Bios Help needed Please for my motherboard

By vin
Aug 25, 2004
  1. Hi to all, I´m new to this site.

    I wonder if any one can help me. I tryed the other day to update my MotherBoards Bios and Screwed up my PC. It doesn´t even restart now and when i switch it on, a load Beep sound blares out. i took it to a PC specialist and they told me i burn out the system. I´m peed off with myself....aaaahhhhhhh.
    Is there any way i can reboot the system or are there any programs out there where i can put in a CD and hopefully restore everything back to normal.
    Pentium III 500Mhz - Gigabyte MotherBoard Intel Chip 1998 Version.

    Kind regard to all.

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot Forums

    Some stores can replace / reflash faulty BIOS chips, that's probably your best bet.

    If you have enough experience and another mainboard with the same chipset, you could try swapping the BIOS chips while flashing with the second board - but if you aren't sure what you're doing, you could end up with two broken machines.

    Maybe this could be a good reason to upgrade the computer? :p
  3. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Can you get us the specific model from the motherboard. Some (very few) motherboards had the option of reloading from floppy disk. I'd be happy to research it, but I need the specific model number.

    Otherwise, replacement boards go for about $21-50 on ebay and pricewatch.

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    There'a always the possibility of some floppy disk fix like Bug has said, but I think you are buying a new motherboard, chip and memory. Like Mictlantecuhtli, probably a blessing in disguise if it makes you upgrade.

    There's really no need to flash BIOSes unless you NEED a specific fix which the new BIOS version provides. If not, don't bother.
  5. vin

    vin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Bug,

    I appreciate you getting back to me...Here is my model number.

  6. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Hi Vinnie,

    Ok from the pic, there are about 17 different boards we could be looking at, as seen from the link below: 440BX

    BTW, how did you get that pic if the system won't post. Just curious...

    Following are other items that will assist us:
    1) The model number from the motherboard. Usually located on the motherboard, between the first and second PCI slots. Please not any revision, etc.
    2) Number of DIMM (memory slots)
    3) Number of AGP, PCI, ISA slots (the spots where you put add in cards)

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