I was attempting to upgrade my BIOS on my motherboard and used the manufacturer's utility which located the correct BIOS from their web site. While the utility was running, at 97% completion, the utility froze. I noticed some utility I had pop up behind the utility window indicating a windows access violation and asking me whether I wanted to proceed which I clicked 'yes' after about 5 minutes subsequent to the BIOS upgrade utility remaining stuck at 97%.
After clicking 'yes' the BIOS utility did not proceed any further and I shut down the window, restarted the utility and could only proceed to 97% again. Once I rebooted my computer the power comes on, green LED, and hard drive red LED stays on permanently. My monitor is completely blank. What can I do to reset the BIOS or make my computer functional again, especially since I need access to my hard drive files?
Note: Just prior to attempting to upgrade the BIOS I downloaded and installed the chipset drivers (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=1434&ProductName=GA-6VXE7+
). After the install I did not reboot the system but immediately downloaded the @BIOS BIOS LIve Update Utility.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-6VXE7+ Rev 3.0 (Supercom 02/09/01)
Motherboard Manual: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_DownloadFile.aspx?FileType=Manual&FileID=15547
BIOS Upgrade Utility: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/NewTech/old_motherboard_newtech/tech_a_bios.htm
Attempted BIOS to install: VIA 693A, AWARD BIOS, Ver. Fa