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Badly flashed bios

Hello, I am desparate because I literally destroyed my motherboard in an attempt to upgrade the bios. The flashing process stopped somewhere in the middle and now it won't start at all. Although it powers on, that's just about all it does and I found myself looking at a BLACK screen of death. I own(owned) an AB9 pro motherboard and I would be overjoyed if you came up with a solution other than having to replace it or the bios chip or whatever. Thanks in advance

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You just have to select your windows system.

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Hello you can download the manual, and the drivers here:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5S800VM/#support_Download

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You will need adobe reader, to read the content.

You have to setup the bios, so it can see the drive.
A bios upgrade, should solve the problem, but you probably have to use the old ide drive to do so.

Warning !!! flashing the bios with a wrong one, will destroy the mainboard.
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Hello you can download the manual here:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5S800VM/#support_Download

By selecting your windows system.
Open the manual folder, and click global for download.
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You have to setup the bios, so it can see the drive.
A bios upgrade, should solve the problem, but you probably have to use the old ide drive to do so.

Warning !!! flashing the bios with a wrong one, will destroy the mainboard.
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Hello visit the homepage here:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon1333/5000x/x7dal-e.cfm

For downloading the manual.

You will probably need adobe reader, to read the content.

Here is how you upgrade the bios:

http://www.supermicro.com/support/resources/results.aspx

Remember flashing the bios with a wrong one, WILL destroy the mainboard !!!!!!

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Hello download here at asus:

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Select download and your windows system.

Open the bios file folder.

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Unzip the file.

Make also sure it`s the right mainboard, because flashing the bios with a wrong one, WILL destroy the mainboard.

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Hopefully you save a backup copy of the bios before you did the upgrade. If you did then start the upgrade process again and select the original backup copy as the bios file to upgrade. This will put you back where you were before the upgrade.

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Motherboard BIOS softwere for update


The process of upgrading the BIOS on a computer is also
called "FLASHING" the BIOS.

On very old computers (486 and older) the BIOS may be
permanently programmed into read-only memory chips,
which are not flash-able, although it may be possible to
replace the chips, or re-program them using special
equipment by a qualified technician.

On virtual all modern computers, the BIOS can be updated
using new data and a special FLASH program available via
download from the manufacturer.

This is a very dangerous procedure that can destroy the
motherboard if performed incorrectly, and should not be
performed unless absolutely necessary, such as when
you computer or software will not run properly without it.

Most mother board manufacturer's (for example Asus) offer
software patches and downloads on their web site, as well
as BIOS upgrades.

Note that the BIOS is 100% board specific, installing the wrong
BIOS can permanently destroy *********** board, so make sure
that you download the correct one for your board.

Once you have the downloaded the BIOS upgrade, there are 3
possibilities:

1) The downloaded file is self-installing, either from Windows,
or it creates a boot-able diskette, which in turn contains all
the files needed to update (FLASH) the BIOS.

2) The BIOS comes with a a separate installer (.exe) which
either runs from Windows or via a boot-able diskette.

3) The existing BIOS has a "built-in" flash utility, accessable
through the BIOS settings. This utility runs at a very low
level without any operating system to self-update the BIOS
from your download binary file, located on the hard drive or
on a diskette.

This is by far the best and safest way to do the job, but only
if your motherboard and (existing BIOS) has that capability.

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In any event, the first step is to visit the manufacturer's WEB
site, then go to SUPPORT or DOWNLOADS.

Find the exact model and version number of you motherboard
in the manufacturer's list, and download the latest BIOS
update, and any installation (or flashing) utilities that come
with it.

1) Follow the manufacturer's instruction exactly !!!!

2) Do not turn off the computer until the BIOS update is
complete, and you are instructed to do so !!!

N.B.
The computer BIOS is the lowest level program on your PC,
without which the computer CANNOT read the disk drives or
perform the lowest necessary functions.

If the BIOS is damaged, or
If the wrong upgrade is installed, or
If the upgrade is performed incorrectly, or
If the upgrade is interrupted or crashes before finishing,

the computer may become unable to repair itself, and
the mother-board may become permanently unusable.

(This depends on the actual mother-board and BIOS design,
and on the damage done by the failed installation)

Good luck,
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Martin

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