Re: Bios update for gemlight 486sps motherboard

Re: Bios update for gemlight 486sps motherboard


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Posted by Henry on February 10, 2002 at 11:22:28:

In Reply to: Bios update for gemlight 486sps motherboard posted by Drewpy on February 09, 2002 at 10:46:33:

: Hopefully someone out there knows where to get a free bios flash for this motherboard.Alegedely the HD crashed,but i'm not so sure as i've tried auto detecting and manually putting in 3 different hard drives in cmos(one as old as 10-2-96)and all i get is hard disk fail(80) or when i go past that to fdsik it says error comunicating with drive c:.Is it possible that the bios will not even recognize a HD that is only one year older than the bios?It's an Award bios dated 1995.Would the cmos battery being dead cause this to happen?It saves the settings i put into cmos and keeps the correct time and date so i'm doubting it's the cmos battery.HEEEEELP Please!Thanks in advance,Drewpy


Correct date and time says the CMOS battery is OK. If a virus attack you couldn't get into CMOS Setup, so - it sounds like something between the BIOS and the HDD - NOT the BIOS, NOT the HDD (try the HDDs in another PC if in doubt). That leaves the cable, the connection quality (bent pin anyplace?) and - the most likely - the onboard IDE function has probably failed (but TRY a known good cable).

If onboard IDE is dead - is the board still under warranty? If not, consider an IDE card (ATA/66) or a new mainboard.

Good Luck,
Henry



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