Question about Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 (890552602964) Motherboard
O.k. start by making a bootable disc or diskette to flash the bios with. This should get the machine to recognize the drive. If this is what you did before, do it again, because something didn't download or come out right on the disc. Once you've done the flash, if the hhd still isn't recognized then most likely the virus has done it's damage and the hhd is shot. Just a piece of advice, run only one antivirus, I recommend AVG, it's all you need for antivirus, spyware, and adware, the new 8.0 version is right on. With antivirus, the more the merrier, IS NOT the case. You actually made your system more vulnerable by having several antivirus along with spyware. The antivirus companies have made them to recognize other antivuruses as a threat. So, they conflict with each other, and can't do their job.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Only obtain the BIOS update from
the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer, unless the computer
manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer is no longer in business.
Do not shut off or reboot the
computer until the BIOS instructs you to do so.
Verify that the BIOS you have
been instructed to use or the one that you are downloading will resolve the
issue you are attempting to fix. Remember that BIOS updates will only fix
hardware issues and will not fix software issues, unless that software is
directly related to the hardware.
Verify the BIOS version and make
sure that the BIOS update you plan on using is the next version. For example,
if your BIOS is 1.0a, and the manufacturer has 1.0b, 1.0c, 1.0d, etc. You
should be updating to 1.0b. If you need 1.0d, update to 1.0b, 1.0c and then
1.0d unless otherwise instructed by your computer or motherboard manufacturer.
Verify that the computer has
been scanned for viruses, viruses that may reside in the write-able portion of
the BIOS may cause the BIOS to abort or fail, possibly causing the computer to
encounter additional issues.
If you are updating a laptop or
portable computers BIOS ensure that it has AC power and is not running off the
Finally, when upgrading a BIOS,
it is important that your read the disclaimer and any other information or
instructions included with the download. Many computer manufactures will not
support a BIOS if done by the user of the computer without the instructions of
a technician or company representative. If the BIOS causes any difficulty with
the computer you may be held responsible.
How do I download a BIOS update without a working computer?
If you are unable to get to the Internet in order to download a BIOS update
we suggest downloading and creating a BIOS diskette on a different computer.
For example, a friends computer or a computer at your work.
Where can I find the BIOS version for the motherboard I
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ASUS Update Utility - an utility that allows you to save, manage and update the motherboard BIOS
The ASUS Update is an utility that allows you to save, manage and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment.
The ASUS Update utility allows you to:
· Save the current BIOS file
· Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
· Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
· Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
· View the BIOS version information.
You need an Asus motherboard in your system.
Rules for Safe BIOS update:
1. For safety reasons, always use the most updated BIOS utility!
2. Do not overclock the system/CPU during BIOS update!
3. Load "Setup Default" in BIOS menu before BIOS Update.
4. Make sure you have "Administator" privilege on your Windows system (WinNT4/2000/XP).
5. Close all application programs under Windows.
6. Disable any existing Anti-Virus applications in the system.
7. Reboot the PC after the BIOS update is complete.
8. Switch on the PC and load "Setup Default" in BIOS again. Hope this helps
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