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Site offers support for busted flash BIOSes

Panic stations! My *!@£"!puter's stopped working
Wed Jul 02 2003, 11:33
A WEB SITE is offering to help out if you've flashed the BIOS chip in your computer and everything's gone terribly terribly pear-shaped.

BadFlash, which we haven't used personally, says it can usually replace Award, AMI or Phoenix BIOSes that go belly up for $20 and shipping, and appears to support a long list of motherboard makers.

Flashing the BIOS chip is a quick way to fix some problems with your computer but if you get it wrong, your computer turns into junk before your eyes.

Although it seems a comparatively simple process, if you lose your power while you're attempting the flash, you might lose the use of your computer too.

As well as offering a service to fix bad flash experiences, the site also has some useful links to sites which explain the sort of problems and offer advice as to what to do.

The site links to a European flash fixer too, if you've problems and you're over here. We haven't used the site ourselves, but some of our readers have.

Here's BadFlash. µ


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