On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:04:04 GMT, "Noozer" wrote:
>> When I booted up the computer I instead saw a blackscreen with the
>> Americanmegatrend? logo? - I can't remember what it was now.
>> It had a list of things but at the bottom of the list it had BAD CMOS - 1
>> goto setup or 2 load default settings. I chose 2.
>This is normal... New BIOS means that the CMOS settings aren't good anymore.
>After a flash you should use the jumper on the mainboard to reset the CMOS
>settings to defaults and then go into the CMOS setup screen and adjust the
>settings as required.
Having flashed many a BIOS, I've never yet found it necessary to use
the mainboard jumper. I just return all settings to default BEFORE
the flash, then agree to defaults if I get a message asking for it
after the flash. If there is no message like that, I just enter setup
after the first boot and reset custom values.
>The least you should do is go into the settings screen
>and "load optimal" or "load failsafe".
I think under normal circumstances, this is all you should have to do.
>BIOS updates aren't hard to do or dangerous, but if they fail or you grab
>the wrong BIOS to start with it will most likely stop the computer from
>working until you can get it fixed.
Ron >> Stay informed about: Flash Bios - best method?