BIOS Update Utility for PCG-GR300, GR370, GR390 Notebook [Win2000]

August 21st, 2008 | Tags: , ,

Please read all information thoroughly before installing any files.

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What does this do?

This utility installs the computer system BIOS.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

Model:PCG-GR300, PCG-GR300K, PCG-GR300P, PCG-GR370, PCG-GR370K, PCG-GR370P, PCG-GR390, PCG-GR390K, PCG-GR390P
Operating System(s):Microsoft Windows 2000

Important Notes
  • Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  • Before installing this BIOS revision, you will need to connect a floppy disk drive to the computer and prepare a 3½ floppy disk. For additional assistance, please see Creating a Bootable Floppy Disk for Windows XP BIOS Updates.
  • During the installation of this update, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the SOA7C03NBL.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the SOA7C03NBL.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "BIOS R0227C0 Update Utility - InstallShield Wizard" box, click "Next".NOTE: Several setup boxes will briefly appear as the files are extracted and the computer model is identified. As these processes complete, the boxes will close automatically. The Windows XP BIOS Update Disk Setup will start.
  4. At the "Information" window, insert a blank 3½ floppy diskette into the floppy disk drive (A:) and click "OK".
  5. At the "Creating the CRISIS diskette on drive A:" screen, press "ENTER".
  6. At the "The CRISIS diskette in drive A: is being formatted" screen, press ENTER. Please wait as the floppy is formatted.
  7. At the "Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?" prompt, type in a name (such as BIOSUPD) and press "ENTER".
  8. At the "QuickFormat another (Y/N)?" prompt, press the "N" key and press "ENTER".
  9. Press "ENTER" a second time to continue. Please wait as the BIOS installation files are copied to the floppy disk.
  10. At the "Press any key to continue..." prompt, press "ENTER". Please wait as the BIOS installation disk is made bootable.
  11. At the "Press any key to continue..." prompt, press "ENTER".
  12. At the "CRISIS diskette on drive A: successfully created" screen, leave the floppy disk in the drive and press "ENTER".
  13. At the "InstallShield Wizard Complete" screen, verify that "Yes, I want to restart my computer now" is selected and click "Finish". Be sure to leave the bootable floppy disk with the BIOS files in the floppy drive. As the computer restarts, it will boot from the floppy disk instead of the hard drive. The PhoenixPhlash Utility will start.
  14. At the "Phoenix Phlash Utility" box, press the "Y" key to begin the update process. NOTE: Please wait as the installation of the BIOS will take one to two minutes to complete. Once the installation is complete, the computer will automatically shut down.
  15. Eject the bootable BIOS installation disk from the drive.
  16. Power on the computer.
  17. At the black "SONY" screen, press the "F2" key to enter the BIOS Setup.
  18. At the "PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility" screen, press the "ESC" key.
  19. From the "Exit" menu, press the DOWN ARROW key until "Get Default Values" is highlighted.
  20. Press "ENTER".
  21. At the "Setup Confirmation" box, verify "Yes" is highlighted and press "ENTER".
  22. From the "Exit" menu, verify "Exit (Save Changes)" is highlighted and press "ENTER".
  23. At the "Setup Confirmation" box, verify "Yes" is highlighted and press "ENTER".

After the computer restarts, the installation of the BIOS update is complete.

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