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Old 07-28-2004, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was helping somebody flash their Asus K8V SE Deluxe BIOS and when they restarted the computer afterwards, absolutely nothing happened. No signal is even getting to the monitor. It the mobo damaged? Please help fast!
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how did u flashed the BIOS?

via Asus Update software? or via DOS method?
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Plain and simple : You screwed up the BIOS. If the BIOS is screwed then nothing will generally happen. Plus thats the only clear problem i see out of this. IMO the only choice you got is to get a NEW BIOS chip or Mobo. Cause if you cant turn it on then their isn't much you can really do right?

EDIT : Also take out the BIOS jumpers and put them back. It might help, but i'm not sure it will.
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We cleared the CMOS battery and it worked. Thanks for all of your help, guys.
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We cleared the CMOS battery and it worked...

You must always clear the CMOS immediately after flashing the BIOS.
I dont' think that's quite right. Depends on your BIOS and how the flash was written. Some will automatically overwrite the current settings when you flash it. Clearing the CMOS only serves to erase any current settings (factory or user-wise).
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When I flashed my own BIOS, no CMOS clear was required.
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Who cares... if the flash doesn't work... then clear the CMOS... if that doesn't work... give the PC a good kick and go drink a beer dammit.. problem solved!
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LMAO, good advice, anytime your computer giving problems, one kick and it will be fixed.
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You do not ALWAYS have to clear via battery. If no problems (like above occur) then on some boards it will boot to windows (after a quick bios tour). Most times, it will boot up and state "bios config has changed, press blah to enter bios" because it needs to redetect the hardware. Not saying pulling CMOS is a bad idea, its just not ABSOLUTLEY necessary. Once BIOS polls the hardware and compares it with what is in the CMOS it will continue to pass the boot strap to the HDD and o/s.
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