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  1. Yeah, if you're connecting one device to another directly (as in no router in between), you need a crossover cable. If you ask me you're probably better off just getting a cheap router and hooking up all your gear to that, because otherwise the 360 will depend on your computer being turned on and correctly configured in order to get the internets. It'll use up valuable CPU time on your PC as well.
  2. Well, with the floppy I made, and I tried several different variations (messed with the command line switches in the autoexec file, and used different boot disk utilities), it would either not boot at all, or it would boot, load the flash utility, and then sit on the "PLEASE WAIT!" screen forever. With the Diamond Flash disk it booted, loaded the flash utility, said "PLEASE WAIT!", then the word "CHECKSUM" with some hex code next to it, and then a few seconds later it started flashing the bios. :confused: :eek: Within a few minutes, Windows was back up like nothing had ever happened. Edit: Thanks a ton for the help, by the way. I learned a lot about the bios during this ordeal. If it weren't for DFI Street I'd probably have thrown out the motherboard.
  3. You guys aren't going to believe this, but on a whim I made a floppy with Diamond Flash Image, put it in, and about 30 seconds later I had transformed my $2000 paperweight back into a computer. God I can be dumb sometimes.
  4. Double-checked it. Still no dice. I'll try the new chip.
  5. I gave it a try, and it loaded the flash utility but it got stuck on this screen: Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjndFp35ezM
  6. I'll give that a try when I get home tomorrow. For the record, the Mac won't even run .exe's, let alone do anything useful with floppies. I do have other Windows machines at my disposal, though.
  7. Well it does go to the boot block and looks for a floppy. So presumably I can still recover it from the boot block. I'll continue with the 24-hour flash and if that doesn't solve the problem then I will try recovering the bios using a floppy. Also if you could point me in the direction of a specific post about bios recovery that would be awesome. I'm using the search feature and having trouble finding anything helpful.
  8. I'm performing a 24-hour clear. If I'm really lucky it'll get me somewhere. Unlikely though.
  9. This is the PM I sent him: I'm not sure if my game issues are related to the BIOS flash failing. If you have any ideas at all, please let me know.
  10. Jesus Christ. Okay. I turned the computer off, unplugged all my USB gear, plugged in aPS2 keyboard, and turned it on. I get three diagnostic LEDs and the following screen: Is there any chance of recovering from this? I sent a PM to Tmod, but until I get answers on this I'll be rocking back and forth in the corner with a bottle of Jack Daniels.
  11. Tell that to Fortron Source, who had the bright idea of only including one floppy drive power connector on my power supply. (it's used up by the motherboard)
  12. I'm typing this on my macbook because right now my desktop is stuck at 31% programming the main block, updating the bios from 6/23/2005 to 04/06/2006 in Winflash. I haven't touched it except for moving the mouse and pressing a few keys, which did nothing. What should I do?
  13. I can't flash my bios, for an exceedingly dumb reason: My new power supply (the old 400W one was fine) only has one floppy-drive power connector, and that is in use by the motherboard. What do I do? Hell, what should I do down the line when I have to reinstall Windows (with RAID drivers) and my floppy drive doesn't work?
  14. Currently I've got a 120mm Cooler Master LED fan on the exhaust slot and one on the front hdd/intake. If worse comes to worst I'll probably cut a blowhole in the top or side. Right now I think my main issue is the exhaust fan just isn't doing a good enough job of pulling hot air out of the computer, so I'll upgrade that tonight when I get home and see if it helps.
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