Monday, May 18, 2009

How to recover Intel D945GCLF2 BIOS using USB

My D945GCLF2 BIOS was corrupted and I was able to recover the BIOS. This is what I did:

1. I got a USB flash drive and made sure it was formatted FAT. Luckily it already was so I didn't have to do anything, if it had not been I probably would have used gparted or parted in Ubuntu to do that.

2. Next I went to Intel's website and got the recovery BIOS file for this motherboard:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17249/eng/LF0140P.BIO&agr=N&ProductID=2926&DwnldId=17249&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng

The file is called: lf0140p.bio
You can also get it from:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2926&DwnldID=17249&lang=eng

3. Next place that file on your USB drive.
4. Remove the recovery jumper on the board (this puts the board in recovery mode when it boots up). See the documents in this thread for more info: http://communities.intel.com/thread/3191

5. Next I inserted by USB and booted with my jumper on the board removed. Waited 10 minutes to be extra safe. Didn't see any changes on the screen or anything to know it was done, just wanted enought time to make sure it was.
6. Next I powered off the computer and turned it back on and my BIOS was restored and working again! :)

2 comments:

Marko said...

Hey, thanks! It's funny I couldn't find this BIOS on the list for this motherboard, but your direct link helped.

serkjr said...

thanks for this howto, you made my day :-)