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I'd blame winflash, but I guess I only have myself to blame for being lazy and using it. The program froze while updating the bios and now my computer won't boot. I've looked around to see what I can do and everywhere I look says that I have to take out the cmos battery, and set the jumper to clear cmos. If that doesn't work I'll have to rma the board.

So how exactly do I set the jumper to clear? There's 3 pins, and a 2 pin coupler. Do I move it over to the opposite end? I know it seems obvious, but I want to make sure I'm doing it right.
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post #2 of 18
Yes, you just move it to the opposite side.
    
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post #3 of 18
It would help, if you told us what mobo you have.

Maybe you have 2 bios chips so you could boot from the second one.
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Do what Jarr said, and if it doesn't work immediately, leave it set to clear overnight and see if that works.
Hope it works out for you-
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post #5 of 18
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It would help, if you told us what mobo you have.

Maybe you have 2 bios chips so you could boot from the second one.
I don't think I do. It's a DFI lanparty dk p35 trs.
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Do what Jarr said, and if it doesn't work immediately, leave it set to clear overnight and see if that works.
Hope it works out for you-
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If it doesn't, I'm sure dfi would compensate me for it since I was following instructions off of their site. It will suck not having a computer over christmas break though.
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Quote:
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I don't think I do. It's a DFI lanparty dk p35 trs.
bummer..


I don't think that clearing the cmos will fix your bios (if the flashing failed), but give it a try.
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post #8 of 18
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Awesome. DFI doesn't have end user support.
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post #9 of 18
You're screwed. A bad bios flash is one thing that's impossible to recover from. And yeah, DFI's RMA service sucks a fat one. The sheer awesomeness of their boards make up for it though.
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post #10 of 18
great..my DFI board died as well the other day..Memory controller crapped out...Nice to know that they have crap RMA support

And sorry to the OP..im in same positioned..bought a crappy temp mobo so i can use computer over holidays when i RMA my DFI...
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