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I need Upgraded BIOS & Motherboard Drivers

My computer's model is Emachines T2825. If u need more info just tell me :)

The BIOS i have now is: Phoenix Technologies, LTD TCB418G 8/8/2003

and also if i could get a updated Windows XP Version ( i have  5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600) it would be Great!

Thanks again guys!!

:)
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by:dis1931
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http://www.emachines.com/support/support_info.html?prodName=T2825

This link has the motherboard drivers.  You can get an updated version of Windows XP by using Windows Update to download any updates at windowsupdate.microsoft.com and if you are feeling inclined to do so maybe download the install for Service Pack 2.  As for the BIOS, I would not suggest updating unless you are in need of some extra features and normally the vendor in this case e-machines would put out a bios update and it appears they have not...

Dis
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by:Str82yoDome
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thanks dis!

yep i almost dloaded that yesterday but figured i better ask u guys!
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by:Str82yoDome
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hmm.. i updated but it still shows the same version in System Information? i could just be looking in the wrong spot though
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do you mean the version of XP....?  This will not update after every update...most likely it will only update once you install SP2....
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by:Str82yoDome
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nope i meant BIOS version :)
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by:Str82yoDome
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oops i messed up on the post above! I meant MotherBoard version! sry
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Where are you seeing this?  Also, it is a driver all it does is update the software...the software may already be the software you have in which case the update will just re-install but not cause any update of version.
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by:Str82yoDome
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I thought that the new driver might have shown up in my System Information, but dont forget im stupid! :)
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Lpeacock earned 100 total points
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I just reformated and reinstalled Win XP Pro on my son's S1642 emachine   and then had all kinds of problems with anything USB being plugged in causing a system crash.  After every type of driver update I could find I decided perhaps a bios flash might help. But I couldn't find any type of bios update on their site so I emailed customer support.  The answer was to call a 1-800 number and order a bios upgrade disk for $49.95.  This is supposed to upgrade the Award bios on the motherboard from an emachine stripped down version to a full ACPI 2.0 version with a 1 year support.
Here's the info if you are interested in paying for an update.

Gene Smith
Technical Representative
1-800-800-2467 x 361      
Mon-Thurs 8:30-7:30
Friday 8:30-5:00 EST
http://www.esupport.com

eSupport.com, Inc.
1538 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA. 01845
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Wow thanks alot Lpeacock! I will be buying that!
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