This tutorial aims to make the process as clear as possible for you.
There are a few things to do first before updating your computer's BIOS.
If you are still unsure, please DO NOT attempt to update. An American Megatrends BIOS Update is sometimes necessary because, like any other software, improvements are made to improve stability and performance.
Contact your local shop, or call your computer makers support line for advice. Step 5 gives you the opportunity to share your expertise of BIOS updates. Do you know of a better way to update computer BIOS programs? Step 6 enables you to jump directly to the thoughts and views of other visitors to this web page. You should really update your computer's BIOS when a newer version is released.
I had the bios ROM and the bios update utility on the Floppy disk, and added a command line to the file to run the update utility and load the bios ROM automatically- as the screen is completely black. The update didn't go completely fine, because the verification failed (at the 100% point of the process), but the computer is booting properly and the BIOS status bar is showing that it is updated to the latest version.
Connect USB Mouse and USB Keyboard only on USB2.0 ports! Greetings, I have an MSI MS-7252 AMD AM2 Motherboard. what I get is a completely black screen with nothing at all! I tried to recover, using the jumper, but got nothing changed.
However, I think the AMI instructions are not very clear for typical home computer users.
If you computer does not have an AMI reference, refer to your computer providers web site for guidance. Don't forget to take a look at part 1 of this tutorial series, which introduces your to the BIOS concept, AMIBIOS beep error codes and the BIOS Setup Utility. Do you know of a better, easier way to update your AMI BIOS than what is described in this tutorial?
If you require more details on this step, go to the AMI BIOS Unzip the American Megatrends BIOS Update utility. Some professionals recommend you don't update your BIOS unless absolutely necessary. Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
So don't panic and wait a few minutes longer to make sure that the update process was terminated. Up to now, I was sure that a knackered BIOS will not even boot a floppy (remember, it stands for Basic I/O System).
Note: the BIOS manufacturer AWARD have been taken over in 1998 by his competitor PHOENIX. - First aid Attention: this Howto describes only a BIOS update according to standard, how it should work on most mainboards with AMI-BIOS, AWARD-BIOS or PHOENIX-BIOS. But now I learn that even with no video on the monitor, you can boot into DOS with a BIOS flash tool on the booting media!