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So I tried updating my BIOS of my newly bought A8V Deluxe Rev2.00.
I did this by using a bootable floppy with Afudos and the newest BIOSRom on it.
During the update the disk blocked... so now I have a corrupt bios...

Already tried clearing the bios with the bios clear jumper.
Now I want to try and put a floppy in there with the right ROM, I just don't know what the name should be... or if I would even have a Boot-Block bios...
If anyone knows the name or another solution, I thank you greatly
 

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There isn't anything in there...
+ When I boot my computer, my floppy drive doesn't make a sound, so it's not being checked, right?
So is there anyting I can try to do without hot-swapping and putting in another BIOSchip?
 

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Your motherboard has a boot block BIOS. If the motherboard makes any kinds of beeps after you turn it on then some of the BIOS is still intact.

It isn't necessary to have a monitor signal to fix the BIOS. You can do it blind. The monitor sometimes displays nothing if the BIOS has been hosed. All you should have to do is insert the motherboard CD, turn the machine on, hit Alt-F2 repeatedly, and then wait a few minutes. If the boot block is intact then it should flash the original BIOS from the CD. It doesn't require any user input.

You can also try a floppy which contains only the BIOS file named A8V.ROM. Hit Alt-F2 repeatedly after turning the machine on and then wait a few minutes.

The other thing you can try is making a bootable BIOS floppy and put AFUDOS.EXE on the disk along with the BIOS file named A8V.ROM. Then make an AUTOEXEC.BAT which starts with the line AFUDOS /oA8V.ROM.

In all of these cases it may take a minute or two before something happens. If none of these work then there is a difficult procedure you can try listed here called the "evil shorting trick" but it's not a good idea to try it unless you have plenty of hardware experience. If none of the floppy or CD alternatives work then you can just send your BIOS chip to one of these eBay services. They'll program your flash chip for about $10. I think ASUS charges more than that.
 

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Format a floppy, DO NOT make it a bootable floppy, just a plain formatted floppy.

Copy the bios file to the floppy as A8V.ROM. Only this file on the floppy, no others.

First try...
Boot the system with the floppy in the drive and give it 10 minutes to attempt auto recover. If it hasn't rebooted itself by then shut down (pull the plug).

Second try..
Power on with the floppy in the drive while press and hold the ALT and F2 keys down, continue for 2 minutes to give enough time to start recovery, release keys and wait 8 minutes.

Note: you need to use a PS2 keyboard, not a USB keyboard.

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Hi, I have the same motherboard and exactly the same problem. I have tried everything suggested here but to no avail.

Just a thought though, when I boot up in addition to no life from my monitor, floppy drive or CD drive, I also get no beeps from the speaker. What does this mean? is my bios terminal?
 

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the easiest way out is to go to ebay / search for "bios chip" there is a vendor in there named angelib / he is a very good communicator & super fast shipping / he will reprogram your bios chip and have it back to you in about 3 days !! you can get the latest bios on the newly flashed chip and be done with it/ just make sure you write down the orientation of the chip prior to removal / there will be an identifying mark like a small shallow half circle on one edge or a pointing arrow or a rounded off corner etc / dont go by stickers !! the new bios chip will alllow its self to be installed in an incorrect orientation if it does it fries !!

regards

joe
 

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Thank you, I did't find that particular user, but I did find a couple of bios flashing services. Thank Linderman, and alll else.
 

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thank you all for your help, but I live in Belgium, Europe... not to many flashers here, too bad... so today I took the easy way out and just handed everything in in the local pc shop. I just bought everything new and I don't want to screw things up more than I already did.

Again thank you all, and now I will devout time to any bios problem I come accross in Belgium, be it with friends or on forums,
peace out now
 
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