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Hardware Installation

BIOS RECOVERY 101... by BadBigBen
Posted: 1 Sep 03

If your flashing of the BIOS gone wrong and you're not a lucky owner of a dual BIOS board then you can try this on for size...


1. rename the AMI Bios file to AMIBOOT.ROM and save it to a floppy disk, e.g. A569MS23.bin to AMIBOOT.ROM

2. insert this floppy disk in the floppy drive. Turn on the System and press and hold CTRL-Home to force update.

3. when 4 beeps are heard you may remove the floppy disk and restart the Computer.


1. make a bootable floppy disk.

2. Copy the Award flash utility & BIOS file to the said floppy disk.

3. Create an autoexec.bat with "awdfl535 biosfilename" in the content, e.g. awdfl535 a619mj21.bin

4. Boot up the system with the said floppy (it will take less than 2 minutes before screen comes out).

5. Re-flash the BIOS & reboot.

It's an excerpt from the MSI Homepage...


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