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Thread: ABIT BIOS issues????




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    I have a ABIT KT7A with the 64 BIOS (latest and greatest... I think)

    My issue is.... When I'm in WindowsME and I Restart my PC will hang during shutdown: screen goes black, drives stop spinning but power is still on and the machine doesn't post.

    If I press the restart button I will get:
    AWARD boot block BIOS

    BIOS checksum error

    However, if I shutdown my PC for about 30 sec and turn it back on again it boots into Windows fine. The Start->Shutdown option works fine the PC shuts down OK.....

    I've tried re-flashing the BIOS and successfully re-flashed the BIOS without any improvement???

    Do I have a bad bios chip? If so... how much is a new one????

    Thanks!!!
    Abit KT7A w/ 1200 T-bird @ 1400 (AXIA, 9)
    Cooled by a Gladiator w/ 60mm delta

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    Did you flash the BIOS in the 1st place and not reinstall the operating system? :?:
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    huh???

    Not sure how that would effect it..... but I have a IBM 75GXP 30G drive and was having trouble so I got two 40G Maxtors and so I installed WindowsME on one of the Maxtors.... then I upgraded the BIOS.....

    is there a problem with the way I did that???
    Abit KT7A w/ 1200 T-bird @ 1400 (AXIA, 9)
    Cooled by a Gladiator w/ 60mm delta

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    Yeah as the changes to the BIOS have a good chance of effecting the way the Windows will act and in some cases not act at all so it's usually safer to reinstall it. :smokin:
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    Wow!!! I'll try that..... thanks.... :)

    Hope this fixes that problem.......
    Abit KT7A w/ 1200 T-bird @ 1400 (AXIA, 9)
    Cooled by a Gladiator w/ 60mm delta

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    Hmmm...

    Every time that I recommend that, I get someone who says that a reinstall of the OS is stupid. Guess I'm gonna have to change my approach.
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    Maybe I got lucky and found one that wasn't as thick as the ones you've dealt with. :?:
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    LOL
    That must be it. :D
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    I still dunno about reinstalling the OS, but I do usually recommend running the Add New Hardware Wizard in the control panel after flashing a BIOS. As a lot of times it finds something new or replaces one item with another.

    I remember the Intel Seattle motherboards we use/used at work as soon as you flashed them beyond a certain bios revision the power management features under system devices in device manager would find different hardware and the PC would have issues shutting down or running scheduled tasks..: peace2:

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    Hmmm....

    Re-installed the OS..... didn't work....

    I ran the Add New Hardware wizard... didn't find anything.....

    any other ideas???

    Just curious..... anyone know how much an ABIT KT7A flash ROM BIOS chip costs??
    Abit KT7A w/ 1200 T-bird @ 1400 (AXIA, 9)
    Cooled by a Gladiator w/ 60mm delta

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