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Bios Up date problem

I have a 835 GM gateway desktop computer, I did an update on the bios, but before the update complete, the power accidently off. After that, the computer couldn't boot up, when I turn on the power, all I see is the power light and the fan is blowing really strong, usually the fan will turn off after a little bit. And didn't see the video card either. Please help me on this.

Thank you very much.

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  • Anhtamxichlo Dec 12, 2008

    thanks for warning but now it's too late, I really want to fix this, the things is I am not sure is it the motherboard it bad, or it's still good. I don't know yet, that's why I need a lot of help from here.

    thanks you very much for respond.



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I don't do many BIOS updates (mostly because they can be fatal to your system if they go wrong) but my general understanding is that if the update does not finish then you are out of luck. Your best bet will probably be to replace the motherboard completely.

Hopefully someone on here has a better idea though...

Best of luck :)

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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    Brendan Rose Dec 12, 2008

    When you run a BIOS update it is basically replacing a piece of very important software that goes into the motherboard itself. If that software does not successfully install then the motherboard becomes useless. It's called "bricking" because it basically (in the case of cell phones and such) becomes an expensive paper weight.

    If you get the model of motherboard and take it to a computer hardware store they should be able to tell you which motherboard would work as a replacement (assuming the motherboard type is still in production, if not you may be looking at replacing more then just the motherboard).



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