If still under warranty, bring back to the computer shop.
>>which suggests to me that the BIOS is dead.
If BIOS is dead, try find a archive from http://www.viaarena.com
something like "rescue BIOS", i can't recall the fullname. But i still have a download copy.
0. can you see the VGA Boot info?
1. Do you set the correct jumper for Maxtor HDD, try don't use auto cable select. Do you plug the pin 1 on correct place. Check the HDD cable, check again the HDD power cable.
2. Whick one is the primary HDD? Try maxtor HDD on IDE 1 master.
3. Set HDD to the first boot from the Boot Sequence list.
4. test the HDD on other computer.
5. full virus scan, maybe CIH Virus,red code virus ....
This is the file but only different is no pictures.
You were flashing your BIOS and did something wrong and now you get a BIOS checksum error on boot up. Or you mistakenly used the wrong flash file or BIOS when you were flashing your BIOS. Or maybe there was a blackout when you were in the middle of flashing your BIOS and now, well it's pretty much stuffed! What do you do? What follows is a guide to recovering from this situation. If you have never flashed a BIOS before - stop reading now and call a professional. If you have some experience, this guide provides information about all of the necessary steps required, but it is to be followed at your own risk and VIA aceepts no responsibility for any damaged caused.
1) Dead PC with the stuffed up BIOS
2) Second PC that either has an identical motherboard or a motherboard that uses the same BIOS chip and BIOS type.
3) Suitable tool for removing BIOS chip
4) BIOS and flash utility of the dead motherboard
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the appropriate tool for removing a BIOS chip. The correct tool looks like this:
They come with any good PC tool kit or they can be purchased separately for a couple of bucks from any good electronics store. Although you can remove a BIOS chip without the correct tool, it is highly not recommended. You could damage either the motherboard and/or the BIOS chip and if you're borrowing someone else's PC to do this, I'm sure they wouldn't be entirely happy with you!
Finding two Mainboards that will work together for the fix
For ingredient number 2, the second PC must either have an identical motherboard or a motherboard that uses the same BIOS chip and BIOS type. BIOS types include AMI, Award etc. To check the BIOS chip, look at the actual chip on the motherboard. Check that both the motherboard in the PC with the problem, and the other motherboard, have the same sized chip. Count the pins if you're unsure.
To check that both motherboards have the same BIOS type, look at the motherboard manual, or the product information on the manufacturer's web site. Also check that both PCs have a BIOS chip that can actually be removed. Most ATX motherboards that are about 2 years old or newer do have BIOS chips that can be removed and many older motherboards as well.
If the second PC is a complete PC built into the case, make sure you can actually get to the BIOS chip. If you can't you may have to actually take the hardware out of the case and temporarily set it up in a test bed scenario, or remove some PCI cards to make sure you have access. The last thing you want to do during this procedure is damage the working PC.
Get the required BIOS and flash utility
Download the BIOS and flash utility for the dead BIOS from the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Download it to the hard drive on the second PC. These utilities usually come in a zip file, with the BIOS and flash utility together in the zip file. The BIOS file is usually a .bin extension. The flash utility is a .exe extension. Do not flash BIOS from Windows! Even if the