I have a laptop (Amilo A16676) that I recently got as a present from a friend. The Laptop has an American Megatrends BIOS (Amibios): v1.06c (BIOS) and v1.06 (EC).
Now, I'd like to upgrade the BIOS with a new version, but it seems that isn't gonna be so easy.
Amercian Megatrends makes me use the BiosAgentPlus tool, to determine which version I need, and eventually do the update.
The Program seems to go scan the computer for capabilities and runs a few tests, and this is where it fails for me: once the program does the "large hard drive support" test, it stops, becomes unresponsive and just sits there. Mouse pointer doesn't move, no reaction from key presses. I have to manually reboot the computer by cutting off power (it doesn't react on pressing the power button for several seconds).
When I'm not trying to fiddle around with the BIOS, the laptop works fine, otherwise.
Where can I download BIOS versions, so I can flash them manually? I'd simply flash it like that, without the extra scanning tool, which only works on Windows anyway.