How to Make a Boot CD for the Phoenix BIOS

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How to Make a Boot CD for the Phoenix BIOS
Create a bootable CD for a Phoenix BIOS upgrade. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

As PC makers have long stopped making system-built floppy disk drives, booting to a CD drive to flash a new BIOS, or perform system maintenance, is a welcomed convenience. Learn how to employ a simple utility known as "Clean Boot CD" to enable the construction of a tailored and bootable CD that may be used for flashing the BIOS, or deploying and maintaining applications that need a cleanly-booted system.

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Things you need

  • Window PC or laptop
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • Blank CDR/CDRW

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  1. 1

    Download and install Clean Boot CD 2.0, using the link found in the "Reference" section. Remember the installation directory selected during the package extraction.

  2. 2

    Add the unpacked Phoenix BIOS update file for the target BIOS version to the folder "CDs\clean\bootdisk\" found under the Clean Boot CD 2.0 installation directory selected in step 1.

  3. 3

    Insert a blank CD into your CD-ROM drive, once you complete customising the "CDs\clean\bootdisk\" folder.

  4. 4

    Run the command "build-clean.cmd" provided by Clean Boot CD 2.0 to build your ISO image and burn a bootable image to your blank CD.

  5. 5

    Boot the PC or laptop targeted for BIOS upgrade using the CD created in step 4. Ensure that the CD-ROM is selected as a boot device and is listed before the hard-drive in the boot order.

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