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PC not booting after bios update message. checked RAM, HARD, VGA and replaced bios battery but still can't boot.

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  • Stu Morris K May 29, 2010

    can you tell me do you get nothing on screen and do you hear any post beeps from the pc if you do how many beeps if nothing at all your update went wrong if you have a floppy drive you can fix this if your bios chip is fine ,,however its not for the faint hearted it can be difficult to revive your pc even for a pc technician

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This sounds like a bad BIOS flash. See if you can revert to the previous BIOS

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