Hello to all. I am new to this forum and MSI motherboards. I've had 785gtm-e45 for three+ weeks and it has performed well until about three days ago. My daughter said she had run an antimalware scan earlier, had email open and was browsing the web when the desktop froze. She reset the computer and it restarted with a blank screen. I cleared cmos, pulled battery overnight and still no video output. Del key would not start bios setup. "control+home" which I noted in this forum caused motherboard activity so I tried other keys and F1 started monitor. It showied a halted post: "checking nvram " ( codes 008f and 00a1 were off to the right hand side of the screen), "Unknown bios error error=8302 press F1 to resume". At this point it did enter bios setup which seemed unchanged and fully functional i.e., changes took effect after a restart. I can get to windows if I press F1 on the blank startup screen, read the above halted post message and press F1 to resume. Windows operates properly. Searching error 8302 kicked up several identical situations with similar equipment, Ati 785 chipset with onboard graphics from Asus, Foxconn, etc. Most Motherboards with this problem were RMA'ed it seems but on an Asus forum I found a fix using "contol+pageup" while starting his computer with the Asus motherboard disk in his DVD drive.
This caused a bios -level reset and cleared the nvram as I understand it. This is the reason I posted this long-winded tale in the bios section -if I am in error please relocate it, thank you. The MSI web site doesn't offer me any bios updates because I apparently have the latest bios. I would like to reinstall the current bios if possible-A7549AMS V8.0 090709- but cannot find this file. If I missed a section in the forum which has already dealt with this issue please point me in the right direction. Thanks to everyone.