BIOS FLASHING INSTRUCTIONS The following instructions explain how to flash the system BIOS of your PC. These instructions apply to the HP flasher called HPINIT CONTENTS 1. Creating the BIOS installation diskette 2. Flashing the BIOS 3. Switches 4. DOS ErrorLevel 5. Making the diskette's label 1. CREATING THE BIOS INSTALLATION DISKETTE a. Create a system diskette b. Copy the contents of this directory onto this diskette: copy *.* A: (Assuming that your diskette drive is A:) 2. FLASHING THE BIOS a. Insert the BIOS installation diskette into the A: (B:) drive b. Boot the PC from the diskette to ensure a clean boot. c. Launch the flashing command by typing from A: (B:) the following command: Flash 3. SWITCHES (FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY) By default, the HP6INIT.EXE utility flashes the first binary file matching the name convention found in the directory. It asks the user to confirm the flashing procedure. It verifies that the version to be flashed is newer that the current one. It asks for the password if necessary and halts the system till the user presses a key to reset. This normal flashing procedure can be altered using switches after the HP6INIT.EXE command : /B: Specifies that the HP6INIT utility will allow the system not to reboot upon completion of the flashing procedure. /LXX: The value XX defines the language used for the HP6INIT user interface and if the parameter "/N" is not present, it also specifies the language of the binary file to be flashed. Otherwise, HP6INIT will display its screen in English and attempt to flash a binary file with the specified language code. Code Language DA or DN Danish NE or DT Dutch US or EN English FI or FN Finnish FR French GR German IT Italian NO or NR Norwegian SP Spanish SW Swedish /M: Indicates that the HP6INIT utility should run in "manufacturing" mode, i.e. without any keyboard entry (except if a password is present, then it is required to enter it to proceed with the flashing). /N"XyyyyyZZ.BIN": Forces the name of the binary file to be flashed. "X" represents the type of machine, "yyyyy" is the version number and "ZZ" the language code. /Pxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Allows to enter the password on the command line. The HP6INIT.EXE utility is then able to flash without waiting for the user to enter it during the flashing procedure. This is designed to be used in conjunction with the "/M" switch on system with password requiring to be flashed without user interaction. "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" represents the scan codes of the password. /V: Disables the test for the version. Without it, if HP6INIT determines that the version of the EPROM content is newer than the one of the binary file, it refuses to flash. 4. DOS ERRORLEVEL When HP6INIT utility exits with an error, it doesn't reboot even the "/B" switch is not present. In this case, HP6INIT provides an error which can be tested with the DOS "ERRORLEVEL" command. The errors are as follow: 0 No error occurred 1 HPINIT executable is corrupted (bad CRC) 2 HP6INIT doesn't recognize this machine 3 Bad argument detected 4 Error when reading the binary file (specified file not found, or bad version) 5 The binary file is corrupted (bad CRC or bad length) 6 Bad password 7 A write error occurred during the flash process 8 Not enough memory for the binary file storage 9 Reserved 10 Escape key pressed 11 Bad BIOS version (use /V switch) 12 Emm386.exe detected 13 Reserved to Etherlite386 with 16Mb ram. 5. MAKING THE DISKETTE'S LABEL Texts to be written on diskette's label are given in the attached "disk.txt" file in the following fields: * Title * Subtitle * Version * Copyright 1 * Copyright 2 Example : * Title=HP VL4 5/xx (S3 Trio 765 64V+) * SubTitle=OS/2 Warp video driver,disk 1/2 * Version=1.573 * Copyright1=Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard Co. 1996 * Copyright2=Copyright (c) S3,Incorporated 1995 ------------------------- | | | \ | | | | | | | | | |____________| | | | | --------------------- | | | Title | | | | | | | | Subtitle Version | | | | | | | |Copyright 1 | | | |Copyright 2 | | | | | | | --------------------- | ---------------------------Download Driver Pack
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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