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it's done automatically by boting on the floppy disk containing the BIOS file downloaded on DFI's web site. I think it's like this :

 

A:AWDFLASH NF4LDB14.BIN /cks/sn/py/cc/cd/cp/wb/ld/qi

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AFAICR you put the CMOS jumper to clear, remove the battery, leave it out for a few hours, put it back, but the CMOS jumper to normal, and boot

 

BTW how did the CD work?

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it's done automatically by boting on the floppy disk containing the BIOS file downloaded on DFI's web site. I think it's like this :

 

A:AWDFLASH NF4LDB14.BIN /cks/sn/py/cc/cd/cp/wb/ld/qi

 

Just an idea....remove all the arguments....

use just "A:AWDFLASH NF4LDB14.BIN"

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The way I've flashed the BIOS previously is to make two floppy disks - I format one disk as an MS-DOS boot disk, then put the AWDFLASH.EXE and XXXXXX.BIN files on the other disk.

Boot the PC with the MS-DOS disk in the drive, once it's loaded and your sitting at the A: prompt, put in the 2nd disk with the BIOS file and flash program on, then just type in:

 

AWDFLASH XXXXXX.bin /F

 

Where XXXXX is the name of the BIOS file.

 

I have no idea what all those arguments are for in the command you posted but they are totally unnecessary.

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Look on floppy and for argument: /cks/sn/py/cc/cd/cp/wb/ld/qi/nbl < add that nbl and save the file and try to flash again. If none of this works I would rma the board since that about ends trouble-shooting.

 

RGone...

 

 

it's done automatically by boting on the floppy disk containing the BIOS file downloaded on DFI's web site. I think it's like this :

 

A:AWDFLASH NF4LDB14.BIN /cks/sn/py/cc/cd/cp/wb/ld/qi

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There is another way. I have had to use it.

Use a formatted floppy disk.

Copy the BIN file to the floppy.

with computer turned off, put the floppy disk in the drive.

When you start the computer, it will automatically flash the BIOS with the BIN file on the floppy.

 

Remember, that is all you put on the floppy disk.

 

If that doesn't work then next step is get the CMOS Chip replaced.

 

I used BIOSMAN.com; Cost is $25 with their chip and $10 with yours.

 

I have a couple of spares now. My fault, I screwed them up.

 

There is a good reason for Clear CMOS procedure and that is big part of it.

Also that CMOS Chipp remover that you get in the MB box. Also the chip is super sensitive to EMF so be warned.

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