README.TXT Driver File Contents (8KHI3425.exe)

README.TXT File for BIOS Flash Updating

Bios filename:	8KHAI3425.BIN
Bios date:	05/09/2003
Bios size:	256 KB (For 2Mb BIOS EEPROM)
Bios checksum:  5E00
Model support:	EP-8KHA+

!!!WARNING!!!
Never attempt to Flash your BIOS from a hard disk, DOS Window, DOS 
shell, or in Windows NT. If your system is working without problems 
or conflicts, then it is not recommended that you flash your BIOS. 
Improper flashing procedures may result in a dead system! Follow the 
these instructions carefully. DO NOT FLASH THE BIOS IF THE SYSTEM IS 
OVERCLOCKED.

Files included in this download:
README.TXT	Text file with BIOS Release & Application Notes.
UPDATE.BAT	Batch file for the Flash BIOS update process.
RESTORE.BAT	Batch file for the Flash BIOS restore process.
xxxxxxxx.BIN	BIOS binary file used by UPDATE.BAT.
AWDFLASH.EXE	Program used to Flash BIOS code to the EEPROM.

Enhancements & Fixes for this BIOS release:

Patch the stability while using Athlon XP 2600+

Previous fixes:
11/6/2002
Added further Athlon(tm) XP support. System hang when in 'setup is 
starting Windows 2000' screen when install windows 2000 and use 
ASUS v8420 + Promise TX2000 + Tekram DC395U. Turn off KB LED after 
Power OFF. Fix fan sensor to make system crash issue if the FAN 
speed result overflow. Update AWDFLASH.EXE version to V8.22A. 
Support boot from USB removable device.

9/3/2002
Updated BIOS support for AMD processors. See published CPU 
recommendation list under the FAQ`s for details.

6/12/2002
Fixed system can not shutdown in WIN98SE/ME safe mode. 

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BIOS Update Instructions

There are two ways in which we recommend to flash the BIOS. 
They will be termed as follows:

. The ALT+F2 Method 
. The Boot Disk Method 

The ALT+F2 method may not be available on older mainboards with older 
BIOS, in such cases it is necessary to carry out the Boot Disk Method.

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The ALT+F2 Method

1. Download the required BIOS image file from the EPoX website. 

2. Copy or extract the BIOS image file (named xxxxxxxx.bin) to a blank
floppy disk with no bad sectors on it.

3. Restart the machine with the floppy disk in the floppy drive 
When prompted at machine initialization, press ALT+F2 to begin 
performing the flashing of the BIOS. 

4. The BIOS will automatically flash and reboot the machine. 

5. After this, press DEL to enter the BIOS setup and select to "LOAD
OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS". After doing this select to "SAVE & EXIT."

6. Please note that this does not create a backup of the BIOS binary file. 

7. This does not require you to have a bootable floppy disk. 

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The Boot Disk Method

1. Create a bootable floppy disk in accordance with the instructions 
laid out in the manual of your particular operating system. This 
bootable floppy needs to be able to boot to a DOS console capable of
executing normal MS-DOS batch and executable files.

2. Download and extract the xxxxxxxx.EXE file corresponding to your 
model from the EPoX website to the floppy. It will self extract into 
the above listed files.

3. Boot using your DOS floppy disk to the ‘A:\>’ command prompt. At the 
DOS command prompt type: UPDATE

4. The BIOS will automatically flash.

5. Reboot the machine. 

6. After this, press DEL to enter the BIOS setup and select to "LOAD
OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS". After doing this select to "SAVE & EXIT."

Note: During the use of UPDATE a backup of your original BIOS 
date/code will be saved in the same directory as the UPDATE file. It 
will be called ‘OLD.BIN’ and can be used with the restore 
instructions below in case you need to revert back to the original 
BIOS date/code.

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BIOS Restore Instructions

Use of the restore procedure requires the OLD.BIN file created in the 
Boot Disk method procedure above! 

1. Boot using your DOS floppy disk to the ‘A:\>’ command prompt. At 
the DOS command prompt type: RESTORE

2. The BIOS will automatically flash.

3. Reboot the machine. 

4. After this, press DEL to enter the BIOS setup and select to "LOAD
OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS". After doing this select to "SAVE & EXIT." 

5. The system flash is now completed and should now be reverted back 
to the original BIOS date/code.

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BIOS flash failed

If you have access to an old un-accelerated ISA video card, you might 
be able to recover your BIOS. Remove all cards and drives from your 
system, except for the ISA video card and the floppy drive. Then try 
to boot from a system disk (a bootable floppy with only the flash 
programs and corresponding BIOS binary). If you are able to boot to 
the floppy, flash your BIOS according to the directions above. 

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I get out of memory errors when I flash my BIOS! 

On some system configurations, even with a clean boot disk, you will 
get an out of memory error (insufficient memory) when you try to 
flash your BIOS. The solution is simple: Try bypassing the startup 
files by pressing the following keys during startup using you 
bootable floppy disk. Attempt the FLASH again.

DOS 6.2x boot disks - press F5 to bypass. 
WINDOWS 95/98 boot disks - press F8 and select "Safe command prompt." 
Lastly try using a MS-DOS 6.x boot disk. 

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Manual use of the AWDFLASH Utility

Most users will find that our UPDATE and RESTORE batch files can 
accomplish the BIOS flash with the majority of configurations. But if 
you wish to manually use the AWDFLASH utility, below are the most 
common command line usages and parameters.

 Awdflash 7.87d (C)Award Software 2000 All Rights Reserved

 Usage:  AWDFLASH [FileName1] [FileName2] [/<sw>[/<sw>...]]
      FileName1 : New BIOS Name For Flash Programming
      FileName2 : BIOS File For Backing-up the Original BIOS
  <Swtches>
    ?: Show Help Messages
   py: Program Flash Memory               pn: No Flash Programming
   sy: Backup Original BIOS To Disk File  sn: No Original BIOS Backup
   Sb: Skip BootBlock programming         sd: Save DMI data to file
   cp: Clear PnP(ESCD) Data After Programming
   cd: Clear DMI Data After Programming
   cc: Clear CMOS Data After Programming
    R: RESET System After Programming    cks: Show update Bin chksum
 Tiny: Occupy lesser memory
    E: Return to DOS When Programming is done
    F: Use Flash Routines in Original BIOS For Flash Programming
   LD: Destroy CMOS Checksum And No System Halt For First Reboot
       After Programming
 cksXXXX: Compare Binfile CheckSum with XXXX

 Example: AWDFLASH 2a59i000.bin /py/sn/cd/cp/cks2635

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DISCLAIMER

THE SOFTWARE AND BIOS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR 
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, 
NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY 
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL EPOX OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE 
FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES 
FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) 
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE AND BIOS, 
EVEN IF EPOX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF 
LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE 
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. EPoX and its suppliers further do 
not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, 
graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. 
EPoX reserves the right to change specifications or discontinue 
products at any time with no prior warning. EPoX makes no commitment 
to update any BIOS.

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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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