the

floppy drive and run RUN.BAT file from the same location as the downloaded file. This will

extract all the files from SW.EXE to the floppy diskette. Now all the files which are

extracted on the floppy diskette together are what is called a bootable bios diskette. And

this is what I need the most at the moment asap.

5. Now all you have to do is REMOVE THE FLOPPY DISKETTE FROM THE DRIVE, and upload all the

contents of the floppy diskette as a reply to this thread.
Removing the floppy is very important as I do not want you to have the same consequenses

that I am having right now.

6. Thats all to it. I would appreciate any help from you.

Thanks a lot.

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  Reply # 45454 5-Sep-2006 15:56
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Hi there,

Why do you need someone else to do this for you ? (since you are posting from a computer an all....)

Just downloading files off of the internet is never a good idea and it's a worse idea to run those files when your PC is booted to just a DOS prompt as the anti-virus software will be disabled at that point.

What you could do though, is go to an internet cafe and follow your own instructions from there.



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  Reply # 45455 5-Sep-2006 16:10
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I agree. this is risky stuff, i know many people who have rendered their bios unusable through doing this sort of stuff incorrectly.

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