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Old 30th July, 2002, 05:55 PM
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its under warranty there, and no
Are you going to RMA it?
Did you try any of the suggestions here?
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Old 30th July, 2002, 11:43 PM
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I sometimes get boards for test that have bios passwords 99% of the time clearing the CMOS will sort it.

Taking the battery out wont normally help.

Flashing the bios to another version will allways remove the password.

Another method is to turn on the PC and leave it in the bios then remove the coms clear jumper, the PC should turn off instantly.
This will often shock the board into letting you do a propper cmos clear.
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Old 31st July, 2002, 01:21 AM
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Oooh. A subversive store policy, neh? Maybe you could remind them that flirting with a terrorist sales policy is mighty dangerous. Of course, they'd probably reply, "We're saving you from all and sundry people of that ilk!!" Bahstages.

Oh well, let them have their fun. AND FIX yer freakin' PC, too!
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how do i flash the bios ?
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Old 31st July, 2002, 03:37 AM
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im having ALOT of **** go wrong with it i think i'll just format (after i reset the pass)
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how do i flash the bios ?
BIOS is here
Manual is here pg 47 is the BIOS section, pg 48 is the update section. It is pretty self explanatory., if you have any questions, get back here. You will need a bootable disk and a spare floppy.
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Old 31st July, 2002, 05:31 PM
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I always do two dry runs by the book before flashing BIOS. You need to know what to expect! If a flash goes bad, do NOT turn off or reboot your PC!! Just let it sit there, running. For a year if necessary!
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WAIT!!!!! dont flash it yet. A lot of BIOS versions have a backdoor password, check here it sorts by brand, make sure and read the warnings before trying them though. if you were going to flash it, why not try this before takeing the risk that something goes wrong? and read through the manual to the motherboard, sometimes one is listed in there
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