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Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Q: Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.

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A: Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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As is often the case I left my computer on overnight a couple of nights ago. When I woke up there was no response. Nothing was coming to the monitor, and although the system and cpu fans were still on, the HDDs were not receving power.

Now I've taken the case of and dug around I can report the following symptoms:

The obvious one is that the PCs crappy speaker is making a constant medium pitch buzzing noise when the system is powered on. This is NOT a 'beep' from the ami bios suggesting an error code, and even if it was a wierd low beep ami bios, a continuous beep isn't part of the ami bios error selection: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm

Indeed, I had to hunt around a bit before I realised that the sound was even coming from the speaker at all!

System fan and cpu fan still come on.

Nothing to monitor and HDDs don't fire up. Likewise, no power to optical drives (e.g. pressing open / close does nothing).
I've tried reseating everything. I've also tried taking away all extraneous hardware (soundcard and tv card). I've dedusted and am confident it's not a heat problem (I never get heat problems thanks to my trusty zalman ).

The system is self built, and 3 1/2 years old. MOBO battery is about a year old, but in any case - this is interesting - taking the battery out and turning on the pc still gets the medium buzzing sound (which I gather also means I've cleared the bios). Indeed, I removed the... Read more

A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.

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Another way for Dell to rip me off? Their support claimed a HDD failure via onboard diagnostic, so I replaced the drive, tried to reinstall Win 8 via the recovery USB they sold me for $40 and it gets stuck at asking for the product key. The kicker: Dell has no access to the key b/c it's soldered onto the mobo they say. Now they claim a mobo failure, since it's out of warranty, and will send a tech out for $399 to replace it. I've never heard of any company soldering the win key to anything. Is this true or false? Since there is no OS, is there any way to get they key or am I dead in the water?

A:Win 8 key missing, Dell claims it's SOLDERED to MOBO & no access unless replaced

Sorry forgot to mention it is Inspiron 2330 AIO

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I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Windows XP on my Gateway CX2610 laptop. However, setup says that "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer." I popped the HDD out (it was an old one) and popped a brand new HDD in, and tried to install XP again. Same problem. Any ideas? Do I need a BIOS upgrade? Is it the motherboard?

A:Is it my BIOS, or my MOBO?

When you get into the BIOS setup, does it recognize the drive?

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Hi, I'm Jeff. I heard about this site from my brother but I'm not sure if he's a member. Looks nice, gg.

Specs: XP Pro SP2, 1.99 GHz, 1gb RAM

Let me throw out my dilemma.

It started with me looking at my task manager. Like many people, I wondered why I had so many svchost's running, why they were taking so much power, and what they did. I DLed a third party task manager that allowed me to get into the svchost and view what processes were being run. Now, I'm not exactly computer retarded, but I should have known better than doing what I did. Because I couldn't find an svchost that ran anything even remotely familiar, I found one that was running one operation, one (from the description) that I thought I could stop for a moment, just to see what happens. I can't tell you what it was called exactly, only that remote was in the name. What happened is my computer told me it was shutting down in Tminus 30 seconds, then did.

I tried to start it back up. It showed the first screen (delete to setup screen) and the screen where I'd boot from disc. After that, it did not try to boot the hard drive. Just stayed black. So I flashed the CMOS. It came back to life. PHEW! saved myself.

But not really. Still, every now and then it will do it (this was about a week ago I suppose). I would flash my CMOS and try again, but I realized that it didn't help. Sometimes it wouldn't work when I did, and sometimes, after a try or 2, it would without having to.

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A:BIOS? HDD? Mobo? I know not...

It could be a number of things; the first thing I would try is checking all of the connections on your Hard Drive! That's one of the most common problems, they call it the three C's. Connections, connections, connections. Seeing as it is an ancient machine, how long has it been since you cleaned it out. (dust, gunk, etc....)

Second thing, you know the capacitors on the motherboard? Check to make sure that they aren't bulging, per the image attached.

Next, I wouldn't suggest flashing your BIOS so much. That should only be done on extreme occasions and usually only when doing major upgrades to your workstation where your motherboard isn't 100% compatible with the old BIOS. That doesn't really sound like the situation here though.

As far as killing svchost.exe--as you found that doesn't have anything to do with your problem. From the mouth of wikipedia:

"In software Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) within the Microsoft Windows operating system. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. Each Svchost.exe session can contain a grouping of services. Therefore, separate services can run, depending on how and where Svchost.exe is started. This grouping of services permits better control and easier debugging, but ... Read more

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Hi all

This may sound a daft question so apologies.
Sony Viao laptop comes up with the message no OS found, tried a recovery says cannot find a hard drive. Ubuntu disk does the same.

The strange thing is when i boot it i dont get any BIOS appear, checks or the F button or del option to go into boot/setup. I do get the Sony Viao logo appear and thats it.

So question is it the mainboard or just the bios is the issue?
Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:Mobo or just BIOS

Ok quick update, i think this is the HD now.
because i got the Sony Vaio screen ... i tried various F buttons and found that F2 allowed me into the setup. Which obviously means that the BIOS is fine, so looks like the HD then, any thoughts would be appreicated

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Hello, I have an A8V-E Deluxe motherboard, and I made the mistake of updating the BIOS to one that I really didn't need, so now I can no longer modify my voltages. I have brought my Athlon 3000+ from 1.8 GHz, to 2.4 GHz, but it is really unstable, because I can no longer modify my voltages. The CPU vCore is at like 1.3 volts, but I need at least 1.6. I have tried to redownload an older BIOS, but it won't let me. Is there any way to revert the newer BIOS to an older one???

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Re: ASRock K7VT6, Athlon 2600+

I left my system running the other day and came back a few hours later to find it had not hibernated but the screen was blank, the fans were running and the power & HD lights were lit. I hit the reset button and nothing happened. I turned off the power supply. Now when I try to power up I only get running fans, and the front led's (power& HD) stay lit.

I am down to the point now where I have 'bench tested" the unit with only the MOBO, CPU (with heat sink and fan), 1 stick of memory and the speaker connected. If I short the power switch the fan starts running, the CPU gets warm but no beeps, nothing.

I think I am down to either a bad MOBO, CPU or BIOS. How do I check this further.

Below are some of the things I have tried:

1. Went thru a multimeter check list, PSU is OK. All voltages on ATX connector OK. All ATX ground circuits on MB OK.
2. Removed all components and connectors from MB & reinstalled
3. Cleared CMOS by jumper, and also tried to clear by removing the battery.
4. I have tried a spare, known good, PSU.
5. I have tried both sticks of memory alone in slot 1.

A:Bad MOBO, CPU, BIOS or ?

Probably the board. When a processor goes bad you usually get beeps or no activity.

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I have a Gigabyte GA-8AENXP-D Mobo. I just installed 2 more Kingston 1gb DDR2 modules for a total of 4 kingston 1gb DDR2 modules. When it boots it only sees 3145728k of ram. When I had just 2 1gb modules it showed 2091752bytes of ram. I know the new ram is good as I have replaced the old modules with the new ones and everything worked fine.

I can even remove one of the modules and still get the bios reporting it only sees 3145728bytes of ram. I have the modules in the correct slots. I have the latest bios update from Gigabyte. And this Mobo is supposed to be able to handle 4 gigs of ram.

Because of this, windows will only use the 3 gigs of ram!

Anyone come across something like this before?


A:Mobo bios does not see all of my ram.

first off, i'd like to point out that running 4 gigs of non-ecc ram and/or using all 4 memory slots is a bad idea. reliability and performance take a big hit, one that often negates the advantages of more ram.

you should proceed to test out all your modules one at a time, then trying them in dual channel config. a little experimenting with module setups will often reveal the bad stick/problem. just remember to be smart and avoid killing your machine with static discharge.

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Hi, i've set up a used QDI (P6V693A) A5-133 MainBoard with a P3 600EB (133Mhz). I plugged in the RAM, hard drive (with XP) and floppy and the message comes up 'new CPU - enter BIOS to set it up'...

But ANY changes I make to the BIOS causes the PC to die on 'Save and Exit".

The CPU mobo jumpers are set correctly, but changing BIOS from default (400Mhz CPU) to the correct CPU causes total PC failure, forcing a BIOS reset.
I realise I'll probably have to reformat and/or re-install XP but I can't even begin that cos I cannot change the boot order to floppy first - cos it all goes dead when i try to restart and AGAIN i have to reset the BIOS in order to start it at all!!

All help much appreciated. thanks.

QDI motherboard manual - http://www.qdigrp.com/qdisite/eng/products/A5-133.htm

A:Mobo BIOS problem

This IS a generalized guess, but more info from you may clarify?

First, what is the BIOS setting that you are changing, and FROM what value TO what value?

Second, what is the specification of the Memory that you are using?

I'm guessing that you are pushing the Memory Bus speed beyond the spec of the installed memory????

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In the manuel for my mobo the highest processor that it has settings for is a 233 if I buy a 500 mhz Amd K6-3 will the computer recongnize it will I have to put it in manually in the cmos.


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Hey guys i just got a new mother board (MSI "K8T NEO2-F" VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU) and processor (AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor). I installed it and put in my DDR Kingston 512MB ram (2 sticks) and my ATI Radeon 9800 video card. I also have one hard driver (not ATA) and one ATA Harddrive. They're both hooked up and the non ATA is the master. My case has 6 fans and they are all plugged in. A 420W power source also. Now that the specs are done, to the problem.

I turn the comp on and i hit shift+f10. It gets the the bios screen and says to hit Y or N to do flash recovery or w/e so i hit Y and it goes. Not too far though, after about 5 seconds it beeps 8 times, then 8 again and again. I checked the beep codes and 8 means its the video card. i have no clue if it is or isnt and im very confused. I tried re-seating my VC and then doing it again. I also tried Re-seating my ram and then the VC and then doing it again. It just confuses me.

Please help, Thanks.


A:Help me im new (new mobo bios problem)

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I replaced the motherboard in my daughter's PC, because the old one wouldn't boot or go into the BIOS. To keep expenses as low as I could, I decided to re-use the old case, chip (1.2 Ghz AMD Duron) and drives. My choices were limited, because it is a "socket A" chip. I also TRIED to re-use the memory, but it wouldn't boot, so I bought 256 meg of RAM, as recommended by the board mfg., EPoX. I first tried to boot up with just the monitor, mouse, and keyboard attached (no drives), and it will boot the first time. (The EPoX mobo instructions say to select "Load Optimized Defaults" when you enter the CMOS setup utility.) This will work the first time you do it and then when you click on "save & exit" as instructed, the pc freezes up. Keystrokes have no effect. If you reset the pc, and then press "delete" to go back into BIOS during the POST, it will not work. It hangs on the last screen. If I turn the unit off, reset the CMOS, and then start all over, I can get into the BIOS, and try to set the date/time. It will hang again, and not go into the BIOS again. i have no way to get into the OS because the hard drive has been formatted. Any ideas?
BTW, I am the adventurous type and will try to fix most anything, but I'm NOT a geek.
Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS or mobo issue?

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I purchased a p4c800-E Deluxe MoBo and have installed, a Intel P4 2.8E GHz (Prescott) 800 MHz FSB 1 MB L2 Cache HT Processor, a GB of Ram (Below), and a ATI 9600 AIW Video Card (128 MB DRAM).

Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G (
512 x2) DDR PC-3200
Manufacturer: Kingston
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 3
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 64M x 64 -Bit

I have all the MoBo settings (in set-up) on standard/auto and the latest system BIOS installed (1016.001 2/23/04) yet the system is running my memory at,"DDR Frequency 266 Mhz Dual Channel, Linear Mode." How do I get the system to recognize that the Ram is DDR 400 and runn accordingly????

I ran test on the memory and am even more confused now. I ran Microsoft's freeware, "Windows Memory Diagnostic" and the memory failed every test. I thought that odd and ran the test per chip/bank. The test showed bank 0 (A1) as generating all of the errors. I took the DIMM from bank 3 (B1) and placed it in bank 0 (A1) leaving the bad DIMM from bank 0 out of the system. I again ran the test and again the memory failed all test. So now I extracted the memory that was originally in bank 3, now in bank 0 and removed it from the system. I replaced it with the memory that was originally in bank 0 and put it back in bank 0 while keeping the other out of the system. Again the memory failed... Read more

A:Memory/MoBo/BIOS ???????

Thanks to you guys that viewed my question even though no one had a response. I wrote ASUS Help Desk and they said to RMA the board - sounded like a dead memory bank. I just built the machine two weeks ago and the last thing I wanted was a DOA MoBO. I guess I should have suspected something sooner as the memory usage was never over 30% even with games and video editing. I suppose it saw the memory - just couldn't use it. Weird!!! I have a new question if someone has experience I would be thankful if they shared it. I yanked the MoBo and plan on replacing it. I have a 0 RAID on the promise SATA connections. I am running XP Pro Sp 1a. Is it possible to just plug up the new MOBO and go. I haven't activated the OS as I suspected something wasn't right. Thanks again to those who stopped to help.

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I Upgraded my Mother board due to there being now PCI-E port-only AGP, and in doing so I bought a New MOBO that did not come with a Driver/Bios CD Hence I now have no sound. My current MOBO is the: Asus P5GD1-FMS. I have no clue how to go about finding the right drivers/bios ect. Any help would sure be appreciated!

A:New MOBO and Need New Bios & Drivers

You should be able to get the drivers for the "Asus P5GD1-FMS" at ASUS:


You can use the "ASUS Navigation Wizard" or under "General Download" select the appropriate category from the drop down lists.

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Since I can't get a restart (Start/Shut Down/Restart) thing going on this new MoBo with a hard drive installed from another pC (with programs), and I seem to have glitches in MS Word (Winword errors on all files), I copied files to a CD and will do a full fdisk/format...but

The MoBo is a K7 Triton Series, GA-7VM266 and I have the utility disk that came with it..

How should I run that utility (after fdisk/format and under that DOS prompt, or in Windows98SE after an install of Windows)??????

Problem is that I have to hold the power button in for five seconds to shut down...I want to get it to operate as normal, by clicking either start/shutdown or restart...hope that makes sense?

A:New MoBo...Bios Install???

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P4 2.8 ghz
512 ddr pc 2100 ram
Intel D845PEBT2

Been having a problem with a hard drive that I just cannot snag. Well, I think I have the issue possibly straightened out now, but stepping in here for advice.

I purchased a WD 1800JB (180 gig) hard drive and am having trouble getting it to run properly. I get frequent corruption, some types of video media will not play, and crc checks (using SFVCheck) fail when this drive is connected via the slave channel in my system. XP Home with Service Pack 1 is in.

I tested out an old Maxtor 40 gig on the slave channel and had no such problems. Also switched IDE cables and did all the other precautionary steps. Now I was leaning towards the problem being the physical hd itself. However, I forget to mention that this is an RMA'd drive, and the previous drive gave me the same problem.

Anyway, I set up the 180 gig in an old Athlon 700 box as master and installed Win 2k Pro on it. WORKED FINE! This proves that there is nothing wrong with the physical drive. CRC checks passed, the vids in question played.

What did I do next? I installed the drive in this box as master and installed XP Home on it. Went to boot and I get a "set proper boot device" message or something along those lines. So I go ahead and put my real boot drive on slave and see what happens. It boots off of the slave! It still recognizes the 180 gig hd, but it is assigned D:\ in windows and acts as if it is the slave with all the same problems as before... Read more

A:HD Mobo BIOS woes

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Hey all,

So close to getting this new computer to work, here is the problem. I turn on the switch, the mobo starts to boot up, the HDD starts spinning up and seeking, the CD drive's green LED blinks, the corsair mem's activity LEDs blink, the whole computer sounds like it's booting up, that lovely higher pitched sounds of the fans speeding up, the keyboard lights come on, and the amber LED on the front is turning to green, AND THEN THE WHOLE THING SHUTS DOWN, about two seconds later it trys again and then shuts down again. My current theroy is that the heatsink that INTEL sent me with the processor is either not making good contact with the processor, or that the grey clay crap that they put on it isn't acting as a good enough heat transfer compound, below is what i am using to build the computer, does anyone else have any idea what it could be? thanks in advance

Mother Board:


Corsair 512 MB DDR2 (667) PC-5400

Hitachi 250GB/IDE/ATA-6 8MB CACHE

CD Drive:

Floppy Drive:
Sony 1.44MB White Floppy Drive

Power Supply:

Video Card:
(To be added, once PCI Express Video cards hit market, for now running video off of integrated video processor on the Motherboard)

A:mobo isn't booting into bios

You need to do the "barebones" startup. Just the RAM, CPU with heat sink etc, and the monitor hooked up. If it works add components until you have a problem. It it doesn't work try the same thing with the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface. If it still doesn't work then you are left with trying to troubleshoot RAM, power supply, overheating or the motherboard.

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Just built a new machine using p5wd2 asus motherboard. Using dual core 3.4 ghz, 2 gig ddr-2 ram.

The problem is that some how the bios keeps getting altered upon reboot from its default settings, and I have to hit f2 to reset bios to default after every reboot.

The error is gives is something like overclock failed. Which I have not attempted to overclock the machine at all. I want it to run its default bios, and keep it that way. Some how this is not happening, and I am forced to hit f2 every reboot.

I downloaded and successfully flashed the bios to latest version, on its own ez-flash reboot, I had to hit f2 in order for bios to load and go to windows.

Im concerned this is some flaw in the motherboard.

Every part for this machine is brand new, just built it 2 days ago and have been fighting this problem ever since. Video card and power supply have both been verified as not a problem.

Basically losing bios settings every reboot. tried pulling battery, didnt help. I can try a new battery, but its a brand new mobo. So not sure what else could cause bios to forget or mess its settings every reboot.

A:Bios/Mobo Issue

It could have been a bad flash. corruption in the bios will cause it to reset every boot.

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I have a motherboard that came from HP xw3100. Part number is 323091-001. HP d530 has the exact same mobo, based on the part number.

Strangely, on HP's website xw3100's BIOS and drivers have not been updated since 2003 whereas d530 has more recent versions. So, can I use the BIOS and drivers for d530 on this?


A:HP mobo BIOS and drivers

If your Computer was manufactured in the Model run that you quote as "2003 era" then this is your BIOS driver. The difference between the two MoBo might not be that significant but if you really want check get a magnifying glass and check all the stripes on all the DIODES. One different colored line or different combination of the all the same colors but in a different sequence is an actual difference in manufacturing technique. Maybe you should use a microscope just in-case the difference is only that big.
I use a BIOS driver for my Gigabyte GA-8GE800 Pro MoBo that were last released in 2004. I update with these in-case my current drivers become corrupted eg. refresh to make new-like

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Im working on a dell,running winxp,p4 processor,512 ram. Its giving errors ive personally never seen before.First it was saying disc read error,operating system not found,and once or twice came up with keyboard failure. Also said failed post and to contact dell. (not under warranty)I tried a different harddrive and it got as far as the progress bar before loading xp,but then froze,and after a few went back to "hit ctrl alt,del" to restart etc.Could this be a problem with the BIOS? and is that replaceable in a dell? or more serious than that?mobo maybe?(ive never replaced BIOS before,so forgive my ignorance)

A:BIOS,MOBO prob.? or???????????

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I would really appreciate some help/advice with the following, as I`m pretty much at my wits end:
I attempted to install a second harddrive into my pc, something which I`ve done before in other pcs without too much trouble. After swapping the order of the four drives (two hdds, plus a cdrom and a cdrw) around till they all were seen by windows, and in the order that I wanted, I turned the pc off (cant quite remember why, it was over a week ago), went and ate. When I switched it back on it wouldn`t boot, so I got the cmos screen up, and checked that everything looked as it should. It did, so I tried booting again, and it would hang each time, the only way I could get out of the hang was to pull the plug out. So I did this maybe a dozen times, then had the "bright" idea of resetting the cmos jumper on the mobo. Nothing drastic happened, good or bad, so I reset the clock/date made sure the hdd settings were set to "auto", and then exited. It hung again, so I pulled the plug, and then Nothing. The fan comes on, and the light, but that`s it. I have an AOC monitor that turns itself off onto standby mode if it dosn`t get a signal, which is what happens when I plug it in now. I`ve tried disconnecting all drives and just running it with ram, and graphics (it`s onboard, not a seperate card), but still the monitor switches to standby, giving a "no signal or cable disconnected" message first. There`s no beeps, no floppy boot if I connect the floppy. Jus... Read more

A:Bios/ Mobo messed up, need help please

hmmm... you should get SOMETHING with just the CPU plugged in... even with the memory pulled out.

Your system might have died, and sticking in RAM into it might have damaged your "old" memory... speculating. I or anyone else wasn't there... and don't know anything about your hardware.

Try only this when powered up: CPU ONLY. no drive cables getting power or data to the board. Just the CPU, not even the memory - you should still get POST, if its still alive. (also, reset CMOS again too. unplug power - change cmos jumper for a few seconds then back to normal, replug power cord, press power button).

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OK. I have an pretty old computer that ive fixed up, so to speak. I bought a new hard drive, and its all plugged in, and it works fine. my only problem is that this computer's BIOS says that it IS bootable by cd, but in reality it isnt. Also, im trying to set up an OS on this new drive, and cant get anything to install. Ive tried using boot floppies w/ cd-rom support to boot the OS installer, but when my BIOS gets to the "Please insert bootable media into the appropriate drive" prompt, whether or not there is a floppy/cd-rom in any drive, the computer shuts down after about 3 seconds after pressing <enter>. Ive tried removing the MOBO battery, RAM, all IDE cables and replacing them, but still nothing. I also wish to mention that my floppy LED light is ALWAYS on, and when i try to flip over the cable, the computer doesnt detect it. When i put floppies in, it doesnt even try to read them. Could it be a floppy drive problem causing all of this? I have extra floppy drives to spare....

thanks for the input



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I have an HP Pavilion a1719n desktop.
it was a vista 32 bit home premium now its an windows 7 32 bit home premium!
Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion a1719n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

My motherboard is an ASUS P5LP-LE (LEONITE). https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...roduct=3456096
click the link!!!!!

My CPU socket pins were damaged and so i bought another one it is the same motherboard i install it but my PC notice that i changed it.My original Bois that the mobo came with is 5.03 just like the new one. I update it the old mobo to the lasted bios from hp which is 5.23.

But since i changed it it revert it the 5.03 which is the new motherboard bios. So the i downloaded the bios from hp to update it but it says it does not meet the system requirements and i cant update it but some how it update it to 5.09 from some windows update package.

So is there anyway i can update it to 5.23 like i had it before?
I read on the internet that if you change you OEM mobo and replace it with another even if its exactly the same one it will not be recognize as an hp motherboard since my pc is an hp pavilion.

Anybody has this problem?

PS: i did not buy the new mobo from hp i got it off ebay. And the Bios from HP is for windows vista not seven. Also i already try installing vista again and updfate the bios from vista OS but no luck its not recognise as an OEM mobo.

A:I cant update my bios for my mobo!

Ok calm down. There are a few ways of doing this. I had the same problem with another HP I worked on.

Downloaded the bios folder that I have uploaded )This is the one from HP I just extraced it). The application named "Flash" in the folder I uploaded with this post right click and go to "properties" then go to "Compatablity" and change to windows vista. Then click ok and just run the application named "Flash." Post if this works or not.

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I just Updated my PCChips M848A-rev 2.1 to M848A v.5
It all went good til the start of the sistem...the sistem halts at "Checking NVRam"
Can my mobo be repaired? It's Bios Chip cannot be taken off..

A:Help with Mobo Bios Update

what did you update? If you did not complete updating your BIOS, you will need to send the motherboard into the manufactuer for a physical hardware reprogram. BIOS updating is one area where you need to be exact, precise, and patient. It is not an amateur task.

BIOS is FIRMWARE not hardware.

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Finally got everything together and the nerve to flip on the switch, thanks to the advice that I have gained from some great people here.

Though when booting it does something that I have never seen a PC do before and it has me wondering.

Like any system the first thing displayed is the bios. "Fasttrak 378 BIOS 1.00.037".

Then it goes on to a second line "Scanning for IDE"

After it has several periods posted after the Scanning for IDE, it then states.

" No drive attached to Fasttrak controller, The Bios is not installed"

What exactly is it telling me. I searched Asus's site for info of this nature, and come up empty handed.

I have been able to go on and install windows and the software/drivers needed for other hardware, with out any trouble. Along with copying everything I wanted from my previous PC on to this system, again surprisingly no trouble....yet.

A:BIOS, HHD, or MoBo Issue????

I found this.



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Ive never updated a bios before...

If you dont have a floppy drive can you use a flash drive to do the bios update.

A:MOBO BIOS update

I used my flash drive to update my own, but I have an Asus board, they have many tools to make it easy,

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I just built a new computer and it seems to boot, but it makes no boot noises and does not seem to register a monitor plugged into the graphics card.
I'm using an NForce 680i MOBO with an Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB graphics card. I also tried it with an Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT 256 MB card with the same results. Any ideas what to do?

A:New mobo won't display BIOS


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I'm facing the following issue with a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with latest bios 1.2.14 A13. It appeared suddenly, I just rebooted a working system.
The laptop does not boot anymore and the Dell logo is not shown, however, the diagnostic battery led blinks 2 times white and 2 times amber.
According to the error table that I found here http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN295101/EN#2016_to_Present that means
System Board : BIOS, ROM Failure
and the suggested next steps are:

Flash BIOS to latest revision
If problem persists contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting
Did anyone had a similar experience?
How can I re-flash the BIOS from a non-booting machine?
I found some tricks for the Dell XPS 9350 (extracting HDR and ROM files from bios executable and plugging a USB drive) but they do not seem to apply to this laptop.
I found http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN300716/en but I'm still unable to recover the computer. I keep getting the 3:3 blinking pattern, even after I put the latest BIOS (renamed to 'BIOS_IMG.rcv') into a newly formatted FAT32 USB stick (2 GB). I also tried with different USB sticks, and both USB ports.
Any help is really appreciated
Best regards,

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Have an Elite MoBo K7S5A and the BIOS settings in CPU Pnp CPU speed show 2 settings i.e. 100Mhz/100Mhz, which can be changed to 100Mhz/133Mhz or 133Mhz/133Mhz.
I have an Athlon XP2000 cpu.with 512k SDRAM (2x256)
Q1. What does each setting relate to; Mem speed FSB speed Proc speed?
Q2. I have set the speed to 100/100 (the default form best perf)and it works fine but when I look in my sys Info it says my proc is 1.2 Mhz, when I set the speed to 133/133 it shows my proc as correctly as an XP2k cpu running at 1.6Mhz. But it hangs. What should it be set to.
Q3. The manual says that the MoBo is 200 or 266 FSB does this mean I can only use multiples. I ask as I am just putting together another machine with the same MoBo.

A:MoBo speed settings in BIOS

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Hello, received a replacement Biostar Geforce6100 M9 MB - working fine
except for this. It came with the newest bios,v.119 and when I put it all together, it crashed after an hour or so. Not a BSOD, but just a complete
freeze with an odd diagonal pattern on the screen. It occurred 2 or 3
other times, and not being able to find the problem (there were no dumps
or event log messages) I downgraded the board to the bios I had used on the
board I returned (for an unrelated problem) v.222. With this bios,
the new board is A-OK - no more crash.
How can I get to the bottom of this kind of problem - it might be useful
(but not imperative) to run the new BIOS because there's a few extra features in there that could be useful.
I have emailed Biostar regarding the crash but got not response.

Perhaps there's a bad default setting with the new bios - If I could track it
down it would be great.
Any thoughts?
Thanks, Dave

A:Problem with updated BIOS/ RMA mobo

You are doing the right thing by contacting Biostar. Great that your rig is working now. Good thinking to revert the BIOS. Way to go.

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Anyone know where I can get the latest bios and chipset drivers for my mobo? Its an Intel Grantsdale-G i915g that came with my Gateway... Also, does it change automatically when I DL them or do I have to do something?

A:BIOS/chipset drivers for mobo

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Gigabyte shows that if I install i7 3770k I will need Bios ver. F10

I have an i7 2600k installed now with BIOS ver. F5

Do you guys believe it is safe to install BIOS ver. F10 while my 2600k is installed?

Afterwards I intend to change out the CPU's.

A:BIOS Update on a GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 MOBO

It shouldn't be a problem as BIOS updates are usually backward compatible and just have "added support" for whatever hardware.

When you update the BIOS, follow the update instructions exactly and don't have anything else running (e.g. browser or e-mail) so as to not interfere with the BIOS update. Keep in mind a failed BIOS update can corrupt the BIOS and unless your motherboard has a BIOS recovery option, worse case it can require a motherboard replacement.

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I installed a new ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA mobo with a Pentium D 2.8 ghz 915 CPU and a new Radeon X1650 Video card.
I have a yellow ! at PCI to PCI Bridge Controller with error 35 (Not enough information in the Bios - update etc.)
I have rec'd. no response from ASRock and find no bios update for this problem.
I have no sound and my sound properties say "sound board may be in use".
I assume these are realted problems.
I can't be the only one who has had this problem with the board.
Do I have a faulty board or is there a bios update or some other cure?
I have Windows XP home.

A:4CoreDual-VSTA mobo bios

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Hi I would like to know how to find out what type pf MOBO I have and how to update the bios...i have newer hardware in an older comp and I think it might help it all work better...Good idea or No...thanks

A:MoBo type and Updating bios

Easiest way to find out the mobo make and model is to look at it.

Usually the data is printed on the mobo between the PCI slots.

Only flash the BIOS if you are correcting a problem that the motherboard maker has identified and issued a bIOS update for. There is a reasonably significant chance that a BIOS flash will fail and leave you with a permanently non-working motherboard.

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I recently updated my mobo's bios and with the update I now see this "press F4 to use ACC". I have an AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE CPU. Is there any benefit to using this new function that ASUS is offering with my quad core.

A:Asus mobo bios update

It looks like ACC is a utility for unlocking AMD CPU hidden cores for 'overclocking'.

So if you are into that kind of thing it may be a useful tool.


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Hi, hope you can help!

I have an ASUS A8N SLi Premium motherboard running 2 186GB HDD's in a RAID1 array that was working OK.

The system won’t boot, and if you will excuse the long explanation, here is what happens:

On boot-up, the ASUS splash screen appears. Then the RIAD BIOS as follows:

Sil3114 SATA RAID Bios Version 5.1.39
Copyright 1997-2004 Silicon Image, Inc.
Press <Ctrl-S> or F4 to enter RAID utility

0 ST3200822AS 186Gb
1 ST3200822AS 186Gb

No Valide deivce! (this is how it is spelt) Press any key to continue
Press <Ctrl-S> or F4 to enter RAID utility

The Boot then continues, listing the drives as:

Diskette Drive A
Primary Master DVD-RW ATA33
Primary Slave CD-RW ATA33
Secondary master none
Secondary Slave none

In the RAID utility, the two physical drives are listed but the entry under Logical Drive says “Invalid RAID drive”.

The keyboard stops working here, so I cannot toggle down the options.

My Windows Boot Disk won’t work, with the error message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware” Please check the Windows documentation etc.

The system Bios is accessible and when I check the Hard Disk Drives it shows the only entry as Bootable Add –in cards

By the way, after a few seconds even in system Bios, the keyboard then stops working. It’s a Bluetooth Logitech wireless.

Before I try ANYTHING, I thought I’d ask as ... Read more

A:RAID or mobo BIOS problem?

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I have just purchased and installed a new intel d845wn mobo with a 1.7ghz P4, it all works fine but i cannot get into the BIOS.
The manual says hit F2 but that dosent seem to work.

Any Ideas?


A:How to enter BIOS setup on my new mobo

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Hi all,
Can som1 help me?
I have a asus p5n-d mobo, that keeps giving the same error at start up " Cmoc checksum error - Defaults loaded". Ive updated the bios file from 0601 to 0801 and also changed the battery but I keep getting the same message.

Ive tried to reset the bios with the mobo cd but that aren't no help either.
If their arent anything else I can do, im thinking of getting a budget socket 1155 mobo with sli, could som1 recommended a mobo.


A:Asus mobo Bios error?

Clear CMOS And Update Bios

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I have a 3 year old pc that im trying to sort out for my sister(specs below). the motherboard had failed (it was taking an hour to even send a signal to the monitor) so i replaced it with an identical one. previously i had been told it was a processor problem so i had also replaced that. it was definatly a motherboard problem as the new one has fixed it (the cpu made no difference). it now starts up straight away, but where it would usually count up the memory on the opening screen, it says " Dram Clk : 100mhz" with a flashing cursor below the z in mhz. i cant enter the bios by pressing delete, presumably becasue the keyboard hasnt been detected yet. it just sit there with a flashing cursor, i cant do anything to it.

from a friends advice, ive tried resetting the bios using the jumper switches and it made no difference. ive also checked the memory, and tried many different combinations.

I really do have no idea about this, im totally lost.


Mobo: NMC 7VAX (slot A)
CPU: Slot A Athlon 750
Memory: 224mb. 124mb X 1, 64mb X 1, 32mb X1, all P100
Graphics: Geforce 2 mx
Sound: Gamesurround fortissimo 2

original mobo was an EP-7KXA which failed and was replaced with the identical NMC 7VAX. the CPU was also upgraded from a athlon 650 to a 750 at the same time as the motherboard.

please help if you can


A:Bios, mobo and memory problems

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I have the P4C800-E Deluxe modo and Kingston(x2) DDR400 Duel channel memory set-up. The problem is that when I over clock the processor I loose the 400MHz and it goes to 160Mhz, but i can overclock successfully. If I do not overclock, I can have my memory at 400MHz. So what gives? Why can I not overclock and have my memory at 400MHz?

A:Overclocking in BIOS using ASUS mobo

I think that ASUS has an automatic thing that does that automatically if it is not overclocked properly.. it's really annoying.

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I just got this board as part of my new system and the bios is totally confusing me, I was wondering if someone good help / give advice on the best way to have the settings set?

One of my problems is that my memory is 1066 but the mobo runs at 800

I don't understand all the different MAC Lan & Lan settings, I have the PC going to the internet through a router so I only need one Lan but don't know which one to use and set in the bios.

In the bios DD2 1.8v is marked as FAIL and in red?

I don't want to get heavily into overclocking but would like to get the best settings for my system

Many thanks in advance

My system

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU
2 x Kingston Hyper 2 GB Kit memory 1066MHz
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 RV2 Mobo
Razer Barracuda AC-1 Digital Audio Card
XFX PCIe 8800GTX xXx Video card
Thermaltake 1000W Toughpower PSU
WD 250GB SataII HD
Compro T750 HDTV Dual Tuner PCI Card
Thermaltake Bigwater 745 water cooling
Samsung 226BW 22" monitor
Samsung Syncmaster 913 19" monitor
Silverstone TJ07 Tower

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Wanted to uodate BIOS in one of my oldies which is:
Chaintech 6OIV0 - Last BIOS I've heard is fm 2000/8/28
1.Fixes system booting hang with AGP-RI41/RI60
2.Fixes system restart hang with some VGA driver
3.Fixes some 3Com Lan card not appear in PCI device listing
after win98 system restart]
BIOS package file is:6OIV0828.exe
In theory one can download it fm Chaintech website:
but it's never active.
Maybe somebody knows where I can get it or have it/
pls let me know.

A:Old CHAINTECH mobo - bios needed!

Can't vouch for the Web site or the file.
Use at your own risk.



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I am looking at ASUS' support, and am planning to flash my BIOS to an updated version, as I have exhausted all other attempts at stabilizing my system.

The instructions tell me to make a boot floppy. As there is no logical way for me to do this, as my board does not have a floppy cable present, this proves impossible. Anyone flashed the BIOS on an ASUS M4 series? Tips?

A:BIOS flash - ASUS MoBo

Have a look Here and see if the info helps

It's relating to creating a boot cd instead of using a floppy


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I have a Giga-Byte GA-6BX7 mobo . I attempted to flash the bios . While flashing it , everything seemed to go fine . But when I tried to reboot it , nothing . The bios does not even start up . Have I fried the bios ? Is there any way to fix this ? Thanks

A:Mobo bios flashing problem

If you didn't make a back up copy of the old bios then the only thing to try is clear the cmos by using the jumper or removing the battery for 5 minutes with the power unplugged. If that doesn't fix it you may need to contact them. Some companies will mail you a new bios rom chip, some you have to send the mobo in for reflash.

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