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AndrewDesign
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8 beeps and no video HP H8-1234 after Bios Update

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So I decided to update my bios when my new SSD (Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb) was performing lousy.

i updated the bios and I used the Bios update found HERE which is listed as good for my system.

Everything weemed to go smoothly until after the restart, I got the lovely 8 beeps, telling me that something is screwedup with the CMOS or the BIOS.

I reset the CMOS jumper settings

Removed the cmos battery for up to 30 minutes

Switched frommy BFG 500W power supply back to the 300w factory unit

Switched from my HD 6870 Video Card back to the factory unit

Unplugged all ram modules and ran with every conceivable series

Removed all usb devices

Ive never had issues before, and am running windows 8 without any issues,until the Bios update.

 

I need to find out if it is in any way possible to recover from what seems obvious as a botched bios flash.

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My current idea is to re-install the bios at bootup.

Ive tried loading all the files found in the bios update onto a usb 1gb and 8gb drive formatted as FAT32, no avail.

Renamed the .rom to HPBIOS.ROM again nothing on either usb

Attempted usingthe win key+B key power on trick Ive seen for hp laptops and had no luck.

I've found that the motherboard BIOS or CMOS problem (ROM) has very little information anywhere available even though there seem to be quite a few HP desktop systems that have used this specific model of motherboard.

If anyones got any ideas, Im open for suggestions.

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Hi AndrewDesign,

 

I would like to help with this issue your experiencing. To ensure I fully understand you were not having any issues until you completed the BIOS update right?

 

This can happen if power is lost while updating the BIOS, or when the BIOS is updated with an update that was not downloaded from HP, or when a certain virus or malicious program modifies the BIOS data.To resolve the error click here

 

The will help us to truly identify the issue, please click this link to find out what the beep pattern means.

 

This one is great too -  Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code

 

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you

Sunshyn2005

 

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Make sure to reset BIOS by jumping BIOS pins, Remove BIOS Battery and try again. If those methods are not fixed the next thing you have to do is, remove BIOS Chip and re-program or fix a new BIOS which is according to the motherboard model. 

Thanks

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