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This article discusses the following information about Phoenix ROM BIOS:
Phoenix ROM Versions for WindowsAccording to Phoenix Technologies, if you have a ROM BIOS version dated 1988 or earlier, you should upgrade to a later version to eliminate any possible conflicts or unexplained behavior with Windows 3.0, 3.0a, and 3.1.
Latest Versions of the Phoenix ROM BIOSThe latest version of the Phoenix ROM BIOS for PC/AT clones (80286) is version 3.1. The latest version of the Phoenix BIOS Plus for 80386 machines is version 1.10-xx (where xx is any original equipment manufacturer's [OEM] revision number).
How to Find Phoenix ROM BIOS VersionsTo check the true BIOS date on a machine equipped with Phoenix ROM BIOS, do the following:
The double-date format is the actual true date for the system ROM BIOS. Bits two and three on line 1 and line 2 are taken from each four-bit number. In the above example, the date would be 08/29/89. The date on the third line is the original release or revision date.
To exit the Debug program, at the dash (-) type q and press ENTER. This returns you to an MS-DOS command prompt.
Where to Obtain the Latest Phoenix ROM BIOSFor further information concerning BIOS acquisition or compatibility, contact MicroFirmWare, which provides technical support for Phoenix Technologies.
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Article ID: 89015 - Last Review: September 24, 2011 - Revision: 3.0