AthlonXP 3300+ 32bit (using the "boxed" fan)
400 watt Power supply.
Radeon Pro 9800 256mb
I have been trying to upgrade the BIOS on this board since i got it a few months back. I have downloaded the latest BIOS as well as the flash software from the Soyo website. When I go to flash the board, I get the following error message...
Error 20- Flash ROM cannot be correctly programmed.
I have gone into the BIOS and disabled all USB functionality, and I still get the error mesage. I dont know what to do, can anyone help me get pointed in the right direction, Soyo tech support has yet to respond to my many emails.
I have two of these boards, and they both are having the same issues, I will list some....
-Comp loses "view' of hard-drives. Sometime I can just reboot, other times I have to go in to the BIOS and manually reset the harddrives. Othwer times I even have to clear the CMOS and redo the whole BIOS setup to get it to "see" my drives.
-I hear a fairly loud "click" coming from my computer box, followed by a complete lockup of my system for anywhere from 5 seconds to infinite (reboot). I have switched out hard-drives, and it does this with each one.
-WindowsXP will suddenly treat a large percentage of my installed programs as "newly installed" programs. (I get the "new Programs Installed" message).
-Unexpectedly Reboots itself.
Those are the main problems, PLEASE help if you can...I am about out of options.
I had my power supply tested, it looks fine. AFter i put it back in my system it seems to be working, I will find out for sure tonight when I get online for some gaming. If it does crash again I am planning to go buy a power supply and try it for a few days to see if it fixes things. i can always return it if needed.
i will check the BIoS for the Write Protect feature, the thing is though, when I have tried to flash it before, it specifically says to disable the USB.