ECS K7VTA3 Ver2.0 Bios Problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bheagle, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    Ok heres the specs
    ECS K7VTA3 Version 2.0
    40gig HD
    20gig HD
    Creative SB PCI 512
    3COM Network card
    ATI All in wonder 7500

    now the problem...
    ECS has released a new BIOS flash for this MB, and I want to Flash the bios, I got the correct bios, the correct flasher, and have made a boot floppy to do the job... but no matter what the jumper for bios protect is set on, I get a "UNKNOWN FLASH TYPE" Error.. I also see "UNKNOWN FLASH TYPE" on the POST Screen instead of "ESCD UPDATED"

    Any Ideas?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    hmmm you might wanna try double checking that the bios and flash program are correct..also try completely removing the flash protect jumper...

    also is there a reason you are flashing your bios? The ONLY time you need to flash a bios is if your having problems...other then that it is not recommended to flash your bios as if anything goes wrong you can kiss your mobo goodbye and none of it is covered by warranty
  3. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    well the problem is, under win XP the new Bios fixes some problems, and the jumper was and always has been set to un-protected bios...