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BIOS/Firmware Messed up my Computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xx3ckoxx, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. Xx3ckoxx

    Xx3ckoxx Thread Starter

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    So my computer wasnt running the best so i figured maybe I should update my drivers. So I went to the Msi.com.tw website and got to the Live Update Online. I let it update and do what it had to and then I saw this BIOS/Firmware update or something like that so i deceided to do it. I didnt read the Important note posted on the page before i clicked "Yes I would like to try and my own risk" Button. heres what it states.

    Important! In order to flash the BIOS/Firmware safely, please make sure to close all running applications in your system before flashing. (Including Outlook, ICQ, Anti-Virus application, etcÂ…)

    So Yea. I didnt read that. and After I let it do that and give me and error half way through I think. But anyways I had remebered I had left Norton antivirus on. So now whenever I go back to the Msi.com.tw site and click that try at own risk button.. it restarts my computer now. My fans have sped up and make more noises. not to mention it did ask me if i wanted to backup bios on a floppy. and well... when i Build this computer. I wasnt so smart about buying one of those to put in.. I forgot all about it. So no backup on floppy disc. Now My question for you is How do I fix this? Get a new PSU? I mean it sounds with my ears like it is just dieing after I did that. and I read somewheres it does something to your PSU and restarting. Or is there a alternative way to load my old bios back to normal? Please help. This is killing me. My mom bought me a new graphics card for Xmas and i wanna use it but not til my computers better.
     
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    sounds like you may have corrupted the bios
    http://www.wimsbios.com/faq/howtorecoveracorruptbios.jsp
    few things to try
    1) can you reload the bios again correctly
    2) There may be a jumper on the motherboard to reset the bios
    3) Remove the motherboard cmos battery and wait a few minutes - then refit
     
  3. Xx3ckoxx

    Xx3ckoxx Thread Starter

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    thank u very much i will try this out.
     
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