Been reading alot of posting about problems and situation similar to mine. Pls kindly advise. This is my first time flashing a BIOS and it went straight into the swarms.
I finally found my corresponding bin file and flash utility from:
(Thanks to Wimsbios and BNS)
So, I managed to upgrade my BIOS from:
using the tools provided from that web site. (52x1016s.bin and awdflash.exe)
It was working fine and doing okay. It could now detect for CD-ROM drive boot when start up. Well, was only happy for a few mins.
I went on to find out that there was a patched BIOS meant for higher hard disk capacity!
Btw, my mobo is PC Chips M520
I've checked and double check that this is my no name mobo. Alot of research for past 2 months.
I then continue to download the patched BIOS from:
There were two versions, large block flash and small block flash. I wasn't really sure, but I downloaded the big block one.
With the same utility from bns computer (AWD Flash ver 5.2c), I went on to flash the patched BIOS. After it completed its back up, it prompt for reboot, I (stupidly) went to turn off and then back on the PC. After which it was the worst feeling since the blue screen of death. It sounded off a continuous beep. Its a consistent and urgent beep. Nothing on the screen.
I went on to clear the CMOS by removing the round battery and also taking out the jumpers. I got info from the manual (in German I think).
Tried to start up without the battery and jumpers, so as to clear the CMOS. Plug them back in and boot again. Nothing.
I even took out the Award BIOS chipset. Its details shows:
Award Software 1995
S/N 043196338 V_____________*LOGO*
I damaged the pins abit, but had them bend back to normal. After removing the chipset, I did a boot up so I could clear whatever memory left before. Nothing.
I took a chipset from another mobo (later version) to plug into my M520 mobo to boot up. Nothing.
I placed everything back into my mobo including jumpers and battery with the Chipset back in. Boot up. Nothing.
Can't think of anything, and decided to take out the chipset again. I thought I head to the shops and buy a new one, as I doubt there will be any reprogramming service available in my country.
All this was yesterday. Today, I did another extensive search again and found that I could still save the BIOS chipset (mobo or kernel or whatever), by using the special boot block BIOS feature as mentioned in:
I think I have a corrupted BIOS. The patched BIOS from Rainbow-Software site I've downloaded was not useful for me, not disasterous. Not blaming anyone, but myself.
I've checked on other web sites that says similar ways to recover my old BIOS. In German i think:
My question is: How do I recover my old BIOS to save it back to my previous bin file?
I don't really know how to create an autoexec.bat file, and I don't have an ISA video card.
Pls kindly advise.
Thank you very much.