> Skills: Competent with everyday tasks
> Operating system: Windows XP
> Processor: AMD Athlon
> Memory: 512MB
> Internet connection: Broadband
> Motherboard Asus : A7A266-E (ALiMaGik 1 Chipset).
> BIOS version 1010
I bought some new DDR PC2100 memory to replace the two DDR 256mb that were installed on my MESH computer. Only the 512mb was recognised, the 1024mb was not.
The information I received with the memory suggested that the BIOS may need updating. After much reading I downloaded the Asus Update utility from the web. I then tried to update the BIOS from the web, but was unable to do so.
I then downloaded and saved BIOS version 1013 to my desktop and using the update utility, tried to update the BIOS using this file. It deleted the BIOS, flashed the file, but then in the bottom section failed to authenticate it after only 3%. I tried the same procedure with version 1012 and the same thing happened. I did save the BIOS settings prior to doing this using the update utility, but didn't burn them to a CD. You guessed it, I didn't try to flash the old BIOS back so i can only conclude that now my PC has no BIOS.
I haven't been able to find a definitive answer from trawling the web, including the ASUS forums. When I switch the computer on, I now get 3 bleeps, but nothing displays on the monitor. Pressing the delete button doesn't do anything.
If I had saved the original BIOS settings to CD, I don't think that would have made any difference as I cannot get into BIOS to boot from that drive. If I could then I could download same on my other computer onto CD.
I readily admit that my inexperience, has been my downfall.
Could you tell me just what my options are? Am I really going to have to consider a new motherboard for a computer nearly 6yrs old with a value of only a few pounds?
I apologise for taking up your time.