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Old May 09, 2002, 06:00 AM
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Hey all,


I got this motherboard here, model :

MSI-6309.


I need a BIOS update for it. I find the site and download the bios update for it. Now on the README File it says make your disk bootable with MS-DOS
Prompt, and type this to make floppy disk bootable

Format A:/S

I typed that in the DOS Prompt but it says :

"Microsoft Windows does no longer support /s command"

What? I need to make this disk bootable so I could update the bios for my motherboard when I restart the computer.

Why does it say that?

I have Windows Me, is there another way to make it bootable so when I restart it boots up from disk.

Thanks all,

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Old May 09, 2002, 06:09 AM
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You can do it in Windows, or simply go to ***********.bootdisk.com and download one from there.

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Old May 09, 2002, 07:29 AM
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[i]Originally posted by The Magpies [/i]
[B]You can do it in Windows, or simply go to ***********.bootdisk.com and download one from there.

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What do you mean magpie?

Download what from there?

I do not need a Windows Boot Disk, I need to know how to make a bootable floppy disk to that my bios disk can be loaded at start up.


Help


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Old May 09, 2002, 08:12 AM
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Windows Boot Disk is the same thing as bootable floppy disk, they both mean the same thing. Go to that website like magpies said and download the bootdisk setup for your OS.
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Old May 09, 2002, 10:19 AM
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But then how will that update my bios?


I mean I have to download the bios from the website, and extract to the floppy disk, but the floppy must be bootable.


I do not get it



Sorry, never updated a bios before



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Old May 09, 2002, 11:00 AM
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OK, first of all, we need to know if this bios updater you're extracting to a floppy disk has it's own booter. Meaning that if you stick in the bios update disk when you turn on the pc, will it boot the pc and automatically update the bios? Some bios updaters requires you to boot into DOS using a separate boot disk; so with this method you'll need two floppy disk(the bios updater and the boot disk).

Try this, stick that bios updater disk in and turn on your pc, if you get that "Non-bootable device" message then it doesn't have its own booter.
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