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02-10-2009 05:52 PM - edited 02-10-2009 05:53 PM
02-10-2009 06:20 PM
I found one comment that mentions that the AWD utility should only be ran under pure DOS and recommends DR-DOS (Free):
You may want to throw these files onto a bootable disc or thumb drive and then run the utility.
Also... inside the RTF that is packaged with the BIOS updates is this: "
Updates AWDFLASH to v115M for MXIC SPI Flash Support."
I wish you the best.
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03-02-2009 08:02 PM
11-26-2009 03:44 PM - edited 11-26-2009 03:50 PM
I had the same problem 2 days ago! So like most I started lurking the web! Maaaaan was I scared cause I do Computer Repair from my house and I always update the BIOS just to keep it up to date! Some BIOS updates (like the one for this "Compaq Presario SR5023WM") have some good enhancements. Well after this situation, NO MORE BIOS UPDATES FOR ME! Unless of course they ask me too then I'll let them know the delicacy in this procedure...
What i did for the "Presario SR5023WM"...
Installed a floppy drive and booted off a floppy disk.
I created an MS-DOS startup disk (Start, My Computer, Right Click Floppy Disk Drive, Click Format & Check off "Creat an MS-DOS startup disk")
For that certain model I added "awdflash & ivy5.14" to the floppy disk after it was finished creating the MS-DOS startup disk. After that was done and created I popped the floppy disk into the "SR5023WM". The computer read it under A:\ I typed "awdflash ivy5.14" (With the space in between awdflash & ivy5.14, Without quotation marks) after that it flashed the bios and at the end you hit enter to restart your computer.
Man was I happy to see that Windows Vista startup screen!
AWDFLASH & IVY5.14 - http://www.sendspace.com/file/uu682n
If you have any questions on that specific model PC my E-Mail is
Compaq Presario SR5023WM
: Downgraded* : Windows Vista *32bit
Mother Board Model #: M2N68-LA
12-28-2012 05:16 PM
Hi all. I am having the same problem! Argh and I'm not a techy. I load the disc that is Windows 7 64-bit repair. and the screen says found cdrom, try to Boot from it... Pass then says Automatic Load AWDFLASH.EXE ..... but I don't know what to do from here. I have the disc that I was prompt to make that had to be labeled Drive 1 and I have all the recovery discs that I made from the pc, but I don't know what else to do from getting the screen with Automatic Load AWDFLASH.EXE. It doesn't go any further than that and I can't type anything in or do anything but shut it down from holding the power button in and then I have to put the same repair disc back in after I restart it cause it states the BIOS ROM checksum error message. Any help is greatly appreciated!