has ACPI/BIOS error showing in event viewer:
this system has original BIOS version and there is an updated one available that may fix this.
I would like to update the BIOS but this laptops floppy and CDROM drives are broken and do not function. ive downloaded the BIOS update and the readme says it can be installed at the comman prompt but not inside windows:
Version 8.20 07-26-2001
* A change was made to correct a problem that some PC cards with a single spec for 16 bit and 3.3VDC may malfunction.
Version 8.10 06-30-2000
* Power management controlling power consumption and temperature has been improved.
Version 8.00 02-08-2000
* A change was made to support Windows 2000.
* Corrected a problem when running Windows 2000. If VGA segment address was set to E4000h, a blue screen error would occur.
* Corrected a problem while running the HCT test. In the ACPI test, the CPU Throttle subtest would result in a false error.
* When copying a file from a 120MB FDD, using a Super Disk (LS-120), while running Windows 95/98, and then attempting to open that file under DOS mode, caused files, in excess of 50MB, to be corrupted.
* Corrected a problem where having the "USB Legecy=Enabled" set in the BIOS, and entering the "Pause" key several times caused the key to repeat on it's own.
* Corrected a problem when the Power ON/OFF was set to Enable, and system goes into Hibernation with the LCD panel closed. If an AC Adaptor was connected after opening the display panel, the computer would "wake up" on it's own.
* Corrected a problem of installing a driver from the FDD. Installing a driver was impossible when a new device was detected during Windows 98 installation.
* Corrected a problem of the computer hanging at the Toshiba Logo during boot up.
* Corrected a problem using the Chicony USB keyboard. When attempting to close Windows 98, and choosing DOS Mode reboot, typing on the keyboard was impossible.
3) RUN CHGBIOSA.EXE AT THE COMMAND PROMPT
The CHGBIOSA program is designed to be run from the MS-DOS command
prompt. It cannot be run in a DOS box inside of Windows 3.x, Windows 9x,
OS/2 or other operating systems. It also will not run if a Memory Manager,
like EMM386, is loaded. The CHGBIOSA program can be run from a
floppy disk, hard drive, or PCMCIA drive. However, you will need a floppy
diskette (high or low density) in your A: drive at the time the CHGBIOSA
program is run.
When the CHGBIOSA program is executed by itself, it will prompt you
to specify where the BIOS image file, BIOFC10T.COM is located. Enter
the complete path and file name. Example: C:\1259V82\BIOFC10T.COM.
If your path for BIOFC10T.COM is anywhere other than the root directory
of the A: drive (A:\BIOFC10T.COM), CHGBIOSA will copy the BIOS image
file from its current location to the root directory of A: drive.
Optionally, the CHGBIOSA program can also be run from a single command
which includes the path to the BIOFC10T.COM file.
Example: CHGBIOSA C:\1259V82\BIOFC10T.COM
how do i do this? can it be done with grub4dos somehow or other?
A: drive is not working, accessing it pops up a prompt to format every floppy inserted and if you try that, it has error "unable to complete the format"