|This package updates the basic input-output system (BIOS) on select Aptiva and NetVista 2194 and 2197 systems as well as select IBM PC300 (Type 6344) systems using the SiS 630 chipset.|
The BIOS is programming that controls low-level hardware operations, including interactions with diskette drives, hard disk drives, and the keyboard. The BIOS is stored on a chip. Your computer uses flash BIOS, which can be updated through a program on a flash diskette so that you do not have to replace the BIOS chip to update the BIOS.
NOTE: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS.
Print this file so that you can refer to it during the installation.
|Automatically detect this system's BIOS version|
The following link will open a new, smaller window showing the BIOS version on the system you are using. If you are looking for a BIOS for this system, compare the version listed in the new window with the version in the "File details" section above to see if you have the latest BIOS for your machine.
NOTE: It may take some time to gather this system's BIOS version. No information will be collected by IBM. This button will only work with Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP.
If this returns a BIOS version beginning with PUKT, then click here to obtain the proper BIOS for your system.
Click here to obtain instructions for extracting a diskette image or if you are extracting this image under Microsoft Windows NT 2000, or XP.
Downloading the update
Installing the update
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