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Windows 7: Did I brick this PC by flashing BIOS incorrectly?

08 Feb 2010   #1
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Did I brick this PC by flashing BIOS incorrectly?

So here's what happened. I stupidly tried to flash my roommate's computer's BIOS from with Windows, and now it won't boot. It doesn't even get to a POST screen. It just has a sequence of 2 beeps, about 1 second long per beep, then about 3 seconds before the beeps start again. I tried clearing the CMOS and popping out the motherboard battery but it keeps beeping. His manuals are missing as well so I can't try CrashFree or whatever it is, if his board even has it. It's an ASUS IPIBL-LB.


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08 Feb 2010   #2
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

So it does not display anything, Just Beeping...

Did you have any error while flashing the BIOS? If not, did you update the right one?

Where did you get the Update for for the BIOS? If it does not get past the POST it might be a problem.. It all depends on the Motherboard but 2 beeps might be bad memory..instead of a BIOS problem.

Hope this Helps..
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08 Feb 2010   #3
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

There was no error that I saw.

IPIBL-LB Motherboard BIOS Update - HP Customer Care (United States - English) This is where I got the update.

I doubt it's memory because there were no issues with the RAM beforehand. The BIOS update was meant to fix a CPU fan issue but now things are way worse. Am I completely SOL?
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08 Feb 2010   #4
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I have had no issues with HP's flashing BIOS program.. Success rate is 100 percent(for me), is this a laptop or Desktop computer, If it is a laptop was it on battery while you were flashing the BIOS?

Hope this Helps..
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08 Feb 2010   #5
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's a desktop.
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08 Feb 2010   #6
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Do you have anything that comes up on the screen?
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08 Feb 2010   #7
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

No, nothing whatsoever.
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08 Feb 2010   #8
z3r010

 

Do you have the mobo driver disk? if so try poping it in the drive and powering on the machine and see if the system trys to read the disk.
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08 Feb 2010   #9
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately he doesn't have any of the CD's/manuals anymore.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
z3r010

 

Try any cd or usb stick, if you get activity then download the bios file and stick it on the cd/usb, power on the system then leave for 5 mins and see if it updates.

Also I would remove everything from the system only leaving the cd, keyboard and monitor connected (disconnect hdds etc)
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