abit Be62 flashing trouble
having flashing problems!
i went to the abit site and with a formatted blank disk, i downloaded the latest abitfae.bat, awdflash.exe and the latest bios(which is "behsh.exe" for my system - version 1.0 series)as instructed by the bios instruction on the website. it also said to make a bootable disk without any resident programs and that it can only have the "command.com" file. Thus i manually inserted that file into the disk also. the next instruction was to execute the latest bios file to be a bin file. doesnt say how to do it so i just left it at that.
sorry i dont know what just happened but this computer is going screwy on me! anyway i was saying that im instucted to get into "pure dos environment". Does that mean that i go to shut down and then reboot into dos? well that is what i did and then typed in A: abitfae be6_sh.bin as instucted but it shows an error in the flash memory writer page. and i cant go any further. please help
Have you decompressed the files that you downloaded from Abit's website yet? The bios file is compressed and you have to first decompress it while in windows then copy the extracted file to the boot floppy
You can follow the directions in this thread but you will have to subsitute the file names to reflect yours.
btw...Only hit the SUBMIT button once. If the site is slow it might take a moment for your post to transfer but if the "icon" is turning in your browser then it's working and just wait a moment
[This message has been edited by Mntsnow (edited 08-10-2000).]
Double check your Be6 version.
Look on the side of the outer most ISA slot for the sticker that tells you.
If you have the HPT 370 controller chip then you have the Rev 1.2 mobo. the latest bios for this one is BEPSV.EXE
These are all that should be on the floppy:
IO.SYS (hidden file)
MSDOS.SYS (hidden file)
The newest version of Awdflash.exe
and your Bios update.
Decompress the Bios *.exe within the windows environment.
This will give you your *.bin
* being the name of your Bios
Boot from floppy
Type: awdflash *.bin /py /sn /cc /cd
When done flashing shut the computer down then restart it.
Go into Bios and reset everything.
Forgot one thing, ignore abitfae.bat I've had problems flashing my Bios with it too.
[This message has been edited by Imperion1 (edited 08-11-2000).]
Disclaimer: Although this works extremely well for me, usually takes under 5 min. from start to finish, please read between the lines and be sure you have everything that applies to your motherboard, including, but not limited to the proper AWDFLASH program and insert those anyplace in these instructions that they appear to belong. If in doubt, make sure, because I don't want to be responsible for ruining anyone's board!
koryo, Abit's instructions are pretty confusing, especially considering you can find several versions on their various websites. This works for me every time without a hitch. Like they said, forget that
abitfae.bat, it doesn't seem to be necessary. Download the proper AWDFLASH for your motherboard into a folder on your C drive that you have created and name BIOS. Then download the proper BIOS bin file and extract it to that folder. Write down the BIOS bin file, exactly as it's named, like BXR_QR.bin. Then reboot, go into your BIOS and disable these 4 things: CPU internal cache, CPU external cache, Video BIOS cacheable, Video BIOS shadow. You will have to look in a couple of places in the BIOS for them. Then save and exit, while holding the CTRL button down, just before it starts loading Windows, press the F5 button to get a message that says "bypassing Windows startup files". You should wind up at a C:> prompt. Type CD BIOS and you should wind up a a prompt that says C:\BIOS. Then type this exactly as it is, substituting your bin file:AWDFLASH BXR_QR.bin /py/cc/sn/cd and press enter. Keep in mind this will not backup your old BIOS, so you will need to interpret the commands to do that, if desired(to do that, just type one wrong, like with a / instead of \ and it will list them for you). This will take you to the flash screen and allow you to flash. Let it finish and don't even begin the process if it's storming outside, because it's extremely important that this is not interupted. When it does finish, it's pretty vague about letting you know, but if it says hit F10 to exit, it's done it's thing. once you have exited back to a DOS prompt, reboot and go back into your BIOS to reset everything, as this method resets it to safe defaults. If you don't remember all of your settings, write them down before you get started. I flash my BIOS a lot getting extra voltages for various CPUs I'm playing with and this method has never failed me. I hope this is helpful to you or others.
[This message has been edited by Rmcky (edited 08-11-2000).]
Here's how I do it (trouble free, so far)
Create directory C:\BIOS. Go to the ABIT website and download the BIOS update file needed (BEHQY.EXE or whatever), and download the AWDFLASH.EXE (both into C:\BIOS).
Execute the BIOS file, then it will automatically self-extract into a binary file, BEH_QY.BIN. (the QY may be RV, depends on version).
Shut down computer. Restart the computer, press DEL to go into the BIOS, then disable the following:
CPU Level 1 Cache
CPU Level 2 Cache
Video BIOS Cacheable (in Adv Chipset)
Video BIOS Shadow
Save and exit. Restart the computer to A:\
Change to C:\
Type in <cd BIOS> to go into C:\Bios
At C:Bios type: AWDFLASH beh_qy.bin /py /cc /sn /cd
Press F1 to reset, then DEL to go into BIOS.
Then: Load Optimised Default
Go into CPU softmenu to adjust CPU speed and voltage
Save it and Exit it.
thanks for input guys. a few questions though. first what happens when flashing is interrupted by a power outage? does the mb become useless? also the concensus is the 4 items need to be disabled? where did you guys get that info and why is that needed? once again thanks!
thanks a bunch for your help
Usually you will end up with a Dead Mobo until you fix or replace the bios chip.
Yes the 4 items should be disabled.
From the motherboard manufactures website.
Due to the way those items can interfere with a bios flash.
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