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Thread: No Post after BIOS Update
08-06-2007, 06:17 PM #1
No Post after BIOS Update
If your BIOS update seems to go smoothly but there is no post upon the reboot, please remove the CMOS battery and disconnect the power cord from the system for a few minutes. Then reconnect both and reboot as this seems to resolve such issues. If you still have problems after that, please let us know.
09-12-2007, 10:15 PM #2MazrimTaim Guest
Has anyone expierenced this with the 680i SLI motherboard? I just updated to P30 bios using the winflash utility and my board wouldn't post. I'm trying the battery thing right now.
10-17-2007, 06:44 PM #3bikerdude Guest
Yes I had the same thing happen to me when upgrading to the P31 bios using the winflash util....It crashed right after I flashed the board... just kept getting beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep and no post.
The motherboard would not power up, took it back to the shop and what do yer know.... it powered up dag nammit..
The moral of the story here is NOT to use the windows flash util, but rather the update facility from within the bios menu...!!!
Last edited by bikerdude; 10-17-2007 at 07:03 PM.
10-17-2007, 06:48 PM #4
Updating the BIOS in windows is risky; you are much better off using a flashdrive, CD or the good 'ole 3.25" floppy.
10-17-2007, 07:53 PM #5
Yep, that is the only reason all my rigs still have floppy drives.Viper: Intel I7 3960X | TT Extreme Water 2.0 Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79| NVIDIA GTX680| 32GB GSkill RAM | 512GB Crucial M4 SSD | 2TB Seagate | Asus DVD-RW | TT 1200Watt Power Supply | Dell 2707 Monitor | Logitech Z5500 Digital Speaker | Logitch G15 Gaming Keyboard | Logtiech MX Wireless Mouse | Windows 7 64 Ultimate |
10-17-2007, 11:50 PM #6
Same reason why I still use one as there is really no other reason why I use it other than to update a BIOS here and there.
10-18-2007, 12:52 AM #7Xero (1)ne Guest
Same reason I have one.
Sometimes BIOS flashes can be shakey. I updated my friend's BIOS in his Abit board and it wouldn't boot for a couple of times but then after a few reset button punches and power cord pulls, it booted!
Last edited by Xero (1)ne; 10-18-2007 at 12:54 AM.
10-27-2007, 02:25 PM #8DanD Guest
i had this issue too with the 680i LT mobo.
did the bios update with a HDD booted DOS partition and with a DOS Disk.
Issue resolved by reflashing the 721N9P06 Bios with a PLCC Programmer. Now everything is fine...
Mobo: XFX 680i LT SLI
Graka: 2x XFX 8800 GTS 320
PSU: OCZ ModXstream 900W
Mem:OCZ 4x 1GB PC2 6400 PN: OCZ2FX800C32GK@800Mhz/2.4V/3-4-4-15(Bios defaults@SLIMemready,CPUMAXOC)
What makes me wondering is that the mem is running at 2.4Volts@nooverclock...
12-10-2007, 08:56 AM #9Rammstein85 Guest
I had also a bad expirence with winflash and updating to bios P06. After the restart I see the XFX logo, but its not going further for 10 seconds. Suddenly the PC shust off, after trying to restart or put the jumper to pin 1,2 or put the battery out for 5 minutes nothing helped. PC isnt booting at all.
Now I see a blue and yellow light in the Mainboard when its powered is on
02-05-2008, 03:43 AM #10Reded Guest
XFX 680i LT SLI
02-21-2008, 09:09 AM #11chjohans Guest
Yes, a BIOS update in Windows *is* risky. But XFX does not even provide an alternative way (read DOS) to update the BIOS on their newest 780i board. I've had a support case with them for more than a month and they are unable to provide something other than the Windows update, they insist that's the safest way.
Now you and me know better than that.
02-21-2008, 11:48 AM #12
I guess i'm one of the lucky ones, i've updated bios in windows a couple of times now and never had a problem. I don't have a floppy drive for at least five years now if not more. Hope i don't run out of luck.Live long and prosper
2600k, p67a-ud7, 8gb Ripjaws, HD4890
02-21-2008, 04:28 PM #13
Windows flash *is* less risky, it has a lower failure rate, that is why so many companies use it. 90% of companies tell you to use winFlash, some give you other methods, some don't.
Some people think doing a floppy, which is in there control, is better. But it is best to use window, specially for beginners. We are telling people on here that never went into BIOS before to flash there BIOS from BIOS.
Back on topic,
"The motherboard would not power up, took it back to the shop and what do yer know.... it powered up dag nammit.."
Did you reset CMOS?
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PSU : Silverstone ST75F 750w | Floppy : Deleted | Drive 1 : PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
Windows XP PRO 32bit.
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03-19-2008, 09:52 PM #14noobzed Guest
I have 790i mobo, is it possible yo flash eVGA bios to an XFX ?
If yes, what is method ?
03-22-2008, 12:51 PM #15andy_js Guest
Any fixes? This is seriously frustrating.
BTW: Opening nTune or Nvidia Monitor causes and instant power-off. I assume that is because they are trying to access the CMOS.
So far I am not impressed with XFX.
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