Some manufacturers provide flash recovery as part of the BIOS update, but for those that don't you can search for other bios flashers for the same motherboard. This site provides links to other big BIOS sources, including the most common BIOS companies.Rolling back to an older bios is often enough to recover a system.It sounded very risky, as I remember it involved hot-swapping the BIOS chips (and implies that those chips are socketed, not soldered in). The first attempt at flashing failed-nothing but beeps on restart.
Unfortunately you need a working BIOS to even get to the point of flashing it. As a result, when a BIOS flash fails, the only typical remedy is to physically replace the chip on the motherboard in which the BIOS is stored with one containing a working BIOS for that motherboard.
That probably means going back to the manufacturer of your computer or its motherboard. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976.
Good as new and far cheaper than buying a new chip.
Buy the way finding a BIOS chip for an older motherboard (2yrs) was not possible in Toronto.
I too flashed the BIOS to end up with an unusable board.
Luckly I had backed up the BIOS and had it on diskette.There are third party vendors, if you search for them.I have also seen schemes involving two IDENTICAL MBs, using the working BIOS to reflash the nonworking one.An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. You mention that the only typical remedy or a failed BIOS flash is to get a new chip from the manufacturer.However, there is another step that can be attempted before that happens.A replacement BIOS chip can be pricy, especially if the motherboard is rather old and was cheap to begin with, and not part of an essential system.