Well, I've tried everything I can and it looks like it's completely bricked. From what I can tell, this Gigabyte board has no built-in recovery or emergency features like some others. Meaning, if for the many list of reasons your BIOS flash doesn't 'take', you're S.O.L..
Not only that, but since the (rather tiny) BIOS chip is soldered onto the board, It's probably only a snowball's chance in hell that it could ever be fixed (I'll still call around and see, but I won't get my hopes up).
I'm just completely befuddled at how a simple procedure, that "completed successfully" failed for absolutely no reason. There was no power failure, I wasn't using a Windows flash utility (they supposedly fail often) and I confirmed again using WinRAR that the BIOS files I downloaded were not corrupted off the internet. yeshuas, you only had it happen twice while working on computers for years? Something tells me you're lucky. Speaking of luck, it's just my kind that would fail a BIOS flash the first time I ever (successfully, so said the program) flashed my chip.
P.S. My experience happened exactly like this person who was flashing their BIOS on a "MSI Wind" (A laptop I think). Dumped me to a C: prompt when done, requiring me to hold the power button to reboot:
After flashing the bios it would not shut down from DOS, I had to remove the battery and plug to shut it off. The Bios flash was completed and just blinking ar the C: prompt for 5 minutes and the fan was running on full. So I think it was a bad bios flash but now what? Can I remove the cmos battery to reset it? I'd rather just RMA it then break open the case. Any other ideas?
Full thread is here http://forums.msiwind.net/bios/bricked- ... t5108.html
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