I tried to flash my BIOS the other day (GA-7IXE4 F7 to F8). I followed all
the instructions to the letter, started to flash, and what should happen? It
froze completely halfway through the process. I let it sit for a good half
hour before I restarted ... but it didn't go any further :(. I think the
floppy disk I used was a dud, and amflash837 doesn't seem to have saved my
old BIOS on the disk either *sigh*. Now all my PC does is try and read the
floppy drive, beep, try and read again, and then sits there beeping twice
repetitiously. I've been told a few things, I could salvage the old BIOS by
putting in an ISA video card??? and it would let me restore. Others have
told me that most motherboards have an "emergency" restore feature where
they'll read the old BIOS from the floppy straight away. I doubt either of
these are true :(. Does anyone have any solutions? I really don't want to
send the board back to Gigabyte...perhpas if I took it back to place of
purchase and "played dumb"? ;-)
Anyhow, thanks for your time, Elliott.
"maestroec" <maes...@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
if nothing else works, try this-updating the BIOS blind.
ok, first off, I will call the update utility AMIFLASH and the BIOS file
newbios.bin . Create a bootable floppy by formatting a disk using the copy
system files only option (not quick or full). Then create a new
autoexec.bat file on the floppy. In the file, place the following command
Notice you will have to change either the filenames or what you write in the
autoexec.bat It should take a while, make sure has stopped for a while
before restarting. The SN and PY are answers to questions. S=save the old
bios, P=program new bios, with respective nos and yes's. Only use this if
nothing else works, I know this works with award bios but im not sure about
"If the art looks crappy, it's really just abstract"
"Garfield J Gibbs" <garfiel...@btinternet.com> wrote in message
Thanks for the help,
"Tim" <netd...@paradise.net.enzed> wrote in message
They are _not_ patches. They are complete images for the roms.
Thanks for everyone's help though :)
On Sat, 26 May 2001 22:27:41 GMT, "Paulio1025" <pauli...@home.com>