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Windows 7: Corrupted BIOS?

13 Dec 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Read this, The Boot Block ,then check your manual for that motherboard to see if you have it and how it works.
Also look though your BIOS options for a BIOS flash option. My ASUS board has it, I can flash the BIOS without having to boot from a floppy etc. I just browse to the BIOS file. My board doesn't have a floppy controller anyway.

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14 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I bought a new BIOS chip. Thank you for the assistance, you've all been very helpful.
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14 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Well, I bought a new BIOS chip. Thank you for the assistance, you've all been very helpful.
Care to share the details? The cliff hanger is killing us....

Thanks
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15 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I found the actual BIOS chip on the motherboard, and found that it was socketed, not soldered. I bought this replacement chip, pre-programmed with the latest BIOS version, and it should arrive between the 16th-17th December, according to eBay. I'll report back when it's installed, to verify that it works.
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15 Dec 2010   #15

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Well, I found the actual BIOS chip on the motherboard, and found that it was socketed, not soldered. I bought this replacement chip, pre-programmed with the latest BIOS version, and it should arrive between the 16th-17th December, according to eBay. I'll report back when it's installed, to verify that it works.
Good for you Teekz , That was your cheapest way out , When the new bios arrives it will be programmed with the latest available version , don't go trying to update it [ tongue in cheek smiley needed]
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15 Dec 2010   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Well, I found the actual BIOS chip on the motherboard, and found that it was socketed, not soldered. I bought this replacement chip, pre-programmed with the latest BIOS version, and it should arrive between the 16th-17th December, according to eBay. I'll report back when it's installed, to verify that it works.
Lucky you
My Acer has a large soldered surface mount BIOS.
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15 Dec 2010   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So after all of that i take it when you visit the acer site and download drivers and bios updates i take it your going to read the red writing ?


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Updating an incorrect BIOS may cause harm to your system. We recomend that you only do this after being instructed by one of our Customer Care representatives. By using these updates you agree to accept the possibility of product failure.
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15 Dec 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martin123 View Post
So after all of that i take it when you visit the acer site and download drivers and bios updates i take it your going to read the red writing ?
I suppose I should take it into account more, but I've read that the onboard bios flasher on this particular model of motherboard is defective, so I might point out that this is more Acer's fault than mine.

Still, next time I'll put the extra effort in and not update from within the OS, even though that wasn't the problem this time.
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15 Dec 2010   #19

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just glad you got it sorted out any way and for the price of that chip your lucky

i have a dell mini 10 here that the bios was updated and it killed a new net book
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18 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

SUCCESS! I replaced the BIOS chip, and we're once again able to boot.

Thank you all for your assistance. Happy Holidays.
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