"mac address are invalid in both cmos and flash"
I'm getting this error on my ASROCK P4VM890 at bootup after flashing my mobo's bios "mac address are invalid in both cmos and flash" "Press F1 to continue"
experienced this error and have a solution?
I also found this http://www.asrock.com/support/Download/MAC_tool_dl.htm but I'm not sure whether it works with my mobo. Anyone know? __________________JOHN..
Re: 'mac address are invalid in both cmos and flash'
K, i hv a solution for u, first u need to download afudos utility from http://www.ami.com/support/downloadagreement.cfm?DLFile=support/downloads/amiflash.zip&InpDrvID=90. And then go to DOS mode, n type command like, D:\...........\afudos /mxxxxxxxxxxxx There is /m is the command n 12 times x is ur mac ID. N u can find ur MAC on some were on ur MB. I think this will fix ur problem.
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i have your problem.but when i use asrock mac tool it said "Not supported"!.infact it not supported mac address on stick on main board!but my hope was the mac 6 digit that newer tool write.then i change my mac by mac changer from windows and then set that mac to bois and flash by asrock mac tool.every thing get ok:)
reinstalling your os has nothing to do with bios, you are getting this message long before any hard disks are involved in fact the bios doesnt even have the interrupts running for the USB devices at this point, you'll notice this if you have a USB keyboard. The only possible solution is to flash or replace your BIOS chip - this is a LAST RESORT option. I dont recommend it if the system works other than the LAN. Your best solution is to install a network card in a free PCI slot, they are pretty cheap if you know where to look, heck even goodwill carries them in their 1$ computer junk bin thats where i bought a few of my 100baset cards (of course at your own risk) hope it helps
configured the BIOS settings yet? Make sure your set the RAM to run as Supports DDR400/333/266 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Max. capacity of system memory: 2GB the RAM you installed and to match the CPU bus. And there's probably several other settings that need to be tweaked as well. For example, if you're not running RAID, disable it.
If the problems continue, you may wanna try updating the BIOS. Actually, I just had a look at the ASRock site & here's what the latest BIOS fixes:
"Modify MAC address function algorithm"
The MAC address is burned in the Ethernet card chip, you won't see it in the Bios or if you do you can't change it. MAC address changer are tweaks to not being tracked.
The solution to know if the card is blown is to do a complete reinstall of your operating system and if then you can't connect whit it, it is indeed dead. Then Disable it in the Bios and had a PCI one to replace it.
Those kind of problem whit network cards happens a lot when you get a power outage, if you had one in the last couple of days your problem is most likely it.