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    Hi,
    I have been searching a long time for an upgrade fopr an old bios.
    award bios V 4.51PG: 11/22/2000 693-596B-8671-2A6LGV3HC-00
    Socket 370
    mother board: APOLLO PRO 133 VIA VT82C693A
    Thanks,
    Bendi

  • #2
    Re: bios up grade problem

    Good luck with your search...

    Oh, do you want us to find it for you?
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/index.jsp
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: bios up grade problem

      And another site to search

      http://www.wimsbios.com/index.jsp

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      • #4
        Re: bios up grade problem

        Well guys if it was easy to find I wouldnt have been bothering you..
        These sites dont have this bios upgrade....
        Thanks,
        Bendi
        Last edited by bendi; 10th October 2006, 17:16.

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        • #5
          Re: bios up grade problem

          Did you try award bios upgrade web site

          http://www.esupport.com/biosupgrades/index.cfm
          Arber I. Ibrahimi

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          • #6
            Re: bios up grade problem

            Tried as well.
            No luck.
            Thanks,
            Bendi

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            • #7
              Re: bios up grade problem

              Bendi, why dont you tell us what/where you have tried, otherwise its blind guesses on our part.

              Do you know if there is a newer BIOS available?

              Tom
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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              Scotland

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              • #8
                Re: bios up grade problem

                Tell us also name of mainboard manufacture.
                Arber I. Ibrahimi

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                • #9
                  Re: bios up grade problem

                  From the small amount of digging that ihave done i have found out the following informtaion.

                  Your Motherboard has a Via Apollo Pro Plus (692/596) Chipset
                  Your Motherboard was manufacrtued by a company called VTECH who have now been taken over by PCPartner

                  Now this is all using the page i gave you.

                  Yo may find that you will NOT be able to find any updates as its a crappy board.

                  Are there any markings, writing on the board that may help??

                  The number you have privided is the BIOS string from the screen at bootup.

                  Get us more info if you want more help.

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                  • #10
                    Re: bios up grade problem

                    Yo may also want to look here

                    http://www.esupport.com/global/

                    This will cost you $30 though

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                    • #11
                      Re: bios up grade problem

                      Well I looked jus about any where: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/ http://www.wimsbios.com/index.jsp ,http://www.esupport.com/biosupgrades/index http://www.award.com etc
                      the mother board is: APOLLO PRO 133 VIA VT82C693A
                      The company was purchased by pc partner that dont posses the upgrade.
                      Some back ground: the reason i need the update is that I had xp pro installed on the pc but after i formatted i couldnt install it again.
                      I keep getting stop messeages: irq...page fault etc.
                      I did some homework including browsing to similar problmes in this forum played with the F5 function. doubled checked all the bios configuration and my last resort is to upgrade the bios.
                      Thanks,
                      Bendi

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                      • #12
                        Re: bios up grade problem

                        Bit of a drastic step going for the BIOS m8.

                        Have you checked your memory and HDD for errors??

                        Use Memtest86 to check the memory.

                        http://www.memtest86.com/

                        Use the manufacturers disk to check your drive. If you tell me what it is i'll geta link for you.

                        Personally i would go with faulty memory.

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                        • #13
                          Re: bios up grade problem

                          Hi,
                          Checked and all is well.
                          I tried insytalling on nother h.d but recieved the same errors.
                          Thanks,
                          Bendi

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                          • #14
                            Re: bios up grade problem

                            Originally posted by bendi
                            Hi,
                            Checked and all is well.
                            I tried insytalling on nother h.d but recieved the same errors.
                            Thanks,
                            Bendi
                            Have you checked you XP media??

                            What happens if you partition the drive then try running the install from the HDD??

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