I have just manage to trash my BIOS on my PC-CHIPS M810LR mobo.
Dont ask how, but the latest ROM image failed to update with an error :
Now when I try and boot, I get nothing at all. Is there anywhere in the UK wher I can get another BIOS ROM with the latest Ami-bios PC-chip BIOS updates already done so as not to run into the problem again. !!!!
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You should be able to buy one from any PC shop. They'd have to order it though. So it'd take a while. Might be better off to try and find an old PC Chips M810L on eBay or something and take the BIOS chip from it. Or just switch the motherboards out.
Of course you could always buy a newer motherboard. An MSI KT2 combo-L . They're a very stable board. With the KT266A chipset. It can utilize SDRAM or DDR RAM. This way you can upgrade to DDR and a faster system over time.
trash the board, and get a better board from another manufacturer for your Processor.
if its one of the 2/3 M810L's with a duron chip that actually soldered to the board. ditch it anyways, durons a piece. and get yourself some decent hardware, its not that expensive anymore really. just dont waste your money trying to recover such a terrible board. its like flushing money down the toilet. twice.
check out what gigabyte or MSI has to offer, their boards are very competitive and very reliable, Gigabyte employs a dual-bios technology in some of their boards as well, for just an occurance like this.
bottom line, stop trying to revive a retarded and dead board. even if you succeed, would you really want to use it?
Got to this thread a bit late i guess ... just a thought anyway, did you clear the cmos after the usb error ... I've had this problem a few times with some of the later 810's, flashing to a slightly earlier bios seems to be okay though. Also, the same goes with the flash program, sometimes flashing an old version board with a new version flasher has problems.
As for the PC Chips boards in general, yes they are a "cheap" board, but they fill a need in the market for people who haven't got alot of dosh to spend on a system, they started me off okay, still using 810 's with no problems whatsoever, for everything on board they have fitted the need perfectly and at a very good price.
For anyone's who's interested I've got a list of websites that answer alot of queries with these boards, especially the 810 board which has gone from strength to strength, as well as some of the older models.
A friend of mine also has problems with this motherboard.
He bought a Webcam Creative PRO ex (USB) and this webcam
doesn't work properly.
We tried it with ME and XP, both the same problems.
The OS seems to find the cam, asks to install the driver
(tried several) and than finds the cam, tries to configure it,
than, it says cam ot found, than, without doing anything
he finds the cam, tries to connect, ... cam not found ... and so on and so on...
I tried to find a more recnt bios, but there are several BIOS for several
versions of the motherboard (1.3, 1.5, ...) but I can't find that version
number of the Motherboard. So I dare not to flash 'any bios' in it.
Then try clearing the CMOS:
To clear the CMOS memory, disconnect all the power cables from the mainboard and then move the jumper cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
Function Jumper Setting labeled JP4
Normal Operation Short Pins 2-3
Clear CMOS Memory Short Pins 1-2
Count 30 seconds, then move the jumper back to pins 1-2.
Then see if this clears up your problem. I'm thinking that your memory timings were a bit tighter for your old memory. And this memory can't handle it. Clearing the CMOS will re-set the BIOS to default settings.