2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk Asus prime Asus M3A78

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Chapter 2: BIOS setup

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2.1 

Managing and updating your BIOS

Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk in 

case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using 

the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.

Chapter 2

BIOS information

2.1.1 

Creating a bootable floppy disk

Create a bootable floppy disk using a different computer.

To create a bootable floppy disk:
1. 

Insert a formatted, high density 1.44MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.

2. 

Follow the instructions based on your system environment.

DOS environment

 

a.  At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.

Windows

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 XP environment

 

a.  From the Windows

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 desktop, click Start > My Computer.

 

b.  Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.

 

c.  Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy window   

 

appears.

 

d.  Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,  

 

 

then click Start.

Windows

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 Vista environment

 

a.  From the Windows

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 desktop, click 

 > Computer.

 

b.  Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the Format 3 1/2    

 

Floppy dialog box.

 

c.  Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.

 

d.   Click Start.

2. 

Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk.