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Re: fc2 will not install to sata

On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 11:15, Linux wrote:
> Hi Kas
> Thanks for that however the system is "dead" very dead so will not boot from
> floppy or cd. It was while using the ASUS EZ Flash bios update facility <alt
> +f2> at boot that destroyed the bios. So as much as I would like to try the
> restore from cd or floppy I cant, unless you know a way to?
> Thanks have ordered a new bios chip from http://www.biosflash.co.uk/
> Thanks anyway just wish someone would explain why fc1 installs to my sata
> drive but fc2 wont.

The manual certainly implies that there is a protected boot block so
that, even with a corrupted BIOS EEPROM, you should be able to boot the
CD loader and get the original bios from the CD.  Since your original
flash attempt didn't work, and apparently your further attempts at this
procedure don't either, I would suspect that there is something
seriously amiss on the MB and it needs to be RMAed.  I've flashed my K8V
from 1002 to 1004 to 1005 without any problems...although I admit I've
crossed my fingers, eyes and anything else handy whilst doing so.

I would prolly clear CMOS (including removing the battery just to be
absolutely sure) to make certain you didn't have something there that
the loader was looking at that confused it...shouldn't be looking that
early but BIOS is a black art...and they generally get it wrong...after
5 attempts they still can't get BIOS to read my DIMMs SPD correctly.


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