Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop ?

I want to backup my BIOS to a disk for emergency use.

\015 I want to copy my current BIOS from my Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop, running XP Pro. I have added another HD to the computer, more memory, etc, so my BIOS has been updated to account for that. \015\012\015\012In the event the BIOS becomes corrupted, I want to be able to use that disk containing my current BIOS with an appropriate program to transfer the saved BIOS to my computer and make it operational again.\015\012\015\012I am not familiar with DOS, though with good instructions, I can manage to use fairly simple programs. Can you assist me?\015

Answers :

I've done over 100 bios upgrades / flashes / etc and not once have I ever had any need to restore a backed up bios.

Here's what I found on the net

Hope this helps, it's not a solution per say but honestly it's probably overkill backing up that bios file FYI.

Best of luck!
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