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    Default matrox g220 card help please

    hi i got a big problem
    on my matrox card i some how erased the bios
    now is there a way to get my card to work
    i have tried PROGBIOS.exe but have not got a clue what do with it
    can some one help me out
    this is what i did made a disk try to flash the bios
    but it says vga disable and some thing about the input file not there i think thats the bios
    can some please give me step to step guide please.
    forgot to say nice board
    thanks for ur help
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    Welcome aboard

    Your problem is not an uncommon one (unfortunatly).

    You can go to our files section, and download Matrox's BIOS recovery utility. Instructions on how to use it are in the readme file:

    http://www.murc.ws/BiosMatroxUtils.html
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    can u tell me how and were to use PROGBIOS.exe
    i have tried it in dos but no luck please help
    thanks

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    Did you download the recover utility I listed, and follow the directions outlined in the text file?
    You don't need to mess with progbios directly. Recover.exe will create you a boot disk that will fix the card for you.
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    i tried but no luck i have matrox mystiqe 220
    but i think the boot file will not support the mystique i can be wrong so is there any othere way what can i do now
    thanks

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    this is what it says in progbios
    warning : invalid bios
    warning : can not find pins structure
    mystique 220
    warning invalid pins offset...
    vga disabled- bios
    warning cannot open bios input file
    what do all this mean is there a way around this
    i have tried every thing now
    heeeeeeelp

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    Ahhhhh.
    A Mystique220.

    Your topic title says "G220", which I thought was a typo, and that you meant G200.
    Mystique220 is not a G series card, so that recover util will not work on it. It's just for G series cards.
    Mystique220 came before G100/200/250/etc.

    What BIOS/biosprog are you using? It's possible you have the wrong one, if you where under the impression your card is a G series. You should be using the April '99 setup3.51 package available here:
    http://www.murc.ws/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?si...l=setup351.exe
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    sorry to be so thick is there recovery zip for this card
    also can u please send me the right file that i need
    my email is
    schand7@aol.com
    also what about the pins ?
    thank u this is my first time so i have not got a clue
    thanks for all ur support

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    Just click the link in my previous post to get the file you need, unzip it, and follow the instructions in the readme file...
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    ok now
    i get a warning saying
    the bios protection switch is currently set to protected
    what do this mean what can i do ?

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    Hmmmm.
    That card didn't have a BIOS switch.

    After consulting with Haig (Matrox's tech support manager), it sounds like you need to contact them for a bin file:

    He's gotta call us so that we can send him a bin file and then use progbios to re-flash it.
    Post your problem in Matrox's own forums, ask them to send you the bin file you need, and refer them to this thread.

    http://forum.matrox.com/cgi-bin/mgaf...i?action=intro
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    can i find it any were on the net (bin) do u no the name of this bin file? can u get this file for me i have not got a clue

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    Go to the link Kruzin gave you and ask for the file, they will help you out.

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