i was trying to upgrade my ami bios for my sq578 motherboard, i made a startup disk and placed the rom file and the flash utility on floppy. i boot up and ran the flash and upgrade the bios but when i restart the computer it can't see the processor speed ,it says "main processor :amd k6/" "processor clock :pr" "hit del to enter setup" but the keyboard does not responds and the system just hangs. i tried removing the battry, i also tried clearing cmos with jumpers but the system just hangs. can i recover my bios ? how do i fix this board?
i think that the flashing went bad, i used that same file to upgrade the bios without any problems before, then i put back the original bios code back on the bios. then i upgrade again. i did not get any error messages when flashing but i think something went wrong. is there any way that i can flash the bios again?
Are you sure that it's BCM SQ578 board? It's AMI BIOS so you can put AMIBOOT.ROM (rename correct BIOS to AMIBOOT.ROM) on a blank floppy and power up while holding Ctrl+Home to flash the BIOS automatically.
yes i am sure that i have BCM SQ578 board. i tried renaming the rom file to amiboot.rom and holding the ctrl and home key with a clean floppy in floppy drive with only amiboot.rom file on it here is the result after flashing.
""main processor :amd k6(tm)/300" "processor clock :333mhz" "checking nvram.. update ok!" "hit del to enter setup"
the systym still hangs the del key don't responds and when i reboot this is what i get.
""main processor :amd k6(tm)/300" "processor clock :333mhz" "checking nvram.. " "hit del to enter setup"
i tried changing the clock speed with jumpers but that dosen't help. i tried clearing cmos still same results. i also tried all version of the bios update on the website but system still hangs. what is my next move?