Vectra_VLi8_PIII, bios image needed

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nicolae788
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Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:20 pm

Hello,

Can anyone help me with a bios image for Vectra_VLi8_PIII, motherboard model KZM-6120 by FIC computer. On their ftp archive i could not find anything related to this motherboard. Also i am unable to find the HP archive ftp , as i know they have something like this but lost the reference to it.

Also i need some instructions on creating a bootable diskette for this model if there are any special considerations...executable involved in flashing without a screen and general diskette setup. I am asking this because on the MB i have a switch which can put the system into recovery mode but of course it needs the file on a floppy.... i have the user manual for this system , but no reference to crisis situations and how to handle

Thank you very much in advance

Alex.
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Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:34 am

Hi, Looks like i was able to find the BIOS download from the HP site...don't know why i was unable the first time. The only thing i can think of, it's that i didn;t checked under " OS = Not OS dependant". I am getting more and more distracted, hmmm.... Anyway, sorry to waste forum space with my request. Will give it a try to see if it flashes under crisis mode from the floppy and if afterwards i can boot normally.

Will keep you updated.

Thank you and again, sorry !

Alex.
nicolae788
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Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:10 pm

I managed to get the bios image from HP, made a bootable floppy , flash it under rescue mode as i saw everything using an ISA Video card. The main problem it's that i have the lock led lit. It was lit before the flash and i flash it because i thought that somehow maybe the BIOS got corrupted. After the flash still the same problem lock led lit ( orange led ).... i am unable to find out why this it's happening. If someone knows why a HP Vectra VLi8 would light up the lock led and no post no beep no nothing....

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edwin
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:40 am

Did you put the switches on the switch block back to their original positions? It sunds like the CRISIS one is still in the ON position.
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nicolae788
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Yes, the switches are all OK and in the correct position. I am assuming a PCH problem and will exchange it soon...haven't done anything to it since the last post
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