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yep , I just tryed , and don't let the flash go

 

it apers like this : flash rom is write-protected

 

 

I did flash NF4LD406 , the same , flash rom is write-protected !!!

 

 

what cant I do ?????

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yep , I just tryed , and don't let the flash go

 

it apers like this : flash rom is write-protected

 

 

I did flash NF4LD406 , the same , flash rom is write-protected !!!

 

 

what cant I do ?????

 

Can you flash to an older bios like the 6-23? I've looked through the manual and bios and I see nothing that locks the bios :confused:

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yep , I just tryed , and don't let the flash go

 

it apers like this : flash rom is write-protected

 

 

I did flash NF4LD406 , the same , flash rom is write-protected !!!

 

 

what cant I do ?????

 

Lets make sure you are flashing the correct way.. so try it EXACTLY like this..

 

Download this.. "NF4LD406.EXE"

 

Im gona suggest the DiamondFlash version this way you dont have to type all the switches..

 

-Get a new floppy and put it in your floppy drive..

-Run the file you downloaded.. (NF4LD406.EXE)

-Just click next or whatever it says to copy the files to your floppy drive..

-After the program finishes with the floppy reboot and go into bios..

-Load Optimized defaults... Make your first boot device is your floppy..saveexit

-It should boot to the floppy now and flash all by itself..

-At the end it will say to remove the floppy and press F1.. do that..

-Its going to automatically reboot.. Press delete to go right into bios..

-Load Optimized defaults and saveexit..

-When you see the post screen power off your rig by holding the power button..

-Unplug your psu and press the power button a few times to discharge any power left in the system.

- Move the cmos jumper to the clear position.. Leave it like that for 5-10min's

- Move the jumper back to the normal position..

- Put the power plug back in and press the power button to power your rig on

- When you see the post screen press delete to go into bios..

- Load optimized defaults and saveexit bios

 

Now when it reboot you can enter bios and set it up like you want..

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Lets make sure you are flashing the correct way.. so try it EXACTLY like this..

 

Download this.. "NF4LD406.EXE"

 

Im gona suggest the DiamondFlash version this way you dont have to type all the switches..

 

-Get a new floppy and put it in your floppy drive..

-Run the file you downloaded.. (NF4LD406.EXE)

-Just click next or whatever it says to copy the files to your floppy drive..

-After the program finishes with the floppy reboot and go into bios..

-Load Optimized defaults... Make your first boot device is your floppy..saveexit

-It should boot to the floppy now and flash all by itself..

-At the end it will say to remove the floppy and press F1.. do that..

-Its going to automatically reboot.. Press delete to go right into bios..

-Load Optimized defaults and saveexit..

-When you see the post screen power off your rig by holding the power button..

-Unplug your psu and press the power button a few times to discharge any power left in the system.

- Move the cmos jumper to the clear position.. Leave it like that for 5-10min's

- Move the jumper back to the normal position..

- Put the power plug back in and press the power button to power your rig on

- When you see the post screen press delete to go into bios..

- Load optimized defaults and saveexit bios

 

Now when it reboot you can enter bios and set it up like you want..

 

 

can this procedure be used for the winflash process also ? and is this the safest n best way to flash a bios ?? thanks for the useful info though.

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My Maxtor DiamondMax 10 stopped being detected by my Ultra-D.

Thought the problem was the HDD, but i tested it on a EPoX 8RDA3+ and it works just fine.

I guess it's time to go back to 704bta

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can this procedure be used for the winflash process also ?
Sure it can.. the only thing different would be the use of winflash..
and is this the safest n best way to flash a bios ??

Thats a ruff one to answer..

 

Ive been through so much bios flashing that it doesnt even phase me anymore as to which is the safest..lol.. I usually like to use tmods cd but with the newer bios versions coming out that arent on his cd I use a floppy or winflash..

 

Id say if you have a floppy then you should use the diamond flash file since it kind of does it all for you... As for winflash, Ive used that plenty of times also and never experienced a problem..

 

Just remember that no matter how you flash your bios something can go wrong.. This is why its only recommended to flash your bios if your having problems with your current one OR there is something in the new bios that you dont have in your current one..

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After installing the latest BIOS, every time I boot into Windows or plug in a USB device, device manager comes up and displays an "unknown device". I cannot install drivers for it automatically, and I don't know what this device is. All my USB devices are present and functional.

 

No clue what this is and microsoft KB said it is probably a USB device.

 

Anyone else have this problem or know how to get rid of it? Maybe a BIOS setting that got re-enabled with "load optimized defaults"?

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I just flashed my bios hoping to fix my cold boot problem. I've always used a floppy for this, but since I no longer have one so I tried Winflash. I just went to file and pressed update bios, and selected the updated bios file. I think only the main block was selected green. Not sure if I was supposed to click the other 2 blocks. Can someone tell me if I did it correctly?

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My Maxtor DiamondMax 10 stopped being detected by my Ultra-D.

Thought the problem was the HDD, but i tested it on a EPoX 8RDA3+ and it works just fine.

I guess it's time to go back to 704bta

That may not be the bios' fault...there is a pretty long thread on NForce4 subforum on this problem...

 

Conversely, my DiamondMax 10 6v300f0 was just recognized again, after upgrading to the latest bios...

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thanks for the help people !!!

 

 

nohting work ....

 

I have to clean cmos , for 1 hour and remove the batery , and VOILA .....

 

floppy flash , 406 , and it's done !!!

 

 

I will test this bios now !!!

 

:angel:

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That may not be the bios' fault...there is a pretty long thread on NForce4 subforum on this problem...

 

Conversely, my DiamondMax 10 6v300f0 was just recognized again, after upgrading to the latest bios...it had been absent all day today...vacation time I guess...it's easter in Greece you see...

 

 

Yeah i know, i«m aware of it even though I never had that kind of problem before. just some random and not so frequent failed detection. This time on the other hand it's as if the hdd isn't connected at all, while the 8RDA3+ boots it perfectly

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