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BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
06-13-2012, 04:28 PM
Post: #1
BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
Hi all,

I've posted the query below on a number of sites (SB being just one).
So have any of you guys got a solution??
this is a real head scratcher i know but think of it as someone telling you:


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Quote:I've gotten my hands on yet another PC to torture. I want to flash the BIOS as i don't really give a shit with this one if i fry the M/B.
My question is:

Is it possible to back-up/copy the BIOS to disk or USB before i flash it. What i mean is, can i back it up before i start the flashing process rather than start it in the hope of being given the option to back it up before the flashing process is initiated.

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06-13-2012, 05:03 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
do you have any special bios settings you need to reload?

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06-13-2012, 05:16 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
(06-13-2012 05:03 PM)stormium Wrote:  do you have any special bios settings you need to reload?

Nope. A bog standard BIOS save to disk.

i'm getting some very interesting replies on this from different forums and it's 50/50 if it can be done. i.e. a generic save BIOS to disk V's you need the model/make/etc as it's M/B specific.

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06-13-2012, 05:27 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
certain boards will let you do what you are trying to do... but the vast majority won't. if you still have a serial printer, you can back it up that way.

usually, on a board, you can always revert back to the stock settings either thru the menu or by just popping out the battery.

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06-13-2012, 05:59 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
(06-13-2012 05:27 PM)stormium Wrote:  certain boards will let you do what you are trying to do... but the vast majority won't. if you still have a serial printer, you can back it up that way.

usually, on a board, you can always revert back to the stock settings either thru the menu or by just popping out the battery.

The battery works to a point...... As does switching the jumpers (As i call them). But when the shit hits the fan with a BIOS flash. I'd like to be able to pop in a disk knowing that "all will be okay".

Also, in my experience, if you've a problem with a flash, and you kill the power in any way,shape or form. You've got a very expensive paper weight Smile

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06-13-2012, 06:06 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
are you wondering what to do if you screw up or just wanting to know if you can back up a bios?

why not just find a 'free' bios editor that will let you copy the settings?

better yet, just google the board info and download the settings.

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06-13-2012, 06:08 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
It's a combination of both Stormy.
Insurance against disaster and assurance that all can be brought back to how it was Smile

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06-13-2012, 07:45 PM
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RE: BIOS Back-UP Before "Flashing".
some M/B need a Flasher kit to do the job, but bios backup is applicable and can be done

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