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Re: Bad Bios Flash
Chip set you need a special electronic adaptor
that connects to each pin of this bios chip and a programming unit. Thuis is not available as far as I know. Chip burning is a great invention but took avway the fun of repair. Thats why they say to flash you need a dependable system setup that will not crash or you lose it all! I lost a modem like that I had to download on a dialup and flash it on the fly. My ISP flaked out behind my back and I had to return the goods to where I bought it and get a new on but did not flash it at all.
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I think the graphics card has become unseated as the PC does not need a monitor to start up so there would be no beeps; Here is a list of beep codes with there meanings. BEEP CODE MEANING POSSIBLE CAUSE 1 Beep (No video) Memory refresh failure Bad memory 2 Beeps Memory parity error Bad memory 3 Beeps Base 64K mem failure Bad memory 4 Beeps Timer not operational Bad motherboard 5 Beeps Processor error Bad processor 6 Beeps 8042 Gate A20 failure Bad CPU or Motherboard 7 Beeps Processor exception Bad processor 8 Beeps Video memory error Bad video card or memory 9 Beeps ROM checksum error Bad BIOS 10 Beeps CMOS checksum error Bad motherboard 11 Beeps Cache memory bad Bad CPU or motherboard
P4-3.40 GHz (800 FSB, L2 cache:1MB, rev.G1) is the fastest CPU listed. The 1MB cache makes this CPU the fastest of the bunch. You may need to flash the bios in order to run this CPU. Click the Go button to the right of the CPU listed to update you're bios if bios version No# 1006.002 is not installed.
Solution 1: Boot-block BIOS Modern motherboards have a boot-block BIOS. This is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive.If you have a PCI video card,you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOs only supports an ISA videocard. Award: The boot-block BIOS will execute an AUTOEXEC.BAT file on a bootable diskette. Copy an Award flasher & the correct BIOS *.bin file on the floppy and execute it automaticly by putting awdflash *.bin in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. AMI: The AMI boot-block BIOS will look for a AMIBOOT.ROM file on a diskette. Copy and rename the correct BIOS file on the floppy and power up the PC. The floppy doesn't need to be bootable. You will see the PC read the floppy, after about 4 minutes you will hear 4 beeps, this means the transfer is done. Reboot the PC and modify the CMOS for your configuration. Solution 2: Get a new BIOS chip
Contact your motherboard manufacturer to see if they sell BIOS chips. Some motherboard manufactures send them for free.
Contact a company that sells pre-flashed chips, like Unicore Software, FlashBIOS.ORG, BadFlash or Bios World
Solution 3: Hot-swapping Note: I'm not responsible for any damage this method may do to you or your computer !
Replace the corrupt chip by a working one. The best option is to take the working BIOS chip from a motherboard which has the same chipset although that's not absolutely necessary. It just has to give you a chance of booting into DOS. Before pulling the working BIOS chip out of it's original motherboard, set the System BIOS cacheable option in the BIOS to enabled.
After you have put the working BIOS in the motherboard with the corrupt BIOS boot the system to DOS (with a floppy or HD).
Now replace (while the computer is powered on) the working BIOS chip with the corrupt one.
Flash an appropriate BIOS to the corrupt BIOS and reboot.
Solution 4: (for Intel motherboards)
Change Flash Recovery jumper to the recovery mode position (not all products have this feature)
Install the bootable upgrade diskette into drive A:
Reboot the system
Because of the small amount of code available in the non-erasable boot block area, no video is available to direct the procedure. The procedure can be monitored by listening to the speaker and looking at the floppy drive LED. When the system beeps and the floppy drive LED is lit, the system is copying the recovery code into the FLASH device. As soon as the drive LED goes off, the recovery is complete.
Turn the system off
Change the Flash Recovery jumper back to the default position
Leave the upgrade floppy in drive A: and turn the system on
Looks like you have a p4 478 socket with ddr memory bad luck they only make 478 boards with ddr2 memory now. And when ever the power supply is as old as the motherboard it should be replaced to. Here's the specs I found on your computer http://www.shopping.com/xPF-Gateway-830GM. You could always try your luck on ebay good luck.
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