[rescue] flash failure
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Jan 1 10:30:29 CST 2008
Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Looks like the flash is soldered to the mobo, and the manual does not
>> mention any sort of floppy recovery procedure...
> Gigabyte says:
> So there may or may-not be a feature there to restore the firmware
> image. I've no clue how you'd activate it, but it's called "Xpress BIOS
Sadly, it appears for this to work, you had to be running Windows, and
had to have
this option installed... it somehow recovers from the hard disk....
(versus a floppy
Sadly, unless Gigabyte sends me a new ROM (doubtful), and I want to
attempt to remove
and solder in the replacement, I think this mb is dumpster bound. It is
the last Gigabyte
product I'll own unless Gigabyte does something to remedy (for me) their
firmware/updater mess. This WAS a perfectly good board.
The vendors have always said don't update the BIOS unless you have a
need to ( didn't
specifically have a 'real' need to).... now I know why... they know this
stuff can fail
to easily (even when done right).
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