'Unknown flash type' when trying BIOS upgrade on Abit BH6 mainboard
Posted on 2004-09-29
I use an old PC for a 'plug things in to test and trial' machine. It has an Abit BH6 mainboard with 4.51PG BIOS version HN. I wish to upgrade to the latest / last (still old, but newer!) SS version in order to test a wireless network card.
The machine as it stands, works fine. At the end of the boot up POST, 'unknown flash type' appears. When trying to upgrade the BIOS, the same error appears when using the appropriate Award or third party BIOS flash utilities.
There appears to be no BIOS lock visible in the setup lists. Note - I have an electronics / IT hardware background and am quite at ease doing BIOS upgrades.
Any ideas / solutions to get the flash type to be able to be recognised would be most welcome.