looking for the BIOS boot disk

Anyone know where I can get a BIOS file for a Pavilion a225c (DF281A) that creates a bootable floppy/CD? The only BIOS file, I have found you have to install Windows, but my problem is preventing me to start Windows.

I could also use a diagnostic boot disk, available on-site diagnostic tests require also Windows installation. If someone is able to point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.


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