Award post code 88

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nicolae788
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Mon May 18, 2015 1:49 pm

Hello,

Does someone knows what code 88 could mean on a V6.00 Award BIOS ? Screen blank no other POST signs
edwin
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Tue May 19, 2015 1:00 pm

Phoenix describes this code 88h as: Initialize bios data area (BDA). Since Award and Phoenix merged, can be Award is now using this code as well.

Someone with this same symptom (stuck in 88 on the post code detector) solved it by flashing the bios chip in an external flashing device (SPI programmer) because even the recovery option does not work. So a very corrupt bios chip or a physically damaged bios chip I think.
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
nicolae788
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Tue May 19, 2015 2:12 pm

Thank you very much for the hint. All the best !
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