readme.txt Driver File Contents (NT94510J0052.exe)

Information and Instructions about this download file

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File Description: Cortez Motherboard BIOS
Revision: NT94510J.15A.0052
Operating System: All Operating Systems
Driver Part Number: NT94510J0052
Date: 09/15/2005
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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 NT94510J0052 BIOS for the Intel(r) NT94510J (Cortez) motherboard.  All previous updates are superseded by this update.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 F1 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 NT94510J.xxx.xxxx (where x is variable characters).  The BIOS prefix NT94510J is constant and specifically identifies the correct motherboard.

3.  If the BIOS prefix is NT94510J, 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 F1 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 NT94510J.xxx.xxxx (where x is variable characters).  The BIOS prefix NT94510J is constant and specifically identifies the correct motherboard.

4.  If the BIOS prefix is NT94510J, this is the correct BIOS update for your motherboard.  Press F10 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-clicked the BIOS update file (NT94510J0052.exe), the needed files self-extract and copy into the C:\Cabs\NT94510J0052 folder on the hard drive.

2.  From the Start menu, click Run.

3.  In the Run dialog box, type: C:\Cabs\NT94510J0052\NT94510J.15A.0052.EB.EXE.  Click OK.

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

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

6.  In the Finish and Reboot dialog box, perform the following steps.

 a.  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.
 b.  Click Finish. 

7.  Wait for the process to complete the reboot sequence.

Note: The computer 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.  

8.  The Intel(r) Express BIOS Update dialog box states that the Express BIOS update has completed successfully.  Click OK.

9.  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, reset BIOS options to default values (press the F9 key), and then save and exit (press F10) the BIOS Setup Utility.


Removal

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


Troubleshooting

If the Intel Express BIOS appears to work but does not actually change the BIOS version in the BIOS Setup Utility, perform the steps in the Installation section of this document again, but make the following change to Step 3: Type:  
C:\Cabs\NT94510J0052\NT94510J.15A.0052.EB.EXE ľa mb.  The additional command line switch loads the module defaults.  

When the computer restarts, if the CD/DVD drive is not recognized, restart the computer, enter the BIOS Setup Utility, and then reset to the BIOS defaults.  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.  


Reasons for Update

Updated ICH7 RAID option ROM.
Fixed issue where BIOS was not detecting CMOS battery failure.


Applicable Part Numbers

Motherboards: WMEOEMD945GCZG1, 104572 

Computer Models:

DX300 Series:

1008555 - Gateway DX300X Desktop Computer
1008556 - Gateway DX300MC Desktop Computer
1008558 - Gateway DX300S Desktop Computer

GT Series:

5394 - Gateway GT5012 Media Center Computer
5395 - Gateway GT5014 Media Center Computer
5401 - Gateway GT5012H Desktop Computer
5402 - Gateway GT5014H Media Center Computer
5427 - Gateway GT5016E Media Center Computer
5428 - Gateway GT5016H Media Center Computer
5430 - Gateway GT3020M Desktop Computer
5454 - Gateway GT5018E Media Center Computer
5485 - Gateway GT5020J Desktop Computer
5487 - Gateway GT5022J 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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