The bootblock is working. I can get awdflash to run, however I'm guessing I corrupted something that identifies my chipset to awdflash because every image I've tried fails with "bios-lock string does not match with your system."
I tried putting awdflash.exe something.bin /py in autoexec.bat, hoping that was the proper switch to force the update. Same error.
I tried uniflash. Doesn't support my motherboard.
I've tried several versions of awdflash, finally the one on the original CD works. I've tried multiple ROM images from Asus for v2.00 boards.
I have an Asus A7N8X-Deluxe v2.00. nForce 2 chipset.
Is there a way to force the ROM to flash? I'm getting a bit frustrated. It would be awesome to get this running this weekend.
I was thinking about getting a new mb/cpu; guess now I have a reason. I might get another board off ebay and do the hotswap or look into a replacement bios chip.