I upgraded the BIOS on my Giga-byte GA-K8NSC939 mobo from F1 to F8. Indications were that it all went successfully. However the BIOS does not have an option to load fail-safe settings. The closest thing is "load optimised default settings". I have tried this but whatever I do, I can't get past the
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There have been no hardware changes at all. My reason for flashing the BIOS was because my mobo USB ports weren't working anymore (ongoing issue see thread in Hardware forum).
I have also tried erasing the CMOS by removing the battery for a few minutes. No joy in this either.
I can boot from floppy and CD and the two hard drives seem to be getting recognised in the BIOS bootup. However I can't seem to access them at all.
Any helpful ideas hints?
PS I'm running XP ME with SP2
PS If I am breaking a forum rule by "doubleposting" hardware/windows AND you are a moderator/admin then please do remove the thread in the wrong forum - I'm not sure which is more appropriate.
Edited by digikiwi, 21 May 2006 - 07:48 PM.