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post #11 of 19
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also, my main computer is not making any beeps at ALL. is it wasted time or still possible to fix?
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post #12 of 19
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this is really confusing right now. i don't even know whats the award utility file.

right now i got this from the gigabyte website with the bios

autoexec
flashspi
P35DS3L.F9
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post #13 of 19
As for creating a DOS USB bootdisk/stick, I actually wrote a guide on it a while ago: http://binaryinspirations.blogspot.c...-bootdisk.html

However, since the board does not appear to be even POSTing it may be difficult/impossible to recover directly.
Unfortunately that board doesn't have the DualBIOS feature

As a side note, I have never had issues using QFlash or flashing from Windows (call me lazy, but I've done it so many times...)

Your best bet might be to see if Gigabyte will send you a new BIOS chip...however, removing the chip and putting the new one in is not exactly a trivial coffee break task.
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this is really confusing right now. i don't even know whats the award utility file.

right now i got this from the gigabyte website with the bios

autoexec
flashspi
P35DS3L.F9
You have an Edit button on each post you make USE IT.

Unzip all the files on to the flash drive.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
First off, don't ever use flash programs like QFlash and all that junk. Flash from DOS with a floppy or USB stick.
I know all the windows based BIOS flashing utils used to be unreliable and a big no no but that has changed. My shop uses windows based utils to flash BIOS all the time, and we have yet to have a failed flash or corrupted BIOS.
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As for creating a DOS USB bootdisk/stick, I actually wrote a guide on it a while ago: http://binaryinspirations.blogspot.c...-bootdisk.html

However, since the board does not appear to be even POSTing it may be difficult/impossible to recover directly.
Unfortunately that board doesn't have the DualBIOS feature

As a side note, I have never had issues using QFlash or flashing from Windows (call me lazy, but I've done it so many times...)

Your best bet might be to see if Gigabyte will send you a new BIOS chip...however, removing the chip and putting the new one in is not exactly a trivial coffee break task.
on the back of my mobo's box it says "virtual dualBIOS"
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3. Create an autoexec.bat file with any text editor such as Notepad, and type in an auto flash command in following syntax: Award_Flash_Utility BIOS_Filename. For example,

awdfl823K w6378vms.130
(awdfl823k been filename of flash utility and w6378vms.130 been the filename of BIOS file.)

or

awdflash XXXXXXXX.BIN /py/sn/f/cc/r
flashv73 XXXXXXXX.BIN /py/sn/f/cc/r

(awdflash and flashv73 been filename of flash tool, and XXXXXXXX.BIN is file name of BIOS dump. All switches after the flash command are necessary when flashing the BIOS. It has the following meaning:

py = program yes
sn = save no
f = flash
cc = clear CMOS
r = reboot)

Replace with the file name of your BIOS flash utility and BIOS file. Remember to save the file as autoexec.bat.
4. Boot up system with the floppy.
5. The system should auto execute autoexec.bat and flash overwrite the BIOS. If any prompt appears, follow accordingly.
6. Reboot the computer.


i'm stuck on these steps now. gosh this is hard to understand. why can't they just have the boot block auto load if main block is not working.


Is there anyone kind enough to just give me their msn and i can chat with them on this bios recovery problem?
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so am i screwed. i managed to go further into the steps and make the bootable usb but the problem is when i turn the power on my keyboard lights doesn't turn on so i think its not operating.
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Keep a couple CD-RWs around for times like this. Making CDs bootable isn't too hard with a program that can make the boot image for you.

Unplug your hard drives so your system will boot off the optical drive.
Edited by Quantum Reality - 11/5/09 at 11:32pm
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