README.TXT Driver File Contents (6a6lih09.zip)

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AwardBIOS Part Number: 6A6LIH09
	
Copyright (c) 2002, Award Software International, Inc. www.award.com
Copyright (c) 2002, eSupport.com, Inc.  www.eSupport.com
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The System BIOS file contains an AwardBIOS customized for your motherboard.

Unlike most programs that you are familiar with, the System BIOS does not 
execute from disk.  Instead, it is stored in a Flash-ROM component that 
resides on the motherboard and begins executing immediately upon powerup.  
This Flash-ROM can be reprogrammed by means of a Flash Upload Utility.  In 
order to install AwardBIOS (r) in your computer, you'll need to reprogram 
its Flash-ROM through use of the Flash Loader utility.

BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF RISK IN REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER'S 
FLASH SYSTEM BIOS.  If the Flash Load procedure begins, but fails to completely 
load a valid BIOS image, your computer will be out of commission and you may 
have to have it serviced. If while loading AwardBIOS onto your computer you 
experience a failure, and if your computer has a recovery mode, you should set 
it and refer to the instructions for restoring the original bios that came 
with the computer. The Flash-ROM will need to be physically replaced with 
another that contains valid code.  Reasons for the Flash Upload failure 
include: 1) losing power while the upload is in progress, and 2) specifying 
and uploading the wrong file.  Needless to say, this would be a horribly 
disappointing experience.  Unicore Software Inc. would most sincerely regret 
such a misfortune, however, understand that eSupport.com INC. DISCLAIMS 
ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR THE USE AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE USE OF 
THIS PRODUCT.  So, please, take your time and be careful!

The Flash Loader contains 2 basic steps for installing a new BIOS. First it
asks for the filename containing the new BIOS to be installed. It then asks
whether you want to save a backup copy of the current BIOS installed.

Be sure to backup the original BIOS before uploading AwardBIOS into the 
Flash-ROM.  Otherwise, you won't be able to uninstall AwardBIOS should you 
want to do so.  Even if you're sure you won't, it is a good practice to 
retain all original equipment that is supplied with your computer, "just in 
case".

The exact steps for uploading AwardBIOS are enumerated in the Instructions
section below.  Assuming you have followed those instructions and the upload 
has just completed, the Flash Loader will display a message directing you to 
reset the computer or re-cycle its power.  Upon doing so, you will be greeted 
with a message "CMOS checksum error - Defaults loaded".  Don't be alarmed.  
This is normal and will only occur the first time the system is booted after
installing a new BIOS.  You may also find a message "Press F1 to continue, DEL
to enter SETUP". If this message is displayed it is advised that you press DEL 
to enter BIOS setup and select the setup option "STANDARD CMOS SETUP" to verify
the correct time and date.  Beyond that, everything else will already be set 
for optimal performance and you can simply exit by pressing <F10>.  Or, you 
might browse around and tailor some options like Password Security or Power
Management per your preference.  After this Setup session, your computer will 
reboot thereafter without any hysterical messages.

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AwardBIOS (r) Installation Instructions
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WARNING: Flash upgrading your BIOS can render you system inoperative. 
eSupport.com will not be responsible for users who flash upgrade their BIOS 
and render their system inoperable due to the use of incorrect filenames or 
file types used to program the BIOS.

Step 1
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Turn on your computer, enter CMOS setup by pressing the delete (del) key
during the Boot Sequence, and set the first boot device to be A: (floppy)
Save settings and exit by pressing F10.

Step 2
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Shut down the system, and then insert eSupport BIOS Flash Upgrade Disk.

Step 3
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Reboot the system.

Step 4
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The program will perform the flash automatically. When asked to continue or 
quit, press any key to continue.  Do NOT reset or turn off the computer during
the flash process or your BIOS may be damaged.

Step 5
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When the flash is finished, you will be prompted to quit the program or 
restart the system.  Choose to restart the system.  (Make sure that the flash
disk has been removed).

Step 6
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Your system has now been flashed with the new eSupport BIOS upgrade.  You
should see the new BIOS version displayed on the screen during bootup. Press
the Delete key to setup your BIOS again if necessary.

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Un-Install Instructions
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Step 1
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Shut down the system, and then insert eSupport BIOS Flash Upgrade Disk.

Step 2
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Reboot the system.

Step 3
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The system will tell you that this disk has already been used to upgrade
your BIOS.  Simply type "bflash original.bin" and answer "no" to save
the BIOS and "yes" to program the BIOS.

Step 4
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When the flash is finished, it will ask you to restart or quit.  Remove the
diskette from the drive and restart your computer.

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