BIG PROBLEM!!! PLEASE HELP!
hey. today i flashed my PcChips M810LMR bios to the latest one and now my computer doesnt boot!!! I tryed clearing the cmos jumper and it still didnt work!!! When it was flashing it, i never got an error, it seemed fine. But when it restarted, from there the comp wont boot. can anyone PLEASE help me!!!
If you have an ISA video card and a backup of your old BIOS give this a shot: removing all cards and and IDE cables with only floppy and ISA video card connected and see if you can flash with backup BIOS.
Good Luck, Mark
i dont have an ISA card or a ISA slot
i heard that i can flash back to the previous file by making a bootable cd and putting the flash file on it and the ami flash utility!
now is that possible and will it work?
Maybe you can get some help here.
that site says to mail my chip and so on... i dont have enough money to do that... isnt there way to fix my bios???
Do you have any video at all?, or nothing.
When attempting to boot, do you see any lights flash on the keyboard, floppy drive, cd rom drive, hard drives?
You may have flashed with the wrong bios, it is very easy to download the wrong bios version because many times, the mother board make and model will stay the same, but the version changes...most motherboard sites will tell you the difference, and to NOT use the bios for the later versions. Quite often this has to do with the chip capacity. When upgrading the options in a bios, a larger capacity chip will be used, then..the older cip, on the older version will not have enough data space to hold the later version bios software.
What bios do you have onhand now to try to reflash to?..same as what you attempted to flash to the first time?
Read your manual, see if it mentions a jumper somewhere that may have something to do with overwriting the bios...many boards have a virus protect deal where a jumper must be moved before the chip can be successfully written to.
Reply to the above, and we'll try something else...are you knowledgeable about the autoexec.bat file, and what it does ?
hmm your reply is long and quite confusing...
when i turn the computer on, the keyboard lights flash and the cdrom lights... the floppy does not. Right now on the motherboard is a AMI bios chip, but I flashed to a AWARD bios
and now nothing is working, no beeps no nothing... I tryed doing the ISA method, but i dont have a ISA slot...
is there anyway I can get my moterboard working again???
P.S: I tryed clearing the cmos by removing the jumper, but it didnt work. ANd the moterboard is called PcChips M810LMR/LR.
First unplug all cables from mainboard except the floppy cable
tack off all cards
that turn on the pc and see if the floppy do someting...
you can try to get a bios chip tack off yours put the new one in the board but do not press i'm down than boot the pc tack off the new chip and put YOurs and flash the old one (in bios you have to say to don't copy de bios to RAM)
Sorry for my English....
drlabel, what do u mean by that???
i unplugged all the IDE calbes except floppy and still the floppy didnt do anything.
So take my bios chip out from the board and then what?
Please do a search in this very same net site you are posting ,"bios recovery guide".
I think drlabel is trying to tell you to borrow a new bios from another identical mother board and then do the "hot swap"??
You can also search the net uisng the term "hot swap bios".
masta_ray01 do you know how to make a pure dos boot disk from a machine running Windows 98?..if so, could you explain here the procedure you would use to do that?
Disconnect all power cables and power supply from your motherboard.
Then carefully pop out the motherboards Lithium Cell ( battery ).
Keep the battery out for approx. two hours.
Insert battery then connect cables and power supply
Make sure you leave new bios chip in during this process.
well I have a friend that has the same motherboard and same bios. If I go ahead and do the hot swap, will I be damaging my friends bios chip??? and whats the chance the it will get mine working?
I have not use the hot swap process myself.My guess is if you can survive the process,then it should work.
If you don't have a steady hand,good eye sight,and most importantly proper tools,then you should not do it.Assuming your bios chips is removable,not soldered on.
You need a chip puller(recommanded)
You need to watch the orientation of the bios chips,usually go by the "dimple"on the chips.
You need common sense not to short out things.
However,at this point,I thinkyou should try again to use a boot disk with autoexec bat.
You do not have a ISA therefore you can not see the process and all you can do is pray and wait??
What about holding down the "end" button before power up?does it help??
Finally,is your board still under warranty?Do the hot swap only when you run out other means.
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