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Is my bios broken?

By nissanman
Jan 29, 2007
  1. I was searching the internet and found a program that i thought was kind of cool. It was ment to change the picture that award bios shows in the top right hand corner of the screen when the computer is booting. So i downloaded the program and changed my picture to the intel celeron logo.
    When it had finished setting up the new picture it told me to restart so i did. But when i restarted the computer all i got was a long beep and two short beeps. A couple of seconds after that i got two low pitched beeps and that is all that happens. Nothing appears on the screen. Is my bios broken and is it possible to fix without replacing the bios chip? I have tried clearing the bios twice but that does not work.

    Does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Please say you backed up your bios to its own boot disk before you flashed it the bios.....
     
  3. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Don't fix it if it aint broke. Especially if its critical to a funtional system.

    Flash your BIOS and update it to the most current one your motherboards website offers.
     
  4. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    That is if he can. If the flash that he had done set it to a totally different bios type for that chip, he might not be able to flash it with a new one. All he gets right now are beeps of doom!
     
  5. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    The program backed my bios up to a floppy but when i use that floppy it wont
    work. Is their something i have to do before i can use the floppy?
     
  6. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    A bios can be corrupt and you should still be able to flash it, it doesn't matter what he put on it. Put a copy of AWDFLASH.EXE and the correct BIOS for that chipset on a floppy and boot from floppy.
     
  7. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    I cant, the only working computer i have doesnt have a floppy drive. Would I be able to use a CD ROM instead?
     
  8. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Floppy only for bios i believe
     
  9. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    I might as well buy a new chip then. Does anyone know where i could get one. My Motherboard is a Jetway 620BF.
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you can buy cheap external USB floppy drives if you old BIOS enables you to boot off it.

    If you motherboard has a floppy port, use that instead - far better. NEVER have a computer w/o a floppy drive. They're still used for stuff like this.
     
  11. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    I might just have to get my mate to make the floppy for me.
    :hotbounce
     
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