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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Since Award 1998PCI/PNP 686 bios chip needs 80MB and over.. My suggestion is to buy a higher capacity drive to be able to support the boards requirements.. just post again for more questions.. thanks.. =)
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
SOURCE: Award BootBlock V1.0
The BIOS (Basic Input output System) on your motherboard has become corrupted and the computer can't boot normally. The Bootblock is a "failsafe" device that allows the computer to boot far enough to use the floppy disk drive, even though the rest of the BIOS code is scrambled.
How do you think this happened? The most common cause is people trying to "update" the BIOS and messing up the flashing process. Sometimes some particularly nasty viruses can wreck the BIOS code as well.
Now this might be fixable. You will need to download a known good BIOS from Iwill's website and the Award BIOS flashing utility. Then you will need a bootable floppy disk (DOS) to start the computer. You will have to copy the BIOS .BIN file over to the floppy beforehand and the flashing utility. There will be information on the Iwill website on how to flash the BIOS.
Here is a full detailed webpage on how to go about all this:
I just did a quick Google search using the motherboard details you provided and came up blank ....
If you can't get the BIOS flashed and usable again then I'm afraid it's time for a new motherboard/computer.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
SOURCE: Bios failure, or what?
Try clearing the cmos
<<<<< you will see in the picture a plastic jumper (in this case coloured green), move it to the other position and hit the on/off button, then put it back in its original position and power up the machine again. Hopefully the issue will have been sorted. If there is no jumper remove the battery for an hour and make sure the power cord is removed from the back before you clear the cmos
Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
First, your RAM is already maxxed out and it is only DDR. See:
Secondly, PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with 1.0 slots.
The RAM on the graphics card doesn't matter as long as the card is compatible. As far as how much...if you can afford 1GB, great!
ATI or nVidia? That's personal preference. I have had both and was happy with both. Other manufacturers use ATI and nVidia chips and market them under their own name. Galaxy, XFX, EVGA, and others. Here are some mid-range boards from Tiger Direct:
You don't say how fast your processor is. You may be better off going for a new board or computer.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for using Fixya.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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