#16622 by Aristoi
Mon May 19, 2003 7:04 pm
I need some serious help to get my home PC up and running again.

BIOS ID String: 4/12/2000-8371-686A-TA6LKC0CC-00

I thought my motherboard was a Chaintech 7ATA, but when i tried flashing with a current version it did not take. Since i have been having trouble with my USB and the BIOS settings changing by themselves, i thought it was time for an update.

I tried flashing with awd535.exe utility and the 7ata0116.exe. I booted with a boot disk loaded the utility and loaded the flash file, i backed up my old bios successfully, and then when it was begining to erase the chip a "Warning Erase Chip Fail" popped up and kicked me back out into DOS. Then i tried rebooting and i get this:

Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 1998, Award Software,Inc.

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media
INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

"i inserted my boot disk here and hit ENTER then i get this"

Drive Media is: 1.44MB
Automatic Load AWDFLASH.EXE
!!ERROR--Load AWDFLASH.EXE Failed!!
REPLACE DISK AND PRESS ENTER

"i checked my boot disk using my laptop and there is no file on there that is called AWDFLASH.EXE"

Can anyone please help!?