Hi all, I have just reinstalled XP on an Acer Aspire 1640z laptop, downloaded the drivers from Acer and all was well... I then foolishly decided to flash the bios from the acer website, rebooted and now the laptop will not boot up - No display, just a loud as hell beep, then nothing. How can I revert back to the old BIOS without any display on the screen?
Sorry not clued up on this but I have read when flashing the Bios it can damage the motherboard. How about safe mode.Or system repair.Or trying a fresh install again. I am sure someone will come up with a solution for you if you wait a bit longer.
Most times when you are flashing a BIOS you are asked if you want to make a back-up of the original or this happens automatically. Try using Google to find out where this file might be located on your machine and then how to use it to flash back to that.
If the system is not booting then there is going to be nothing you can do, short of changing the BIOS chip, the BIOS decides how the system boots, id that data is corrup or missing, there is nothing you can do except take it/ ship it to a specialist repairer.