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ASUS P4P800 DELUXE...can't update BIOS!

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June 28, 2003 4:24:06 AM

I can't update the damn BIOS on this motherboard. I tried updating it through MS-DOS but get the following error.

A:\>afudos /iP4P800
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.16b2
Copyright (C)2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All


ERROR: BIOS has no flash information available

A:\>


I don't how to use EZFlash to update the BIOS. In the manual it says press <alt>+<F2> during POST. I don't what they mean during POST. During intial start-up i get the P4P800 Logo screen and if i press <alt>+<F2> there my monitor screen goes black and the monitor light turn to red from green. I don't why that happens. Anyone with any info, please help me. My BIOS version is v1005


Processor: Intel P42.4B 533Mhz processor
Memory: PC2700 DDR333 512MB single memory chip
Hard Drive: Fujitsu 20GB hard drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 9000PRO 64MB DDR video card.
Soundcard: SoundBlaster Live! Value
Motherboard: ASUS P4P800 Delux (intel 865PE)
OS: Windows XP Professional.
June 28, 2003 4:36:35 AM

heya strikernr;

The reason you are unable to flash your bios is because you are using the wrong flash utility, Asus makes a flash utility that runs from the windows desktop for win2k and winXP, go and get it and flash away.

XeeN
June 28, 2003 6:35:12 AM

Oh k.

but in the ASUS P4P800 deluxe unser manual booklet it shows 2 ways to update the BIOS. First through MS-DOS using the afudos which i tried but got errors and the 2nd is using the EZ-Flash utility which i don't how to.

What flash utility is it, i looked over the ASUS downloads page but couldn't find anything. thanks for the help.
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