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Hi people,

i tried updating the bios on my x1800xt video card, but my pc crashed after bios got erased. my card has power but i get no picture. is thier any way to get the bios put back in? i have another pci card in the house i used to get back into windows, but i dont know how to restore my x1800xt card.

please help me get this card up and running. im a little dumb when it comes to instructions, so if you have any input can i please get them in very specific format. im not that technical like most geniuses in this site.

thanks all for your help.

love ya all
post #2 of 10
You can hopefully do the flash without a PCI card. Go into notepad and type this in:
Atiflash -f -p 0 (name of bios and extension). If the bios is called x1800.bin, for example, you'll need:
Atiflash -f -p 0 x1800.bin
Save this file as autoexec.bat and add it to your boot disk with the latest version of atiflash and the bios.
When you restart the system, the bios will flash automatically. Leave the system for a couple of mins and then restart and hopefully you'll now have the picture back.
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Atiflash -f -p 0 Sapphire.X1800XT.512.Samsung126_051116.bin this fine i dl from.
http://www.techpowerup.com/bios/

this file name is pretty big, but is this the correct way to right it? i right click on file and thats the name that comes up. let me know.

thanks for your great wisdom.
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Atiflash -f -p 0 Sapphire.X1800XT.512.Samsung126_051116.bin this fine i dl from.
http://www.techpowerup.com/bios/

this file name is pretty big, but is this the correct way to right it? i right click on file and thats the name that comes up. let me know.

thanks for your great wisdom.
Just rename the file to X1800XT.bin or else it will be too long for dos to recognise.
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Just rename the file to X1800XT.bin or else it will be too long for dos to recognise.
Hey Ste remember the x850 I screwed up?
I took it back to compusa for store credit, which gave me $280. Didn't rebuy it yet cuz they didnt have any in stock.
Funny thing, I check their site today and now there's an instant savings of 80 bucks on it... thats right, now its only 200. I got extra lucky
Now that I have 80 extra to spend there, I think I want to get something to cool my card with. Any specific recommendations? (from compusa)
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Hey Ste remember the x850 I screwed up?
I took it back to compusa for store credit, which gave me $280. Didn't rebuy it yet cuz they didnt have any in stock.
Funny thing, I check their site today and now there's an instant savings of 80 bucks on it... thats right, now its only 200. I got extra lucky
Now that I have 80 extra to spend there, I think I want to get something to cool my card with. Any specific recommendations? (from compusa)
Yeah, that's extremely lucky Don't let it put you off modding though, just got to double check everything before you do it.
I'd recommend the Zalman VF700-cu as a cooler.
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Thanks STE for your help on my problems with my video card.

Your the best long live STE

STE this may be a dumb question but what files should i have on the boot disk besides autoexec, atiflash, and the bios? like i said before im not that technical.
i suck with pc
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Thanks STE for your help on my problems with my video card.

Your the best long live STE
I presume this is success? You're most welcome
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actually im at work now and didnt get to try it but it looks promissing. i only need one more thing answered from you. what files are needed to make the bood disk besides the atiflash, autoexec, and the bios?


thanks
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actually im at work now and didnt get to try it but it looks promissing. i only need one more thing answered from you. what files are needed to make the bood disk besides the atiflash, autoexec, and the bios?


thanks
When you go to format the floppy disk through My Computer, select create MS Dos Boot disk and then add those files to it.
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