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I really f'ed up on this one. I had a bios on a usb stick that i was going to use on a new build I'm doing. Somehow when I restarted my computer it manged to boot off the usb stick and I think it installed the bios it had on there on to my main rig. Now when I boot up my bios doesn't pop up and instead it asks me to insert the right cd.

My keyboard isn't detected either.

If I do a clear cmos on it will it restore my bios? Or should I try to update my bios again but this time with the right version
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post #2 of 22
Both.

Pop the battery and clear CMOS for about 20 seconds or more.

Some BIOS have "boot blocker" which will search for and install the BIOS if itis corrupt...from a CD or other removable media. Which sounds like what is happening
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I'd try the first option, but if it flashed the wrong Bios, it will not help. I'm hoping that the flash was not successful, and removing the CMOS may clear the problem.

If not, try to flash the right Bios.

Now if neither works, I've read that you could replace the chip that holds the MOBO's Bios to get it working again.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/22/08 at 6:30pm
 
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you could rma it. how do you replace a bios chip? i'm guessing you would have to solder it on? i seen them on ebay a while ago...
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Pop the battery and clear CMOS for about 20 seconds or more.

Some BIOS have "boot blocker" which will search for and install the BIOS if itis corrupt...from a CD or other removable media. Which sounds like what is happening
Yeah thats exactly whats happening. I've seen it say boot blocker and then it starts searching for the file I had not put on my usb stick awdflash.exe.

I will clear the cmos and then try to intall my old bios. Hope it works.
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you could rma it. how do you replace a bios chip? i'm guessing you would have to solder it on? i seen them on ebay a while ago...
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I think it want you to insert the CD (or a cd?) with the correct BIOS on it. If you have the CD that came with the board, insert it into a drive and boot up - otherwise burn the oldest BIOS you can find to a CD and try that...I know some ASUS boards work this way - what board did you foul up?

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I fouled up my P5n32e-sli ... I'm going to try and boot from my usb stick with my old bios and see if that works.
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i would rma it before i started soldering.
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I fouled up my P5n32e-sli ... I'm going to try and boot from my usb stick with my old bios and see if that works.
Won't work - if you can't get into BIOS, you can't boot from anything...
Try RMAing before soldering - like proc said.
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