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How do you recover a failed update to an Award BIOS?

The system just restarts every 5 seconds or so from poweron, and doesn't seem to care if there's a floppy in the drive.



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Jul. 25th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
Hmm, it must be something else... is the heatsink fan plugged on OK?
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
It's fine and has been for months. I flashed the BIOS update, which went fine, and then hit f1 to reboot as the tool said, then the system just restarts every 5 seconds and doesn't bother searching for a floppy.

I probably used a completely wrong BIOS update, but even so, I thought you were supposed to be able to recover failed BIOS flashes...
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
If you backed up the old BIOS, you should be able to.

Try clearing out the CMOS by pulling out the battery and wait for about 30 mins. Also use the jumper to clear it out too.
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've backed up to original.bin on the floppy and have the autoexec.bat and the flash tool ready to go but it's not seeking the floppy.

I've ripped out the battery anyway, as you said. Are you gonna be around on AIM/MSN tonight? If so could you IM me? (Info on my LJ userinfo)
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, I should be around... I use ICQ more... shall I contact you via it?
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Sure, feel free. Give me 5-10 mins to download a client.
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
Lol. use the web client - http://go.icq.com
Jul. 25th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
I'm online, waiting for your auth.

Uh, battery out didn't work.
Jul. 25th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
This site may help you


The kit will restore your BIOS. I was told that if you call them, explain the problem, they can send out a proper kit to you for cheaper price.
Jul. 25th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
Thanks Tony!

Which kit, BIOS Recovery or OEM BIOS kit? They're closed at the moment so I can't call them, grr. I need to get this sorted asap as it's not even my computer.
Jul. 25th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
Youre supposed to know everything Mr Wizard.......


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