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Is There A Way To Reset My Mothboard?


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#1 Creeping Death

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 04:30 PM

I downloaded a BIOS update and installed it and it screwed my computer up. When I reboot or turn it on, I get a message saying something like the fan could not be initialized, service your computer immediately. Then you have like 2 seconds to hit F2 to continue booting into windows or else it shuts down. It sounds like the fan is running though. So yeah, is there a way to reset my motherboard or something? I'd rather not have to buy a new motherboard as it still works fine otherwise.

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#2 Julius1

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:50 PM

You could always remove the battery on the motherboard for a couple of minutes then put it back in. I think this resets your motherboard

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:48 PM

u are correct julius.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:33 AM

Clearing the CMOS may not solve your problem if you flashed the BIOS. If your motherboard allows you to change the BIOS this means that there is a Eprom chip, and you can change the BIOS, but you can't go back to the previous settings.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for the replies. It's looking like I'll have to replace it.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:08 PM

This is why you need Gigabyte Dual-BIOS. That would be a life saver right now!
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:02 AM

Another option is to try and flash back to the previous BIOS.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

What is the make and model of your motherboard? Who makes the BIOS? AMI BIOSes can sometimes be restored through a procedure known as the "AMIBOOT.ROM trick."

Also, there are companies that will provide you with a new BIOS chip, pre-burned for your exact motherboard. One of them is BadFlash. $25US shipped anywhere in the world. Cheaper than a new mobo anyway. The only limitation is that your motherboard's BIOS chip must be removable, i.e. in a socket. Some cheapos save a few pennies by soldering the chip straight to the board, and if yours is like that, you're out of luck.




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