View Full Version : Need help with BIOS...pleeeease
03-02-05, 02:02 PM
So a buddy of mine wanted a new case, I took everything out of his old dell case (yes he bought a dell) and put it in the new flashier case, his mobo was also on it's last legs, so he bought a biostar one. Problem is, the system keeps loading with the old dell bios, how can I get rid of it? The mobo came with a disk, with a bios windows-flash, but when I try it I get an error message that says " onboard BIOS not award BIOS!" wtf....how can I manually clean the bios out? (n00b question here) I can rig it so if he holds f9 and loads the hd windows xp loads and what not, but if we dont do f9, it freezes on bios.
Well if you changed the motherboard, there should be a new bios. Have you entered the bios at start up and setup everything again? When ever in doubt about a bios/bios flash, its always best to look for the manufactures website/forums, or another good place is the forums at www.amdmb.com, alot of good info there regarding motherboards.
03-03-05, 03:41 AM
Did he buy it new in the box or did he grab another dell motherboard from ebay or somewhere? If it's a completely new board and you're using it, there's not really a way for the dell bios to get onto there without it being put there.
03-03-05, 09:29 AM
thats what i mean, it makes no sense to me, its a biostar mobo I put in for him, the dell is out...so I dont understand why it's reading a dell bios....makes no sense, I reinstalled xp for the heck of it...nothing, I cant flash the bios cause I get that error message I mentioned in the first post =/
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