Trouble after updating BIOS (Gigabyte Mobo)

By vjkancha
Jun 27, 2005
  1. I need some help!!!!!!!!!

    I found a BIOS updation program in my Mother board cd... whn i updated my BIOS and restarted my comp.... it doesnt even show the flash screen... what might be wrong??.... What should i do to revert to old BIOS settings??... plz help....
    my thanks in advance...
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You will have to take out your BIOS ROM chip and reprogram/replace it.
  3. vjkancha

    vjkancha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey!! how does one reprogram BIOS?? do i relle need a new BIOS chip... can nothing be done to repair the existing chip??
  4. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Don't panic yet. Did the utility you used to flash your BIOS report that it was a good flash? If the flash was good then I would suggest that you remove the mobo battery , reset the CMOS jumpers (see your manual for clearing CMOS) and then replace the battery, reboot and see if that clears up the boot issue. You'll still need to reset all BIOS settings regardless.
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    ???????Random bios upgrade??????

    Not all maybe lost.
    First off, what is model of gigabyte MoBo?
    Second, what was the causes or problems that lead
    to bios update?
    If the board is not too old, some MoBo mfgr's will replace the
    flash rom.
    (e-prom chip that stores the bios) not all are removeable,
    so you may have to ship MoBo complete.
    I've noticed alot more often main board mfgr's post on their
    bios download pages: Don't install bios upgrades unless you are having
    a stated problem that the upgrade is to fix.
    Follow Merc14's suggestion and post back to let us know....
  6. vjkancha

    vjkancha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The motherboard tht i hav is - Gigabyte (GA-81845GV series)
    and there were no problems with the BIOS, i accidentally updated the BIOS by running that program which came with my mobo cd.

    well.. i have tried to reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery and resetting the jumpers.... but it is of no help.... my computer still doesnt boot... it just shows a blank screen and nothing else...

    what should i do now??
  7. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Do you hear a beep when you boot up? Do the fans spin up?
  8. Splash

    Splash TS Rookie

    I have a question. I dont have the manual for the mobo I have and the gigabyte website doesn't have that version in their list (GA-8IRML) Can someone please help me to clear the CMOS. I have the same problem....updated the BIOS now PC wont boot. I have made a backup of the previous BIOS but I need to boot up to reverse what I've done

    Please Help
  9. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

  10. Splash

    Splash TS Rookie

    Sorry guess I didn't look hard enough!!! Thanx IronDuke. Will let you know what the outcome is.
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