I would like to use the motherboard from the Compaq system because it is in a stripped down and damaged case with no harddrive.I would like to get the HP Media Center TV system working again by putting the HP BIOS chip onto the Compaq motherboard and then running the system build but I want to be sure and backup the BIOS chips before trying to swap them. BIOS-Chips Online-Shop Programming BIOS-Chips (others)BIOS-Chips ABITBIOS-Chips ACERBIOS-Chips ASROCKBIOS-Chips ASUSBIOS-Chips BIOSTARBIOS-Chips CLEVOBIOS-Chips DFIBIOS-Chips ECS-ELITEGROUPBIOS-Chips EPOXBIOS-Chips FOXCONNBIOS-Chips FUJITSU-SIEMENSBIOS-Chips GIGABYTEBIOS-Chips HP-COMPAQBIOS-Chips JETWAYBIOS-Chips JWBIOS-Chips LEADTEKBIOS-Chips MAXDATABIOS-Chips MEDIONBIOS-Chips MSIBIOS-Chips PCCHIPSBIOS-Chips SAPPHIREBIOS-Chips SHUTTLEBIOS-Chips SOLTEKBIOS-Chips SUPERMICROBIOS-Chips TYANBIOS-Chips UNIWILLBIOS-Chips VIABIOS-Chips ZOTAC BIOS-Update Howto1. I looked in the and found this, 'Before updating the BIOS, users have to 'Disable' the 'Flash Part Write Protect' selection in 'Miscellaneous Control' of BIOS SETUP.
Would anybody can tell me how I backup the previously BIOS version?
and If the BIOS update process is failed (because of newbie people), how can I return it to the previous version ,so the machine will work normally again? Thanks for any help and response, Best Regards, Ferianto I want to update the BIOS, but I am still afraid to do that.
Would you mind tell me how to restore the previous BIOS version, if I failed to update the BIOS version?
I am afraid if I failed to update the BIOS, my Motherboard can not be used anymore. Thanks for help this newbie person : D Regards, Ferianto" id="ctl00_m_m_i_ctl00_gr_ctl03_bestanswerbody" class="textarea-bestanswerhidden" name="bestanswerbody" answerbody Id="1731723" / Thanks for response Francojr : D I want to update the BIOS, but I am still afraid to do that.
Would you mind tell me how to restore the previous BIOS version, if I failed to update the BIOS version? I tried to use AMI (Afudos) but it refused to recognize my Bios (an AMI!
I am afraid if I failed to update the BIOS, my Motherboard can not be used anymore. Thanks for help this newbie person : D Regards, Ferianto I did the following: I got the rom file from the manufacturer website. It has a menu that includes the option make a backup.... Then I ran the option "flash rom file" and pointed to the romfile that the manufacturer gave me. ) Do it only after you are sure you get the right files Hope this helps you." id="ctl00_m_m_i_ctl00_gr_ctl05_bestanswerbody" class="textarea-bestanswerhidden" name="bestanswerbody" answerbody Id="1732891" / You must get the right rom file from you motherboard manufacturer. I tried to use AMI (Afudos) but it refused to recognize my Bios (an AMI!This way, if the update goes wrong, you'll know what to do.Usually in modern BIOS updates, the whole BIOS isn't replaced at the same time. After the flashtool has successfully updated your BIOS, it normally should display a short message like "100% OK, please restart the PC", but we still have to do some things before restarting the PC: Everything ok? Commands: /O = Save current ROM image to file /U = Display ROM File's ROMID /S = Refer to Options: /S /D = Verification test of given ROM File without flashing BIOS. /E = Program Embedded Controller Block /ME = Program ME Entire Firmware Block. /A = Oem Activation file /OAD = Delete Oem Activation key /CLNEVNLOG = Clear Event Log. /cc = clear CMOS after Programming /cd = clear DMI after Programming /cp = clear PNP(ESCD) after Programming /py = program Flash Memory /pn = don't program Flash Memory /sy = save the old BIOS to: "OLDBIOS. The last line shows an example command how to start an (AMI-)BIOS-Update: Restart & Pray! You should only use the version that the manufacturer provides on the download page to your mainboard model! /ECUF = Update EC BIOS when newer version is detected.One that comes to mind is to backup the current BIOS, and profile (if so supported). Backing up really isn't an option on most, and when you upgrade, it could make the saved profile no longer work.