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I updated BIOs and now every thing is gone.

Hello. I have a emachines etower 466id desktop PC. I updated my bios. Then suddenly everything is gone. My system not at all boot, if I turn on the power it stays power on but nothing happens, no POST, no startup sound, no memory test, no booting to windows, no nothing. It does nothing. Please help me. plz plz plz plz ..can I reinstall the original bios.? please tell me the procedure to reinstal it..

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  • Raviteja Mopidevi
    Raviteja Mopidevi Feb 21, 2009

    Hello. Thats the problem now. I did not take the backup of the original BIOS..I just flashed it with a BIOS which is not compiatible with my system. My system is not showing any other thing. except the power light is glowing and thats it. No display on the screen, in fact the power button is also not working. If I plug in the power cord into the power supply the CPU starts up by itself and to power it off you need to pull out the power plug.

  • Raviteja Mopidevi
    Raviteja Mopidevi Feb 24, 2009

    Hello.. I dont know the exact version of the bios but my system is Emachines etower 466id. And i have searched the emachines website and did not find any bios software.. Thank you for helping me out. Please search for the BIOS which is compitable to my system and give me the link and please also tell me how to instal it...

    These are my CPU specifications..


    Intel® Celeron®™ 466MHz (w/128KB L2 Cache) PPGA CPU

    Operating System:

    Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 98


    64MB SyncDRAM (up to 256MB)

    Hard Drive:

    8.4GB HDD (Ultra DMA EIDE)

    Optical Drive:

    5x Max. DVD-ROM Drive with Software Decoder


    ATI Rage Pro Turbo 2X AGP with 4MB SGRAM


    Crystal CS4280 3D PCI Audio


    Internet Ready


    56K ITU V.90 PCI Fax/Modem


    PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse, Stereo Speakers


    2 USB Ports (1 is on Front), Audio In & Out / Game Port on Front, 1 Serial / 1 Parallel

    Expansion Slots:

    3 Expansion Slots

    For more information click here
    copy-paste the below link in the address bar of a web browser.




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Okay, sounds like your BIOS upgrade went south. First off, re-install the original BIOS. Usually you back up the original before upgrading. Either that, or d/l the original BIOS from Once you've got the BIOS working, try starting the system. I'll need to know more to help you from there.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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    kvalley_9406 Feb 22, 2009

    Wow. Okay then, you need to go to and download the BIOS - search for downloads using your model number there, so any BIOS will be compatible with your system. Be sure it's for the model of emachine you own. Now, not backing up, let alone flashing the BIOS with the wrong upgrade, got you as close as you can get to turning that system into a boat anchor. Get the correct BIOS, and install it - that is your first goal, okay? Let me know what model your emachine is, too, so I can verify you d/l-ed the correct BIOS. You can do this, just gotta do a step at a time.



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