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Help - Fatal Error - System Halted

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Soul Rider, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Soul Rider

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 434

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Hi,

    I have an Asrock Dual Sata board and an Athlon 3700+ chip. This chip isn't supported by the bios version that was shipped with the board.

    I have dl'ed the updated bios, but the system halted error appears before i get to the command prompt, and am therefore unable to flash the bios.

    Is there anyway around this?

    The processor is recognised as an Athlon 3700+, but the revision is unknown according to the bios. Anyhelp is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    Can you get into windows or does it come up with the error on post?

    If you can try installing the bios through windows.
     
  3. Soul Rider

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 434

    Location: Milton Keynes

    The error is on the post screen, hence the reason i cannot get to the command prompt to flash the bios.
     
  4. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,599

    well u could send it back to the people that u got it off and say that the bios they supplied it with does not support ure cpu and could they update it for u, or if u know someone with a cpu u could borrow then u could update it otherwise i am sorry i cant think of a way of updating the bios.