#55656 by ppgrainbow
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:40 pm
When I turned on my desktop PC this morning, I got this error message:

Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000 Award Software, Inc.

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media...

Upon inserting the bootable floppy, I then got this message:

Drive A is: 1.44 Mb

BootBlock BIOS was only able to detect the 1.44 MB floppy disk.

The model of the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-8SR533P F1 with the BIOS ID 09/13/2002-SiS-645-6A6IXG0VC-00 and the chipset is SiS-645 revision 02. The CPU is a single core 2.4 GHz Pentium IV processor with 1.5 GB of memory.

I obtained a utility called FLASH860 that was included when I downloaded the update for the motherboard model, extracted it to a floppy diskette and inserted it into my PC. The utility contained the 8SR533P.F1 ROM file required to flash the BIOS. However, all attempts to flash the BIOS was unsuccessful as I got these error messages.

1. The Flash part is not supported - Press any key to continue...
2. Make sure the Flash is not protected - Press any key to continue...

And upon pressing enter, I get this error message:

3. The chipset is not supported - Press any key to continue...

Renaming the file to *.BIN didn't help and now I'm stuck and I can't seem to recover from BootBlock due to this. Is there anyway how to fix this? :(

By the way, I just don't want to risk having to replace the BIOS chip or obtain another Pentium IV motherboard since I'm only interested in legacy PCs now. The other devices including the 64 MB NVIDIA graphics card and the IDE hard disk are still working.