edwin wrote:what makes you think that?
The first step in flashing the bios is to clear the rom.
The second part is to reprogram the rom with new data.
Here is where it fails.
Before I did this I saved the old rom. When I open this saved rom in notepad you can see the data (a lot of gibberish).
After trying and failing to flash the bios I can also save the contents of the rom. When I view this file in notepad I see that is made up of all the same characters (yyyyyyyyyy). This proves that the content of the rom has been erased.
Anyway the power has now been cycled and it won't reboot.
I know there may be a way to recover the bios but I don't have a PCI VGA card. Also the bios chip is soldered and not easily replaced.
I now have a better M/B complete with latest bios which I flashed using a bootable floppy. No more windows based bios upgrades for me.