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BY-TOR 12th March, 2003 07:43 PM

A7N8X Deluxe hot swap bios help
 
Ok I got the notorious save on exit bios lock up. I tried restarting the computer without clearing the CMOS several times. I then went through all the steps including. switching out agp card for pci card, reseatting ram of course, I followed the prescribed clearing of the bios. Believe me I tried everything the fsb 100 thing all of it. Computer will not post. Anywho I put my 8rda+ bios in my Asus board and low and behold it posted :). Only problem is I can't get into the floppy because it's not recognized with the 8rda+ bios. Anyone know how to modify the bios to of the 8rda+ to see a floppy when it's in the asus board? I doubt it but wth do I have to loose to ask.

cloasters 14th March, 2003 01:47 AM

Hopping hacking, BY-TOR! AFAIK, few folks get away with flashing a board's BIOS with one from a different company's mainboard. I read that having a Duron handy will let the board boot after the save the BIOS on exit freeze up.

While it's possible, it's improbable that you can mod the imported BIOS so that the floppy is recognized. Duron's are cheap insurance against the frozen mobo syndrome. Personally, I'd get a Duron, then flash the Asus mainboard wth the right BIOS from Asus.

BY-TOR 14th March, 2003 04:03 AM

Already tried the Duron trick. Thanks anyway

cloasters 14th March, 2003 08:49 PM

The Duron "escape" didn't work before you switched BIOS's? If not, I'll not say that it does to anyone else.

BY-TOR 14th March, 2003 09:09 PM

That is correct. But my chip is bad not a corrupt bios but just plain bad.

bigjohn 26th March, 2003 01:15 AM

See my other post http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/showt...threadid=15308

It has worked for me in the past

Aedan 26th March, 2003 10:22 AM

Re: A7N8X Deluxe hot swap bios help
 
Quote:

Originally posted by BY-TOR
Anywho I put my 8rda+ bios in my Asus board and low and behold it posted :). Only problem is I can't get into the floppy because it's not recognized with the 8rda+ bios. Anyone know how to modify the bios to of the 8rda+ to see a floppy when it's in the asus board? I doubt it but wth do I have to loose to ask.
You're asking rather much! The boards have different IO controllers (I beleive!), and hence they need different initalisation.

Can you flash the Asus bios in the 8RDA+ board? (Assuming you have one!)

Áedán

Aedan 26th March, 2003 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by BY-TOR
That is correct. But my chip is bad not a corrupt bios but just plain bad.
Generally, the issue you have seen indicates a corrupt BIOS, rather than a bad BIOS. The damage is in a place where it causes the BIOS to be totally non-functional. Corruption can manifest itself in anything from subtle effects, all the way through to plain not working!

Áedán


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