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also memory, CPU etc may not fit a new board. Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... Could you explain it for me?Kristain, I can't access the start menu, but I do have the backup discs that I created when I purchased the laptop. The file has to be saved as autoexec.bat file type.ip.50 ????

Check Your System BIOS Version There are several ways to check your BIOS version but the easiest is to use System Information. Similar Threads Old (may be knackered!!) PC bits - free Neaco, Nov 4, 2004, in forum: DIY Computers Replies: 1 Views: 267 Neaco Nov 4, 2004 Knackered keyboard John Smith, Nov Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. BIOS is an acronym that stands for Basic Input Output System. over here

binaries_freak, Jan 20, 2004 #2 Advertisements Johnny B Good Guest The message <> from "binaries_freak" <> contains these words: > "Darren" <> wrote in message > news:uKYOb.6782$... > > I have TBH this isn't a "fail safe feature" - more an alternative for when you don't possess a bootable floppy disk and want to flash the BIOS. All Rights Reserved. Dell recommends updating the BIOS as part of your scheduled update cycle.

mooly 08:17 30 Aug 10 Bios recovery is something I have never had to do... SiSoft Sandra also reports DMA mode not enabled. If you're trying the integrated graphics instead of the graphics card, you may have to tell the machine this in the BIOS (although it may be automatic). Please try again later.

You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. When the System Restore process is complete, click Restart to restart the computer. 10. Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?p=41086182 I'm now back to no video at all, and can't boot off the> AWDFLASH floppy (or CD) anymore.>> So a few questions:>> 1.

Click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next. 5. It just sits there asking me to insert a floppy with a BIOS update, together with a flash util. I managed to reboot it using this guide - http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-9512 ... -t-boot-up Why has this happened ? After a bit of faffing around, the video mysteriously>came back and I quick reflashed back to the original BIOS.

been doing BIOS-flashing and other firmware-updates weekly forsevral years... I've also attended sites where the machine was five years old before the battery failed !! My old board was i440lx, my new is i440bx. Reply With Quote April 17th, 1999,10:08 AM #6 darthvader View Profile View Forum Posts 5000 Join Date Feb 1999 Location Lowell, MA USA Posts 91 Thank you my friend, I guess

Check Your System BIOS Version How to Update Your System BIOS Within Windows Updating BIOS on Systems With BitLocker Enabled How to Update Your System BIOS Using a USB Flash Drive The drive is DMA but not UDMA. NOTE: For information regarding Resetting or Clearing your system BIOS, please see the KB article: How to Perform a BIOS or CMOS Reset and/or Clear the NVRAM on your Dell System Most IDE drives of all types are DMA drives and have DMA controllers.

Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. last thing you want to do is buy a new mobo and find it's not that. fortunately ;)perhaps if you just try and see what happens to the file it will become clearer. I can hear the HDD clicking away but nothing happens with disc inserted.

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I'm now back to no video at all, and can't boot off theAWDFLASH floppy (or CD) anymore.So a few questions:1.

Are you SURE of that? If purchasing a new HD make sure that your BIOS can support the size of the drive. I was just weighing up the odds of a solution costing £10, against the guaranteed solution of a £50 replacement mobo. If only one of these has packed up, some bits of the machine will still work.

With your ASUS board can you simply re-boot and hit del to go back into your BIOS immediately after a non-boot up? Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GASHA, Nov 16, 2002. It looks like a silver coin approx 3/4 inch in diameter. Britain's Got Talent TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Doctor Who Soaps Soaps: The Games Room Soaps

Is there another way of utilising them?Thanks kristain 07:56 30 Aug 10 then follow the steps: 1. Which leads me to think my problem's not as simple as I'd have hoped. It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). How to Update Your System BIOS Within Windows It is important to keep your System BIOS up to date.

If you really want, then you could flash your BIOS but why should you need to? Any recommendations for where to get a replacement, good BIOS?>> Cheers,>> Fred.> In the UK.>>I don't know exactly where the bios chip is on your board - but a while agoI The BIOS interface is designed for advanced users, you can change a setting that could prevent your computer from starting correctly and you could suffer potential loss of data. The same goes for any drive that uses any sort of DMA.

The battery does go green after a while and it shows charging percentage etc and when i unplug from fully green charge i get about 30 mins with 2200mAh battery. Is it easily removable, or is it soldered in?> 3. This mobo has a failsafe ability to load a flash util (& bios update) from a dos disk, but despite loading up the bin file, it fails to start the flash When I changed the settings to Optimal it simply would not display anything on screen and only after a while resting would it boot again.

I can't seeit> in the mainboard manual.> 2. I think that's what mt ASUS would let me do. This is obviously not a standard requester, but seems peculiar to this Epox board. I only get about 30 mins (standard battery and minimum progs running) Cheers bilabonic, Jan 7, 2012 #1 Advertisements nestone Joined: May 31, 2011 Messages: 84 The BIOS problem is

I'm becoming rather glum and unhappy about this and are contemplating going back to the suppliers to try and get replacements.