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Hey all,

I was doing some bios editing and bricked one of my bios slots on my 6950. (The unlocked slot.) I am unsure how to fix the bios. If I boot into windows I get a BSOD. I can boot into windows if i swap the bios switch.


I can boot into windows safemode with the BSOD bios. But when I try to use ATIWINFLASH I get "Must right click and run in admin mode." I tried running command in admin mode but no go.


I also tried using ATIFLASH 3.79 in DOS but it shows "Adapter not found."

So basically I need one of the below:

1) Any way to make ATIWINFLASH work in safe mode.
2) Any way to repair bios in slot #1 when using slot #2.
3) Any way to use ATIFLASH(DOS)



Thanks!
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Found the ATIFLASH 3.86. Will try when I get home.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=338891&highlight=atiflash
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This is what I would try. Put the switch to #2. Boot to windows. While windows is running, switch it back to #1. And then flash the BIOS.
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Originally Posted by Awaz;12610497 
This is what I would try. Put the switch to #2. Boot to windows. While windows is running, switch it back to #1. And then flash the BIOS.

I would try this also. Flipping the switch while in Windows will keep the original switch's BIOS active but allow you to flash the 2nd BIOS.
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post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aznofazns;12610519 
I would try this also. Flipping the switch while in Windows will keep the original switch's BIOS active but allow you to flash the 2nd BIOS.

I will try that too. I did not try it because when I first tried to OC, I had started on the locked bios. When in windows I switched to the unlocked bios to flash but it did not work.

However that was awhile ago and there could have been other issues not allowing me to flash.

I'll try the windows first suggestion and then try the ATIFlash 3.86 second.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz;12610497 
This is what I would try. Put the switch to #2. Boot to windows. While windows is running, switch it back to #1. And then flash the BIOS.

That's the ticket and why they made the switch.
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It worked!

Booted into windows on bios #1, swapped to bios #2 and flashed.

Thanks guys.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Intangible;12626903 
It worked!

Booted into windows on bios #1, swapped to bios #2 and flashed.

Thanks guys.

#2 is the failsafe, so don't flash it ok.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106;12626937 
#2 is the failsafe, so don't flash it ok.

Yar, just got the numbers mixed up. Can you even flash the failsafe?
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I'm pretty sure it's write-protected.
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