Flash BIOS Update Instructions
Posted on 1998-04-21
My computer is a Packard Bell 2240, 200MHz MMX. The Mother Board is a PB680.
The installed BIOS is AMI v.1.00.08.DN0R.
Packard Bell recomends updating the BIOS to "PB680 Orlando Flash BIOS v.1.00.12.DN0R." I downloaded the BIOS update (file 14264203.exe) to a floppy disk and attempted to follow the instrucions posted at the Packard Bell Support site.
Instruction #1 says "Insert the BIOS update diskette into Drive A: and reboot the system." ....#2 "The following dialog box will appear."....followed by step by step instructions for installing the update. My reboot procedure was to <Start> then <Shutdown> then <restart the computer>. I also attempted the reboot by shutting down the computer and then restarting with the diskette in Drive A. I did not restart in DOS Mode because the instruction does not specificly say to do so and I do not want to risk blowing the whole thing by experimenting with the instructions.
My Problem is that when following #1 ---- #2 does not occur, the "following dialog box" does not appear..
Packard Bell told me they would not answer my question becuase my computer is more than 12 months old. I do not understand that but that is that.
Can you give me accurate, step by step instructions for updating a Flash BIOS to a newer, recommended version?