Is this a BIOS problem or am I barking up the wrong tree? If so could Chernobyl be responsible? Can I rescue my mobo?
I do not know what else to do and would appreciate any help you can offer.
jordo wrote: I thought the ROM part of the BIOS which attempts recovery could not be corrupted. Is it possible to easily overwrite it. Ill appreciate any further suggestions.Unfortunately, in many cases it can; some flash EEPROM devices have a protected bootblock area that can only be written to after "unlocking" by a series of writes to a specific location (which of course could be carried out by a virus) but others are pretty open. I still prefer the jumper method of protecting old-style flash devices, also putting devices in sockets (derided by Tom's Hardware who obviously have not had a BIOS flash go wrong).
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