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Old 05-12-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Bios recovery

Due to some issues I tried to upgrade my MSI 945GM2-f (MS-7210) motherboard bios. But the upgrade failed and has rendered my PC unbootable.

I read in the MSI support pages that my AMI bios can be recovered by renaming the upgrade bios file to AMIBOOT.ROM and copying it to a floppy and booting with it.

Apparently the mainboard is supposed to copy the amiboot.rom file from the floppy and write it to the chip. But I get nothing, the floppy light turns on and stays on but I don't get the four beeps that I am supposed to get following the successful update.

Is my mobo toasted? should I buy a new one or is there something I haven't tried yet?

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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Your board is probably toast. To re-write the bios, you would need a removable BIOS chip. There are devices for writting the BIOS chips, this is how they are manufactured. Having access to one is the problem.

If the chip is soldered in, forget it. Buy a new board.
Old 05-12-2007, 08:38 AM   #3
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My bios is soldered.


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