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Bios update for M5a99x evo problems

Am updating my bios so I can put a new cpu on. It's saying I need the asus disk to finish the update I do not have it. Is there anyway I can work around this any help would be great ty .
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    Where are u doing the update? I recommend you put the bios update file on a flash drive then put it in ez flash usb slot under the Ethernet port then go to the bios and use the ez flash utility its the safest way to flash the bios.
  2. I've upgraded the bios to that particular motherboard quite a few times. I'm not sure why you would need a disk to continue unless you are referring to the bios asking for a boot device due to the bios settings being changed on reboot. I am currently using that motherboard right now I started around bios version 0901 and am currently using bios revision 1604 and have never needed the disk that came with the motherboard to update my bios.
  3. I have the same mobo and it never asked me for the disc when i updated the bios. u may need one of the utilities off the disc u can get them for free from the asus website.
  4. Dunlop0078 said:
    Where are u doing the update? I recommend you put the bios update file on a flash drive then put it in ez flash usb slot under the Ethernet port then go to the bios and use the ez flash utility its the safest way to flash the bios.


    Dunlop0078 said:
    I have the same mobo and it never asked me for the disc when i updated the bios. u may need one of the utilities off the disc u can get them for free from the asus website.
  5. Dunlop0078 said:
    I have the same mobo and it never asked me for the disc when i updated the bios. u may need one of the utilities off the disc u can get them for free from the asus website.


    Can u give me a link for that?
  6. Asus support site downloads -> http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO/HelpDesk_Download/

    This is for the original M5A99X_EVO if you have the R2 version then you should use this link ->
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO_R20/HelpDesk_Download/
  7. caqde said:
    Asus support site downloads -> http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO/HelpDesk_Download/

    This is for the original M5A99X_EVO if you have the R2 version then you should use this link ->
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99X_EVO_R20/HelpDesk_Download/


    Ty I been there but don't know the one I need am a noob at this:(
  8. The easiest way to update would be to download the latest BIOS and then the ASUS update utility (sometimes says EZ update). Install the Asus update utility and extract the BIOS to a known location using the ASUS update utility you can have it update your BIOS in windows using the select file option just remember to not have anything else running and wait patiently until it is done then reset your computer.
  9. caqde said:
    The easiest way to update would be to download the latest BIOS and then the ASUS update utility (sometimes says EZ update). Install the Asus update utility and extract the BIOS to a known location using the ASUS update utility you can have it update your BIOS in windows using the select file option just remember to not have anything else running and wait patiently until it is done then reset your computer.



    Ok Ty, will try that in the morning and post to let u know if it work.
  10. Erik Anderson said:
    caqde said:
    The easiest way to update would be to download the latest BIOS and then the ASUS update utility (sometimes says EZ update). Install the Asus update utility and extract the BIOS to a known location using the ASUS update utility you can have it update your BIOS in windows using the select file option just remember to not have anything else running and wait patiently until it is done then reset your computer.



    Ok Ty, will try that in the morning and post to let u know if it work.



    That may be the easiest way but its not the safest.
  11. Dunlop0078 said:
    Erik Anderson said:
    caqde said:
    The easiest way to update would be to download the latest BIOS and then the ASUS update utility (sometimes says EZ update). Install the Asus update utility and extract the BIOS to a known location using the ASUS update utility you can have it update your BIOS in windows using the select file option just remember to not have anything else running and wait patiently until it is done then reset your computer.



    Ok Ty, will try that in the morning and post to let u know if it work.



    That may be the easiest way but its not the safest.


    I've used it countless times and it hasn't botched any of my systems. Seems to work just fine. I'd be more afraid of an amateur trying to follow instructions on using DOS to do this than just using automated GUI. The only issue with the Windows way is if the power goes out while patching (well the DOS method has the same issue), the System is infected (only real difference), or something is wrong with the hardware (Well not that this would change much if it was done in DOS anyways). Besides if an error message comes up during the GUI version it gives you a chance download a new BIOS and retry flashing the bios which you wouldn't be able to do in DOS command line.
  12. Dunlop0078 said:
    Erik Anderson said:
    caqde said:
    The easiest way to update would be to download the latest BIOS and then the ASUS update utility (sometimes says EZ update). Install the Asus update utility and extract the BIOS to a known location using the ASUS update utility you can have it update your BIOS in windows using the select file option just remember to not have anything else running and wait patiently until it is done then reset your computer.



    Ok Ty, will try that in the morning and post to let u know if it work.



    That may be the easiest way but its not the safest.


    We got it fixed, had something to do with backing it up and the new cpu is up and running! Ty guys for taking time to answer my questions, great guys and gals on this fourm;)
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