Big Trouble on BIOS
Posted on 2011-03-04
OK - I hope that I am not screwed. I am working on my wife's work PC, an HP a6400f. When first purchased three years ago, it was preloaded with Vista. I had to roll it back to XP, because her work applications were not Vista compatible at the time. Today, I made a total bonehead move and updated the BIOS, from the HP site, forgetting that I had downgraded the OS. Now, of course the machine won't boot.
Can someone save my cheese by telling me;
1. Is there a BIOS available for WINXP for this motherboard? It is an Asus IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
2. If the answer to 1 is yes, how does one go about flashing the BIOS from a boot disk.
3. Would it make more sense to upgrade the motherboard and processor, thereby forcing a new BIOS on this machine?
4. Where's the best place to crash if your wife kicks your butt?
Thanks for any help!