After trying to flash my bios the other day I now realise (after frantically searching the four corners of the web) that the motherboard GA-7ZMMP is only manufactured for TIME COMPUTERS and thus the correct BIOS isn't held on the GIGABYTE website (nor the TIME website!). I really need to get a hold of any BIOS (preferably the original/first bios) for this mobo as I've now flashed with the wrong one and need to use the AMIBOOT.ROM procedure (if it works!!! God willing!) to restore my computer to a working PC!!! Any information or help will be greatly appreciated. I'd also appreciate if anyone knows of a manual that exists for this motherboard.
It looks like it's the same board as GA-7ZM but it has TNT2 M64 graphics onboard. The weird thing: Award BIOS listed everywhere for GA-7ZMMP but GA-7ZM has AMI If you can't find anything, it might work with GA-7ZM BIOS but with add-on graphics card only. I think that the VGA BIOS needed for the onboard card to work can be inserted into the BIOS using AMIBCP.
Rainbow, I'll try what you've suggested (Strange that every reference I've found also points to the GA7zmmp having an award bios huh?), thanks for the advice, I'll let you know if it works.
ajzchips, I thought the PDF file was corrupted but I've now downloaded the Chinese language support for Adobe Acrobat reader and I'm able to see it okay. They don't seem to want to send out the bios! I tried to flash to the GA 7ZMM, it said it was successful but after the reboot, nothing but multiple beeeeeps!
If you can't find anything, it might work with GA-7ZM BIOS but with add-on graphics card only. I think that the VGA BIOS needed for the onboard card to work can be inserted into the BIOS using AMIBCP.
Rainbow, any advice as to how I can do this? I have the TNT2 bios ROM file and the GA-7ZM bios but don't really know what I'm doing when I enter AMIBCP, what kind of module to I need to insert the TNT2 rom file as??? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Should be "20h PCI AddOn ROM", compressed=yes. The vendor and device IDs might be a problem if they're non-standard.
Rainbow, you're a star. My computer now boots okay after taking your advice but now I have a conflict with devices and my sound card cannot initialise in windows (code 12 -This device cannot find any free resources to use), I'm sure it's something to do with the way my BIOS is configured or the way I inserted the graphic card module into the BIOS but if you have any further advice it'd be greatly appreciated.
i have the original bios for this board (7ZMMP.E6 - time computer systems) as i saved it when tryin out an updated bios version.
i know it works too, as ive used it to reflash the board back to its original state now.
if anyone still wants the original time bios (version E6) for this board lemme know,
May be a bit late on it but I believe I have the manual for this motherboard GA-7ZMMP-TU on a systems and driver disk that came with my TimeW1000 Ultimate Time Machine back in 2001.
It is named different though as 7ZM only but looks the same. At the minute I'm adding a load of memory as its starting to slow up a bit although owes me nothing really at this stage 5 years later, anyone wants the manual just let me know on here.
Just wanted to check is it worth my while upgrading the BIOS at all on this ? how would I go about it if there was any advantage ?