AN7 Bios Failure - Post Code 90

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Wallin, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Wallin

    Wallin Guest

    My brand new AN7 bios seemed to have failed, the guru chip shows post code
    90 then... nothing. Is there anyway you can flash using a floppy or some
    other trick besides "hotflash" since it sounds kinda drastic.

    Response please!
     
    Wallin, Apr 12, 2004
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  2. Wallin

    0_Qed Guest

    .....................
    Your <Q> #1 ........

    I assume your '90' is hex ... post 'codes' are normally provided in
    'hex' .

    ==> [phoenixGPBC17-c.html] 3-2-1-1 (90h): Initialize hard-disk
    controller
    .. a 'snip' from the whole article ...

    from ==> +----------------------------------------------+
    | Discuss PCs with other enthusiasts! |
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    | [http://www.pcguide.com/forums] The PC Guide |
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    +----------------------------------------------+



    Also from a different 'source' ... 'hex' designators, I believe.
    ..................................................
    [80] [81] [82] [83] [90] [91] [92] [93]

    80...83, 90...93

    Primary Master IDE Power Off(80)/On(90)
    Primary Slave IDE Power Off(81)/On(91)
    Secondary Master IDE Power Off(82)/On(92)
    Secondary Slave IDE Power Off(83)/On(93)
    ..................................................

    Kinds 'smacks' of a loose(bum??) Molex plug ... maybe hopefully.


    I'd strongly suggest a Bios Savour device be added to your PC ...
    use the DOS real_mode flasher ... leave the 'Win' version to the
    venturesome.

    .....................
    Your <Q> #2 ........

    If the 'boot_block', in the modular bios, =remains= intact ... a 95%
    chance ...
    .. use the DOS flasher w/ =appropriate= batch file ...
    .. PCI/AGP vid cards may not screen "show' ... watch the flpy lite for
    activity
    ... pray a lot.

    Hot Flash best done with proper =insulated= tools ... 'dental floss' ???
    and pre_loosened bios eeprom chips ...



    HTH,
    Qed.
     
    0_Qed, Apr 12, 2004
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  3. In my KV8-MAX3 I got POST code "9.0" not "90" which was uGuru POST code and
    means that uGuru is transferring control to BIOS but BIOS doesn't respond.
    I'm waiting for a new BIOS to check if I can get the board working with new
    BIOS chip.
     
    Jouni Väänänen, Apr 13, 2004
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