GA-K8N Ultra-9 Bios Problem

kisea

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I was reinstalling windows xp last night and got everything set up but I was still having a small issue with my keyboard. So I used the @BIOS update utility provided by Gigabyte (which seems to have been a huge mistake). I was trying to flash from version F2 to version F8 and the utility would get to 87% then have a write error.

I prepared a floppy (which I should have used in the first place) after seeing the write error with the bios and flash utility. I rebooted and it would go through POST find but when it got to the nVidia RAID bios it would stall. I could not get into my bios.

I removed my CMOS battery for about 10 minutes and then put it back in and started my computer. It allowed me to get into bios but after exiting out it would still hang at the raid bios. Again I removed the battery to reset the CMOS and started the computer. After getting into the bios I tried to enter the Dual Bios/Q-Flash part of the bios. It will pull up the confirmation dialog asking if I am sure if I want to enter Dual Bios/Q-Flash but hitting enter does nothing. I tried to connect a PS2 keyboard and the same thing happens. It is supposed to enter a separate screen but it just sits there with the read light on my floppy drive on.

Is my MB dead or can it be resurrected? I cannot remove the BIOS chips because they are soldered to the motherboard. Any help would be appreciated.

 

cfvh600

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The BIOS is most likely messed up caused by the write error during the first flash procedure. You might have to send the board away to have the BIOS fixed.
 

kisea

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While I was still in Windows I tried to use @BIOS to go back to the old BIOS. But it also had the same problem of getting to 87% and having a write error.
 

ro3dog

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you might want to flas it the old fashion way ,with a formated floppy?,if not the you might just have to send it back.
 

kisea

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The BIOS chips are soldered to the motherboard and not socketed like most are. So I can't replace the chip and I've having problems getting it to boot from a floppy or even getting into the Dual BIOS/Q-Flash option in the bios. When I try to boot from the floppy it gets stuck at the nVidia RAID detection screen. If I try to enter the Dual BIOS/Q-Flash option in the BIOS it stalls at the confirmation.

I have taken the CMOS battery out and will try it again later to see if I can get into the Q-Flash part.