I was doing a fresh install on a Gateway M500B1 laptop and the last thing I was updating was the BIOS and the screen froze. I left it, but eventually I turned it off and now it won't boot. The OS was XP Home. I'm not hearing any beeps and I tried to take out the RAM and still no sound. Is the MOBO shot? I haven't done anything with CMOS honestly because my knowledge of this stuff is very surface. I also tried using bootable discs, but nothing goes on the display. Can I boot the BIOS from a USB? I don't think that'll work with XP, but I need some help. I'm completely lost and bummed out.
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the last thing I was updating was the BIOS and the screen froze
are you saying you were flashing[updating to latest version ] the bios and it froze in the middle of it ,or were you just making some [setting defaults ]changes in the bios .
if you …
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Thanks for the reply. I was flashing it. I'm pretty sure you're correct that the mobo went south. I guess it's time for a new laptop.
thought so ,we/they only flash bios if its going to fix an issue laptop was having with some hardware .
i think it would …
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