Question about Intel Gigabyte GA-8S648FX-RZ Socket 478 for Pentium 4 processor 800MHz FSB DDR400 ATX Motherboard wi... (MB47GB48FXRZ)
Motherboard model GA-8S648FX
with bios type Pheonix Bios D686
7 x 9 pins on the bios chip
When i boot the system the post does not come up. Instead the following report shows on screen:
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive...
Can not Find BIOS Image in Hard Drive or Diskette!
1) I had removed all Hard-drives/CDRoms/Floopy-Drives/Network_Connections etc and tried booting from a WIN98 Prepared bootable USB memory stick using the BIOS flash files and the autoexec files prepared and given from the Gigabyte Support and drivers website. No result and cannot detect drives or files same error.
I would like to physically short the bios chip in an attempt at resetting it as ive heard that it will resolve my issue but i need instructions from someone who knows the layout of this chip and how to go about shorting the bios chip.
I really need to get past this so i can get back to my programming projects...
Your bios has been corrupted.
The AWARD BIOS has a similar procedure to AMI. To recover an AWARD BIOS you will need to create a bootable floppy diskette and add the desired BIOS file (we recommend using the most recent). Award BIOS's generally are in .BIN format, where as AMI was .ROM format. You will also add an AWARD flash utility (usually awdflash.exe) and an AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
The AWARD BIOS does not automatically restore the BIOS information to the 'system block' like the AMI BIOS does. You will need to add the commands necessary to flash the BIOS in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. The system will run the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, which contains the flash instructions.
Note: 12345678.BIN represents the name of your BIOS.
Step by Step:
1. Create a bootable floppy diskette or bootable dos cd /usb drive
2. Copy the BIOS file and flash utility to the disk
3. Create an text file with any standard text editor and add the following lines
awdflash 12345678.BIN /py/sn/f/cc/r
Exchange the awdflash with the name of whatever flash utility you are using, and replace the 12345678.BIN with the name of the BIOS file you are using. The parameters are explained here:
py = program yes
sn = save no
f = flash
cc = clear cmos
r = reboot
Remove disk and restart computer
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