A replacement motherboard, if you can reuse the processor and other adaptors, may be just as cost-effective.
Windows Update installed the latest set of fixes on my computer and requested a restart. I pushed the power button and it seemed to shut down but when restarting it just came back, that little circle with the word "restarting ".
After basic setup and startup, I decided to install the BIOS update Windows 7 64 Bit for my PC.
I downloaded the two files provided: public and private, and moved on to first click on the public file.
A replacement BIOS chip can be pricy, especially if the motherboard is rather old and was cheap to begin with, and not part of an essential system.
However, there is another step that can be attempted before that happens.
Some manufacturers provide flash recovery as part of the BIOS update, but for those that don't you can search for other bios flashers for the same motherboard. This site provides links to other big BIOS sources, including the most common BIOS companies.
That probably means going back to the manufacturer of your computer or its motherboard. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976.
An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. You mention that the only typical remedy or a failed BIOS flash is to get a new chip from the manufacturer.