Need help fixing MSI bios!

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  1. Audiophile1178

    Audiophile1178 MDL Novice

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    #1 Audiophile1178, Jul 29, 2009
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  2. micky1punch

    micky1punch MDL Junior Member

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    have you tried removing the cmos battery?

    does your mobo have a jumper pin for resetting the bios?
     
  3. Audiophile1178

    Audiophile1178 MDL Novice

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    No I haven't tried the battery and it has a button for resetting the cmos which I pushed/held in for a few seconds. I've modified all my bios's on my pc myself and never had this problem. I was tired and careless last night! I've never had to do a bios recovery before and it isn't going well so far.
     
  4. EclipseSin

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    Disable raid in bios settings. If you need raid on, i dont know what to tell you. It's been a while since I had this problem. (same board)
     
  5. Audiophile1178

    Audiophile1178 MDL Novice

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    The thing is that it gets stuck trying to detect the raid so I can't get into the bios settings screen. It gets stuck there and doesn't allow me to get into the settings or boot into dos to reflash the bios with the original.

    I just tried taking out the battery and it didn't help. Is ctrl+home the correct keys to be pressing while powering on the mobo?
     
  6. Audiophile1178

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    #6 Audiophile1178, Jul 29, 2009
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    Does anybody have any other ideas? I just looked at it again and it doesn't seem like it's getting stuck at

    nvidia raid ide rom bios 4.84
    copyright (c) 2004 nvidia corp.

    Detecting array ...

    because there's a blinking cursor under it just like you would have in dos. It seems like it doesn't know what to do after that and is just sitting there. I can't type in anything either. It just blinks neverendingly.

    Does anybody know why pressing ctrl+home doesn't do anything? I searched this board and it appears that i'm not the only one that's had this problem of it not reading the floppy while pressing ctrl+home.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/46313?highlight=award#post46313

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/43082?highlight=award#post43082
     
  7. Audiophile1178

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    bump, anyone?
     
  8. EclipseSin

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    It should say that on the first post screen so why can you not get into bios? The detecting raid array should be after that.
     
  9. Audiophile1178

    Audiophile1178 MDL Novice

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    It says "cmos checksum - error" on every boot attempt. After I hit either f1 or del to continue I get:

    Sil 3132 SATALink Bios Version 7.2.18
    Copyright (C) 1997-2005 Silicon Image, Inc.



    NVIDIA RAID IDE ROM BIOS 4.84
    Copyright (C) 2004 NVIDIA Corp.

    Detecthing array ...
    _ <~~~~That's supposed to be a blinking cursor as if it's waiting for something.


    Usually after all this is when I'd be able to get into the bios setup but for some reason it doesn't allow me to go on. I stripped the system down a floppy drive, 1gb memory in Dimm 1, and my PCI-E video card. There's nothing else plugged in and I still can't do anything!