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Hello, I'm trying to update the bios on a Gateway solo 1450 laptop.Ive copied the files to a floppy disc but the computer won't boot with the disc in the drive. The message insists I remove any discs from the drives and press any key to continue. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You


Answers :

There is a quirk in the firmware upgrade: it won't work with floppies formatted in Windows. There should be a README file detailing this.

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?ref=step&st=browse&platform=10022&model=10377&os=&type=

Actually I just downloaded the file and it doesn't detail anything. But seeing the files inside - it's a basic DOS system - I guess that any DOS floppy image will do. So I'm quite confident that you can grab yourself a boot disk here

http://www.bootdisk.com/ ("Driver free disk for BIOS flashing")

and only copy the .EXE file on the boot floppy once you've created it. At that point, follow the Gateway instructions for firmware installation.
You need to make a boot disk then copy the bios files onto the disk if you can not make a boot disk you can go to bootdisk.com and there you can find the correct boot disk for your OS.
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