2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk Asus prime Asus M3A78

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Chapter 2: BIOS setup



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


Creating a bootable floppy disk

Create a bootable floppy disk using a different computer.

To create a bootable floppy disk:

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


Follow the instructions based on your system environment.

DOS environment


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



 XP environment


a.  From the Windows


 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   




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



then click Start.



 Vista environment


a.  From the Windows


 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.


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