BX133 bios update gone terribly wrong...

Hot-swapping and Boot-Block flash & Boot block flash and floppy support
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TB
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Hi the latest BIOS flash has gone terrible wrong on my good ´ol BX133 RAID. I flashed the BIOS and everything seemed fine, but now it present the Award BootBlock bios. Fine I thought.. I´ll just update it to a working version then. But this is a nocando. Awdflash will not recognize the BIOS, unknow flash type it says. Uniflasher neither.
I then swapped the BIOS from a BE6II v2.0 and tried to flash that one, but still unknow flash type. How can I save my motherboard? I thought I could flash the BE6II bios with the BX133 image? (Those two boards are identical, besiden the socket)

Please help me out, I REALLY need this computer again.

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TB
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Another UniFlash-incompatible board - and Abit again! :evil:
Try using another version of Awdflash (newer/older) or AMIflash. If it fails, you can hot-flash http://rainbow.ht.st/hardware/hotflash.html
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TB
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Hmm, the bioschip in in the supported chiplist, but uniflasher (and awdflash) doesn´t recognize it. I tried to force uniflasher to flash the BIOS, but it will not work. the BIOS chip is a PMC-pm29f002t-12pc.

The BE6II BIOS chip I tried is the same story.. not recognized by any program. that chip is a Winbond W29c020C-90B

Please help me out...

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TB
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It's NOT the chip problem, it's BOARD problem. It will work with another board.
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TB
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So if I can flash the chip in another board it will be fine?
But howcome awdflash not can recognize either the original chip or the BE6II chip?

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TB
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Have you tried various awdflash versions? Some versions work on some boards...
If should work fine (with UniFlash) on compatible board.
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TB
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I have only used the same version af AWDFLASH since it has been working perfectly before.

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I have now tried an older version af Awdflash, but still same result.

Have I destoryed the entire motherboard? or perhaps because I use a Tualatin CPU in it?

Chers
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Try the AMIflash - if no success, use the hot-flash method.
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Woohoo it works again! A guy here in Denamrk did the hotflash for me (In an Aopen AMD mobo). He had a ZIF socket for the bios chip, and he used the AMIflash utility. Now my computer rocks again.

Thanks for your input.

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Hey, I just realize I have a 32-pin ZIF socket for DIL-chips lying around. That would make hotflashing a lot easier. Thanks for the great idea/inspiration :D 8)
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I have ZIF socket in my MS-5120 board :) The socket is between the slots so I had to put the ZIF in two sockets so it will fit there.
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