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Old 12-29-2004, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a GeForce fx5200, 64 mb, PCI. Recently, using the software provided by my driver CD, I tried to update the BIOS. It automatically found the "best" firmware on the internet and installed it, told me to reboot. Next thing I know the card doesn't work. Is there anyway I can reset the card to the original bios version? No chance on me returning it because three months have already passed.

Maybe there is a rescue program I can use? The thing is, if I leave the card in the computer and plug my monitor into the onboard video, the screen stays still stays black. Any ideas?
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http://www.ocfaq.com/article.php/ove...ing/vidcard/34
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Thanks for the link. Followed the guide but when I boot up the disk and run nvflash I get an error saying "Exiting due to SIGILL." This is after I fixed the error about no DPMI. I will continue to search google for the answer.
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you wanna reset your BIOS?
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Yep, the bios on the card.

Note: tried three diff boot disk, 2 98's, 1 ME. Tried 2 different versions of nvflash. I still get the same SIGILL error.
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Update: I can't get the nvflash program to detect my card. I really hope this program is compatible with PCI cards, because someone was telling me it might only work for the AGP cards. Any ideas?
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make sure to use the correct switch ( I think it was -i)
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