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Bad bios flash on my 8800GT. Help would be appreciated.

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Hey OCN, I screwed up. I flashed my 8800GT to the newest bios via the MSI live update program. Apparently I did something wrong, because now the card won't POST. I booted up my PC with a 8800 Ultra that I have, and left my 8800GT in as well. The 8800GT is detected by GPUZ, but the BIOS version isn't (go figure).

My question is, how would I go about reflashing my 8800GT to a clean BIOS?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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What exact 8800GT do you have? Brand? Special Edition? OCed?
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Off topic, but OP, your sig rig is hilarious
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The easiest way to save it would probably be by making a bootable USB drive and flashing the cards original bios back on with nvflash
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I have this exact card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127311

And thank you very much!
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Well I'll borrow this from the BIOS flashing guide:

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Process, using nvflash 5.95 found on the internet
Using a USB flash drive you need HP USB storage format tool and win98boot found on the internet.
1st you use HP format and create a DOS startup on the USB drive then put win98boot files on it and let it format like so then hit start


Once it's done you put the Nvflash and CWSDPMI files along with the BIOS.rom you want to flash on the USB and restart you computer and bootup on the USB, then type the commands.

Here are a few commands,
nvflash --list (lists your cards position)

Card should be under 1 if it's SLI card 1, and card 2 or what ever the number is if anything else shows up you like your SLI controler you have to flash like this.
nvflash -i1 -4 -5 -6 name.rom that flashes card 1, If you have SLI you have to flash card nvflash -i2 -4 -5 -6 name.rom also with a seprate flash.

nvflash -b backup.rom (Backup your BIOS)
nvflash -5 -6 name.rom (Normal BIOS Flash)
nvflash -4 -5 -6 name.rom (Forced BIOS Flash)
You can find your gpu bios on mkvtech.com

Good luck with flashing it back
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