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Defective BIOS chip?
huib Sep-27-01 03:55 PM
I have a MS 6167 motherboard and a major problem.
The BIOS chip seems to be corrupted. The system was first stating there was a BIOS checksum error. Removing the battery for a short while cleared the settings but did not solve the problem of the "bios checksum error".

Flashing the BIOS did not improve its behaviour: in fact, it made the problem worse. I cannot boot the system anymore. It locks up after saying there is a 750 MHz Athlon processor on board.

The system always worked fine, I never fiddled with the hardware.

Can you please give me some advice on where to get a new BIOS chip?

Best regards,
Huib van Mierlo,
The Netherlands.

1. RE: Defective BIOS chip?
lbyard Sep-27-01 04:21 PM
In response to message 0
Did you clear the BIOS again (battery or jumper) after flashing motherboard? Larry

2. RE: Defective BIOS chip?
huib Sep-28-01 02:09 PM
In response to message 1
Yes I did.

It made no difference.

3. RE: Defective BIOS chip?
lbyard Sep-28-01 02:41 PM
In response to message 2
You may want to try solution 1 at http://www.wimsbios.com/HTML1/faq.html#q9. Larry

4. RE: Defective BIOS chip?
huib Sep-29-01 03:11 PM
In response to message 3
:-) Hi Larry,

This is definitely a great advice. I found the website: it appears to be possible to buy a new chip or have my own one reprogrammed at KSI in Germany. It is not even expensive: about $13.
If it works, I'll let you know!

Thanks again!


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