Perhaps someone else could post the updates if they get them. Maybe Adam would consider it?
post #21 of 37
4/23/03 at 3:57pm
|Originally posted by keal
Has anyone actually gotten the latest BIOS from the Clevo site for the 8887? I visit that site everyday and can't get the file. It's an FTP address but it doesn't allow anonymous access. It's killing me knowing that there's a BIOS update and I'm barred from getting it... guh... I wish they'd make the page private... being able to see the updates but not get it is torture!
Okay, I feel better now
|Originally posted by beakmyn
305 version is for Hyperthreading version!
I borked it. Ran the update and now my display is all goofy. Now I'm going to try re-doing with 2.02 blindly.
I take no responsibility if you screw up your machine.
How to unbork a bad BIOS update. This work only if the computer is still bootable.
Get on another computer and download the previous working version from ftp.clevo.com.tw
Unzip the FP.exe Flash.exe and *.bin file to your floppy disk.
Put the floppy in your Borked machine.
Boot you'll here the floppy grind a bit.
Type fp 888ERxxx.bin where xxx is the good version of the bin file. It'll then make some noise.
Press the spacebar it should start flashing. It'll beep when it's done. Remove the floppy then reboot. Hopefully you'll be unborked.
And on a final edit:
Version 2.x of the 8886 the BIOS chip is soldered to the MB so if you bork it completely you have to replace the MB (or desolder the BIOS chip and replace it) Newer models the BIOS is socketed so they can pop it in a PROM programmer and reflash it.