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@Paulieg

Your BIOSTAR is recoverable, just ask to a friend whit on similar board with SPI eeprom socket to flash it back to an working bios. In 5 min you will have it again. ;)

If you don't know how, I sure some one ( including me ) can help you.

On topic, from the 3 ones you posted, ASUS.

But you should consider other offerings.
 
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his board was a BIOSTAR
 
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Paulie... from Biostars website

"BIO-ReLife Technology let you to resume crushed BIOS data from a USB flash Pen Driver that put the new BIOS file. This considerate BIOS utility can restore your system and far from the BIOS Crush situation."
so you should be able to reflash it with a usb flash pen drive...?
 

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Paulie... from Biostars website



so you should be able to reflash it with a usb flash pen drive...?
Yeah, but if you can't post, you can't flash. :(
 
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Yeah, but if you can't post, you can't flash. :(
Yeap, but not always.

Some times when the bios is corrupted, the Recovery procedure try to read an floppy, USB Stick or evan the CD-Rom, without posting any image on monitor, and search for the bios file to be programmed.

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Thanks, I know it, for some reason i wrote Gigabyte. Post edited.
 
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Get rid of that BIOSTAR. Get yourself of those two nomination in PII thread ASUS and DFI one.
 

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i would get the jetway "hummer" seen some good reports on a few sites about it.

and you could also just head over to RH and get poly to flash your bios chip back to working for you couldnt you?

I would love a gx3, been a board i been eyeing since it hit the biostar US site(tho i like the gx's sata port config better.......damn choices!!!!)
 
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well apparently BIOReLife is a Software utility, i believe has to be installed into windows first and then follow onscreen directions, and i guess there is printouts on how to recover the machine.

http://maskwinter.co.cc/?p=117
 

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Yeap, but not always.

Some times when the bios is corrupted, the Recovery procedure try to read an floppy, USB Stick or evan the CD-Rom, without posting any image on monitor, and search for the bios file to be programmed.

@eidairaman1

Thanks, I know it, for some reason i wrote Gigabyte. Post edited.
exactly!!!

I have had a good number of boards you could blind recover after the bios got crupt, many u just slap the bios file on a floppy(flash drive these days) and power the board on, leave it be for a while, if possable it will recover.

worse case, polygon on rebelshaven WILL help you, hes got ZERO issue hotflashing chips for people, IF you havent gone over to RH then your missing out on alot of good info about biostar!!!(hell biostar's us site links RH as the biostar community site ;) )
 

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another website that does hotflashes

http://www.loggan26.aquiss.com/

more info

http://www.loggan26.aquiss.com/Bootable_USB_Stick.html

Hotflash basics

"Hotflashing? If you have a spare bios rom or a bios rom from another NF2 mobo then you can try and recover a ”dead” UI/LPB bios rom if you have hosed it. The theory is :- pull the dead Bios rom from your mobo. Place a piece of Dental floss (or Super Glue a Nail to the working Bios Rom for easier extraction) in the Bios socket and then insert your working Bios into the socket, boot the mobo to A:/ Prompt. Pull the working bios GENTLY with the aid of Dental Floss (Nail) etc and replace with your non working bios, Flash the non working Bios rom with the .BIN of your choice, reboot and enter your bios and load defaults (or follow procedures for flashing your bios here) hopefully you will have resurrected your ”dead” mobo. Obviously this whole procedure is very dangerous as your PC has to be powered the whole time while you are working around live components, a slip and you could get a nasty shock or at worse fry your PC. Extreme care should be taken when attempting any of the above."

Thanks loggan26 (DIYStreet-TMods DFI BIOS CD)

http://www.loggan26.aquiss.com/Custom_Flash.html
 
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I love how this has become a recover thread now, lol... I'd say it's worth a shot, save the $100+ if you can!
 

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ive been in this situation before, thats why i buy a new chip with a bios on it for recovery purposes.
 
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ive been in this situation before, thats why i buy a new chip with a bios on it for recovery purposes.
And I run from a soldered bios like the Devil runs from an Cross. :roll:
 

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there are services to get that changed.
 
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Thanks guys. I've hot flashed before, but I guess I didn't love the board enough to try it. Maybe later. As for now, I'm buying a new board. Just can't decide.
 
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lol well then hot flash it, and send it to me! :p Again I say ASUS
 

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Finding the right "insert anything here" is always hard.
 
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Thanks guys. I've hot flashed before, but I guess I didn't love the board enough to try it. Maybe later. As for now, I'm buying a new board. Just can't decide.
You should know what is best for you, but don't give up, the choices for 790GX are no much more better than what you already have.

I just flashed to the latest bios supporting Deneb, and wow, there is a new debug option, it's just amazing ( even I don't know much about the new options ), gonna restart and take a photo for you guys.

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You should know what is best for you, but don't give up, the choices for 790GX are no much more better than what you already have.

I just flashed to the latest bios supporting Deneb, and wow, there is a new debug option, it's just amazing ( even I don't know much about the new options ), gonna restart and take a photo for you guys.
I suppose my biggest issue is that I love the DFI bios, and I've had a hard time finding another bios that compares. I think the DFI 790GX would be my first choice, except for the fact that there is no external DVI connector. WTF is that?