Flash (BIOS) Update Procedure (Aptiva 2174 - SL-A)

Flash (BIOS) Update Procedure

Note: The flash update procedure does not change the model number and serial number information in BIOS.

  1.  Prepare a bootable DOS diskette with FLASH818.EXE file
    Note: The FLASH818.EXE is a flash utility program.  Insert the diskette and boot from drive A.

      -WARNING- Do not boot with any memory related driver such as HIMEM.SYS,  EMS.SYS....

  2.  At the DOS prompt A:>, type A:>FLASH818 R01-XX.ROM / A+/C then press Enter.
    Note: R01-XX.ROM is the BIOS version. Depended on the BIOS version,  type the BIOS program name.
  3.  The program updates the BIOS automatically.

      -IMPORTANT- Verify the BIOS checksum value shown on screen.

  4.  Wait for the update to complete (indicated by the beeps).

      -WARNING- Do not turn off the system power while the BIOS is programming,  or the flash ROM will be destroyed.

  5.  Power off the system after the BIOS is completely updated.

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