I just recently built my new rig and everything seemed to be working until I flashed my BIOS. Now the computer hangs at the main screen where it checks the memory and restarts by itself. There is also a moment where the screen is garbled before the restart. Is something now not compatible after the new BIOS update?
Why do you have to enter the bios to reflash it? See if it gets far enough so you can boot from a CD or floppy. If you can, that's all you need. Get the bios flash utility from the manufacturers website.
ADDED: I reread your first post, and if it won't get to a boot screen and resetting the bios doesn't work, sounds like you are out of luck. You can get a new bios chip from the manufacturer in most cases.
If it's starting to test the memory, then you can try to pull some of the memory out and/or move it around in the slots to see if you can get it far enough to boot.
I am unable to boot from disk so I guess the board is really screwed up. Thanks for the help. It deosn't seem like the BIOS chips are replaceable by me (they appear to soldered to the motherboard). I'm either going to get a new motherboard or see if I can have this one fixed.
I just can't find anything to force the board to boot from the secondary BIOS. The only way seems to be going into the BIOS (which I can't do), then going to the utility and then selecting boot from seconday BIOS. The system just doens't respond to anything I throw at it.
oh oh. The manual on page 65 says in order to use express recovered you had to set it up by following the detailed procedure. Did you do that? Sounds like if you didn't do it, you'll be buying a new motherboard.
ADDED: Oh no, that's something else. Look on page 67 and 68 for the dual bios stuff.
(I'm using a PS/2 keboard right now) Sounds like you're right. I was stupid to flash it if it was working but live and learn. I'm contacting Gigabyte to see if there is a cheaper alternative to buying a new board... i.e. repair by them or something. Thanks for the help once again.
UPDATE: It appears I did in fact use the wrong BIOS when flashing. I didn't get the file from the US website but rather the main one (In Taiwan). I recently visited the the US site and looked around an that BIOS version is nowhere to be found. So the lesson learned here is I should learn to read. An not flash the BIOS without dire need to. 8) Thank you all for the help anyway.