NO BIOS HELP!!!!!



thezug
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
work. Can anyone help me?

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Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
thezug wrote:
> I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
> the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
> how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
> diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
> something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
> and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
> and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
> wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
> work. Can anyone help me?

This group is for hardware issues within the XP operating system. The BIOS
has nothing whatsoever to do with the OS, and vice versa.

Just out of interest, why did the BIOS require upgrading? Just because you
saw that there was a newer one on the PC Chips website? You *NEVER* flash
the BIOS unless it is absolutely necessary and then you don't do it unless
you know what you're doing (which you obviously don't).

If shorting the pins didn't reset to default, and removing the battery
didn't work either, then your only option is to send the board back to PC
Chips and have them reset it for you. IMO, it would probably be cheaper to
purchase a new board - I mean, let's face it, it's not exactly cutting edge
anymore...

Bob Day
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
"thezug" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message news:3_1751265_f857de76ce0c782be41fe4c2d22031e7@windowsforumz.com...
>I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
> the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
> how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
> diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
> something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
> and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
> and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
> wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
> work. Can anyone help me?
>

Sounds like your bios flash failed. If PCchips cannot help
you, you might be able to buy a new bios chip from
http://www.badflash.com .

-- Bob Day
http://bobday.vze.com

NobodyMan
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
On 2 Jul 2005 15:35:42 -0400, thezug
<UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:

>I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
>the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
>how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
>diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
>something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
>and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
>and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
>wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
>work. Can anyone help me?

Now you know why you should NEVER flash the BIOS unless it is
absolutely necessary. You've scrambled the instructions that were on
the chip so they can't be read - meaning your computer has no idea
what it should be doing when it first boots. That's what the beeps
are trying to say: "I have no beeping idea what to do now."

I'm afraid you either need to replace the BIOS chip itself, or
purchase a new motherboard. You need to decide which is better and/or
cheaper.

Future reference: It's a good idea, when flashing BIOS, to have the
computer on a UPS so power dropouts don't cause failures like this.

Also: This has nothing to do with XP. Try posting in a more relevant
group.

Mbandgeek
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
NobodyMan Wrote:
> On 2 Jul 2005 15:35:42 -0400, thezug
> UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com wrote:
> -
> I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
> the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
> how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
> diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
> something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
> and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
> and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
> wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
> work. Can anyone help me?-
>
> Now you know why you should NEVER flash the BIOS unless it is
> absolutely necessary. You've scrambled the instructions that were on
> the chip so they can't be read - meaning your computer has no idea
> what it should be doing when it first boots. That's what the beeps
> are trying to say: "I have no beeping idea what to do now."
>
> I'm afraid you either need to replace the BIOS chip itself, or
> purchase a new motherboard. You need to decide which is better and/or
> cheaper.
>
> Future reference: It's a good idea, when flashing BIOS, to have the
> computer on a UPS so power dropouts don't cause failures like this.
>
> Also: This has nothing to do with XP. Try posting in a more relevant
> group.

I hate to say this but you are going to have to replace the Mobo all
together, bios might have sent a bad signal that that could fry Your
North or south bridge.
Have you taken it to a Computer Technician yet?


--
Mbandgeek

Pat
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
STFU....RTFM........ FOAD
Pretty rude huh?
Now you know what it"s like
"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:EaCxe.7$X31.1@fe01.ams...
> thezug wrote:
>> I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
>> the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
>> how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
>> diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
>> something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
>> and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
>> and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
>> wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
>> work. Can anyone help me?
>
> This group is for hardware issues within the XP operating system. The BIOS
> has nothing whatsoever to do with the OS, and vice versa.
>
> Just out of interest, why did the BIOS require upgrading? Just because you
> saw that there was a newer one on the PC Chips website? You *NEVER* flash
> the BIOS unless it is absolutely necessary and then you don't do it unless
> you know what you're doing (which you obviously don't).
>
> If shorting the pins didn't reset to default, and removing the battery
> didn't work either, then your only option is to send the board back to PC
> Chips and have them reset it for you. IMO, it would probably be cheaper to
> purchase a new board - I mean, let's face it, it's not exactly cutting
> edge anymore...
>

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Mbandgeek wrote:
> NobodyMan Wrote:
>> On 2 Jul 2005 15:35:42 -0400, thezug
>> UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com wrote:
>> -
>> I recently purchased a new motherboard, It is a PCchips M848alu, and
>> the bios needed to be upgraded. So I went to their website and read
>> how to do it. I followed the instructions and I had to make a boot
>> diskette with the file to flash the bios and put on a new one but
>> something happened in the middle of the process and i had to restart
>> and now nothing happens when i start excep it just keeps beeping over
>> and over and nothing will show up on screen. I dont know what is
>> wrong. I tried clearing the cmos with the jumper and it still didnt
>> work. Can anyone help me?-
>>
>> Now you know why you should NEVER flash the BIOS unless it is
>> absolutely necessary. You've scrambled the instructions that were on
>> the chip so they can't be read - meaning your computer has no idea
>> what it should be doing when it first boots. That's what the beeps
>> are trying to say: "I have no beeping idea what to do now."
>>
>> I'm afraid you either need to replace the BIOS chip itself, or
>> purchase a new motherboard. You need to decide which is better
>> and/or cheaper.
>>
>> Future reference: It's a good idea, when flashing BIOS, to have the
>> computer on a UPS so power dropouts don't cause failures like this.
>>
>> Also: This has nothing to do with XP. Try posting in a more
>> relevant group.
>
> I hate to say this but you are going to have to replace the Mobo all
> together, bios might have sent a bad signal that that could fry Your
> North or south bridge.
> Have you taken it to a Computer Technician yet?

Learn to post (and snip). Why are you telling NobodyMan - he doesn't need to
know!

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Pat wrote:
> STFU....RTFM........ FOAD
> Pretty rude huh?
> Now you know what it"s like

Get back in my kill-file you moronic moron.

Hytt
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Moronic moron? How clever.
Can you answer my question?
No you can't. You are a hypocritical troll piece of crap.
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-532190.php

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:E82ye.19$sI1.5@fe02.ams...
> Pat wrote:
>> STFU....RTFM........ FOAD
>> Pretty rude huh?
>> Now you know what it"s like
>
> Get back in my kill-file you moronic moron.
>


NO BIOS HELP!!!!!