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BIOS upgrade went bad, cant boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chrikima, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. chrikima

    chrikima Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    Hi there, who can help, please?

    The computer is only a few weeks old and I had some CPU temperature reading issues with Asus PC Probe 2 and I thought that downloading a newer version PC Probe might do the trick.
    The new PC Probe 2.250 did not install but required for the BIOS version (12/26/2005) to be updated with a BIOS version (09/22/97 or later?). Well, I could find no such thing but decided that the youngest BIOS P5(LGA775) Version 0702 would be fine.
    Not so, the PC no longer boots and I think that some BIOS auto detection of IDE devises are of concern.

    Primary IDE Master [Not Detected]
    Primary IDE Slave [LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-]
    Secondary IDE Master [ST3120023A] <this is actually HD 2, no OS
    Secondary IDE Slave [Not Detected]
    Third IDE Master [Not Detected]
    Third IDE Slave [WDC WD2000JS-22MHB] <this is where the OS is, Win XP
    Secondary IDE Master [Not Detected]
    Secondary IDE Slave [Not Detected]

    No trouble booting when hitting (F8) and manually selecting the boot devise.

    Currently I have reinstalled the old BIOS but there were no changes to the above settings, the system will not boot unless I use the manually (F8) and select the boot drive.

    Thank you very much for your effort.

    Chris K.

    PS. Here are a few more PC details:
    Pentium 3.0 Dual Core / WIN XP Home 28 June 2006

    Processor intel Pentium D 930 (Dual Core) 3.0 GHz
    Motherboard ASUS P5V800-MX
    Memory Lemel 1GB 184 pin PC3200 DDR400
    Graphic Controller ASUS Radeon 9550/256MB DDR

    Hard Disk 1 200GB Western Digital SATAII Caviar 7200RPM
    C: Local 29 GB NTFS
    D: Kinder 126 NTFS
    E: Spare 30 NTFS

    Hard Disk 2 120GB Seagate ST: 3120023A SN: 3KA15 LM3
    F: Image 34.4GB NTFS
    G: BackUp 34.1 NTFS
    H: Archive 43.1 NTFS

    Floppy A:
    DVD I:
  2. onsite


    Oct 30, 2004
    so there is nothing on the monitor when you turn on the pc ?
    if you see anything on the monitor it is not the bios , try clearing your cmos, since you have flashed the bios
  3. chrikima

    chrikima Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    clearing the cmos must have done the trick - she is all sweet again.
    Thank you much for your help.
    Here in Australia it is 2 AM and now I can go to bed feeling good.
    Thank you again,
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