BIOS_GC11020M_readme_em_uk.txt Driver File Contents (BIOS_eMachines_GC11020M.15A.2024_A_A.zip)

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File Description: Intel (Grant County 2) RC410 Motherboard BIOS Update
Revision: GC11020M.15A.2024
Operating System: All operating systems
Driver Part Number: 9536641.exe
Date: 01/02/2007
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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 is the BIOS for the Intel(r) GC11020M (Grant County 2) RC410 motherboards.  All previous updates are superseded by this update.


Identification

To confirm that this is the correct BIOS update for your motherboard, perform the following steps.

If the computer is turned off:

1.  Turn on the computer.  On your keyboard, repeatedly press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

2.  In the BIOS Setup Utility, on the Main tab, look for the BIOS version line.  The version needs to list GC11020M.xxx.xxxx (where x is variable characters).  The BIOS prefix GC11020M is constant and specifically identifies the correct motherboard.

3.  If this is correct, this is the correct BIOS update for your motherboard.  Press the F10 key to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

If the computer is turned on and in Windows:

1.  From the Start menu, click Shut Down.  In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, select Restart, and then click Yes.

2.  As soon as the computer restarts, on your keyboard, repeatedly press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.

3.  In the BIOS Setup Utility, on the Main tab, look for the BIOS version line.  The version needs to list GC11020M.xxx.xxxx (where x is variable characters).  The BIOS prefix GC11020M is constant and specifically identifies the correct motherboard.

4.  If this is correct, this is the correct BIOS update for your motherboard.  Press the F10 key to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.


Installation

Prepare your computer

Before updating your computer's BIOS, Enter the current BIOS Setup Utility, and then write down each of the current settings in the event that this information is needed again after the upgrade.  

Note: The following instructions may vary dependent upon the operating system loaded on the computer.  

Performing the update

1.  After you have downloaded and double-click the BIOS update file (9536641.exe), the files self-extract and copy into the C:\Cabs\9536641 directory on the hard drive.

2.  From the Start menu, click Run.

3.  In the Run dialog box, type: C:\Cabs\9536641\GC11020M.15A.2024.EB.exe.  Click OK.

4.  In the Intel(r) Express BIOS Update Setup window, in the Welcome dialog box, click Next.

5.  In the Software License Agreement dialog box, click Yes.

6.  In the Finish and Reboot dialog box, read the information and ensure that there is a check mark for the option Yes I want to complete the BIOS update.  

7.  Note the WARNING message:  FOR THE NEXT 3 MINUTES DO NOT POWER OFF YOUR SYSTEM.  Your system will perform an automatic shutdown and reboot process.  Powering down before completion of this reboot process may cause your system to require service by the system manufacturer.

8.  Click Finish. 

9.  Please wait for the process to complete the reboot sequence.

10.  When the computer shuts down, it may appear to take a longer period of time to restart and it may beep 10 times during the restart process.  This is considered normal and is part of the BIOS update process.  

11. The Intel(r) Express BIOS Update dialog box it prompts that the Express BIOS update has completed successfully.  Click OK.

12. On the first boot after the BIOS update has completed, it is possible to receive a Checksum error message.  This is caused by some BIOS parameters not being set at the default values.  Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and reset BIOS options to default values (F9), and then save and exit (F10) the BIOS Setup Utility.


Removal

A motherboard must have a BIOS to operate, therefore there is no removal procedure.


Troubleshooting

NOTE: After installing the BIOS update, please check the BIOS to insure that the "Boot to Hard Disk Drives" in the Boot section is still enabled in the BIOS. If it is not, change the value to Enabled, save the changes and re-boot. 

If the Intel Express BIOS appears to work but does not actually change the BIOS version in the BIOS Setup Utility, execute the installation procedures again but make the following change to Step 3 above:  Type:   C:\Cabs\9536641\GC11020M.15A.2024.EB.exe ľa mb in the Run dialog box.  The additional command line switch loads the module defaults. 

If the Intel Express BIOS appears to work but does not actually allow you to install an OS with the Zip drive attached to the system, execute the installation procedures again but make the following change to Step 3 above:  Type:   C:\Cabs\9536641\GC11020M.15A.2024.EB.EXE resetcmos in the Run dialog box.  The additional command line switch loads the default values for the BIOS. If using the DOS IFlash then the command should be "iflash /p GC2024.bio /f" minus the quotation marks. If you have any special settings in the BIOS, you may need to reset them. 

When the computer restarts and the hard drive, if the CD/DVD drive is not recognized, restart the computer, enter the BIOS Setup Utility, and then reset to the BIOS defaults (F9).  Save the changes and exit.  

Note: After resetting to the default values and restarting, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Utility again to reset the desired parameters such as the Boot Priority.

If you have difficulties installing the BIOS update, download the file again, and then ensure that all installation steps in this document are followed.  If a Checksum error message appears, enter the BIOS Setup Utility, change to default values, and then restart the computer.  


Reason for Update


This update resolves issues with the hard disk drive disabled in the BIOS Setup Utility.


Applicable Part Numbers

Intel (Grant County 2) RC410 Motherboard - 4006149R

eMachines E4074 - 1013938R
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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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