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Bios 2 should be write protected. theres probably something else going on there.....

 

I thought BIOS 1 is the write protected one, I am going to have to look up some info on that

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I thought BIOS 1 is the write protected one, I am going to have to look up some info on that


Nope, it's always been #2 thats the failsafe.
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Nope still same error. very strange.
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Who else has this problem "Adapter 0 Invalid PC BIOS image" and which brands?
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Nope, it's always been #2 thats the failsafe.

 

Yeah, I just checked and I am on BIOS 1 and that is the one I have been flashing, problem is I told somebody the other day in the HD7970 thread the it was the other way around redface.gif

They had already flashed both bios and the card would not boot in either position, told them to try a blind flash to bios 2.

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Yeah, I just checked and I am on BIOS 1 and that is the one I have been flashing, problem is I told somebody the other day in the HD7970 thread the it was the other way around redface.gif
They had already flashed both bios and the card would not boot in either position, told them to try a blind flash to bios 2.

Eek. Flashing thru the failsafe is bad, especially when most commands use the force switch, sometimes leaving damage.
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Eek. Flashing thru the failsafe is bad, especially when most commands use the force switch, sometimes leaving damage.

 

 

The guy had already flashed both of the BIOS before he came onto the thread for help and the card would not boot with either position.

 

I have fixed my post and sent him a PM with the correct information .

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The guy had already flashed both of the BIOS before he came onto the thread for help and the card would not boot with either position.

I have fixed my post and sent him a PM with the correct information .

Worst case you can still blind flash to #1. If a flash was forced to #2, chances are it may not be recoverable.
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Worst case you can still blind flash to #1. If a flash was forced to #2, chances are it may not be recoverable.

 

 

Yep that is what I was telling him to do.

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post #80 of 390
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You can only flash BIOS 1, as BIOS 2 is write protected as a failsafe default.
So BIOS 1 = GHz Edition. BIOS 2 = Stock reference 7970.

Thanks boss...thumb.gif Never knew it before..
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