Most BIOS have a recovery feature that will look for a file with an image
from a floppy disc on boot. Usually during this time, there will be no image
on the screen, and nothing to tell you it is going, so best to leave it for
a while. Mail me more info, or use google, the info IS out there, and DOES
Some boards will even look for an image from USB pendrive these days
It also depends on which area of the BIOS was flashed. All is not lost
though, you have a good chance of bringing the board back to life without
messing changing BIOS chips etc
Have you tried physically removing power from the board and then reset CMOS
via jumpers? I had a difficult time a few years ago, where a BIOS supposedly
was successful but would not boot until the above 2 procedures took place.
Without more info on the motherboard, it is difficult to give more advice.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Watkins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions"
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:27 AM
Subject: [ubuntu] Re: [OT] flashing mobo bios failed...
> James Takac wrote:
>> Hi Michael
>> On Sunday 17 August 2008 08:08:50 Mikael Backman wrote:
>>> I flashed the bios of one of my cumputers.. It failed.. Now it wont
>>> boot.... Is there some way to save the mobo or is it just junk now?
>>> Its a msi k9vgm-v
>> You might be able to contact to manufacturer of the mobo and get a new
>> chip or if know someone with the same mobo could conceivably use their
>> to boot then put yours back and reflash. If none of that is available
>> you may well need a new mobo. or if someone else's same mobo has died and
>> can get a hold of it you may have a working bios chip in it?
> The following info may be useful. I once messed up my bios when trying
> to install a graphics card. I was advised to locate a jumper on the
> board, remove it for a few seconds and then replace it. This had the
> effect of restoring my bios to factory settings and permitted me to
> recover the system. Check out your motherboard's manual to find out if
> and where such a jumper exists. I don't know if it will work for a
> failed flash upgrade but it must be worth a try.
> Graham Watkins
> "To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows
> box, you just need to work on it."
> SecurityFocus columnist Scott Granneman.
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