by Ken Plotin on Mar 2, 2003 at 11:09:37 pm
I'm trying to update the Bios on my Soyo P4S Dragon Ultra MB.
I downloaded the bios (.bin) and Award flash utility from the Soyo site as well as a Windows 98SE boot disk. I try to boot into DOS prompt with the boot disk, but "NTLDR missing" comes up.
I'm running W2K SP2 without any MSDOS.
How do I boot into a DOS prompt? Can I flash from WITHIN Windows?
I do have the PC DOS thing from Norton Ghost...would that work?
Re: Bios flash by Crimson Sky on Mar 3, 2003 at 1:04:49 am
You must have a clean, reliable floppy to start. go to http://www.bootdisk.com and download the little app for creating a dos bootable disk in Win2k. Its the only way to do it. You cannnot flash from within windows. Since Win2k cant create a bootable floppy, go to the recommended site. The app is called Dr.DOS7x.
make sure you do NOT lose power during a bios flash. It will render your board useless. If ya need more help let me know. I'm always upgrading perfectly fine bioses. =)