scanning Bios Image in hard drive

Gigabyte / Ga-eg43m-s2h rev:1.0
February 7, 2009 at 06:31:48
Specs: Windows XP, C2D 2.33 4MB, 2GB Ram 667
My computer has started giving me the following message as soon as I turn it on...

"Award BootLock Bios v1.0. Copyright 2000, Award Software Inc.
Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive..."

And then it will just sit there forever, and not boot. I try to reboot, But the same message will apear ...

M/Board GigaByte
GA-EG43M-S2H Rev: 1.0

My Processor Core2Duo 2.33 4MB, 2GB DDR2-Ram, 512MB Nvidia VGA 7300GS

I have read that I may have a corrupt BIOS and might need to flash it or something?
but the m/board is stuck in the boot time. So How can i reflash the BIOS

M/Board GigaByte
GA-EG43M-S2H Rev: 1.0

Somebody can help me please...


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February 7, 2009 at 07:31:11
A message like that does not normally happen out of the blue.

When the bios loads the boot block that CAN mean the bios is corrupted, but not necessarily.

If you have anti-malware software installed and enabled in Windows, it is extremely rare these days for malware to corrupt your bios.

- some CDs that come with mboards that have the drivers/software for the mboard on them will also automatically run a routine when you boot the computer, or will run it if you press a key while booting at the wrong time that startsthe process, if it is in the drive when you boot, that is intended to be used if you need to recover your bios. If you have such a CD in a drive, remove it!
(In this case, if your CD does that, that fact is probably mentioned in the Gigabyte manual for your mboard model - the manual is often a pdf document on that CD, or you can download that from, or look at the manual online on, the Gigabyte web site.)

If that doesn't apply, what did you last do recently, or what event happened, before you first got that error?

- have you just attempted to flash the bios?
- have you just cleared the bios cmos on the mboard by moving a jumper? - if you have, have you moved the jumper back to it's "normal" position?
- have you just changed any connections on the mboard?
- have you just changed hardware that is installed on the computer, such as the ram you have installed, or did you install a card in a slot on the mboard?

- have you just moved the computer from one place to another, and if so, or in any case, is it possible the case was exposed to a physical jolt recently, that might have loosened things?

- have you had a power failure lately, or has there been lightning strikes near your location, or lightning strikes on the power grid near your location, or has the case or the mboard been exposed to a static electricity discharge, or have you recently vaccuumed the inside of the case (vaccuums generate a tremendous amount of static electricity)?

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February 7, 2009 at 12:32:39
Bios' become corrupted about every 3,000 blue moons. However the CMOS is different. Try resetting the bios to the defaults.

If you completely remove power from the PC sometimes, the problem might have been caused by a weak motherboard battery. They are very inexpensive.

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February 7, 2009 at 12:38:49
Not sure about this but that message may be about caching the BIOS settings. There should be a setting in the BIOS to cache the BIOS settings. Have a look, if you can access the BIOS.

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