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My BIOS was corrupted, now windows 7 BSOD on boot?

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March 6, 2013 2:47:48 PM

Think it might need a full reinstall, but before I do it is there anything you can advise me on? Anyway to salvage it?

BTW, I did do a set back to default settings on my mobo.

FYI, I have fixed the BIOS now, however this is when I have started getting this BSOD right on the windows sign during boot.
March 6, 2013 2:58:10 PM

My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.
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March 6, 2013 2:59:58 PM

Not knowing much about your hardware, was the drive set to AHCI and now is IDE?
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March 6, 2013 3:00:09 PM

Sorry about the double post.
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March 6, 2013 3:01:02 PM

kalten said:
My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.


1. Not to sure what cause the Bios corruption, think it did it itself.

2. No, wasn't overclocking

3. N/A

4. N/A
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March 6, 2013 3:01:28 PM

kalten said:
My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.


Wasn't overclocking and I think it corrupted itself :( 
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March 6, 2013 3:02:25 PM

kalten said:
My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.

Double post
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March 6, 2013 3:05:43 PM

OK...I would say you took an over voltage that spiked your board.

Do the full reinstall as you have already suggested, but during the process wipe out the partition on your HDD, then recreate.

Let me know how you get on....if you are lucky this is a simple 'reinstall fix' if not, well...we'll deal with that if we get there! :) 
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March 6, 2013 3:06:25 PM

kalten said:
My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.


Double post
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March 6, 2013 3:12:26 PM

kalten said:
My first question would be:
What caused the BIOS corruption?
Were you overclocking your rig?
If so, how far were you pushing it.
BIOS 'can' (that's a loose can) be screwed by an overvoltage on your board, which might also have affected the SATA controller for the HDD

Note...this can also be caused by power surges in your electricity...have you had anything like that?

I don't want to go too much further in case I red herring it.

double post
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March 6, 2013 3:14:47 PM

Jim_L9 said:
Not knowing much about your hardware, was the drive set to AHCI and now is IDE?


Will look in the BIOS, gotta tidy up my room, as it is in pieces after this like fiasco.
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March 6, 2013 3:20:27 PM

For starters, the BIOS has nothing to do with the HDD, as its stored on the motherboard.
You can try to download the BIOS firmware on a USB drive, and boot to it and try to flash the BIOS to its latest version.

If that doesn't work, then you can try replacing the BIOS chip onto he mobo.
http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-Corrupted-BIOS-Firmware
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March 6, 2013 3:28:58 PM

arges86 said:
For starters, the BIOS has nothing to do with the HDD, as its stored on the motherboard.
You can try to download the BIOS firmware on a USB drive, and boot to it and try to flash the BIOS to its latest version.

If that doesn't work, then you can try replacing the BIOS chip onto he mobo.
http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-Corrupted-BIOS-Firmware



I fixed the BIOS, but now I am getting a BSOD on the windows sign when booting.
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March 6, 2013 4:07:43 PM

arges86 said:
ah,
Then I would try a Windows repair with the installation disk

Boot to the disk, after selecting the language, select repair.
This article is a good step-by-step:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/window...


Thanks, will look at link, might do it tomorrow, as am tired now, and think I'll just play something on my PS3 :lol:  don't know what I have on that now.
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