When it finished and rebooted I started getting "disk read errors" and was never able to get it booted.
Award's flash utility asks if you want to save old bios, so I saved it to C: drive, not realizing until later that since the update failed, I was unable to boot and therefore unable to get to the old bios save spot. I finally gave up and moved my CPU, hard drives, memory, video card, power supply, dvdrom and cdrw back to my old case and MB.
When I got my system back together and running on old MB I found that my main HD which was partitioned into 2 equal parts(20 gig each) had lost one partition(system partition was spared) and my second HDshows as RAW unformatted. Worse than that... I can't find the old bios for the new MB I saved anywhere on my system.
So as you can see, I have a couple problems I need help with...
First off, my hardware list:
Old MB - Asus A7V-VM
new MB - Microstar MS-6330 v3.0 called K7T turbo
CPU - Athlon 1 ghz 200 fsb
System HD(Primary Master) - Seagate st340014a 40 gig
Second HD(Primary Slave) HD - WDC AC313500D 13 gig
CDRW(Secondary Master) - LG CDRW CED8042B
DVD rom(secondary Slave) - LG DVD Rom DRD8120B
Memory - 640mb total---> 2 - 256mb pc133 sdram and 1 - 128mb pc133 sdram
Video card - Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200se AGP card
PSU - Allied 350 watt max (3.3v + 5v - 200 watt max)
whew, I think thats everything lol
Things I need Help with:
1) Can I reformat just the raw partition on 40 gig system drive? and if so, how?
2) Can someone help me find the correct bios for this board? There are several boards with this Model#. Mine has MicroStar MS-6330 printed on it and K7T Turbo V:3
I would appreciate any help you can offer...
Thanx in advance,