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From t1100 to fx8350, flashed BIOS

Question: From t1100 to fx8350, flashed BIOS


as the topic states I think of making a move from my old t1100 to FX8350.
Tricky part is that I need to flash my BIOS to make the old AM3 plank support AM3+.

MB, m4atd89gt. And current BIOS is the stock BIOS 1006. The BIOS that I'm updating to is a 3029.
Has someone of you fellow techspotters tried this already? Were the results satisfying, or just infinite amount of crashing? Which I'm just a little afraid of when making the change.

Any advice for such activity?
And yes, I know they are AMD proceccors


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Preferred Solution: From t1100 to fx8350, flashed BIOS

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Hello all,

I used Toshiba's BIOS update utility on this machine. It was working fine before, now it gets stuck with the Toshiba splash logo. Pressing F2 and/or F12 do not work. Pressing esc. Gives the following error. No TPM or TPM has problem. Everything else seems as normal. It show Bios 6.00 which is what I'd in theory flashed it to.

I'm guessing the flash went bad. Is there an emergency recovery procedure for this?

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed

Strange, but it seems that we have the same problem at the same time:

I was trying to use Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc with old and new versions of BIOS, but it still stucks...

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Question: Flashed my BIOS

Recently, my Intel Matrix RAID BIOS started taking about a minute to initialize. I attributed this to having re-configured my drive arrangement and (possibly) having not reset a disk. My board is (was) an Asus that supports MyLogo, so I used the excuse of changing the boot logo to flash my BIOS, hoping this would correct the slow init of the Intel component.

The result was the loss of the BIOS data and CrashFree BIOS3 will not recover. The process just yields a a screen stuck at "Reading BIOS file P5BD.ROM"

I am now using an old socket 478 3.20E on a BioStar M900-M4 board.

The cool part - I had only recently grabbed the BioStar board from NewEgg for $26 (open box) and it arrived about an hour after I realized the Asus board was a goner.

Answer:Flashed my BIOS

The board isn't what is toast! The bios should have been backed up first in case of a bad flash.

The solution for seeing that mess corrected would likely be shipping the board into Asus and have them reflash the bios with the latest version for a price along with S & H fees. The total would likely be about what you paid for the Biostar board you're running now at $25 plus.

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I have recently flashed my bios because one of the ram slots stopped working, now after the flash (using the provivded tool ((and the right bios)) it turns on but nothing happens.

Gigabyte K8VT800 using Gigabyte tool.

Answer:BIOS Flashed not working now!!!! need help!!!

Clear your CMOS with the CMOS clear jumper. Look in your motherboard manual.
If that doesnt work, i think your motherboard might be broken and you will need a new one.

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When I flashed my bios to update it and restarted my computer Win. XP wouldn't boot or recognize the SATA hard drive. I no longer have the SATA drivers on a floppy disk and even worse I no longer have a floppy drive. I am not sure where Win. XP saves the drivers for SATA hard drives(the ones you have to press F6 to install XP), but I think flashing the bios has deleted, moved, or did something to them. My only other thought was flashing the bios does something to the MBR (I am not sure if it does). If this is the case, could Lilo or any other MBR controller be used to fix the problem? Is there a way to add the SATA drivers to the MBR? The motherboard recognizes the harddrive.

Please help I need catch up to my friend in WOW and I only have two days until he gets his new hard driver! :hotbounce

Any comment are much appreciated.

Answer:flashed bios, win won't boot

Go back to the old BIOS.

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ok, i have a MSI K8N NEO2-PLAT, and i used live update to flash it, without usinjg a floppy drive and whatnot. so i did, and i can get into windows and play games. but whenever i try to enter into the bios, i just get a black screen with a little blinking underline "_" in the top left corner. nothign is hapened,k i try to restore the origian lbios through the floppy disk. and it sitll doesnt do anything. i dont know how to fix this!!

Answer:Screwed Bios when flashed?

cept you...

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Stop sniggering at the back :-)Trying to get USB working on one of my trusty 98s. Got the impression flashing the BIOS may help, but now it gives one long beep and two short ones, nothing on monitor.Award 4.51 motherboard. I've taken the battery out, but does anyone know where I can find the manual so I can try the reset pins, please?I appreciate I may have killed the machine!

Answer:Flashed BIOS, now it just beeps

1long, 2 short Video adapter error Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected here

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Hi,    As the title says, "Flashed Bios from v1.10 to 1.23 now I get 'No Bootable Device found' after Acer Logo". I have a dual install of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.   I was doing some googling and the one thing that looked right was "After a BIOS update, the hard drive can revert to a default value of AHCI that causes your Intel Desktop Board to no longer boot."  This website suggest going into advance bios option and making sure the sata drive is set to IDE....  Which would be great but the bios on the laptop (not v1.23) only has basic options Information/main/security/boot/exit.     So does anybody have any idea how, or the easiest method to get the bios to recognized the harddrive ?      Just a note, fresh install of both the windows 10 and Ubuntu and both workign great right up to successfully flashing the Bios.   Thanks in advance for any help,      Brian

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I flashed my BIOS and now can't even boot up to access "Setup" or "POST" CPU fan works,HDD works (I hear it spinning). Power LED stays on. HDD LED goes off in 20 seconds.FDD does not worK. No power to monitor. Gigabyte Motherboard # GA 8S650 GXM, 2.5MHz Intel P4CPU, Phoenix BIOS D888, 512 Mb Ram (400 Mhz Kingston), Integrated Video SIS 650G, Windows XP Home SP 2. I verified that RAM is ok. System bought 2004. Help Please. I am a new member today.
Hello all.

Answer:Flashed BIOS and can't boot

You either installed the incorrect BIOS, or did not give it adequate time to fully install.
read carefully the full description of how to install the BIOS at the website for your computer brand and model. Then attempt a removal, if allowed... usually that is not allowed.
Get advice from the tech support for your computer, as a great many computers are ruined by an incorrectly installed BIOS.

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Question: Flashed wrong bios

Hey i need some help i was updating my motherboard with a new bios but i choose the wrong model

My mother board is a Gigabyte K8N Pro and i used the bios of a K8N

Now i cant upgrade it i dont know what to do

I tried to take out the battery but that didnt work

The worst thing is the pro version has dual bios and the other model doesnt so there is no option to restore it

Could i take the backup chip and put it in the normal chip place?

But i need some help doing that

Answer:Flashed wrong bios

I forgot to say i can turn on my pc perfectly and do everything but im lacking the extras the Pro version has

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My grandpa was having strange blackouts on his computer. The screen would just go black and lock up, preventing him from doing anything. When he rebooted it got back to the OS fine and rebuilt the hard drives (he's on RAID1). I thought it was his video drivers so I updated them. He also said he got some weird audio errors so I made sure those were correct too. But then for good measure I updated his BIOS and after that the problems started. He was set to boot from a RAID Array but when the BIOS option is set for that, the OS can't boot. It says I need the install CD to repair. But when I change the BIOS to boot with IDE, he can make it to the OS just fine, but is no longer on the RAID1 like I want him to be. Is there a way I can put him back on a RAID 1 from the OS or do I need to repair with boot CD like the error message said?

Answer:BIOS Flashed.. now problem

You will need the CD like it said.

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My brother flashed his BIOS with a newer BIOS from HP and now his laptop won't boot. His system is:

Compaq Evo N600c
Pentium IIIm 600
Windows 2000 (says he has the latest SP)

After flashing, it gave an error:

Error 244
flashing BIOS

The system ran fine, but then he restarted and it would not boot. Now it powers up, but nothing shows up on the screen and it sounds like it doesn't try to access the HDD, but tries to access the CD-ROM instead.

Answer:Flashed BIOS problem

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I flashed my bios using msi's online updater. here it is.

after just flashing the bios I went into setup and it says my 2.93 dual core e7500 is running at 3.66?!?! You can adjust the frequency but it was on "auto".

any help? what should i do?

thanks for any help.

Answer:Help with flashed BIOS? CPU running at 3.66?

Strange, what does the change log file on their site say? Does it address the issue that you were having to update?

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I have an Lucky Tech SYE P6 LX7(Relabelled to Mercury KOB-lxs370) mobo with an Award BIOS.I recently flashed the BIOS incorrectly.As a result,my computer wont boot up.I t is rebooting at 1 second intervals.I have followed the BIOS recovery procedure which is as follows-

Make a bootable floppy.
Make an autoexec.bat file with the line- (BIOS flashing program) (BIOS file),where (BIOS Flashing program) is AWD77,in my case.
Switch on the computer after inserting the floppy.
But the computer does not check the floppy as it is rebooting every 1 second.I know this because the HDD is initializing every 1 second and I hear a sound from the speakers every 1 second.How will I get to flash the BIOS?


Answer:BIOS Flashed Incorrectly

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Hello, I changed from a an XP1600 to an XP1700 today the XP 1700 overclocked like crazy, 2 ghz. Detected it as a XP2000
I flashed the AMI Bios from 5.5 to 5.7 after 2 hours or so so it would see the "XP2400" .
Flashed fine, when I rebooted XP gets to the load screen and the video goes blank right before the blue XP login screen.
I can get to safe mode...? I reloaded the Video drivers, changed settings in the Bios PCI/AGP (card is AGP) Default and so on. Finally reflashed to 5.5. Booted into Xp and crashed after 1-2 minutes. Now I'm back on the same Safe mode or blank screen routine. Anyone know what's up?

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Okay I know you're only suppose to flash your BIOS if you notice anything wrong but let's just say i'm one of those people who like to stay up to date with everything. Okay so I flashed my BIOS for my Gigabyte Tech EP45-DS3 motherboard from something like F6 to F8. This new one fixs bugs etc but it's main point is it supports further ram clcok to 1333mhz. I used a tool which flashed within windows and BAM it was done. Restarted, booted up and was fine. However a few days later I recieved my first BSOD something about BAD_POOL_HEADER. I looked this up - mostly hardware based. I updated my graphics and sounds card that day so I knew it was eith one of those or the bios flash. SO i used system restore and was okay for a few days when again BSOD. This time IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Looked this up - hardware based again could be somethign with the RAM. But I let this pass, my RAM is quite new it can't be that. When they got worse but then disappeared. Recently I was hit with the IRQL one and warcraft threw a critical error at me. I looked this up and once again could be somethign with the RAM. Now it's finally hit me that the bios has changed my RAM in someway? If so what could I do about this, I thought it only allowed it to go faster but not change anything? Thanks

Answer:Flashed BIOS now BSOD and errors

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Yup, i did it. I am a moron comes to mind but hey whatta do? So any suggestions? just get a black screen nothing else............

Answer:Flashed wrong bios, it's game over isn't it?

Two words. New Motherboard. If you have oem windows, another os

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could you please help? i got an ati radeon 9800xt 256mb agp from ebay, the seller described the card as having 400mhz core clock & 500mhz memory clock. when i check the catalyst control centre, it says 378mhz core & only 230mhz memory. has the seller "flashed" the bios & underclocked it? when i try to play games, it starts to play, but then goes balck & cuts back to my desktop. i treid call of duty 2, & it played fine for about 5 secs, then went black. it stayed like this, & could still hear the game playing, but with no picture. have i maybe downloaded the wrong driver? its in my agp slot, also, could it be that i only have 256mn ram? i even tried a game that requires a 4mb card( hooligans: storm over europe), & it still wouldnt even play that. the seller isnt exactly helpful, & i asked pcworld for some help & was told these cards have been discontinued. the seller stated it was a new card was one of the best video cards in the uk that usually sells for 379. i paid 84(97 incl p&p & postal order). anything i can do? can i fix the card? if so how?i would really appreciate some help. thank you

Answer:has graphics card bios been flashed??

Was this a private party seller? Or was it from a Reputable Reseller. Either way if you recieved a component that did not match the advertised auction item, you need to contact ebay. If from a professional shop or supplier, ebay may help you recoup your loss or obtain the advertised item. If from a private seller, it may only get as far as giving the seller a bad rating or banned from selling on ebay.

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I recently flashed my BIOS to a newer version as to have support for a new dual core processor I'm going to install. After updating the nVidia chipset to 6.70 and my Asus BIOS to v 1009 I rebooted and received an error. Disk read error has occurred, or something like that. This was remedied by re enabling Raid in BIOS. Today when I went to play some .mp3's on my storage drive I received some windows error. I checked my computer, and I'm only showing one HDD, I should see two. I'm assuming I have to again enable something in BIOS, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. The system in question is in my signature. Let me know if you need an more information.

Answer:Solved: Flashed BIOS, now I'm missing an HDD

I figured it out. In BIOS I enabled the RAID for each of my sata connections, when in fact I only have two of the HDDs running in RAID 0. I disabled the two slots that were not using RAID and problem solved.

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I just flashed my BIOS today and it went well... but I have one small problem. After it was done and I rebooted... the computer was going through and recognizing all the devices etc. When it came to the keyboard it said it did not install properly. I dont remember the exact message but it was something to the effect of ps2 keboard drivers could not be found... device may not funtion properly. Well the keyboard seemed to work fine but that message would popup on each reboot so I took the ps2 adapter off and plugged the keyboard in a usb slot and the message no longer pops up. It wasnt until later that I discovered that the volume dial and track forward track back buttons (I have a logitech elite keyboard) no longer function. It is not a major deal since everthing else works... but it is annoying since I like to have the volume control functions for music or even during games. I never had to install any drivers for the keyboard before... it just always worked when plugged in. Do I need to download keyboard drivers from logitech site or am I missing something else here? My computer is an hp with windows xp.

Answer:flashed bios wrecked keyboard

What model keyboard is it? You need some drivers, probably from their website.

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We have a Pavilion 20-b011 and I am trying to find out if the bios can be flashed and can I use two 8mg memory sticks for a total of 16? I cannot find anything online anyplace.

Answer:bios be flashed, memory be expanded

@stickler No BIOS update. But you can go to 16GB memory. Your specs here. REO

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I'm curious if anyone has flashed their Y430 Bios with the version 60 update now available on the Lenovo Drivers & Downloads? Here's a description of what's new:  STATEMENT DESCRIPTION:1.      Fix - System may hang at early POST (Port 80 = 0x23).2.      Fix - System will shutdown abnormally when resume from S3.3.      Combine DDR2 and DDR3 BIOS together. AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:Lenovo IdeaPad Y430                       Release Date 2009-06-15

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I have a 5 year old TI Extensa 650 CD that needed to be I formatted the hard drive, then the boot up disk would not boot the system. I asked for advice and was told to flash a updated bios. I downloaded the upgrade and as it was upgrading, received a message...can not erase..and the system halted. When I tried to reboot it all I get is the light that the power is HD action at all. I am scared!!! How can I get this system to boot now??? Any help will be MUCH APPRECIATED!

Answer:Flashed bios..not computer will not boot

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Title pretty much says it. While trying to fix a different problem I've been having with my computer, I flashed my BIOS. I had never done so, so it went from version A00 to A07.
Now, my computer freezes randomly. They are spaced about 5-10 minutes apart, and control/alt/delete doesn't do a thing.

Any ideas? I used the Dell websites utility to flash it, and it went smoothly.

Answer:Flashed BIOS, now comp freezes

What was the problem and did the bios update claim to fix it?
If you did the most recent bios do another and go back 1. Whatever you do no beat bios, please.

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I used asus update to update my bios from 1207 to the latest ver. After the update my
pc won't boot. It will post but it won't boot. I tried using the crash free bios utility on the
motherboard dvd but I can't seem to find it. I also tried using asus EZ flash 2 to go
back to ver. 1207 but it won't let me install a older ver.
After the post when it should give me the choice of what OS to use (W7,Wxp or ubuntu
10.10) it gives the following.

error- no such device: 623elaac-a279-4f11-a262-66dd3188d5c5.
grub rescue>

Also, I can boot with the ubuntu 10.10 live cd to access files in widows.

Please help



Answer:Solved: Flashed bios now won't boot

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 0769.I downloaded the bios upgrade from the Lenovo website. After launch and completion of the flash the laptop stood awake for a few minutes with explorer nonfunctional, including the completed flash window, then normally shut down.When it started up again, I got the normal screens, finally the windows XP boot screen showed, but as soon as the blue line got to the second or third square, the computer switched to the black screen asking for a normal boot, safe mode or last configuration boot. All of those options resulted in a blue error screen that was showed for only half a second so that I couldn't even read the error number, and then everything reeboted again and I got stuch with the black selection screen again.When I tried to repair by windows XP CD (R key), it said that I have no hard disk drives installed. I got the same message when I tried to reinstall XP. The bios shows the disk installed. I also tried resetting bios, no changes. I found the article on lenovo community on how to reset cmos, but it seemed I hadn't succeeded at that, either. Someone alse said his disk Id changed to something else and causet the problem, but didn't list how to repair that.I have no idea what else to do. I need the data on the laptop ASAP and I mean it.Someone on FixYa said I need to remove the cmos battery and it's suposed to be under the keyboard. I removed the keyboard, but can't seem to find the battery. Wo... Read more

Answer:N200 flashed bios -> hdd not found

BIG MISTAKE! The 3.03 version of bios isn't the best for this model, specially if only has manufactured a few months ago (like mine), in my case 3.03 caused big troubles on suspend-resume events and few times hangs on post. Actually recovered the 3.05 original bios and issues resolved it all. Later I will put the link of download. Don't worry for bsod, just change the sata mode to ide on bios and windows will go up. (the supplied vista can assume both, xp requires changing driver before)Message Edited by jcmolero on 02-22-2009 04:39 AM

3000 N200 0769-AL3, Intel C2D 2G T5750, IEL10 mb, Kingston 4G RAM, Samsung 320G HD, Broadcom lan 100, Agere modem 56k, Broadcom wifi g, AuthenTec fingerprint reader, Sonix 1.3M camera, LG DVD burner, Samsung 15,4" 1280x800 BrightView, Intel X3100 IGD 384M, Ricoh 5in1, Ricoh 1394, vista home premium sp2

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Firstly I should state that I've never overclocked before and know almost nothing about it.
I'd being having problems with my PC so I decided to update my Bios to the latest version (I'm using an MSI motherboard if thats important??). This seemed to work fine, It didn't solve my initial problem but thats solved now. I've noticed though that my AMD XP processor is now running at 1250mhz when it should be running at 2000mhz. I have no idea how to fix this and would greatly appreciate any help/advice anyone can offer.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Flashed Bios now cpu is at wrong speed, Please help

Well I'm not familar with the XP BIOS settings, but you should have two things, an FSB clock setting, usually 200MHz and a CPU multiplier setting, usually X9 to X11. So that 200X10=2000MHz.
But it seems to me that you might have installed the wrong BIOS, very odd that default settings for your mobo would have changed to that degree.
Did you try setting BIOS to fail safe defaults?

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Help!! I recently bought this laptop. It was working ok and I decided to upgrade the BIOS from F.33 to F.34. I used Vista 32bit as the OS for running the flashing software. The cooling fan was running at full belt during the flashing process and then returned to a quiet mode as the computer shut itself down on the apparently successful completion of the flashing. However, on powering back on there was no screen display only the leds were lit and the cooling fan operating. I'm therefore unsure as to whether it's the dreaded GPU overheat problem that has caused the failure or a now corrupted BIOS. If it's the latter, is there anyway back if there's no boot up? Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

Answer:DV9565ea Won't Reboot After BIOS Flashed To F.34

An older notebook like the one you have does not have much flexibility when it comes to rolling back to a previous BIOS. If you are seeing a repeating  double blink then the BIOS is corrupt. If you did not see the onscreen messages that gave details of the BIOS reading and writing during the flash, then the BIOS flash did not complete.   There is no "apparently successful completion" of a BIOS flash unless you saw an onscreen message that showed completion. 

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HI, just moments ago after during a clean installs of windows, I updated my bios and flashed. It rebooted and now there is a black screen and the scroll and caps lock has a light that blink once per interval.

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv5-1100

Any Ideas or help to fix this issue?

Answer:Flashed Bios now Black Screen

Here's what those blinking lights mean: Blank Screen LED Error Codes | HP? Support From what I've read on there, if you haven't formatted the hard drive, boot your PC up and press and hold all four arrow keys. "If a BIOS authentication failure occurs, the computer automatically performs a BIOS recovery. If the computer does not automatically recover the BIOS, manually perform a BIOS recovery. To manually perform a BIOS recovery, press all four arrow keys at the same time to cause the BIOS to go to the EFI partition to find and recover the current BIOS."

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After flashing bios, the refurbished 9700 will not boot. Fan runs, lights are on, but no screen.Before this:1. No quick play lights2. Fan on constant high at 215 rpmAny ideas?

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I have a huge problem with my temps like everyone else that has the abit AV8 3rd eye. Ive read the all the threads regarding the temp issue and decided i would try flashing my bios to an older version.i downloaded bios v 14 to 19 and flashed my bios to 14, when i rebooted my computer it turns on but my my motherboard is not detecting my video card now,So than i tried moving my mb jumper to clear my cmos and also tried the moving the jumper on my vid card aswell neither worked.I still have a blank screen.If anyone could help it would be grealty appreciated thanks.

Answer:flashed bios and now i mb is not detecting vidcard

That's not because it's not detecting the video card. Sounds like you had a bad flash, or flashed with the wrong version, so basically you got a nice big paperweight for a motherboard. There's nothing you can do to fix it besides either replacing the mobo, or if the BIOS chip can be removed, buy another BIOS chip and replace it

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This is driving me mad ... W2K will not recognise my 160Gb drive (it will only recognise it as 127Gb which I have now found out may be a Windows restriction anyway !!) so I asked Chaintech for a BIOS upgrade, which they duly sent.I flashed it succesfully but then on re-boot the screen constantly flashed and took about 20 minutes to get into Windows !!! I cleaned and re-sat all my cards and RAM and retried and it worked fine, but when I formatted my 80Gb drive to copy the new drive's data onto so I could re-format it as 4x40Gb drives it wouldn't recognise it at all !!! Then it wouldn't re-boot at all !!! I cleared the BIOS & re-loaded defaults & it booted fine, so I checked the Chaintech site and they may have sent me the wrong BIOS, I've now downloaded another version and it seems slightly better ... BUT, I can't re-boot, I just get a black screen & have to re-set the BIOS to default again and it boots fine ... even if I don't change anything (the 2nd HD is currently unconnected)!!!Windows, once up & running is fine, but I need to reset my date and time and re-boot !!!!!

Answer:BIOS flashed - now problem booting unless reset !!

sorry to hear that, get chaintech to sort you out a new motherboard as they sent you the wrong bios

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have here a fairly new hp dc5000 small form. can the bios be flashed to get rid of the hp bios and put a different one on. the bios is so nuetered.

thank you, tony

Answer:Can hp bios (intel 865 chipset) be flashed NOT hp but to whatever someone recommends

Welcome to TechSpot.

The answer is NO. Get another mobo if you don't like it's BIOS.

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I wasn't sure if this should be in the XP forum or hardware bios forum, so forgive me for making a double post.

I flashed new bios and now my computer wont boot. It gets to the loading windows screen, then flashes a blue screen so quick I cant read it and reboots.

Is there anything I can do to get it up and running again?

I'm running windows XP with a Pentium D, and AOpen i945Pa-PLF motherboard.



Answer:Flashed New Bios, Now Computer Wont Boot. Please Help!!!

Welcome to TSF....

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup the registry after running the r... Read more

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Hi all, Has anyone here flashed the video BIOS on their Quadro 3700M (or 2700/2800/3800M) Nvidia graphics card using NVFlash? I've modified the BIOS using NiBiTor increasing the clocks slightly. I've done this on desktops with Nvidia cards for about 7 years now without problems but was wondering if there's anything different in the case of laptops? Thanks,

Answer:Anyone flashed the video BIOS on their Quadro 3700M?

Just a friendly warning that overclocking a video card on a laptop is much more likely to cause some damage. I have overclocked nvs 140m on T61 once and it was alright, it didn't reach that high temperatures and everything worked ok until one day it just started displaying artifacts. I am just saying that it might not be overall outside of the temperature envelope but then they didn't test it for a slightly better performance.  But then again electronics have always hated me. =)

--T540 i7 4700MQ, GT 730M, 8GB RAM, Win7

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This one is a 5820T. I downloaded the zip file for this model from the Acer website and after extracting I find two executables, one for DOS, one for Windows. Nothing else. (ZQ1_125.exe for both - not .bat - not .rom). There is no "Flash-it" file, no.FD file.

I have always flashed a BIOS on boot from floppy or USB. And I have always advised to never flash a BIOS from inside Windows. So the thought of this being the only way is making me ill.

If there is a way to do it USB I could use a walk-thru. Thanks.

Answer:Has anyone flashed a BIOS on an Acer Aspire Laptop?

I have an aspire 5935g and did update the bios successfully within windows but must admit that was long before signing up here and reading endless people saying not to do it that way, however it worked out fine in my case. I think the consensus is to only flash the bios if it provides a fix you need.

Just looked through the download I used and the DOS version does contain a flash it file. Here is what I had.

I know thats probably not any help but thats just my experience

Good Luck

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Ok so recently I decided to buy an AMD X2 4200+ to upgrade my AMD 3200 (939 chipset). I flashed my bios (ASUS a8v Deluxe motherboard) from rev 1010 to 1018 so that I would get dual core support from my motherboard. At first I thought everything worked ok but then I noticed that my secondary hard drive (seagate 750gb ATA) wasn't being read correctly. It wasn't being read correctly and its properties was that it was in RAW file format and couldn't be explored unless I formated it. In the bios setup it kept reading it as limited to 31.5 gb. I thought maybe it was an issue of the bios or something so I didn't think too much of it (wasn't a jumper issue). Because I needed to work on stuff I left it for later.

But then I got an error on my main hard drive (samsung 400gb ATA) and wouldn't let me load up the os. Gave me the "reboot and select proper boot device" error. I then took out the samsung hard drive and put it in an hd enclosure and tried connecting to my laptop. The laptop read it similar to the 750gb one and it was in RAW file format and couldn't read the hard drive properly.

I then decided to put back in the amd 3200 and tried installing a WD 120gb hd i had and putting a fresh xp install on it. Eventually that hard drive starting giving me a "Pri Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace" error. I then tried putting in the samsung back in and it gave me that same SMART error and in the bios it now reads the samsung as having a size of... Read more

Answer:Flashed BIOS hard drive failures

download gparted and see if tht reads the drives as their full size

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 I have a Persistent Virus that I cannot remove.
 Its really aggrivating me because ive reinstalled windows 4 times over the last few weeks.
  The only way I know I have the infection is because the Hacker is loggin onto my Origin Account and I can tell when he goes onto my account.
 Ive tried everything I can think of to get my PC clean.  And I know iam not re infecting it with any of my old files or a usb becuase I didnt use one this last time.  I backed up all my stuff but didnt put any of it on the PC with the USB.    Its a fresh windows install I did this morning and now the hacker is on my account again.
  I flashed BIOS this morning and installed windows after Formatting and Deleting the partitions with the windows setup tool.
  I really need help to find out where this virus is hiding.  I thought maybe I would get it with the BIOS flash but its hiding some place else in my PC and I dont know where.
  I have a Crucial M4 128 gb drive and a Samsung 1 tb drive .
   Iam about to take them out of the PC and smash them with a hammer and go buy new drives !!!  But I still dont know if that would fix my problem.
 Please help I have no clue what to do next.

Answer:Reformatted, Flashed Bios but still cant remove infection.

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.  Someone is abusing your Origin account - this doesn´t have to happen on your machine because the attacker may have stolen the password before.Contact Origin´s support on this issue - nevertheless we´ll have a look to your computer:  Scan with DDSDownload DDS an... Read more

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Flashed bios on gigabyte z77-d3h because windows 7 directed me to because of a sound card conflict. Q-flash.

Bios updated successfully.

Now win 7 gives me 2 options:
1. Repair
2. Start as normal

Repair can't repair the problem automatically
Start as normal just reboots.

I've tried changing the sata mode, ide windows gives this message:
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

Back to ahci, which at least loads but won't auto repair.

Any ideas?

Hmm. Update: I get the repair error from the windows DVD saying incompatible with this version of windows.

Answer:Flashed the bios now Win7 won't load or repair

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A friend of mine decided to update his bios to newer version, he assumed it was a Abit NF7V and now is stuck with a board which now wont boot up :freak: .

Now the fool has asked for my help, I have the same motherboard but I cannot find any information in my manual.

Is there anyway of recovering bios without having to buy a new reprogrammed chip or sending it for repairs?

Answer:Abit NF7V2.0 flashed with wrong bios

Well could you just download a bios update boot disk or something like that, and just re-flash it at boot?

im not entirly sure, but if Bell or anyone else can tell exactly, it be appreciated, id like to know as well.

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I've just updated my Bios for my Asus A7N8X2.0 motherboard and redone 3Dmark2001. Instead of my Radeon Sapphire 9700 Pro card giving me a reading of about 13800 or thereabouts, I'm getting something like 6800! Vice City is starting to judder when I'm playing it on the usual settings and I don't know what has changed apart from the BIOS. HELP!BIOS version - 1003 as came with the board now changed to 1006 from the Asus website.For ref:Athlon 2800+1GB of DDR3200 RAM120GB Hard Drive9700 Pro Graphics CardTerratec DMX24/96 SoundcardMany thanks for any help!

Answer:A7N8X2.0 BIOS flashed - performance plummets!

Did you set bios to defaults after flashing then after reboot change settings back to the way you had them.If so and you still have same problems can only advise you to go back to previous bios.

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I flashed my BIOS a couple weeks ago and I ended up using the wrong one. I used Everest to check what version my BIOS was because I didn't feel like rebooting, which was stupid of me. Anyways, my computer is working fine. The only thing that I have noticed is that I cannot boot off of a CD. I have found the correct BIOS update here and was wondering how I can format the disk and copy the files without using an IBM pre-formatted disk because I have used up all of my pre-formatted disks.

This may also not be an issue that is caused by me attempting to install the wrong BIOS update. At the end of the BIOS update it says that it fails, but I'm not sure if it still copies some files or not. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Can't Boot off a CD, Flashed wrong BIOS

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So I don't know why but I decided to flash the BIOS. I did take a backup so I thought hey let's test the backup how wrong I was! reflash the BIOS with the backup I took and it went well until it poweroff and stayed in an infinite loop of trying to start and failing to do so this acquires every 2 second.

Motherboard: MSI, H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) BIOS version was 3.5 was trying to go with 3.6 didn't even get a chance to try the new bios lol.

Is there anyway I can recover from this?

would love to hear your view / opinion on this matter.


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8148 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1904555 MB, Free - 1337193 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788)

Answer:BIOS Flashed Now reboots every 2 second [MSI, H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788)]

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Performed the recommended BIOS flash via the Lenovo system update function, now.... Error screen on startup - "Window failed to start.  A recent hardware of software change might be the cause.  File:  \windows\system32\config\systemStatus:  0xc0000001Info:  Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt. Says I need a Windows installation disc and then restart and repair.  I don't have it!!  What to do?

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After flashing the bios in acer 5750, product name, manufacturer name and serial number is removed from Bios settings. and when I try to install ACER apps, message pops up that this is not acer system. I tried recovery disks, they also do not recognize it as acer pc system. I tried everything but nothing worked. ACER will never help you with such situation for free. I basically need help putting back that info into the bios if possible. Please only answer if you know what Im talking about.any help will be highly appreciated!!!! Thanks. 

Answer:acer 5750 flashed bios, serial #, product name and...

Where did you download that BIOS file?

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Hello Experts,
I have mistakenly flashed the wrong BIOS from E6410 to the E4310, now the laptop is starting with a blank screen, only wireless LED is on (Solid), and Caps Lock led.
My question is: is this system recoverable?
What I have already tried:

Latitude self-healing option which didn’t work.
Extracting the hdr file from this bios is not possible, as the package does not support the -writehdrfile option.

How it happened? I have a FreeDOS USB flash disk with all the model we have in our company, BIOSes are classified in folders, and the two laptops are very similar, with 1” screen difference 

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Hi everyone. I figured I should be as detailed as possible with what I did because I'm not sure of the actual issue.I purchased some new RAM the other day and to my dismay it wasn't working properly despite being within my motherboard's specifications. It was noted, but for whatever reason my computer ran far more slowly with it installed.I bought my motherboard quite a while ago and I noticed that there had been quite a few firmware updates since then, one of which sounded to address my RAM problems.Here's the site, I downloaded the most recent one: I created a DOS boot disc, booted in and ran the software. I followed instructions here since my BIOS was AMI's design: did the most basic setup they showed: AFUDOS ROMFILE.ROM /P /C, replacing ROMFILE.ROM with the bios file I was given. This ran through several steps, one of which I noted was NVIDIA related. I have a NVIDIA-based motherboard, so this didn't seem odd to me.I reset the computer after this and the RAM was no longer a problem. The computer booted quickly again with no problems.Unfortunately I got a message once Vista loaded that stated my ATI drivers couldn't be found or weren't working properly. I tried uninstalling what I had, installing the latest drivers and restarting. I did get a pop-up at the bottom telling me my Radeon 3870 HD was in... Read more

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I selected the correct version of the bios update by identifying the bios version as advised. Flashed the bios and restarted. At first start up received bad checksum, cleared the cmos restarted computer still getting a BSOD. Downloaded the iso version, ran it on the system still the same problem. I've tried searching for an older bios version but haven't had any luck. Any suggestions would be great. Update: After speaking with Tech Support they advised to try the other version of the bios update, and it corrected the problem. I guess the directions of checking the bios version in system information is incorrect. So if for some reason the one doesn't work try the other one!

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Title says it all. I had the dreaded bios corruption problem, which required remotely flashing the bios chip as per instructions on this forum here The small issue now is that this bios flashing wipes the bios of all of the "System Ids" which prohibits the HP Recovery Disks from working. Can anyone here provide the full compliment of System IDs to re-enter into the bios for HP 23 AIO model 23-c010xt ? For example, my machine has no label that has information for FeatureByte.  And furthermore, even the other info in the bios screen regarding the "system Ids" are apparently not named the same, such as the fact that none of my stickers has "Build Id" etc. So if anyone who has this EXACT same model, could you provide a screen shot of the System Ids or a text output of all the System Ids info so that I can re-enter it into the bios?  Apparently you need this info entered into the bios to get the recovery disks to work, otherwise I will have to buy a new Windows product key because the HD installation has a botched Win10 upgrade installation, is now corrupt and has to be reinstalled. I should not have to buy a new license key because HP managed to have corrupt bios problems, doesn't put a Windows license product key sticker on its PC, and now hangs me out to dry. So if any fellow user can supply this info, that would be awesome and THANK YOU immensely in advance.  I know how to enter it into the bios -- CTRL-A once into the bios.&nb... Read more

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Hi all,

Here is my current situation:

Got a new HP desktop (Windows 10 Pro) with RX 580 GPU. Disabled Secure Boot in BIOS since I wanted to avoid potential issues from flashing custom GPU bios, then flashed the custom BIOS (nothing fancy, just modified some timings which worked for me in the past with another RX 580).
After rebooting it will not post and it gives 3 short beeps and 3 long beeps, which according to HP signifies that "the embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from graphics initialization."
I tried pulling the GPU and plugging into integrated graphics via HDMI but got the same result. It could be that the integrated graphics are disabled (the ports were covered) but I can't seem to get into BIOS to check.
I tried swapping in a different GPU (not 100% it's working since I have no other PC to test with currently, but I have no reason to believe it's dead). Same result.
Tried removing and re-inserting the CMOS battery, then booted up with no GPU, then with RX 580, and then with other GPU. Same result each time.
Any suggestions as to what I should try next? I'm pretty stumped...

Answer:Disabled Secure Boot, flashed custom GPU bios, won't post

Do you have a VGA cable that you can connect to monitor to at least get you in the bios to change to your video settings?

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Hi There, bought a N500 yesterday and I was updating drivers, everything was working ok, and then I tried to flashed the BIOS with 6get12ww BIOS on site (today), and then after shutdown, nothing works anymore.  It ends with Blue Error screen of windows.  I tried many way to get the system up so I can copy the old BIOS from the hard disk (WPHLASH seemed to getting a backup before flashing), to no avail.  None of my Linux can boot into the machine, they all halt in the middle of process, Linux Mint boots but the screen is not readable. Also WinXP and Lenovo CDs can not boot into windows or recovery console. So, How can I get a copy of old BIOS, or how can I recover from such problem? without Floppy, without anything being able to read hard disk (none of DOS or Windows Flash boot disks or CDs could reach the hard disk). System has 4GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, and T3200 cpu. Please help. 


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Answer:Lenovo 3000 N500 4BG, Flashed BIOS and can't boot anymore!

People, problem was found and resolved. It seems after flashing  the old BIOS, BIOS setting has changed and the type of SATA HDD has been changed to something other than ID, and correcting this, regardless of type of BIOS resolved the problem and system works now. Paymaan. 

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Hi Guys,

I am new here to this forum and i really hope you can help me out here.
If you take a look at this topic: you will see a description that looks a lot like my problem.
The only thing different is that I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard.

I have used Bios Flash files before on other motherboards and experienced no problems... but as of 2 days ago, the problems began.

I'll start with the beginning:

I was playing Battle Field 2 when suddenly my pc crashed into a BSOD.
I rebooted the machine and it worked again...then after a few minutes again a BSOD, but now when i rebooted it said the Windows\System folder was not accessible or missing. I should repair this with the Windows Installation CD.
So i did. Repairing worked according to Windows, reboot, same error message.

I ended up with a complete re-installation of Windows, no problem there since my pc was getting a little bit slower and reinstallation was inevitable in the near future.

But then the second problem came. My Videocard (ASUS A9250-128 MB) did not have the right drivers so i installed them. Still i couldn't play Battlefield2 which made me sad. I had tried everything else but nothing worked.

So, someone mentioned a Bios Flash. I had done that before on other motherboards with success so i thought, piece of cake, done in 2 minutes.

Bios Update F6 downloaded from the Gigabyte site, after the DOS-installation my pc rebooted sayin... Read more

Answer:Gigabyte GA-K8ns-939 bios flashed, doesn't startup anymore

Try the other options in this Q&A:

My computer has failed to start up, its power LED, case and processor fans, and the reset button don't work. Is this caused by a motherboard failure? -

Do the fans work properly?

If they do, also test the RAM with a utility such as Memtest86

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I received a lot of helpful ideas from my last posting, just none of them seemed to fix the problem. Windows won't boot in any way shape or form. It almost always just restarts again before even getting to the black screen with the windows xp logo and loading bar.

I flashed the BIOS with the appropriate file for my board and chipset. Went fine.

I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic Utility and everything passed.

I ran the Maxtor Powermax HD Diagnostic tool and everything passed.

Sometimes before it restarts after a failed boot a blue screen comes up with a Stop error. This error is usually a different hexidecimal code each time. I can only read this screen when booting from the XP CD. It usually says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Stop: 0xD1

I really don't know what else to do. I can't get to the screen in the XP CD to format and reinstall. I got to it once and chose Recovery Console but that didn't even load system just restarted.

I just tried disabling L2 cache and BIOS cache. Still no luck.

Please Help!

Answer:Tested Ram, Flashed Bios, HD Diagnostic Utility - All Good, and still Can't boot XP

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Hi. Is there anyone that knows how to roll back the Bios? I have an HP Pavilion dv9500 laptop I sent in to HP to have the HD re-imaged. I believe that they flashed the bios on me because the version that I have now is newer than when I purchased the computer.

Is it possible to rollback the bios? I am having problems with Help and Support displaying the correct information since I got my laptop back. HP stated that they repaired and upgraded the laptop. I just want it back to the way it was. I just purchased this is July, and the bios version is for August 28th (according to their website).

If anyone can help me I would sincerely appreciate it. I do not want to cause damage, so I would like some instruction.

Thanks for anyone that can help me out.

Answer:Roll Back Bios (after HP Flashed to newer version without asking me) Ticked @ HP

The only recommendation I can make is that you take it back to HP. If it doesn't work properly you have a right to get them to fix it. For free!

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With the recent release of the W510 BIOS I decided to go ahead and update.  The previous BIOS updated fine within Windows 7 64-bit so I figured why not do it again.  I had no other programs open and the update seemed to have completed successfully with no messages other than to restart the computer.  Doing so the computer booted past the usual screen and got to the part where you see the ALT-S(?) message to boot from the NIC.  It stayed on that screen for a while so I turned the computer off, waited a little and booted it back up.  Now the system lights up the LEDs on the keyboard when you turn it on, however after that I'm left with a blank display and none of the LEDs light up for the keyboard (caps, num, etc).  I've tried unplugging the system, removing the battery and even disconnected the yellow battery under the keyboard for about 10 minutes.  I still get a blank screen on boot... am I screwed?  Who can I contact??

Answer:Flashed BIOS in Windows 7, rebooted, now blank screen on boot

I got the same problem as you.  I download the 1.24 bios release and run the exe file.  The installation was successfully completed.  System prompt for reboot after completion.  After reboot, screen went blank.  (By right suppose to see Thinkpad logo follow by Windows 7.  I have already logged a ticket with lenovo service centre. waiting for the tech engineer to contact me. I believe the system board is screwed by the bios upgrade

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Ok, I'll try and be clear and succinct, but I APOLOGIZE in advance for the super length here! Here's the essential "backstory" of what was/is going on, and where I am right now:

Had an XP machine for 4 years; two months ago, I bought and added in another HD. At reboot, I put in my Win 7 64 Ultimate disc, and installed 7 to the new HD; so I've been dual-booting for 2 months now, with the classic black & white dual-boot screen at startup:
"Which operating system do you want to use:
Older version of Windows
Windows 7"

So I've been gaming exclusively on the 7 HD, playing SupCom 2 via Steam. In one week, it BSOD'd four times, so I sent my minidumps to another forum, and I was told the crashes were due to two things: video driver, and hardware. So I un/re-installed the video driver, and then, using the Asus AutoUpdate (I have an AMD cpu/ASUS mobo), I flashed my BIOS to the latest. Win 7 was totally fine, and I believe it fixed all the errors, played my game, and turned if off.

The next morning I needed some files on XP, and that's when I saw the crap had hit the fan. I chose "earlier version of Windows", and it simply BSOD immediatley; and I've not been able to get back in since. So, of course, I tried to fix it on my own. I searched online, and the first thing I did was put the XP disc in, and hit R for Repair right away; this brought me to the black and white screen. The problem was, it showed that I had two HD's, and it listed them jus... Read more

Answer:Dual-booting nightmare: XP & 7, flashed BIOS, now boot-up is borked:

Are your Win7 boot files on the Win XP HD or Win7 HD?

Attachment 79134

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Hi all, Feeling very stupid as I have more than a few years of experience in IT and, while trying to fix a client's N500 machine, I downloaded the wrong drivers (cannot find the network drivers for the N500 at all online which was the problem) for the G530 (MT 4446 only) and proceeded to flash the N500's BIOS with the wrong update. Now I'm getting blue screen and I cannot find if the laptop is in warranty as the site won't accept my serial number as valid!! Please help!!


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Answer:Help! I flashed my N500 with the G530 (MT 4446 only) BIOS update!! Now blue screen!!

My bad people! I changed the hard drive from AHDE back to IDE in the BIOS and it works again...doh!

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ok guys, i need help, i'm having problems upgrading my emachine t1100, yeah piece of junk i know, from a single 256 mb chip to 512 ( 2 256 mb chips) all kingston pc133 ( kvr133q/256r 168 pin dimm). In the system set up it register the 512 mb but when i go into win xp it beeps and reboots into the screen where it asks you to boot in safe mode, last know working setting and what not ( not sure what this screen is called) On the emachine site it says it can go up to 512 mb and on the kingston site the on ly recommendation that it gives is switch the dimms around. Which I did and I still cant get anywhere. I tried booting up on each seperate 256 dimm and they both work seperately but not together. PLease up....trying to play Guid Wars

Answer:ram problems with the emachine t1100. help!!!

Depending on the number of memory slots, try combinations of 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-3 or 2-4.
If you have only 2 slots, does it boot from slot 2 by itself?
If not, try to blow any dust out from that slot, using a can of compressed air, do NOT use a hairdryer or vacuum cleaner!

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My sister brought me her desktop and wanted me to reformat it. After reformating the hdd I desided to upgrade the memory from 128 to 384.
The stick of 256 memory I got doesnt seem to work with her pc. I was wondering if this model emachine has something different than regular PC133 SDR DIMM?
And if it does, what do I need to buy?

The computer is a 1ghz machine so I think its well worth upgrading.
Any ideas would be great, thanks!

Answer:Emachine T1100 memory problem

I think it is the RAM

from what it looks like, your RAM stick might be bad? Is there any way to test it inot another machine?


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Hi. When I hit print my printer picks up the paper and feeds it out the other side blank. There seems to be a few very pale lines of code on the page. All ink cartridges are full. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Epson Office T1100 prints blank

Conduct a head clean several times. It should be in the printer preferences under Maintenance.

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This is my first post here (hope I'm posting in the right spot)

I have an eMachines T1100 desktop running the original Windows XP, (I also have the eMachines XP restore CD's)

I've just purchased a new hard drive, and more memory, to have more space, speed, etc.

I'd like to make the new hard drive the master, and the original slave, however, if possible, I'd like to keep all my old settings, software, files, etc., etc., without having to reinstall everything.

1. What's the best way to do this? (or can I even do this?) Should I:

a. Install the new hard drive as slave, copy the entire original drive to it, then reinstall the new drive as master and the original as slave?

b. Take out the original drive, install the new one and install XP on it using the restore CD's (will this even work?), and then reinstall the orginal as slave?

c. Something else entirely?

2. What are the problems I can encounter, and how do I avoid them?

3. Where's the best place to find the proper jumper settings for each drive to make absolutely sure I have them right and don't fry the motherboard?


Answer:Help with eMachines T1100 hard drive install


What you are doing is a little annoying. Normally cloning the disk may not as the HDD has not the same digital signature thus making BIOS problem and boot problem. The best thing I will recommend you to do is to backup all your files, drivers, setups and install the two hard drive in the sequence you desire and then make a clean install of Windows XP and then copy back everything.

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After ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (result was perfect), I tried to install WIN 7 PRO on my DELL INSPIRON 1720 (4Gb RAM, Win Vista with SP2.) a legend come out saying something like: Update BIOS!!!
I download the newest executable BIOS file from DELL (1720_A09.exe). 
But when I tried to install it, the messages I get: "The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed".
My Battery is too old, not charging anymore. Adapter (original Dell Ac adapter) & battery are plugged in.
I did a LOT of research online, tried many methods & combination of removing / reinstalling ,...etc. none worked. For example:1) 1720_A09.exe /forceit from the command prompt inside of Windows.2) I went to computer management and in Device Manager disabled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. But nothing happened. Same error.
Can U help me with my DELL problem??
Daniel Teijo
El Paso, Tx 79936

Answer:"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed"

The solution was simple:- First download the BIOS update, to a folder that you can remember easily or to your desktop, for example mine was D620_A10.EXE and it was located on the desktop. Next type cmd in run and press enter, then at the prompt type cd desktop , you should then see something like this C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop now type in the folder name of where the update is located, or if its on the desktop simply type in D620_A10.EXE <--- where that is the name of your bios update now if you were to press enter it would bring up the dialogue saying "The AC adapter and Battery must both be connected, before flashing the BIOS" so here s the great bit, simply type /forceit after the .exe with a space and sit back and watch the update!! example C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop>D620_A10.EXE /forceit


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hi guys. i have an lsi logic 20320 pci-x scsi card, and I accidentally flashed it with the incorrect bios/firmware while attempting to upgrade it. now the card will not boot up and is unusable. is there any way to restore or change the firmware/bios on it now? the reason i can't do it is because i can't boot to a floppy or command prompt BEFORE the scsi bios tries to boot the card up. once the scsi card tries to boot up, it displays "hardware malfunction" and freezes and/or reboots the system. and there is no way to bypass or prevent the card from starting up. i have tried adding an additional scsi card and booting into a command prompt after IT boots up, but my pci bus will only recognize one scsi card at a time, so this doesn't work. and obviously , i can not repair the card from within windows, because i can not even get into windows with the card installed. any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated, as I have searched the internet for a long time now, and talked to numerous clueless tech support reps about this.

Answer:lsi logic 20320 u320 pci scsi card - flashed incorrect bios, card will not work now

I would say you are probably hosed, unless you can get ahold of another card that may be damaged in some other way and have someone really good to swap the chips.

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ok, I am building a desktop right now, and I had all the parts on the 1st, went to biostars website and downloaded the latest bios. the filename 88PCPA20.bst

well the mobo was DOA, so I didnt get around to doing anything. just got the replacement and it is up and running. before I flashed the bios I went back to the site to doublecheck I had the right file, and now it only lists 2 files, not 3 like last time. I know I am at the right page this time, and the other 2 files still listed look familiar so I am pretty sure I was at the right place last time.

my bios is version 08.00.15 build date 02/24/10 which corresponds to the older file posted.

so the other day there were 2 newer versions, now only one newer version...

anyone flashed the one I am asking about and do you have any problems? anyone know why they pulled it?
should I just leave it as is for now?

Answer:Anyone flashed " 88PCPA20 " BIOS to their Biostar mobo?

should I just leave it as is for now?Click to expand...

Unless you have a specific problem that a new BIOS is supposed to fix, I would leave it alone for now.

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hey there!

My current newly built PC:
CPU: AMD FX-Series 8350 Box 4 Ghz
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HX316C10F/8G
GPU: Radeon HD 6850 1GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX
SSD DRIVE: Kingston V300 120GB SV300S37A/120G SSD
CPU FAN: Scythe Kozuti

i'm running those on Win 8.1 pro x64
i monitored the temps with CPUID and i got up to 55 on idle and 78 while on load!
then i installed the gigabyte drivers and EasyTune6 things got a bit cooler, but im still getting up to 59C on minimum loads, just from browsing or youtubing...

here's a link to the CUPID readings:

what's the problem??

Answer:Solved: HELP! FX8350 gets WAY too hot!

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I am building a new PC, using an AMD FX8350 on a MSI 970A-G46 mobo. I have G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2 X 4MB). I also have one stick of G.Skill F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL. Which would be better for this build?

Answer:Best Memory for AMD FX8350

The 2 sticks will be better as they will run in dual channel mode and performance will be considerably better.


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I've been having this issue since I built this PC. The CPU gets overheated when I play games continuously for like more than half an hour. It reaches way upto 75*C. It really started concerning me when I noticed it today going way over 80*C.

Coretemp and Speccy shows temparature range around 65*-71* but in BIOS, It shows 75*C.
And I have checked the thermal paste and the heat sink. Everything is seated properly. Now I have disabled the "AMD turbo core technology" in BIOS, But it still goes upto 75*C.
Please help me sort this out.

This is my CPU configurations:
CPU : AMD FX8350
RAM: Corsair 8GB x 2 = 16GB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 270x 2GB
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Thank you

Answer:AMD FX8350 Overheating while gaming

It shouldn't be that high when idle even with stock cooler. Either there is a problem with contact to heatsink or motherboard measuring the CPU temp wrong. Waiting for experienced builders' comments.

Tried loading optimized defaults? Is the fan spinning?

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Currently running an AMD FX8350 that is currently hitting some trouble. Despite all my efforts it continues to overheat. I have it cooled via a Hydro 100I Corsair and I have made sure of the thermal paste (Arctic silver 5). I have gone through several fixes for this and this problem never arose when I first had it put together (done so myself with plenty of research on correct mounting and application of parts and pastes) and ran beautifully. However it began to overheat say half a year ago, at the time I thought it was the mounting being loose so I checked them, tightened a couple of the screws (they were slightly loose) and it seemed to fix it then but a week later the same issue arose. This caused me to go and get new thermal paste (the arctic silver 5) and apply it in the hopes it was merely some bad thermal on the cooler (prior to this it was the stock thermal that was on the H100i). It didn't help.

I later go on to discover Turbo-core was the culprit as for some reason it was causing the machine to overheat due to excessive overclock. Turning that off helped however merely a month later, the problem arises again. I set the BIOS to the Quiet and Cool mode ensuring turbo-core was off and it continues to climb to its break point.
Playing Rainbow6 Siege (which I would think shouldn't tank it) it will rapidly rise to around 71C there abouts however has these gradual spikes/climbs to around 81 and gradually climbing to 85C and beyond until it shuts down by itself b... Read more

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I was wondering which would be the best CPU for my system and needs?
AMD FX8350 OR Intel Core i5 4430 (w/ GTX 760 GPU)

I'm not that clued up with CPU's and thinking that these two are pretty good for the price (according to reviews I've read)

I use my system to play games such as BF4, DayZ SA and so on as well as doing lots of multi-tasking.

What would your expert opinion be and if not these what would you suggest and why?

Also if I got one of these would I need a better motherboard/cooler? (I know EVEN less about motherboards).


Answer:AMD FX8350 OR Intel Core i5 4430 (w/ GTX 760)

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I just recently upgraded my cpu from a Phenom ii x4 975 to the Fx 8350 Vishera

i was planing on overclocking it a bit...but my temps are somewhat high

i ran prime95 test after i installed the cpu to make sure it wasn't defective ..and within 4 min of stress testing my temps went up to 68c and my idle times are around 43c-45c, which is pretty high. or am i wrong?

im not sure what the problem is,,im not using the stock cpu cooler, im using a cpu watercooler (Antec Kuhler h2o 920)

iv tried re-applying thermal paste using the "dot" method (i guess that's what its called) and temps remained the same

the thermal paste im using is "cooler master High Performance"

specks :
Asus M5A97 Evo

Asus HD7950

8Gb Patriot G2 Series Ram

FX8350 4ghz
after a while temps picks up a bit
also my volts keep going up and down
they change every few seconds

according to HW monitor temps keep going up and down between 3.44v and 3.68v

really wanted to OC sure somethings wrong...

any troubleshooting steps?

Answer:Solved: High FX8350 Temps?

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Hi there,
I hope everyone is well. I've recently purchased a PC with these specs:
CPU - AMD 6 Core FX-6300 Black Edition, 3.5 - 4.5 GHZ Socket AM3+
Graphics Card - XFX AMD Radeon 7850 2GB gddr5 Memory DD Edition
RAM - 2x4gb DDR3 RAM dual channel, Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz.
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 6Gb/s, 500GB, 7200rpm
Optical Drive - LiteOn 24x SATA DVD Drive
Case - CiT Knight Midi ATX Gaming Case
Power Supply - CiT 500W Gaming PSU
Mother Board - ASRock 960GM/US3S FX Gaming Mother Board AM3+
Operating System- Windows 7, 64bit Pro
I need to upgrade the PSU now as my current one seems to be overloaded (tried playing battlefield bad company 2, I started getting graphical artifacts about 20 minutes in). However, as the title states I would want a PSU that could power the FX8350, nvidia 770, 16gb ram and also another HDD. I don't plan on overclocking either as my mobo isn't suited to it and would prefer the parts last longer.
I was thinking about 600 watts but wanted some recommendations as to which ones would be worthwhile. My budget is around £60 maybe £70 but that's really pushing it.
Here are some I was looking at:
click here these be good enough?
Thanks Read more

Answer:PSU upgrade to support FX8350, nvidia 770 and 16gb DDR3 1600MHz ram

Any advice?

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Hi, I got my new parts today and oh man was i excited! It works fine, temps are great, newest drivers and bios(uefi) is installed and so on! But something that REALLY annoys me is that even though folders and so on will open quickly,"The animation from files while you hover over them is extremely stuttery!" When i drag my mouse over a list of files without clicking in a moderate speed, it will not "hover mark" every file smoothly, it does it for like every 3rd file or so and its really random and slow... Other windows 10 stuff is also quite stuttery and opening Spotify or Chrome takes quite some time.. Im very confused and my excitment for the 6700K has unforturnatly dropped a bit :/

Answer:From FX8350 To 6700K, "Windows 10" got slow and stuttery...

Ok so i know now what's causing this, kind of.. When i move my mouse my performance would basically just die on me completely. So for now i had to turn my mouse from 1000Hz polling rate to 125Hz. This feels very weird since my older cheaper hardware was capable of handeling my mouse at 1000Hz.. This is a temporary fix and i hope this will be fixed in the future, or if anyone here knows something i dont know then PLEASE tell me, id love to know!

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Hi, I got my new parts today and oh man was i excited! It works fine, temps are great, newest drivers and bios(uefi) is installed and so on! But something that REALLY annoys me is that even though folders and so on will open quickly,"The animation from files while you hover over them is extremely stuttery!" When i drag my mouse over a list of files without clicking in a moderate speed, it will not "hover mark" every file smoothly, it does it for like every 3rd file or so and its really random and slow... Other windows 10 stuff is also quite stuttery and opening Spotify or Chrome takes quite some time.. Im very confused and my excitment for the 6700K has unforturnatly dropped a bit :/

Answer:From FX8350 To 6700K, "Windows 10" got slow and stuttery...

Ok so i know now what's causing this, kind of.. When i move my mouse my performance would basically just die on me completely. So for now i had to turn my mouse from 1000Hz polling rate to 125Hz. This feels very weird since my older cheaper hardware was capable of handeling my mouse at 1000Hz.. This is a temporary fix and i hope this will be fixed in the future, or if anyone here knows something i dont know then PLEASE tell me, id love to know!

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So with help i have gotten a new computer built but i have found i huge error wit the computer that im not sure what to do about. I have installed a dual core processor on the motherboard when it first needs to be flashed by a single core processor.At first the computer worked fine then now it crashes constantly i cant do anything on the computer for no longer then 15 to 30 mins without it crashing to a blue scrnIs it too late for me to flash the motherboard with a single core and then reinstalling the dual core or would it be better just to buy another motherboard that supports dual and installed my all my other hardware onto that?Thanks..

Answer:Motherboard Needs to be Flashed?

I would go ahead and try that. Nothing to lose, eh? There may be other issues here, since apparently that is a new build. Do we get a hint on the components?

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I've pretty much come to the conclusion it is not anything I can fix other than taking it out and sending it in to be repaired.
I am thinking of switching to one of the nF3 250GB or nF3 250Ultra boards. I'm leaning towards the Asus K8N-E Deluxe since I have used Asus boards before and have always liked them. Another board that I like is the Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR which also has good features for less money. I also like the Gigabyte K8NS Pro but I believe it is only a nF3 250 chipset.
The MSI K8N Neo Platinum looks good, but the K8t Neo FIS2R soured me on MSI.
The Asus site says their forum is shut down and I hate putting out good money without some feedback.
Anybody have any experience with any of these boards reliability, performance, ease of installation etc.
In my old system I was using an Athlon64 3400+, a matched pair of Mushkin PC3500 level one 512s, two 160GB Samsung SATA HDs with the quiet motors not the JVCs, a 120GB Western Digital PATA HD, a MSI DVD drive, a NEC 2500a DVD burner, and a 3.5 inch floppy.

Answer:Bad flashed my K8T Neo FIS2R

If you flashed your bios wrongly or whatever happened you can send it back to the company (i.e. RMA) and they will reflash it for you for free. Just call their customer support and they will walk you through the process. If anybody tells you otherwise they are wrong. Also bad flashed happen usually because of power spikes, surges, and stuff like that. I wouldn't hold it against the maker of the board when the problem usually sits 18 inches from the monitor (no offense). They will do it for free you'll just be without a board for 2-4 weeks but it'll just cost you the price of shipping. It beats buying a new board unless you want to upgrade anyways.

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HiJust flased my laptops dvd\cd-rw drive, Samsung SN-324 drive, and after flash I cant see the drive. It was definatly the right drivers. I want to try and revert back to the old ones but can't as it cant see the drive. Any ideas what I can do?

Answer:Flashed DVD\CDRW (Can't See Drive)


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Alright so I have a MSI x99 SLI Plus motherboard. I needed to flash it in an attempt to solve a hardware related issue. I haven't flashed a bios in 12 years so I did do my research and I'm pretty sure I downloaded the correct file from MSI. I hope (Support For X99S SLI PLUS | MSI USA | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design). I put the newest stuff on the USB, went into bios, flashed it using M-Flash and everything was successful.

Since my PC is actually booting I guess we got that going for me.

The problem is that the start up screen of my bios, when I turn on my pc, used to be very different, very ugly, and clearly stated the name of my motherboard.

Now, the startup screen is completely different and mentions a MSI Pro Series. While in the BIOS, it does recognize my Mobo as being a MSi x99 SLI Plus. The first boot to Windows was a disaster (mouse and keyboard had power but didn't work), but on the next boot everything was fine.

Did I somehow manage to mess this one up, should I flash to something else, if so then to what? I thought m-flash was supposed to make backups of your bios but it seems it didn't. That's something I should have considered more carefully.

Here's a photo of my new bios:

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Thank you for either helping to fix my problem or soothe my worries.

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My NEC ND-3530A wasn't burning properly so I decided to flash to version 3.1 without dumping the original file, it was fine. Then I decided to flash to 3.23, I restarted and my dvd drive made a clicking noise, I realised I flashed the wrong firmware.

I'm trying to flash back to 3.1 but it keeps telling me error entering safe mode, error flashing firmware. I've tried doing it in safe mode, still the same problem.

What should I do?

Answer:Flashed wrong firmware

Many times you can't back flash firmware because the incorrect firmware can't be overwritten.

If the burner is no longer operable, you'll just need to purchase a new burner.

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I am having an issue with a Toshiba TecraA10 not connecting properly to a NEC projector. When the fn +5 button is action, it is connecting, however the item to be projected flashes on and off the projected screen, we have tried to force the resolution of the projector to match the laptop - no go. this projector works fine on other model laptops. I must add that this laptop is connected also to an external screen with no problems?? I'm Running windows XP

Answer:Tecra A10 Projector flashed on and off

Have you tried a lower resolution like 800x600? Perhaps the refresh rate is too high for its native resolution.

Also update the BIOS and Display Driver

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Can a phone locked by the "Find my phone" feature of Windows Phone be flashed?
I'm talking about a Lumia 920.. which I've been stolen :(

Answer:Can a Locked phone be flashed?

YES - an enterprising thief could ... well never mind.
Find my PHONE only protects the data on the device, while sending out location (as long as it's ON).
However, the blacklist might get you (I mean whoever).

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Question: flashed BSOD win7

I get a flashed BSOD that i cant read in time. Then the computer shuts down. I get this every time I turn it on. When I restart it after this BSOD, it doesn't seem to have any problems. I've checked all of my hardware and nothing is loose.

System Specs:
Dell Studio XPS 8000
Intel i7 860 @ 2.80Ghz non-overclocked
8GB DDR3 1067Mhz RAM by Elpida
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Windows 7 SP1
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012

Answer:flashed BSOD win7

here is my most recent .dmp file:

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Recently i found the following post on overclockers

Now at the time i thought i had the same card.( i have a x800le GTO) But it turns out that is for the GTO2 when mine is a GTO . Before i found out this, i had already flashed the card, supposidly to 16 pixel pipelines. After i ran a diagnostic on the card it still read at 12pp so i checked it out and thats how i found out it was for GTO2. Now it did say it was successfull, and the computer reads it as a entirely new graphics card, a x850 (still at 12pp mind). The question i'm asking is, is it safe to keep it like this.

Now i tested this on World of warcraft. The game took a bit longer to load than usual, graphically. Like the loading screen would be on and the ingame icon would appear, and then after a few secs the rest would pop up. BUT it does seem to run a bit better, fps seems a wee bit higher (by about 5 fps. in a place where my fps was usually 29ish but its been at around 35-40).

But im not sure the card is stable. I was planning on using it for a while to test it, see how it went. But though i'd better consult the pro's

any suggestions?

Answer:Flashed a x800 sucessfully, but should i keep it

Is the core or memory running at a higher clock speed? If so, you might run into heat crashes and/or significantly reduce the life of your card. I know the stock heatsink and fan on the GTO's is a lot smaller than the x850. If you really didn't gain the use of the extra 4 pixel pipes then I would return it to stock.

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Hello, first off I would like to thank you in advance for your support and services provided through this site/forum. I have run some tests that were requested. The results are in the attached .zip file. Also here is the other info that was requested. I have received the BSOD 3 times in the last month. It flashes the Bluescreen then reboots the pc.

Answer:BSOD Flashed Then PC rebooted


Try disconnecting your CD/DVD drive for the time being.
Log Name: System
Source: cdrom
Date: 2011-07-22T22:04:57.238
Event ID: 51
Task: N/A
Level: Warning
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: James-PC
An error was detected on device \Device\CdRom0 during a paging operation.


Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Fri Jul 15 22:51:49.103 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 18:39:58.668
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KeReleaseSemaphore+13 )
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KeReleaseSemaphore+13
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2009
SystemProductName = Inspiron 530
Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Tue Jul 12 04:37:18.897 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:54.740
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!NtOpenKey+0 )
PROCESS_NAME: services.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x1_SysCallNum_bd_nt!NtOpenKey+0
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2009
SystemProductName = Inspiron 530
Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-04... Read more

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HiSapphire x800pro vivo1Gb ddr ramasus a7n8x-x mobowindows xp home3Ghz bartonon board sound550 watt psuUT2004/lots of UT2004 mods/counter strike (single player)I?ve read lots of posts on different forums re a bios flash/upgrade you can do to change x800pro to xt version which unlocks extra 4 pipelines and automatically increase stock speeds.Could someone link me the best step by step instructions for a beginner to flashing?Or should I leave well alone?Many thanksP

Answer:x800pro flashed to 800xt

refreshed for lunch crew :-)P

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Alright so I have a MSI x99 SLI Plus motherboard. I needed to flash it in an attempt to solve a hardware related issue. I haven't flashed a bios in 12 years so I did do my research and I'm pretty sure I downloaded the correct file from MSI. I hope (Support For X99S SLI PLUS | MSI USA | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design). I put the newest stuff on the USB, went into bios, flashed it using M-Flash and everything was successful.

Since my PC is actually booting I guess we got that going for me.

The problem is that the start up screen of my bios, when I turn on my pc, used to be very different, very ugly, and clearly stated the name of my motherboard.

Now, the startup screen is completely different and mentions a MSI Pro Series. While in the BIOS, it does recognize my Mobo as being a MSi x99 SLI Plus. The first boot to Windows was a disaster (mouse and keyboard had power but didn't work), but on the next boot everything was fine.

Did I somehow manage to mess this one up, should I flash to something else, if so then to what? I thought m-flash was supposed to make backups of your bios but it seems it didn't. That's something I should have considered more carefully.

Here's a photo of my new bios:

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Thank you for either helping to fix my problem or soothe my worries.

Answer:I flashed my MSI mobo and I need someone to tell me I did not mess up

Normally it is advised after a BIOS flashing to set the default values, save and exit with F10 and then make the settings again in the BIOS


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While typing up an assignment, I just barely noticed that command prompt opened and then closed for a fraction of a second. I am extremely cautious with the files I download, and instantly performed a scan with malwarebytes. It detected nothing, so I performed a second scan with Malwarebytes Anti-rootkit, which also found nothing.

Is it possible that a driver/legitimate program was the cause of this? I have been using this computer for over a year, and this is the first time I've witnessed such an occurrence. It has only happened once (so far), but I will surely update my post if it happens again.

Any information is appreciated.

Answer:Command prompt flashed once

It is quite possible for driver or even a program to display command prompt. Specially drivers, they work on very low level and any hick-up may show prompt for short time.

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I just booted up my computer and got a BSD and a strange buzzing sound but it wasn't up long enough to read it even and as soon as it was gone the buzzing sound was gone too.
I have a Dell XPS 8100 with windows 7 home premium.
I've not added any new hardware or software.
Is there a way to make it stay up longer to see what it is if this should continue to happen?
If it should continue to happen any suggestions on how to fix it?

Answer:[SOLVED] BSD - flashed too quickly


Start computer then after dell screen start tapping f8 and choose disable automatic restart on system failure. the message should stay their. then do this and post it here BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs - Tech Support Forum

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my friend hit the switch on the motherboard and now computer doesnt do anything what do i do....I have no back up or anything.. HELP

Answer:flashed cmos hit switch on motherboard

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