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My BIOS update failed, please help me....

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May 28, 2003 2:36:51 PM

My BIOS update failed on my ASUS P4G8X Deluxe motherboard.
My computer wouldn't start after it failed to update. So I guess that my BIOS i gone... (Order a new BIOS chipset?)

Do you have any suggestion of what to do now? I have contacted ASUS, but I think I will wait a couple of years, before I will get any help from them... Is there anyone her who would help me.

I appreciate your help!

Best Regards


Kalle
Europe

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May 28, 2003 2:48:36 PM

BIOS update failure=dead mobo, either order a new BIOS chip, or claim your warranty if Asus acknowledge this problem is not user faulty and willing to give you a new one.

It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money
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May 28, 2003 4:39:54 PM

Not totally true..
My MSI KT3 Ultra2 has a feature that when update Bios failed, just download the Bios, and copy it in Floppy, press some key(I forgot) to force update, then it will be fine

Try to check on Asus' web site, to see what should you do when Bios failed to update, of course, by using another computer..
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May 28, 2003 5:47:55 PM

The Asus P4G8X has <A HREF="http://www.asus.com/products/mb/crashfreebios.htm" target="_new">Crash Free BIOS</A> and <A HREF="http://www.asus.com/products/mb/crashfreebios2.htm" target="_new">Crash Free BIOS 2</A>. You can flash to the original BIOS from your ASUS support CD according to the web site.

The P4G8X is listed as having them <A HREF="http://www.asus.com/products/mb/feature.htm" target="_new">here</A>.

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May 29, 2003 1:22:53 PM

But the problem is that the screen turns black, when I power on the computer. So basicaly nothing is happening.


Best Regards

Kalle
May 29, 2003 3:52:16 PM

Try this.

Before powering on, change the CPU multiplier settings on your board to a lower setting (actually the setting itself doesn't matter, just as long as you make some change). Then power on and the PC should boot up, albeit with an incorrect CPU speed. Shut down, change back the CPU settings, and it should be OK.

I had an identical problem with a failed BIOS update and this solved it for me.

:eek:  My PC is so wonderful it makes Svol seem less than perfect :eek: 
May 29, 2003 11:52:02 PM

Have you tried <A HREF="http://www.asus.com/products/mb/crashfreebios2.htm" target="_new">booting from the support CD</A>?

From Asus:
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With CrashFree BIOS 2, how does user do if his/her BIOS gets corrupted ?


1.AMI BIOS


1. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following message appears.


2. Place the support CD in the CD-ROM. The support CD contains the original BIOS for this motherboard.

3. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.

2. Award BIOS


1. Boot using the support CD. The support CD will automatically detect whether the BIOS is corrupted.


2. If the BIOS data or codes are corrupted, the message "The BIOS was corrupted! Do you want to recover?", appears.


3. Press "Y", to start auto-recovery procedure.

Values,
1. Without the need to pay for an optional ROM
2. An auto-recovery procedure for users easily recover the BIOS.
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