System will not boot after Bios update.
Posted on 1999-06-26
I recently bought an AMD K6-2 450 to replace my 300 on my Biostar M5ALA motherboard. On the Biostar web site I was informed that I needed to update the Bios to support the 450. I dl'ed the Bios update and the Award flash program and followed the instructions to the letter.
The system will now not boot to Win98. It will boot to Dos via a boot floppy but stopped just short of booting to Win98 as I get the following error: While initializing device CONFIGMG:
Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer.
The system will not boot to safe mode but will boot to the command prompt.
On the Microsoft support site it tells me that this error is caused by Win98 flushing the L2 cash and could be corrected by disabling the L2 cash in the Bios. Not an acceptable solution. It also gives another possible fix which is eliminating the AGP video card and using a PCI version. Again, not an acceptable fix.
The mb maker Biostar has not responded to my emails about this problem nor have they ever reponded to any of my questions.
Since Award is now owned by Phoenix they don't give out any assistance concerning Bios problems.
I tried to reflash the Bios using the saved backup but the flash program doesn't seem to recognize the backup file and again I have nowhere to turn for support.