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BAD BIOS FLASH/UPGRADE


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Im building a new computer for a friend but somethings have gone horribly wrong.
Put everything together and booted up the machine to install windows but it always froze at 39 minutes remaining. So we thougth the bios might be old or something so we tried to flash and update the bios but something went wrong. After it was finished installing the bios it restarted but never booted. It just beeps! Cant go any farther. Any help is very appreciated (friend is not happy :tazz: ). Thank you.
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Can you post the make and model of motherboard

Can you be specific about the beeps
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The manufactured by ECS Elitegroup the model is KN1 Extreame Rev. 1

Here is there website
Motherboard Page

And it beeps every 5 seconds or less for a second until you kill the power.

Edited by jpaterson, 08 September 2005 - 02:29 AM.

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They have ecs top-hat to recover the BIOS

3.2-2 Using ECS Top-Hat Flash to recover your BIOS
The ECS Top-Hat Flash kit allow you to restore BIOS from ECS website
(www.ecs.com.tw) or ECS support CD, in case you current BIOS on the
motherboard or get corrupted, please follow the procedures below to recover
your BIOS.
1. Please find the BIOS ROM located on your motherboard. (Figure A)
2. Find the cut edge corner on the Flash ROM. (Figure B)
3. Find the cute edge corner on the Top Hat Flash. (Figure C)
4. Orient the cut edge Top Hat Flash to BIOS ROM’s and press the flash
ROM into the lower socket of Top Hat Flash. (Figure D & E)
5. Then, power on your computer.
6. After the computer boots up, remove the Top Hat Flash.
7. Download the BIOS file from ECS web site (www.ecs.com.tw) or
ECS support CD and use Flash Utility to reflash the original Flash
ROM.
8. You can choose either AWARD Flash utility in DOS mode or ECS “EZ
Flash Utility” in windows to reflash the BIOS.
Figure A Figure B Figure C Figure D Figure E

Perhaps you can e-mail their tech support and ask where it is on their site

http://www.ecs.com.t...nuID=49&LanID=8
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Yeah about that... we used the Top-hat but we left it on when we wernt supposed to and i think it might have erased that too.
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Ask their tech support if you can use a new copy of top hat
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So basically it needs a top-hat. Theres no other way of loading a new bios or even somehow accessing the bios and entering a new info? Thanks for your help. You guys responded VERY quickly I guess ill call tech support in the morning. Hope they can give me a new top-hat.
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That is their method of recovering the BIOS, you should avoid using anything else, which probably will not work
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How about this method? Remove all the hardware from the motherboard, including the CPU, memory and power adapter. Clear the CMOS battery and wait for about 10 minutes. Re-install everything and turn the system on. Maybe the system will get back?

I guess if there is still no post, you have to replace the BIOS chips on the motherboard?
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Is the top hat an expensive item
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I just got an email from the motherboard maker saying that they dont sell the Top-Hat flash! :tazz: WHat am i going to do??? :)
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An option is to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until you enter set up, then look through the options for BIOS recovery

If that isn't an option then you can download the BIOS update to any computer, save it to a floppy disc and use it to boot the PC with the problem, in the hope it will rewrite the BIOS
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