Hi all. I have a problem, I am trying to flash the bios on a computer but am not able to due to the downloaded bios update utilities from the mb's site.
Quick backround info first:
the computer was brought to me dead as in won't boot into the os. Kept rebooting after selecting any of the os boot options (start normal, safe mode, ect). Thought it was just an os error and tried to reinstall the os but when it asked to boot from the cd rom the computer just sat there doing nothing. Double checked all bios options and all seems fine. I tried switching out all hardware (hard drive, psu, ram, sata cables, cdrom) to eliminate everything and had the same results. Also onboard everything so no video cards, ethernet cards, ect.
It won't even boot on a hard drive that was swapped in that has a fresh os installed on it. I tried resetting the bios through the jumper and removing the battery with no avail.
That is what leads me to believe that it may be a corrupted bios and maybe a fresh bios flash could cure the problem. Although here is where I am stuck, after downloading the latest bios from the manufacturer of the computer they only give you 2 options to flash it, one is using a program called Winflash on the default vista os and the other is to flash it using dos. I can't use winflash as I am unable to boot into the os, and am unable to figure out how to do it with dos.
They say to execute DFB.Bat in dos but is gives me a bad command error. I am using a dos boot disk for this. I thought that the problem may be they didn't update their info reguarding the file name for that bios release since there was no file called DFB.bat in what was downloaded. The only file that did not have winflash in the name was "W7326AAE.10F", not sure but I think that may be the new bios. Any ideas on how to proceed with the dos flash?
Side note. also contacted Acer with this issue and they more or less told me to piss off as it is out of warranty, love their customer support.
Computer in question - Acer Aspire T671 desktop.
thanks in advance,