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By ferdign ·
Tech gods,
Please advise. A bit new at this so here is the elementary question.
Attempted to re-flash an Award bios on a eurone em-5300v mb. Now PC will not reboot rather responds with 2 short beeps followed by continuous rapid short beeps. Need to know how to get past beeps to reboot for old flash. Thanks in advance. No help found with manufacturer or local techs w/o money.

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by shmaltz In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

If the screen works then please tell me what its saying.
Otherwise there is no sollution that i know of exept for changing the bios chip.

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by ferdign In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

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by danielr In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

When people have trouble remebering the password for bios they take out the cmos battery and leave it out for about 30 minutes or so for the password to delete. try doing this and mabye it will default back to your old bios. i hope this helps.

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by dcosgrove In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

You can try to find the clear cmos jumper as well and set it to clear for 10 seconds and then back to normal. I don't know how much it will help if you have a corrupt boot rom but I'd try it if I were you.

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by ferdign In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

I'm not in front of it now. But I think the response it gave me is.
something...checksum
floppy media detected
then nothing.

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by Beeba In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

yep, you've corrupted your bios. but all is not lost. your motherboard supports a very basic floppy-only boot.

go download the correct bios version, and bios-flash-utility from the motherboard maker. i've never heard of eurone, unfortunately, though their numbering scheme is a little like biostar's. anyhow, you put it all on a bootable floppy, do the bios flash, and you're all set.

www.badflash.com will flash for you for short money if you provide them with at least a link to where they can download the bios.

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by HiltonT In reply to BAD BIOS FLASH

Hi,

Of the above answers, I'd strongly suggest that numbers 1, 2 and 3 will not work, as you have said that you have had a corrupted flash and that the system doesn't boot.

Answer 4 **may** work, depending on where the flash died - if the "bootblock" was corrupted, the floppy-recovery method will not work - and this appears to be the case.

Now, I have never come across this motherboard manufacturer so I am not familiar with the particular board. Here are the steps to follow:

1. IF board has soldered-on BIOS chip buy another board. END

2. IF you do not have another PC with same sized Award BIOS chip (socketed) or have a friend with a PC you can utilize, THEN try www.badflash.com or a local repair place. END

3a. Boot theworking PC with a DOS disk to a command prompt. The BIOS code will be cached in RAM and the BIOS is now not needed. CAREFULLY (and I mean **CAREFULLY**) remove the working BIOS from this board.

3b. CAREFULLY (and I mean **CAREFULLY**) insert your dead BIOS into the socket.

3c. Flash your BIOS as you would normally (using AFlash.exe or whatever).

3d. Power off the PC, CAREFULLY remove the BIOS chip and insert it in your PC. Boot your PC and the system should now come online. Replaceyour other PC's BIOS chip, and it should also boot fine.

3e. If you damage either BIOS chip or either motherboard doing the above, then you are on your own (and up for 2 motherboards instead on just one). *** SO *** if you do not feel comfortable pulling chips off a powered-up motherboard, send your motherboard to a tech for repair.

Regards,
Hilton

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