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Bios Upgrade R0228U0 for Sony VAIO notebook computers.

  • PCG-FX403

This update program allows you to upgrade the BIOS of your VAIO: In doing so, it will resolve intermittent booting issues.

Please follow the instruction carefully to avoid any improper problem during the downloading and installing process.

1. Download instructions:

  1. Prepare a new folder to place a file downloaded from the web. Name itDownload.
  2. Download theBios Upgradefile into theDownloadfolder. (2,399 KB)
  3. When the download is complete - ClickStart, point toProgramsand clickWindows Explorer.
  4. ClickViewand selectDetailsto check the size of the driver - If the size is the same, your downloading was successfully completed.
  5. If the size is different, delete the file you have downloaded and proceed with the download again.

2. Installation instructions:

Create the Flash Floppy disk
  1. Browse toC:\Download
  2. Double-click theR0228U0_upg.exefile.
  3. ClickNext.
  4. Insert a blank floppy disk into the floppy disk drive of your VAIO.
  5. Press any key to continue.
  6. PressNand ENTER.
  7. Press any key to continue.
  8. ClickFinish.
  9. Shutdown your VAIO completely.
BIOS update instructions:

Before starting please ensure that your VAIO is connected to the external power source using the AC adapter.Do not remove the power or the floppy from the FDD while the BIOS update is in process.
Do not stop the BIOS update procedure while in progress.
Not following any of the above, could severly damage your system!

  1. Once you are back at the Windows XP desktop, insert a blank floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.
  2. Restart your VAIO - A screen appears asking you:Do you want to update the BIOS [Y/N].
  3. Press theYkey - The BIOS upgrade process begins.
  4. When this process is done the system will automatically shutdown.
  5. Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive of your VAIO.
  6. Start your VAIO.
  7. When Sony Logo appears, pressF2to enter the BIOS Setup.
  8. Confirm that theBIOS VersionisR0228U0in the BIOS Setup.
  9. PressF10to exit the BIOS setup - Press ENTER to confirm - Your VAIO will restart.

File Info

File Name

  • R0228U0_upg.exe

File architecture

  • 32 bit

File Size

  • 2.29 Mb

Release Date

  • 28-12-2001
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