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Windows 7: I cant update my bios for my mobo!

09 Jan 2011   #21
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Nope no boot menu at all it does not give me any options to boot or nothing like that i just press the power button it turn on and the screen i stays idle for like 3 secons and the black screen come up saying atpi sumthing deive and found cd romm tryig to boot from it failed press enter to try again


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09 Jan 2011   #22
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

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09 Jan 2011   #23
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Try doing a BIOS reset using the jumper on the motherboard and the CMOS battery. Prayers might be in order.
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09 Jan 2011   #24
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

Some motherboard makers incorporate a flash recovery-config jumper or boot block recovery jumper on their motherboards. This can often be used to recover from a bad or failed flash. On most machines a small segment of the flash ROM does not get overwritten when you perform a normal flash update. This small portion of code contains a basic boot block which can enable the machine to reload another BIOS from floppy disk.
If you have a laptop or desktop without a floppy. You can either fit a floppy in the conventional manner or in some cases a USB floppy or CD-ROM can be used.
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09 Jan 2011   #25
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

ok first i tried to reset cmos and nothing happen and how do i do a cd to fix it_
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09 Jan 2011   #26
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

You can't use a cd only a floppy. is there a floppy header on the MB?
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09 Jan 2011   #27
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

yes there is...man so now i cant do nothing...shuldnt of done that in the fist place now i cant fix it.....
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09 Jan 2011   #28
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

This thread is a great example of BIOS updates gone wrong.

BIOS updates are (as an unwritten rule) NOT done as an update, but only when something is wrong.

Hope that you can get it fixed though.

~Lordbob
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09 Jan 2011   #29
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Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

If you have a floppy drive in another computer format it to be bootable then put all of the file from the bios zip on it. Also make another disk and put on a older version on it. Google how to flash from a bootable floppy. After that remove the floppy drive and cable from the other computer and just temp install on the one with the f up bios. Then boot from the floppy. I am not sure why this went wrong. As long as you had the right computer model and MB this should have gone fine. I have never had a bad bios flash in my 10+ years of IT work. You did everything right from what I can tell.
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09 Jan 2011   #30
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

what happens i i replace this mobo with my oem mobo will it boot up or not i still got the oem mobo lying around
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