Updating bios without a floppy
Hi Wayne Maxdata my PC supplier said I needed to update my BIOS before I could install my new CPU and I did try to install CPU without it and when PC restarted it went into a loop checking CD drive and floppy drive (which I dont have) to find file A8VNMMAX. The MAX bit I assume has something to do with the fact my PC is a MAXData?
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly.
Your BIOS is determined by your motherboard manufacturer. The exact download location will vary based on the computer and motherboard manufacturer (see Resources).
The motherboard manufacturer will be listed on the first screen of the BIOS near the top of the screen. You can also visit your computer manufacturer's website, such as HP, Dell, or Compaq, and enter your computer make and model for a list of driver and BIOS updates specific to your computer.
Visit the Support section of the manufacturer's website in order to find the update. For instance, most manufacturers offer BIOS updates for floppy disks or other removable media.
Open the folder you just downloaded, if there is a folder. Read this to determine the specific installation instructions for the BIOS upgrade.
Some BIOS upgrades require you to unzip certain files and only place a portion of the downloaded files on your installation media.
If there is only an installation file, copy it to a floppy disk, flash drive or CD.
Restart the computer and press "F12" to access the boot options menu.
(If your computer is already set to boot from your chosen media, you won't have to press F12.) Choose your media from the boot menu to continue. Remove the installation media when prompted and allow the computer to automatically restart.
Gigabyte for example use both rar and 7zip based executables. To copy these to the floppy image execute the following: What you have now is a Free DOS floppy disk image which can be booted by selecting it in the grub boot menu.