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How do you store change the boot rom of a network card built in to a newer botherboard.  The network chip is a RTL8100(c), and I have tried the RTFlash program on realtek's website, but it does not seem to work.  It says Flash Device :Unknown Manufacturer ID=00 Device Code = 00 Unknown Flash size.  Unable to dump flash

The motherboard is a GA-6VLE
http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Barebone/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=2019&ProductName=TA3

The onboard lan chip is a Realtek RTL8100BL  

Where do I get the tools to load the ROM on to the network card?


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First question is why are you attempting to update boot rom?
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Because I would like to extract one from an identical (hardware) computer, and put it on this one.
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Are you having a problem with the current level?  Normally vendors tell you not to update unless you are having a specific problem that a specific updates fixes.

If Realtek's utilities do not work, then it is possible that Gigabyte has loaded some OEM version of code and Realtek's utility will not work.  I would check with Gigabyte to see if they have some custom utilities and code.

What OS are you attempting to update the flash with?  Sometimes you need to do this under DOS.  I know that Windows at times will not allow these types of utilities to run.
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