First I have to say, that I have already tried conventional\napproaches, and in this particular case they don' t work.\n\nA bit of history: My Epox mother board EP-8KDA3J was in perfect\ncondition, and one day I wanted to install a 1TB HDD. It didn' t\nsupport it, so I flashed the bios to the latest version. I had to use\nWinFlash utility, because awdflash.exe didn' t want to flash this\nbios, because the bios-lock strings were different (the board\noriginally had some kind of beta bios). The flashing worked, but HDD\nstill wasn' t accepted. Then (as the HDD still was under guarantee), I\ntook the PC and HDD to computer service, so they could check if the\nproblam was my PC or HDD, and in their foolishess the service guys\nbadly reflashed bios, and couldn' t fix it themselves, because they\ndidn' t have any similar bios chip to try hotswapping.\n\nThe problem: On boot there is a BIOS checksum error, and it asks for\nfloppy, which contains AWDFLASH.EXE and bios image. That is of course\ngood, as I can provide that. When I do - awdflash.exe is automatically\nrun, and it automatically loads the first bin file on the floppy.\n(This makes it impossible to run awdflash.exe with any switches - for\nexample the one which forces flash even when bios-lock string doesn' t\nmatch - it doesn' t run autoexec.bat if I place a system disk in, only\nawdflash.exe)\nThe bad thing is, that the bios I successfully flashed on this board\nbefore, still doesn't have the right bios-lock string, so awdflash.exe\njust exits with that error and nothing happens.\n\nHere I have possible solutions, but unfortunately I cannot make them\nwork without your help:\n* Maybe if I could get hacked awdflash.exe, which by default uses the /\nnbl swithc and forces flash without check of lock string\n* Maybe I can modify the bin file so it thinks it has the right lock\nstring - but I have to know where to edit, and what is the required\nlock-string\n* If I had a bios chip which I could put in the board I could start PC\nwith it and then use normal boot floppy with the correct parameters or\neven winflash (Nobody I know doesn' t have that Motherboard) - maybe I\ncan use chip from another motherboard, in that case which are usable?\n*Alternatively, maybe I can put my chip on another working computer\nand reflash it (Which MB's not counting this model would accept it?)\n* Any other suggestions?\n\nWill be really grateful for all suggestions and input!