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Hot-swapping and Boot-Block flash & Boot block flash and floppy support
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:52 pm

I have a HP a1250n with an ms-7184 MB in it. The bios was updated to a version from The machine started acting funny after the update so I decided to try to reflash with the older hp bios. The flash was successful but now when booting I get the no video post code (1 long, 2 short). The floppy is responding. I can boot to a floppy and when I type DIR it will respond accordingly. I've tried doing a blind flash but it doesn't seem to work. I've also tried just having the autoexec.bat write to a file but that also won't work. Sometimes I can tell that it is stuck in an Abort, Retry, Fail because only the A,R,F keys get the floppy to respond.

Any suggestions?
El cheapo dude
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Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:17 pm

Have you tried clearing CMOS just in case?
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