After BIOS update computer not working

November 21, 2010 at 05:31:10
Specs: Windows XP
Hi.. we have a old computer with us and its mother board model is asus a7n266-vm. using asus bios update utility i updated its bios( which is downloaded from asus website). after the update i restarted it suddenly their is no display and makes sound from onboard speaker. i cleared BIOS and removed battery tried many things but nothing made it work. can any one help?

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November 21, 2010 at 06:01:12
So you have no video in the POST screens at start up?

You didn't make any hardware or cable changes?

The board was working OK before?

If the above are all correct then it appears you either used the wrong bin file or wrong flash utility. Did you flash by using a floppy drive?

If so, did you backup the old file as part of the flash process? If so, you may be able to flash back to the old file. I can't recall how that is done. Read your manual or the instructions for the flash utility.

If you had a working board what did you hope to accomplish by flashing?

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November 21, 2010 at 09:30:46
Do you have two video cards? If you have a built in card move the monitor to it.

I don't know how many idiots say go ahead and update bios. Never update bios unless you have to for some bios error.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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November 21, 2010 at 14:47:14
I mean the people who tell other people not you.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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November 21, 2010 at 19:11:53
Actually board is not able to detect HDD and some times it did. ther is some BIOS utility which is in asus website which is used to update BIOS(A small windows application). i haven`t changed any harware or jumpers and ther is no video card its onborad VGA. After update i`m not able to get post also. if i switch on it after 5 seconds ther comes a long beep from board. is ther any way to make it work?

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November 21, 2010 at 22:43:06
So you flashed the BIOS from Windows then?

I think the only way to get that board working again is to replace the BIOS chip on the motherboard.

It is unfortunate that you flashed the BIOS at all. The issue you were having probably couldn't be solved with an update.

Were you trying to use a hard drive larger than 137GB?

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November 22, 2010 at 05:18:44
yes i flashed it from windows. Now i understood its not in my hands i should give it to some service center. Thanks for your help guys.

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November 22, 2010 at 05:28:05
That entire rig is not worth the cost to fix it. Cut your losses. Remove the drives and use them elsewhere to recover any files needed.

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November 22, 2010 at 08:26:21
If this is your case....
you have a legacy floppy drive connected (or you don't but you connect one), and...

the led for the floppy drive comes on briefly while booting, like it usually does, then it comes on again for a longer time, then goes out.....

then you could try a bios recovery procedure specific to your bios brand (a legacy floppy drive is required, or if your mboard is recent enough, you MAY be able to use the required files on a USB flash drive) even if you have no video, but you MUST use one of correct bios updates and the correct flash utility version, for your mboard model AND often the right mboard version or revision.
The version or revision of Asus mboard models is usually printed right beside the model number, which is printed in larger characters on the surface of the mboard, usually between the slots, or in the middle of the mboard.

If you don't see that, then you must replace the bios chip with one that is already flashed.
If the bios chip is in a socket, the chip can be removed, then there are vendors on the web you can buy such a chip from, for, say, $50.
If the bios chip is NOT in a socket, then it's soldered into the mboard. Replacing the bios chip in that case requires than an expert who has special de-soldering tools replace it - in most cases you must ship the mboard to the expert and have the expert ship it back - that will cost you more than what some new mboards cost you, and more than a used identical mboard.

An example of a vendor who can supply you with such a already flashed bios chip, or replace it if it's soldered in if you're in North America:

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