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Corrupt BIOS+need help to fix it

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October 28, 2010 2:15:12 PM

I got a computer with a corrupt BIOS, and the wrong BIOS was downloaded, and now it doesn't boot correctly, its kindof embarrassing, does anyone have any suggestions?

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October 28, 2010 9:42:24 PM

grimelewis said:
I got a computer with a corrupt BIOS, and the wrong BIOS was downloaded, and now it doesn't boot correctly, its kindof embarrassing, does anyone have any suggestions?


Most bios's have a backup chip and there ought to be pins you can short out to revert to it or after so many tries it'll load it although that may just be the config also.

You can also try removing the battery but there is also the possibility oh DOH, service to get that chip physically replaced on the motherboard which you're not going to want to do personally.

I may be wrong but if you don't have a newer/higher end one with redundant BIOS then you may be SOL on your own and have to get a new Mobo/contact the manufacturer for repair(I'd hope they didn't charge and arm and leg for something relatively straight forward).
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October 29, 2010 12:10:29 PM

+1.. You would help by posting your specs
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November 16, 2010 6:10:31 PM

re-flash BIOS using USB stick if you can get that far.
if not reset option and steps like clearing CMOS and pins.?
new mobo or try manufacturer..
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January 30, 2012 10:40:55 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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January 30, 2012 10:40:57 PM

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