read_me.txt Driver File Contents (9535583.exe)

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File Description: BIOS MSI MS-7173P (RC410) 20B 
Version: W7173AG2.20B
Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP
Part Number: 9535583
Date: 03/26/2007
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Table of Contents
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Overview
Identification
Installation
Removal 		
Troubleshooting
Reason for Update
Applicable Part Numbers
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Overview

This document describes the steps necessary to upgrade to BIOS version W7173AG2.20B for the MS-7173P motherboard.


Identification

This BIOS can be installed on a MS-7173P motherboard.


Installation

The BIOS should be flashed if:

1.  You are updating to a newer BIOS revision.

2.  A technician has told you to flash or re-flash the computer.


Steps to flash or re-flash the computer using a CD burner drive:

1.  Use CDRW burning software to Burn Disc Image of the C:\Cabs\9535583\9535583.iso file to a blank CD.

2.  After creating the bootable CD, place the CD in the CD/DVD drive, and then restart the computer.

3.  At the Menu, select 1 for Gateway BIOS W7173AG2.20B.  The BIOS flash process runs automatically.  Do not press any keys or turn off the computer during this process.

4.  When the flash is complete, the computer automatically restarts.  

5.  Press the F2 key to enter the CMOS Setup Utility.

6.  In the CMOS Setup Utility, select Load Optimized Defaults, and then press the ENTER key.

7.  Press the Y key, and then press ENTER to select Load Optimized Defaults.

8.  In the CMOS Setup Utility, select Save & Exit Setup, and then press ENTER.

9.  Press Y, and then press ENTER to Save to CMOS and EXIT.


Steps to flash or re-flash the computer using a floppy disk drive or bootable USB flash drive:

1.  Copy all of the BIOS files except 9535583.iso from the C:\Cabs\9535583 folder to a blank floppy disk or a USB flash drive. 

2.  Restart the computer with the floppy disk inserted/USB flash drive plugged in.

3.  At the Menu, select 1 for Gateway BIOS W7173AG2.20B.  The BIOS flash process runs automatically.  Do not press any keys or turn off the computer during this process.

4.  When the flash is complete, the computer automatically restarts.  

5.  Press the F2 key to enter the CMOS Setup Utility.

6.  In the CMOS Setup Utility, select Load Optimized Defaults, and then press the ENTER key.

7.  Press the Y key, and then press ENTER to select Load Optimized Defaults.

8.  In the CMOS Setup Utility, select Save & Exit Setup, and then press ENTER.

9.  Press Y, and then press ENTER to Save to CMOS and EXIT.


Removal

Because a computer must have a BIOS to operate, there is no removal process.  The BIOS cannot be removed after it has been upgraded.


Troubleshooting

If you have trouble flashing the BIOS, try the process again following the steps listed in the Installation section of this document.  If you are still unable to flash the BIOS, verify that you are actually attempting to flash the BIOS on an MS-7173P motherboard.  If this process still fails, contact technical support.

There may be an error indicating a CMOS Checksum error, at the Gateway Splash screen hit <f2> to go into BIOS and enter on "Load Optimized Defaults" & "Save and Exit Setup" and system will reboot. 

Reason for Update

This BIOS improves fan control after the computer wakes from standby.


Applicable Part Numbers

Motherboard: 

WMEMS-7173P - MS-7173P ATI Xpress 200 Motherboard With 10/100 LAN
WMEMS-7173P-010 - MS-7173P ATI Xpress 200 Motherboard With 10/100 LAN

Computer Models:

1008793 - E-1500D SB Desktop Computer
1008792 - E-1500D Desktop Computer
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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