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    AWARD BIOS flash question....

    Whenever you flash your BIOS and it asked you to save your BIOS, first off does it save your BIOS with all the changes you made and secondly, where the hell does it save it? Is it on the CMOS, hard drive or the diskette I use that has the new BIOS update? Someone help me out here...

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    It should save a copy of your old BIOS wherever you flashed it from: A: drive, or a subdirectory on the C: drive. That way you can restore the old BIOS if the new one doesn't work out. Of course it won't help if you totally hose the BIOS and can't boot up at all. If that happens and you have an old ISA video card, you can boot up from the boot-block section of the BIOS and re-flash.
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    Thanks Dave_B, but will all the setting be saved too if I were to restore the BIOS with the old version?

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    I flashed with a saved bios before just for the hell of it and no FSB settings, exc. were saved.
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    Alot of manufacturers when you flash will tell you to load setup defaults or short a CMOS jumper on the motherboard to reset the new bios.

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