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Asus Z87-A Bios update crash

So this is a long tale of woe, and I'm hoping someone knows a way to fix this. Built a computer,
ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core
for now, going to stop with those specs, because everything else seems to be fine, oh and Windows 7 64bit. Everything went smoothly for assembly and installation up until I inserted the Radeon disk, welcoming me to BSOD hell, after awhile, and slowly with all the crashes, I started getting driver updates via the internet, and it seemed as though it was looking up, until as I was getting updates from support.asus.com/Download under the z87-a, most installed without a problem, but I was having intel(R) pci-e drive problems still, and tried the hotfix download like a little nooblet. Details of it :
Version 1.01.00

Description Z87-A & Z87-PLUS DTS Update Pack
Z87-A & Z87-PLUS DTS Update Pack V1.01.00 for Windows 7/8 32bit & 64bit
File Size
198,66 (MBytes) 2013.07.26 update
And now my computer goes through this restart upon restart, no beeps, just about 4 seconds running, fans turn on , drives make noise, then off. Repeat. As far as I can tell, not even the Bios is starting. anyway to restore this?
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    Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes).
    Leave single RAM stick installed, only DVD drive (no HDDs or SSD), connect the monitor to the onboard (remove the graphics card) and start the board.
    It would be good to test with the board outside the case.
    If still the same, it might be a BIOS issue and you can buy a BIOS chiip from ebay or ASUS eStore (if in US) and replace the board's one - it's on socket.
  2. alexoiu said:
    Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes).
    Leave single RAM stick installed, only DVD drive (no HDDs or SSD), connect the monitor to the onboard (remove the graphics card) and start the board.
    It would be good to test with the board outside the case.
    If still the same, it might be a BIOS issue and you can buy a BIOS chiip from ebay or ASUS eStore (if in US) and replace the board's one - it's on socket.


    aye, this worked, thanks a ton. And to be specific, it was removing the CMOS battery, and replacing it after a minute that caused the bios to move beyond this endless loop. Upon start up there appeared to be updates applied which is odd, (I was under the impression that this would completetly reset the bios, or are the bios updates not technically there?)
  3. Not sure about the question. BIOS and CMOS are different.
  4. If it happens again, list the memory kit part number and state how many modules you are using etc.
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