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acer power f6 mobo new build error

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hello

i have bought a semi-new system with an old acer power f6 motherboard.

i have the latest bios file, but cannot find how to update it.

when installing a fresh copy of windows xp it seems to run ok, until the first reset.

upon reset, i get error loading operating system message on a black screen.

the hard disk is 250gb sata.

can anybody help?

i looked to update the bios, but cannot find any instructions of how to do this - it appears i need a functioning operating system and can't update it without windows running.

possibly a function key needs pressing on boot?

note the bios currently installed is not the latest version.

i ran a full disk format - not quick - during setup.

tanks for any advice.
 
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System Name Home build desktop PC
Processor AMD socket AM3 PhenomII 965 BE 3.4GHz x4
Motherboard ASUS M5 A97 LE R2.0
Cooling Stock heatsink/fan
Memory Team Elite 4GB DDR3 (1x4GB) 1333Mhz PC3-10600 CL9 With Heatsink
Video Card(s) Asus 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost
Storage Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250 GB
Display(s) Daewoo 37inch 1080i tv
Case AVENGE POWER BLAZE BLACK GAMING ATX
Audio Device(s) Onboard 5.1 - connected to Logitech Z-5500 Digital
Power Supply Sumvision 600w silent
Software Window 7 64bit
#3
yes, thanks

is esettings management a windows app?

we are on a first time setup - or clean install - of windows xp, with a formatted hard drive.

if windows os is required to run the bios updater, then we'd need another option.

however, if the app will self-boot under a dos environment, we are in business.

either way, thanks for the link - if the error gets fixed by altering the physical setup, at least bios can still get updated then.

cheers
 
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#4
yes it needed if not get on gogle and search how to use Afudos for bios updating and put it on a old floppy disk to boot it in DOS