thanks for your response ,it would seem that 'rainbow' and other forum viewers are not as knowing as they think,due to the lack of responses and decent ideas.
Well actually, I thought Rainbow was heading along sensible lines and I had two lawns to mow, a daughter to take to her swimming survival test, roast lunch to prepare, start getting the house in order for seven guests next weekend, go to Costco, get a new parasol for the garden, look for new patio furniture, jam with my son on electric guitar for an hour or so, read to my daughter, etc., etc. .... it's called life. We're not a commercial organisation, just a bunch of enthusiasts. We offer no service level agreement or guarantee and if you don't like it, you don't have to be here.
the pc was bought second hand so i don't know what happened in the past
if this had occurred surely it would happen again on reflashing.awardedit on loading oldbin file indicates that onboard sound/modem defaults are present.
but why is the enable/disable option not in the bios setup for either sound or modem
That's what we are trying to establish, but we don't have an example of every board between us so we have to work from what's available:
- The BIOS which Rainbow has downloaded and examined
- Your description of what you've done (which is of necessity incomplete or we'd all be bored to tears, which is one reason why we sometimes ask what may seem like dumb questions).
- Past experience
and the one of us with most experience of the ins and outs of BIOSes is almost certainly Rainbow. But he has a life too.
? why should clrcmos still have default settings stored,how can i clear all values ,before reflash .
Clearing the CMOS will clear all CMOS settings including the checksum. When the checksum error is detected, the factory default values will be loaded by the BIOS into CMOS. What you can do if using an Award flasher is use the /cc/cp/cd switches which will clear the CMOS, Plug'n'Play and DMI data (these last are held in the BIOS flash ROM itself) on flashing.
BTW, I haven't downloaded this BIOS to look at the options - as far as I'm concerned Rainbow's on the case (unless you've managed to offend him).