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post #1 of 8
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Aghhh,

My first BIOS flash has not went well, someone really does not like me.

I used winflash; yes I should have known better and done it from a DOS boot disk, too bloody late now! DFI recomended using winflash if i had no floppy, so i did :S

Anyway, winflash said all was good, rebooted and nothing, no post, no mobo beeps....

So, with nothing else to do I reset the CMOS jumpers, took the battery out for a minute then turned the power on with the jumpers in Reset postion. Got a succesion of beeps, about a second apart. I then powered off, put the jumper in normal pos and then rebooted. Same thing is happening now a succession of longish (slightly longer than normal post beeps)

Am i completly ****ed?!?

If so does this mean i need to order a new BIOS chip from DFI?

Thanks

<edit> Sorry, I used this bios http://www.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downlo...FLAG=A&SITE=US
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post #2 of 8
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Ok, so im in!

I panicked a lot and forgot to try with the bare minimus,

I cant boot with 2 sticks of RAM, either in Slots 1 and 2 (dual) or 1 and 3 (single)

Should i flash the old bios back (using a dos disk this time!) ?

Thanks

<edit> sorry, still panicking. I tried both DIMMs in all possible combos with the same results. The mobo beeping is the same as above
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post #3 of 8
I would suggest load optimized default first, then reflash with winflash its pretty easy to use. just make sure u put a check mark on everything except for that one part, when it tells u safely flashed and will need to reboot click no exit winflash and do a manual restart. make sure u mark CLEAR CMOS. NOT DEFAULT CMOS
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post #4 of 8
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Ok so i reflashed with the new BIOS.

Same issue, should I relflash with the old one?

Quote:
just make sure u put a check mark on everything except for that one part
Which part?

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post #5 of 8
make sure u mark CLEAR CMOS. NOT DEFAULT CMOS..once the bios has been updated and ask u to reboot click NO exit winflash and do a manual restart.
once u have rebooted go back to bios and hit LOAD OPTIMIZE DEFAULT..
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post #6 of 8
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^^ Did this with newer BIOS, same memory issues. Should i reflash with older one i backed up initially?

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<edit> I cant open my old BIOS in winflash, it says "Please load the correct BIOS file" :S
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post #7 of 8
What u need is extract the file. drag it to ur DESKTOP. then open it then check everything then reload the files. and click update. trust me winflash is the easiest way to flash a bios rather than using a floppy disk.
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post #8 of 8
Powering up with the jumper in clear mode can result in damaging the CMOS!
    
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