Well I R broked it

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Well I R broked it

Post by DX » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:26 pm

The ECS board that I won here back in 08 is toast. Well kinda, I updated the BIOS cause I'm going to be upgrading the CPU REALLY soon here and everything went smooth. Rebooted and I get a single beep every 2.5 seconds or so. I tried to do the blind BIOS recovery but no dice. However the phone support has so far been very responsive. I find out tomorrow if they will send me out a new BIOS chip. I hope so. In any case I would like to say that the board has till now been trouble free.
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Re: Well I R broked it

Post by FZ1 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Stupid question but did you clear the CMOS?
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Re: Well I R broked it

Post by DX » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:32 pm

Cleared with jumper, cleared with removing the battery, none of that worked. However this board evidently has a "blind BIOS load mode" that isn't documented anywhere. You do it off floppy. When I tried it though it didn't work. But later I got to thinking about how many floppies I have had go bad over the years, so I chkdsk'ed the floppies and found the one that I had used was bad and so was the next one. So I found a working floppy that was 100% good and tried the blind load again and this time it worked. WOOT!!!!! Now to just get the tweaks all put back in.
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Re: Well I R broked it

Post by Darkstar » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:26 am

DX wrote:Cleared with jumper, cleared with removing the battery, none of that worked. However this board evidently has a "blind BIOS load mode" that isn't documented anywhere. You do it off floppy. When I tried it though it didn't work. But later I got to thinking about how many floppies I have had go bad over the years, so I chkdsk'ed the floppies and found the one that I had used was bad and so was the next one. So I found a working floppy that was 100% good and tried the blind load again and this time it worked. WOOT!!!!! Now to just get the tweaks all put back in.

floppies? whats that? :lol:

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Re: Well I R broked it

Post by DX » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:15 am

yeah, floppies came to save my bacon, however I have been told that it is supposed to work with USB as well but that it hasn't been tested.
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Re: Well I R broked it

Post by Skippman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:02 am

That's freaking amazing! I remember back in the day when a BIOS flash would go bad we'd actually remove the BIOS chip from another like board, boot up the damaged PC, hot swap the chip, and then reflash the BIOS. Had about a 5% success rate though.

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