Atlantis, ATX and Endeavor-2 motherboards: BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT RISK IN REPROGRAMMING THIS COMPUTER'S FLASH SYSTEM BIOS. IF THINGS GO AWRY, YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE THE MOTHERBOARD ALTOGETHER. This particular motherboard design is especially unforgiving of flash failure. (1) Its flash ROM does NOT implement a write-protected failsafe recovery "boot-block". (2) The flash ROM is soldered directly onto the system board. If anything at all happens to the flash that causes it to be inoperable, no practical method exists to restore it. No "recovery" utility can be run if the system won't boot. And the flash component cannot be removed and replaced. Thus, the motherboard will need to be serviced or replaced altogether if the flash content becomes polluted. There are many possible causes of flash corruption, including: (a) losing power during flash upload, (b) using a faulty or unsuitable flash loader utility, (c) uploading a faulty or unsuitable bios image, (d) a runaway or malicious program alters the flash content. DISCLAIMER ---------- Microid Research Inc. is providing this documentation, flash loader and bios AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTIBILITY OR ITS FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MICROID RESEARCH INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET ANY REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. MICROID RESEARCH INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. Your use of the software serves as explicit acceptance of these terms.