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hi,

i flashed the wrong BIos onto my mobo.

now i have acccess to CMOS and no bootable drive.

my mobo is Asus A7v133 and i flashed with the BIOs for the mobo A7A133.

is there any way to repair and re-flash again.

thnx,
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If it can't find a floppy drive, you may be SOL. Have you tried clearing the CMOS parameters with the MB jumper, then at least find the floppy drive?

If that fails, and the BIOS FLASH is in a socket, you can program it on a FLASH programmer, that's how I've solved aborted updates in the past. Many newer boards have the flash soldered onto the MB, and that option doesn't exist for them.
 

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Old friend of mine had the same problem. He found a second "asus a7v" remove the bios and put it into his first mother board. He boot on disk drive then remove the bios from his mother board put his old bios then reflash it.

I never try this and I whish to never had to try it. It's what i call a "cowboy" solution.
 

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Kataclysm said:
Old friend of mine had the same problem. He found a second "asus a7v" remove the bios and put it into his first mother board. He boot on disk drive then remove the bios from his mother board put his old bios then reflash it.

I never try this and I whish to never had to try it. It's what i call a "cowboy" solution.
IMO, this is about the dumbest stunt I've ever seen tried! It's hard to imagine that this isn't just a story, since the DOS boot would still be using BIOS services, which aren't there! :rolleyes:
 

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If it can't find a floppy drive, you may be SOL. Have you tried clearing the CMOS parameters with the MB jumper, then at least find the floppy drive?

If that fails, and the BIOS FLASH is in a socket, you can program it on a FLASH programmer, that's how I've solved aborted updates in the past. Many newer boards have the flash soldered onto the MB, and that option doesn't exist for them.
What is a FLASH programmer?? and where can i find one?

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A FLASH programmer is a piece of test equipment, used by many folks for development of hardware. What I actually have is a device programmer that programs PROM/EPROM/EEPROM/FLASH/PAL, it's used in development of some of the hardware I build. Other than finding some friend at a firm that does development, I'm not sure where you'd find one. I suspect that you don't want to spend the $1200 to buy one, so that option is obviously out. :)
 
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