I recently reinstalled windows on my desktop. I was installing all drivers necessary on the motherboard since I did not have the install cd that came with the mobo. In the process I also updated the bios.
well as soon as the bios was updated, the desktop restarted. However, nothing works now. the monitor does not come on, the keyboard does not work ( hitting the caps key, number lock key don't light up). Can't tell if the mouse works or not.
Is there a way to get the mobo to work again, revert it back before the update, or do I have a paperweight now?
Turn off the power and briefly press the power switch to discharge electricity. open up the case and locate the clear cmos jumper (check the manual for the exact location) move the jumper from pins 1 -2 to pins 2 - 3 for about 10mins. return the jumper to pins 1 - 2 and close up the case. and turn on the power supply and try to reboot again.
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You may have tried this & I missed it.
For htis new cardto work, you need to DISABLE the on-montherbord video.
Go to BIOS Setup and you will find a spot where you can disable onboard video.
Now Mboard will recognize your new video card.
Ha! Old OS, old URL; possibly just an old desktop not up to the task of running WinXP.
It's a new BIOS you'd flash your system with, and probably a push between your motherboard's BIOS having an update (you'd go to the mobo's maker's site, e.g. that of ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, etc.; read the screen-print on the board; to get the update) and telling WinXP to install anyhow using a handy force-install option.
3 things to check.
Assuming you are using Windows, go to Control Panel, Device Manager,
and check that the audio driver is correctly installed, and then check in Control Panel, Sounds that the correct Playback Device is Selected.
Obviously you will have to reinstall the driver if it's not present.
If you don't have a manual go to the link below download the manual and look at page 56 which tells you how to setup the Audio.
So re-download a new bios file from there web site and try again, with these instructions....
Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements
in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1 If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2 If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced
BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents
BIOS from being overwritten.)
3 Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for
information on creating a bootable system disk.)
4 Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the system diskette you created in Step 3.
5 Turn off your computer and insert the system diskette in your computer’s
diskette drive. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the
boot priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to
force your computer to boot from the floppy diskette drive first.)
6 At the A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file name
of the new bios and then press <Enter>. Example: AMINF340.EXE
7 When the installation is complete, remove the floppy diskette from the
diskette drive and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a
Flash BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS
from being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.