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difficulty powering up pc after bios flash

by xman94 / June 19, 2004 10:59 PM PDT

flashed bios, all went well til roboot. pc power down completely. tried to restart which was successful after several attempts to power up. i had to hit power button numerous times (10+). pc came on and ran normally. rebooted- same thing, complete power down and difficulty restarting. once pc is running it- it runs fine. just the problem powering up.
<flashed bios to upgrade vid card on older mobo.>
any ideas what could be causing this?

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Re: difficulty powering up pc after bios flash/two thoughts
by Steven Haninger / June 20, 2004 1:21 AM PDT

Perhaps (and I can't say why) a new "feature" of the BIOS update taxes a marginal power supply. What size is it? Another thing you might try to see if the update is causing this and see if the website for the MB still carries previous BIOS flash files and try to return to a previous version. BTW, most flash utilities allow you to make a backup file of current BIOS before flashing with a new one. It's important to do that. You can damage the system if things go awry. Good luck.

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Re: difficulty powering up pc after bios flash
by Bob__B / June 20, 2004 4:51 AM PDT


You push the power on switch, the machine cycles up and beeps once then cycles down.

If that is true then I would enter the bios and go entry by entry/item by item looking for power management stuff.

OR perhaps this new bios has enabled a power monitor and does not like what it sees.

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