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how do i create a blind flash boot disk for an ati card?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by parkie, 9 Sep 2008.

  1. parkie

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 450

    Location: Lincoln

    I'm messing around with bioses on my old X1950pro and I want to make a boot disc that'll do a blind flash if I happen to get something wrong. I've read that it includes editing autoexec.bay and putting it on a floppy with the original bios. but what I need to know is what do I put in autoexec.bat and also what other files need to be on the disk for it to automatically boot and then go straight to flashing the vga bios and then reboot.

    hopefully someone out there can answer this as google has been a bit fuzzy for me on this topic

    cheers

    p
     
  2. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,836

    Location: UK

    Do you have a flash drive its a lot easier than a floppy?

    Anyway extract the original bios of you haven't already, gpu-z works a treat.

    On a boot disk flash/floppy, put the bios file e.g. master.rom and the program Atiflash.exe

    In the Autoexec.bat use the command line.

    atiflash -p -f 0 master.rom

    or you can test it with the line

    atiflash -i

    which will just identify the card.
     
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2008
  3. parkie

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 450

    Location: Lincoln

    cheers mate, it worked a treate

    p