Re: BIOS Problem

Re: BIOS Problem


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Posted by N8 on December 31, 2003 at 13:22:22:

In Reply to: BIOS Problem posted by Gary Wittenberger on December 29, 2003 at 23:32:23:

Well it sounds as if you either had a bad flash or flash with the incorrect BIOS.

You need to somehow get the correct BIOS image back onto the EEPROM. (EEPROM=memory chip on motherboard that contains BIOS) You will first have to get the CORRECT BIOS image for your motherboard. Didi you save the old BIOS to floppy before flashing? look on the floppy you flash with, since sometime the utility automatically backs the BIOS to floppy. (not always)

Placing the correct bios back on your eeprom can be done via the following methods:

a)Boot block recovery- This is the easiest but is only possible if the Boot Block was npt overwritten during the bad/miss flash.
read about it here: http://www.sysopt.com/articles/recoverbios/index.html

More reading here: http://www.wimsbios.com/HTML1/faq.html

I would Always try this "boot block recovery" method first...you have nothing to lose at this point. ;-)

b)Remove the BIOS chip (eeprom) and Hot-flash the chip in another motherboard.
read here:http://www.benchtest.com/flash.html


c)Remove the BIOS chip (eeprom) and have the chip programmed in an external eeprom programmer. Like this: http://www.heise.de/ct/Redaktion/ea/flasher/flasheng.htm

d)Buy a new chip flashed with the correct BIOS from a site like this: http://www.badflash.com

I hope this helps you! sorry you had a bad flash experience. (you are not alone...believe me)
Happy New Year!
N8





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