Recover Corrupted Bios
Posted on 2004-04-01
Yesterday a friend dumped an old Pc at my home because he was cleaning up his house and wanted to get rid of it. It's still a pretty good machine for my kids to play old games on so I kept it. And becaise the Bios didn't recognized any disks larger than 8Gig I took off for an adventure to find a bios-upgrade.
The machine uses Ami Bios (chip id BJ666040), version 61-1001-001437-00111111-071595-440LX-1440L000-H. And I found out it were PCCHIPS 440LX/EX rev3. No problem untill I tried to update the Bios and having all the luck in the worl..power goes down (it's one of the pro's of living on Aruba). Now the system won't boot, power led goes on, I hear RAM en HD but nothing on the screen, and the disk drive constantly makes noise. So I tried the Amibios recovery procedure (you know, start up the system, insert a disk with a working BIOS-file which you renamed AMIBOOT.ROM)..but nothing..I tried different bios-files but I just won't work...help anyone? I'll buy you a beer on Aruba (but not your plane-ticket ;-)