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> Reviving a half Dead Motherboard, step by step to revive the corrupt bios

post Feb 28 2008, 05:05 PM, updated 14y ago

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For anyone who have half dead mobo after failed flashing it in Windows, using the award bootblock to revive your bios, do the following:

***this only can be implement to motherboard that using Award Phoenix bios.

1)Your Mobo already half dead no matter what you do.

2)Find another computer/laptop that is alive

3)Format a floppy disk, pls tick the "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" option

4)Download the award bios program example: AWD887.exe

5)Download bios file for the mobo you're using from their website (should end .bin)

6)Put both the AWD887.exe (or any other awardflash exe) and the bios file into the floppy disk (write down the names of both on a piece of paper, u will need to retype the name later)

7)At the dead computer, Unplug/turn off main power of the computer, push the power button to discharge any power, clear the CMOS.

8)Unplug all devices hooked up to the dead computer (hard drive, cd rom, mouse, etc) except your floppy drive and your keyboard.

9)Power on ur dead computer, if it got dual bios it will seek floppy drive to boot, make sure the bootable disk is inserted, after awhile it should leave you at a dos prompt. A:/

10)Run the Award Bios program by typing (without the quotes) "AWD887.exe /Sb"
- The /Sb tells it to not overwrite any bootblock codes.

11)The Award Bios program prompt you for a file name. Enter the exact name of the BIOS file example: 123abc456.bin

12)Wait...it might ask you if you want to clear out some stuff, choose yes. wait until it finish flashing. When it asks to restart, choose yes.

13)Power down, reconnect your stuff. clear the cmos. Turn it back on, enter the bios setting, load optimal setting, save n exit.

Congrats, you live.

This post has been edited by flatfinger: Mar 6 2008, 09:10 AM


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