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Recover from BIOS failure
Orange Oct-08-01 02:32 AM
Hi Larry I have an old PC which wanted to clean and reinstall.The motherboard is an ASUS P/1-P55TP4XEG (socket 7) I wanted to pflash the BIOS and install the latest one from ASUS however I missread the I for a 1 when I had to tell it the new BIOS and now I receive all sorts of errors including "BIOS ROM checksum errors"I try to redo the BIOS but the numerical keys on my keyboard dont work which I need to select option 2. I cant get very far in the start up.
Do you have any suggestions as I wanted to sell this PC and now I can see my $$ floating out the window.

1. RE: Recover from BIOS failure
lbyard Oct-09-01 06:21 PM
In response to message 0
Most of the flash programs can be done from the command line with flags that bypass the menus. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/11.htm for an example. Typing the flash program command at the DOS prompt followed by /? May reveal the syntax and flags; e.g.,
A:\>awdflash /?
First, you might want to try clearing the BIOS (http://duxcw.com/faq/cmos/cmos.htm) with the Clear BIOS jumper on the motherboard. That may fix it if in fact no BIOS was uploaded when you attempted to flash it. It may also make the problem worse if something was uploaded. Larry

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