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I am trying to create a bootable CD or bootable USB flash drive from which to run a Dell bios update.

It seems I keep getting close but then something fails.
For example, I followed these instructions but after a few seconds the Windows 98 splash screen stops moving and nothing happens.
I've tried FreeDos on a usb flash drive, but I get "Bad or missing command interpreter". I tried one suggestion from the FreeDos site but nothing changed.

I need the boot disk to downgrade from bios A12 to A09 to hopefully solve my battery charging problems. This is a known fix.

EDIT: The battery level is too low, and the bios update won't work unless the battery is at least 10% charged. Running the bios update from a boot disk with the /forceit command line argument is supposed to get around this

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I gave the laptop (it is out of warranty, but with the cause being water damage the warranty would most probably be void anyway) to a repair shop and they want $349 to attempt a repair or $149 to replace it with a new one (this does not include the cost of a new motherboard).

I was looking for one on ebay, however I am not sure if it will be compatible with my configuration.

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Then at re-boot I accessed the boot menu and ran a PSA Diagnostic and received the following error code while scanning the processor memory:

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I have installation disks as follows:

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Reason for this is to flash your BIOS the safer way.

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First of all get the package here

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Go into the folder.

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