mac address are invalid in both CMOS and Flash
I just spent a considerable amount of time fixing a bad bios flash and I wanted to post this up in case anyone else out there comes across it so they will know what to do. Motherboard is an ASROCK 4CORE DUAL VSTA
After flashing the most current bios to a new plcc chip, I got the error "mac address are invalid in both CMOS and Flash press F1 to continue" on startup. This prevents your onboard nic from working as it can't be talked to without a mac.
So I download the mac address changer tool from ASROCK and used as they said to, but got a "write mac function call fail" error when writing the correct mac address. Apparently something is either wrong with their tool, or that tool does not work for the 4CORE DUAL VSTA.
A correct and working tool is found here: http://wiki.nothing.sh/download/ASRo...re_MACtool.ZIP
and here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LYCJ3XZN
and the attachment to this post here: MAC tool.tar.bz2
Documentation is provided in a readme within the ZIP. If for some reason those links quit working, PM me, I'm sure I'll keep a copy of it somewhere as important as it is.
Hope this helps someone in the future.