Bios Upgrade for Sony VAIO Desktop PCV-RX1

This update program allows you to upgrade the BIOS. Please follow the instructions carefully to avoid any problems during the downloading and installation procedure.

1. Download Instructions:

  1. Prepare a new folder in theC:\directory to place the file downloaded from the web - Name itDownloadfolder.
  2. Download theBios Upgradefile for your VAIO model into theDownloadfolder.
  3. When the download is completed - 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. How to create a bootable floppy in Windows XP:

  1. Start your VAIO.
  2. Once you are at the Windows XP desktop, openWindows Explorer.
  3. Insert a blank floppy into the floppy disk drive of your VAIO.
  4. Select the floppy drive letter (A:) in the left pane ofWindows Explorer.
  5. Right-click and selectFormat.
  6. SelectCreate an MS-DOS Startup Disk.
  7. ClickStartand then click OK - The formatting process begins.
  8. Once the floppy disk is formatted, a message appearsFormat Complete -Click OK.
  9. ClickClose.

3. How to extract the BIOS update file:

  1. Browse to the newly createdDownloadfolder.
  2. Double-click theETH1003.exefile.
  3. TypeA:in theUnzip to folderfield.
  4. Make sure that theOverwrite files without promptingoption is enabled.
  5. ClickUnzipand then click OK.
  6. ClickClose.

4. BIOS update instructions:

Important Notice :

  • Before starting please assure that your VAIO is connected to the external power source using the correct power cable.
  • Do not remove the power adapter or the BIOS update floppy from the floppy disk drive while the BIOS upgrade is in process.
  • Do not stop the BIOS upgrade procedure while in progress.
  • Not following any of the above, could severely damage your system!!
  1. Start your VAIO.
  2. Once you have booted into the Windows XP desktop, insert the BIOS upgrade floppy disk and then shut down and restart your VAIO.
  3. After restarting your VAIO, a screen appears asking you if you wish to proceed with the BIOS upgrade - Press theBkey if you wish to proceed, press theCkey if you want to cancel this program.
  4. Press theBkey - The BIOS upgrade begins.
  5. When the upgrade is completed, remove the BIOS upgrade floppy disk and press any key to restart.

5. How to check the BIOS version

  1. Start your VAIO Desktop computer.
  2. When the Sony logo appears, press F2 to enter theBIOS Setup.
  3. Check that the BIOS version is1003in the BIOS Setup.
  4. PressF10to exit the BIOS setup and then press ENTER - Your computer restarts.



  • ETH1003.exe


  • 32 bit


  • 245 Kb

Kibocsátás dátuma

  • 29-11-2001