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Default Help Wanted: How to Recover from Failed BIOS Flash Mini-9 - 10-23-2009, 10:45 PM

Hi All

I'm hoping that you folks can help me from a bit of a problem that I'm in.

I flashed my Dell Mini-9 BIOS earlier, I normally flash from DOS but for some reason being lazy I used the windows version.

Ultimately the Mini-9 Locked up and now it wont start.

I have read numerous threads of being able to get the BIOS reflashed from a USB Floppy Disk, and Some mention a USB Flash Key. Since I don't have a USB floppy drive, then could someone please offer me a way of being able to reflash the BIOS from a USB Flash Key (pen drive)

I have seen a few methods, but ultimately I dont seem to have been able to get the methods to work.

A simple step by step method would help, I have downloaded a few things such as the flash file from the Sticky in the board.

Any help very much appreciated.

Shuntfield.

---------- Post added at 11:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:09 PM ----------

I've ordered a Floppy Drive - to pick up tomorrow

I'm guessing the file linked onto this thread:
Dell I910 Mini/Vostro A90 USB Key Drive flashBIOS Utility

Will create the disk for me?

Thanks

Shuntfield
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Default 10-23-2009, 10:48 PM

Are the detailed instructions in the sticky thread Dell I910 Mini/Vostro A90 USB Key Drive flashBIOS Utility not clear enough for you?


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Default 10-24-2009, 11:50 AM

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Are the detailed instructions in the sticky thread Dell I910 Mini/Vostro A90 USB Key Drive flashBIOS Utility not clear enough for you?
Obviously not.

The section at the bottom mentions doing it from a USB floppy disk drive which I didn't have at the time, but I had loads of Memory sticks, the question that I was asking was can I use a flash stick to recover the bios

I bought a Floppy drive this morning and used that - and its back running, thanks for your help.

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Default 10-24-2009, 12:29 PM

No, a flash stick can't be used for this.


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Default 04-08-2014, 07:27 AM

The floppy drive method worked for me. It took a while, but brought my mini 9 back to life.
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