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    t00lb0x

    If you ever need to do it from DOS, here is a way to do it. I used Nero to create a bootable cd from a Win98 universal boot floppy. This will create a ram drive when you boot. If you have added the flash utility and new rom to it, you can copy these files to the ram drive, switch to the ram drive and execute the utility.

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    That's ok it's just that he's a little slow on the uptake. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    t00lb0x

    If you ever need to do it from DOS, here is a way to do it. I used Nero to create a bootable cd from a Win98 universal boot floppy. This will create a ram drive when you boot. If you have added the flash utility and new rom to it, you can copy these files to the ram drive, switch to the ram drive and execute the utility.
    Damn bigjack, thats just bloody briliant!!!
    I was trying to think of a way to get rid of my floppy drives!!
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    t00lb0x

    If you ever need to do it from DOS, here is a way to do it. I used Nero to create a bootable cd from a Win98 universal boot floppy. This will create a ram drive when you boot. If you have added the flash utility and new rom to it, you can copy these files to the ram drive, switch to the ram drive and execute the utility.
    Im sorry, I'm lost. Could you please make it a bit more noob friendly? Like what is a Win98 universal boot floppy? Sorry for the dumb questions, I just don't know heh...and what about Qflash, anyone with a Gigabyte mobo know how this is a time saver (the example in the manual is with a different mobo so that worries me a bit)
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    A universal boot floppy contains a series of cdrom drivers that will recognise most cd drives so they will be available to you when you boot into DOS. When you use Nero to make a bootable cd for you, it will ask you where the boot files are and you direct it to the floppy. You can add additional files to it as well before you burn it. You can add DOS based utilities and test apps to it.

    kane2g

    What's funny is that the couple of rigs I've used this on appeared to boot to the A prompt, even though there was no floppy drive in the machine. It didn't present a problem though.

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    so it installs the CDrom drivers so you can auto update the bios?
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    bigjack
    Ive seen all my systems (the ones with 98 anyway) boot to A drive. It happens when I put in the CD and choose "boot from CD", than choose "boot with CD support"
    it shows up as A drive even tho there is no A attached.
    I figured it was a RAMdrive, but now I can do it on my own! ;)

    BTW I always do that to copy the win98 folder and run setup off the harddrive.

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    Been awhile since I loaded 98 on a machine. When it first came out a lot of machines wouldn't boot from cd, even some that had the option in the bios, so I just got in the habit of booting from a floppy when installing 98. Either I never installed it from a cd or I never noticed it at the time that it booted to the a prompt as well.

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