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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 ( 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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