PC utilities forum: Program to fix faulty BIOS

by: exeterjohn December 7, 2008 6:00 AM PST

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Program to fix faulty BIOS

by exeterjohn - 12/7/08 6:00 AM

I am new to this forum but I have been impressed by the helpful responses to some of the posts that I have seen. Hopefully, someone can help me!

I have a laptop labelled IPC TopNote F model 219 whose BIOS is made by Insyde Software, certainly not one of the major BIOS suppliers. It has an 800MHz Intel Celeron processor and currently has 128Mb RAM which I propose to increase. It runs Windows XP Home Edition and there is no problem (as far as I can tell) with loading and running Windows.

The problem is that the BIOS throws out some error messages saying that the save-to-disk function is not working, says to run a file called 0VMAKFIL.EXE and then gives a list of files not run followed by press F1 to continue. It does continue if I do this and sometimes it boots without the error messages. I think the best action is to update the BIOS or to flash it at the very least.

My problem is that Insyde Software does not support individual end users, I can find no trace of the laptop manufacturer IPC on Google and the web page which seems most likely to help (www.wimsbios.com) refers only to the major BIOS suppliers.

Does anyone know of a program which will scan my computer for BIOS and other updates and which is guaranteed to identify a lesser known BIOS like Insyde Software?

I would be very grateful for any help.

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