I have WinXP Home and a Soyo K7V Dragon Plus MOBO. My computer was working completely fine, but i couldn't get a firewire card to work, so i tried flashing the bios. I downloaded the most current bios file and used the flash utility to flash the computer. I tried flashing it, but it kept getting stuck and the floppy drive light just stayed on, i figured it was a bad disk, so i tried a few disks. Finally i got it to take the update, it said "push F1 to restart computer", so i pushed it and here's where all the mayhem started. The computer tried to boot up, but seemed like it was stuck in the first 2 seconds of bootup, both cd-roms would keep blinking, but monitor wouldn't turn on, so I couldn't get anywhere. So i played around with the computer a little bit, then the computer would turn on (nothing on the monitor) and have one short beep, followed by a long beep(about 3 seconds) then shut itself down. I figured i might have messed up the bios, so i orded a new bios ($35 w/ shipping)and still the same problem. Then i read you are supposed to clear the cmos when u get a new bios chip. So i ordered another bios from another web site ($25... we're up to $60). Here's what I did: 1. Put in the new bios. 2. Unplugged power cord from back of computer. 3. Shorted the cmos. 4. plugged cord back in and turned on computer and still the same result, beeps and then a shutdown. I just looked on ebay and the same MOBO brand new is $65 and I already ordered a different MOBO, but I need this board to work b/c it has RAID-0 and i need some files off of it. If this is any help i took out the bios and booted the computer... no beeps and it just stays on, but goes nowhere. Please Please help me, I am stuck and don't know what to do.
thanks in advance,