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Slayer2003

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Nov 14, 2003
im gonna start off with the system specs first i guess.

Giga-byte GA-7DXR
1.33 athlon that was swapped out for a xp2000+
radeon 9000pro 128megger
40gb hd
blah blah blah


ok, this morning, at around 3, i found out, after i swapped out the old cpu with the one i got from my bud, that Giga-byte has released a few new BIOSs to handle the newer and faster chips. so i decided a flash is a must.

I started by downloading the files i needed, was gonna use the most current version, F10, and then downloaded their windows BIOS flasher, @BioS or whatever.

Now, I like windows BIOS flashers. i have never had any problems, with either my moms comp, from which im typing now, to my 2 MSI mobos, and even my Shuttle. they all worked fine.

until about 3:30 this morning.

i did what the instructions said to do on the flash program, and it said i must reboot, so i did.

now it wont turn on half the time. tried clearing the CMOS, that didnt do anything. the other half of the time, it finds a "CMOS Checksum error", and makes me press F1 to load CMOS defaults. it will them boot up to the little white loading bar at the start of XP, then it "restarts" itself, and the screen goes dead.

i really need help on this one.
 

Tebore

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Location
Toronto,Canada(I can see you....)
Slayer2003 said:
im gonna start off with the system specs first i guess.

Giga-byte GA-7DXR
1.33 athlon that was swapped out for a xp2000+
radeon 9000pro 128megger
40gb hd
blah blah blah


ok, this morning, at around 3, i found out, after i swapped out the old cpu with the one i got from my bud, that Giga-byte has released a few new BIOSs to handle the newer and faster chips. so i decided a flash is a must.

I started by downloading the files i needed, was gonna use the most current version, F10, and then downloaded their windows BIOS flasher, @BIOS or whatever.

Now, I like windows BIOS flashers. i have never had any problems, with either my moms comp, from which im typing now, to my 2 MSI mobos, and even my Shuttle. they all worked fine.

until about 3:30 this morning.

i did what the instructions said to do on the flash program, and it said i must reboot, so i did.

now it wont turn on half the time. tried clearing the CMOS, that didnt do anything. the other half of the time, it finds a "CMOS Checksum error", and makes me press F1 to load CMOS defaults. it will them boot up to the little white loading bar at the start of XP, then it "restarts" itself, and the screen goes dead.

i really need help on this one.

Try reflashing it from DOS, or reverting to the old bios by using the dual bios thing.
 

Blondie

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I had problems with @BioS also. I was having issues with my board & had to call Gigabyte. When I told him what BIOS version I had, I then told him it couldn't be right cause I used @BioS to update it. He told me @BioS was junk & not to use it.

I just looked your board up at Gigabyte & see you have Dual BIOS. Can you start using the back up bios? This is as long as it is a different version than F10. Once you do that, DL F9 and do a flash, then try to boot. I don't think I'd use F10. Just because it is newer doesn't mean it is better. With my board, I used F17 and had booting issues too so I went back to F16.

I've learned my lesson with flashing the bios & backup bios at the same time. If I am to upgrade, I will put the older one as backup, then flash with the newer one. If newer doesn't work, I go back to the older fairly easy. Gotta love the dual bios :cool: