"Recovering BIOS" after flashing Gigabyte MA780G-UD3H

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by doveman, May 13, 2012.

  1. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    I flashed my own MA780G-UD3H with the SLIC modded F5 BIOS no problem. I gave a copy of it to my friend with the same board and talked him through flashing it over the phone (I made a batch file that just did flashspi /S SLIC.F5 to save a backup of the existing BIOS before flashing). He didn't report any problems and then I got him to reboot and go into the BIOS to change a few settings (Enable AHCI, Enable Virtualisation).

    After he selected Save and Exit, he told me that after rebooting it said "Recovering BIOS". I'm pretty sure it shouldn't have done that (I've never seen that on my board anyway) so can anyone explain what happened there? I need to check whether it's on F5 now or not and whether Win7 is showing as Activated but something doesn't seem right there.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    May be he needs to clear the CMOS after flashing the modded one; I think the dual-bios is the main villain :D
     
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  3. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    OK, I might have done that when I was flashing my BIOS as I was playing with the switches. I'm also not sure what BIOS he was on previously, so maybe it was a bigger jump for him. Still seems strange that it rebooted OK once and only did this after going into the BIOS and saving settings.

    I'll try adding /E to the command to save him having to do it manually. I'll have to go through the BIOS settings with him again if we're going to reset them!
     
  4. doveman

    doveman MDL Member

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    Well I checked in Win7 and it says Activated so obviously the BIOS has flashed properly, despite that "Recovering BIOS" message. Relieved we don't have to clear the CMOS and re-do all the settings again :)

    Now I've just got to get him to sort his cooling out, as it's running at 72c at idle :eek: