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Mike Markley
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

There is a isa/pci card available that is used to boot a system and re-flash a on-board bios that has been corrupted and rendered the board as DEAD. DELL Computer uses one called a "bios card". Intel made one called a "Mystie" card.
Does any one know how to boot a dead board and/or the where abouts to purchase the above card?

Please e-mail any suggestions.

Thank You
Ahsan Hashmi
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

Yes u can do it your self simple
call pigiback. take out a good BIOS from the same
type of mother board and place it over the bad bios without removeing it see that all the pins touching to the corrupt BIOS then boot it till you get the main booting screen then off the system then remove the insttalled BIOS the boot the system it will up date the corrupt BIOS.
pls report to me at my E-mail :
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

There are bios upgrade cards available. Amedia makes
one, and I think I/O Magic has them as well. I can't
tell you whether you'll be able to flash your old
bios by booting up from one of these. New bios chips
are usually available from your motherboard manufacturer
for around $20.00, or you can "hot swap" a bios from
an identical board in order to boot so that you can
reflash, or you can get an upgraded bios from any
one of several manufacturers:

Also, check:
for more detailed info on bad flash recovery.

Bad flash recovery

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