Sometime when you're flashing your BIOS, things doesn't end up the way you thought. Maybe you have been sitting there in front of your monitor during a flash and it just stops, or maybe it just happens to be a power failure just at the time when you're flashing. If you're lucky you can still boot your system, at least with your floppy present. In this case you can re-run the whole procedure from the floppy. If you're in bad luck you can't even POST the system.
Some newer motherboards (like some from Gigabyte) have excellent features like dual BIOS chips that allow you to start your system by changing a jumper or something like that. Far from all motherboards have this feature and often a failure while flashing will result in a RMA or an investment of a new BIOS chip. These chips aren't particularly expensive but they can be really hard to find. Under these circumstances "hot swapping" your BIOS could be a solution to your problem. All you really need is a friend who allows you to borrow you his chip. Of course this chip has to be from a motherboard of the same brand, model and revision as your own. It's also very important that the chip is flashed with the right software. For instance, if the chip you borrow hasn't been updated to support Coppermine CPU's and you have a Coppermine in your system, you just have to nicely ask your friend to flash it with the latest software ;-). When all these demands are met it's funtime. =)
Alle mensen die op een andere manier hun BIOS verknoeid hebben kunnen natuurlijk ook het gepatenteerde 8 stappen plan van TweakMax volgen .