Contents of the READ.ME file
USING GETBIOS TO GET A COPY OF YOUR BIOS
P.O. Box 5700
Eugene, OR 07405
The program GETBIOS.EXE can be used to obtain a copy of a system's BIOS
as a disk file. GETBIOS was written for the sole purpose of diagnosing
system incompatiblities; no representation or warranties are made for any
To obtain a "clean" copy of your system BIOS, prepare a boot diskette by
using the DOS command:
Then copy GETBIOS.EXE onto the diskette:
COPY GETBIOS.EXE A:
And add a short AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
echo GETBIOS MYBIOS 128>A:AUTOEXEC>BAT
Re-boot your system using this diskette. After GETBIOS has completed
its activities, reboot your system normally. The file called MYBIOS
on the diskette will have the image of your system's BIOS.
The general forms of the GETBIOS commands are:
The first form writes 64K from the top of conventional memory (segment F000)
to the indicated file.
The second form writes the number of K indicated by from the top
of conventional memory to the indicated file.
The third form write the number of K indicated by from the segment
indicated by the hexadecimal number to the indicated file.
Up to 1,024K can be "dumped" to a file in this fashion.
This document and GETBIOS, Copyright 1992, Sydex
All Rights Reserved.