[Pa] Help with BIOS update

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kjdean
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[Pa] Help with BIOS update

Postby kjdean » Sat Oct 04, 2008 14:20

I've just downloaded the FSC file for the BIOS update of my Motherboard M2R-FVM but its just an empty file.I've tried several times but always the same result.

How can I do an update with an empty file?

The serial number for my PC is - deleted -. Its a scaleo Pa X2 4600.I would be grateful is someone could try to download this file and see what they get. Thanks.

Keith

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Re: Help with BIOS update

Postby Northernlight » Sat Oct 04, 2008 21:51

I suspect you're aware that you can't update if you have an "empty" file.

I don't have the same system/motherboard that you are using but if you can provide a link to the BIOS update file you have downloaded, I'll give it a try and see what I get.

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Re: Help with BIOS update

Postby kjdean » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:30

Hello. Thanks for your reply. Heres the link to the BIOS update for my Motherboard.Yes I agree one cannot do an update with an empty file. Apparently I'm not the first to have this problem.

http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Down ... F16082EB3D

Thanks. Keith

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Re: Help with BIOS update

Postby Northernlight » Sun Oct 05, 2008 14:12

Thanks Keith, it's downloaded fine at my end.

There's a lot of empty space in the 1.46MB ISO file, the header is located at position 8000(H), the data is definitely intact.

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Re: Help with BIOS update

Postby kjdean » Sun Oct 05, 2008 22:17

Thanks for your help. Just wondering what you mean by " header is located at position 8000(H)". I'm pretty much a novice in this matter.
Regards. Keith

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Re: Help with BIOS update

Postby Northernlight » Sun Oct 05, 2008 22:47

No probs Keith.

I examined the download to check that it actually contained valid data. The file contains a lot of zero's at the start and end; sandwiched in between is hexadecimal values that make up the BIOS update. The start of the information (bulk non-zero's) start at the hexadecimal offset (from the start of the file) at 8000 so a cursory glance at the raw data might have made the ISO file to appear as invalid/empty (only containing zero's).

Not sure how far you have taken the update process - if you burn the file to a CD using Nero or a similar utility you should be good to go.

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Re: [4600] Help with BIOS update

Postby kjdean » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:48

OK. Thanks for your help.
Regards Keith

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Re: [Pa] Help with BIOS update

Postby kjdean » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:08

Hi. Well I did the update using this iso and it went well until just the end then the progrm froze and I turned the computer off . It started ok and the bios seems to have been updated to the lates from FSC.
Bit of a nerve killer!


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