Reliable pa2013 bios upgrade?

Discussion in 'FIC' started by blackhead, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. blackhead

    blackhead Guest

    Well, my Pa-2013 motherboard is still going strong after nearly 10
    years and I've decided to put on a 40GB hard drive which requires a
    bios ugrade. So i decided to try ji438.bin on my rev 2.0 board. It
    seems to work fine until half way through the Windows start up screen,
    it just freezes. It boots all the way to Windows if i boot it up in
    Safe mode, so it seems to be something to do with the Windows drivers.

    Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?

    Thanks
     
    blackhead, Jun 4, 2008
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  2. blackhead

    blackhead Guest

    On 5 Jun, 18:30, "Kyle" <> wrote:
    > Been some time since I toyed with my old ss7 systems, but I sorta
    > recall a newer BIOS, ji4333.bin.  As to the lockup, it could be an IRQ
    > issue, that somehow the PCI IRQ assignments are changed by the BIOS.
    > Did you reset/clear the BIOS settings after the flash? Sometimes this
    > is required.  Also, you might try the BIOS setting that "allows OS to
    > assign IRQ", toggle that setting and see if you still get a lockup on
    > boot.
    >
    > Heh, I think someone gave me an old 2013 system a year or 2 ago, and
    > it still boots up fine.


    I reinstalled Win98 and it works fine - just 20 mins.



    > --
    > Best regards,
    > Kyle"blackhead" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    > | Well, my Pa-2013 motherboard is still going strong after nearly 10
    > | years and I've decided to put on a 40GB hard drive which requires a
    > | bios ugrade. So i decided to try ji438.bin on my rev 2.0 board. It
    > | seems to work fine until half way through the Windows start up
    > screen,
    > | it just freezes. It boots all the way to Windows if i boot it up in
    > | Safe mode, so it seems to be something to do with the Windows
    > drivers.
    > |
    > | Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?
    > |
    > | Thanks
     
    blackhead, Jun 7, 2008
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