My (now old) asus board has a fail safe mode which allows it boot from a
floppy should bios update fail. Update failed once and on boot it was not
immediately obvious that it could do this - only found out after I searched
a bit. Perhaps yours does too?
On 11/06/07, Pádraig Brady <P at draigbrady.com> wrote:
>>mr at ramendik.ru wrote:
> > Can I find anyone in the Republic of Ireland who would fix my
> > by flashing the BIOS chip? The mobo screwed up the flashing and won't
> > reflash.
>> How did you flash it as a matter of interest.
> There is a "safe area" at the start of the flash ROM
> that either requires explicit program configuration to write over,
> or even a hardware jumper.
>> I vaguely remember someone mentioning using a second
> motherboard to boot using a good BIOS, replacing the flash ROM
> with the bad one _while the system is still running_ and
> flashing it. I would only try that though if 2 dead motherboards
> is no worse to you than 1.
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