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Can't seem to flash the BIOS

I'm having a hard time trying to get my bios working again. Originally I had flashed the bios with what i think now is the same bios that it had only I had done it from windows, which now I know was a mistake, and 2 that i had selected AMI instead of award which is what my bios is. Which btw is a BIOSTAR NF325A7 V1.1 .. Anyways.. so now I get the Boot Block error, saying BIOS ROM checksum error.

I have been using a DR DOS formatted floppy with AWDFlash 8.82 and the bios which was originally saved when I had done it from windows which is named nf325a826.bs

If I proceed through with AWDFLASH. I can get it to go [still takes a minute or so to start] But, once it starts to write the BIOS it will stop and say FLASH ROM IS WRITE-PROTECTED. <-- Now I've read that this is because of a write protection setting in the BIOS. So I'm really stumped.

I have actually gotten it to flash once. It actually said flash complete. But when I rebooted I got the same bootblock error. So I pulled the battery out and set the jumper to clear the CMOS. I left it there for a couple of hours hoping that it would bring it back. IDK, I read somewhere on some site about having to leave it there for like 24 hours or so for it to be effective. Anyways case in point. I'm still at the same spot and want some help.

Have it done it right just haven't finished it somehow or have I not gotten anywhere?

P.S.

All I have connected is the PS connected to the MOBO, one RAM module, The CPU and Heatsink seated and working; and a floppy drive.

BTW I'm aware that there is a BIOS upgrade function in the bios.. however I didn't know that prior to flashing and now I can't get there anymore.

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My english is not perfevtly. I had this same problem. I use Uniflash, russian program to flash bios. It's working. http://www.rom.by/book/Uniflash

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This probably isn't what you want to hear but I would recommend just contacting the manufacturer and getting a replacement at this point. You will be spending a lot of time and be very frustrated in the end. Trust me.

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