I've installed Bios on this board 2 times before and had no problems.
Today I saw there was a new updater on MSI.com called L5 which autodetects components which is usually a pretty cool feature.
I saw there was a new update for my BIOS.
I made all the necessary preparations before updating such as closing Virus scanners and any unneeded programs.
I downloaded the BIOS
I chose to FLASH it via windows method (which i'm seeing that people arent feeling good about in most forums)
It installed then restarted the pc
bad checksum on startup
i entered and exited setup and windows starts
20seconds on my desktop and windows restarts (this first time i did not get bsd memory dump)
i choose to start windows normally
BSD memory dump screen then it restarts
I chose to run in safe mode w/o networking and i was able to mingle for a few but couldnt fix anything
i restart it
windows starts and i get bsd memory dump
automatically restarts and suggests system recovery which i do
system recovers orphaned files and windows starts
bsd memory dump(keep in mind i've been seeing bad checksums at startup too)
now the computer does not start.
can someone tell me whats wrong?
I've had zero problems with this system since i built it and am disappointed; i think i got a bad flash but i cant even get to windows to redownload and flash anymore. i've tried turning the power switch off in the back and waiting and it still wont even turn on. i've hit the reset cmos button on the MB itself and that didnt work.
OR could someone suggest a mother board that will work with all my components so i dont have to buy all new stuff. Kind of out of work right now.
thanks for the tip on the board, i must have missed this when i was browsing through them earlier
UPDATE on problem,
as i've been messing with the tower today i've noticed almost a very small short hissing/click noise coming from the power supply. it doesnt sound like a sizzle though, almost like the power supply may be bad.
Any further thoughts on this would be appreciated.
whats weird is when I unplug the 8-pin the board fires up, i've been reading up on this and there is a lot of speculation and recommendations; but none of them are in regard to this particular board after a bad flash.