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Old October 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
Found it: -- GIGABYTE --Geeks Column of the Week - BIOS Explained.

edit: if this is true, I would follow the 10-step no-POST recovery Guide.

10 Step "No Post" BIOS Recovery Guide

Reading that makes me wonder how it distinguishes between a bad overclock setting and a fubarred primary bios. If the bios is fubarred... how is it going to be able to access either the HDD or the CDRom? Sounds a bit too much like the old "emergency floppy bios recovery" that I've seen work maybe twice in 25+ years.... :)

The soldering job sounds very much like the first dual bios boards I saw which required you to physically piggyback the second bios chip over the primary in order to recover from a bad flash.

One of these days somebody is going to set a very basic industry standard for basic bios recovery which will reside in non-flashable firmware with the sole purpose of guaranteeing access to the bios chip for recovery........
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