Re: Motherboard bios loss?
I had a similar problem with my Gigabyte GA-8TX motherboard several months ago. For me it was a nightmare trying to access the internet for help with the bios on my laptop (kept overheating and cutting out). After literally weeks of trying I sent for one of those diagnostic pci boards.
While trying to decifer the various codes it pumped out, I stumbled on a piece of info about IDE cables, now mine had worked for several years, (to cut the story short) but changed them all
and hey presto, the board was again talking to the Hard-drive.
I know that this can be taken as a an unlikely fix, but it worked, and I eventually proved the fault on another pc. At about £2-£3 for new cables it's even worth changing them every couple of years, even if they are still working. The fault with the cable (ribbon really) had caused so many data errors on the harddrive it had become next to useless, so a new one was introduced and fed software, and it's now purring like a kitten, and charging off like a jaguar.
The old hard-drive has been re-formatted and is again in use as a storage drive.
Don't assume - CHECK!
Edited by bmw318iman, 23 July 2007 - 08:30 PM.