bios phlash error bios upgrade for xp will not install
Posted on 2003-03-08
i am trying to get my sony vaio laptop pcg-fx101 to recognize extra 64mb sodimm memory, which currently it will not. previously, i have been running win ME and have now upgraded to xp. under ME, it had recognised my 128mb ram. now, under xp, it rcognizes (in bios and win) only 64mb, which the compuuter shipped with, but not the 64mb upgrade chip.
i thought perhaps it might help to get drivers for a bios upgrade. these can be downloaded from sony. the bios upgrade for xp reveals to contain 3 exe files: phlash, makeboot and crisdisk.
when running pphlash the following error message appears:
"cannot flash when memory managers (e..g emm386) are present."
now I really dont know how to proceed.
the idea is that the bios upgrade will lead to the recognition of the extra ram.
also: i wanted to get a new memory upgrade (256mb) but am worried now that the impossibility of running the bios upgrade will lead to this memory also not being recognised under xp.
have you got any suggestions how to get the system to recognize the memory and/ or to proceed with the bios phlash?
perhaps i need to start with a different exe file (makeboot/ crisdisk)?
all help would be very appreciated!