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May 21, 2010 2:14:33 AM

I need to create a bootable CD to use after I 'flash' the BIOS (pulling battery, switching pins, etc on ASUS P5K Pro MB). What BIOS files are needed other than the upgraded "P5K*.rom" file I downloaded from ASUS. Tried to upgrade from BIOS, but it got 'scrambled. If I use a DOS boot setup - how do you get the new updated BIOS in. This MB doesn't support flash USB's, unfortunately, so have to burn a CD. All info I've seen just says "use a bootable CD" with no other instructions. Sure could use a little help here, please. 2008 BIOS doesn't recognize my new OCZ 1066 2X2GB memory sticks and takes forever to finish loading Win 7. Updated BIOS is supposed to allow bootable USB sticks. I downgraded memory settings in BIOS back to 800, and sort of works if you don't mind a 15 minute boot time with multiple reboots generally. Goes into Safe Mode w/networking, no prob. Getting a little frustrated, sorry.

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May 21, 2010 2:41:25 AM
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See if they link below helps. The method has been tested, I tried to explain it best I could in my own words after having difficulty with other explanations.

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2009090907432356...
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May 21, 2010 2:51:23 AM

Most CD/DVD burning software (Nero, Roxio) have an option to create a bootable CD where you can add your ######.ROM file to the compilation before you burn it. You can then boot to the CD from the BIOS, or by changing you 1st boot device. If you do not have burning software, you can use BartPE to create a bootable CD and add your ######.ROM file before you burn the disc.
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May 21, 2010 6:41:58 PM

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May 21, 2010 6:49:11 PM

starams5 said:
See if they link below helps. The method has been tested, I tried to explain it best I could in my own words after having difficulty with other explanations.

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2009090907432356...


Thank you much... Have p5*.rom file (new BIOS) and am getting the loader to put on CD - Have access to PC with floppy, so will create it (suggested) there, check it out, then copy to CD for fixing other PC. Sure will be happy when this mess if over - however, it was a great learning experience as I've never done a Flash BIOS task. Also learned a lot about the BIOS - so "out of every bad thing - comes some good." Too bad this P5K Pro MB does not recognize USB flash sticks as a bootable option. Thanks again.
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May 21, 2010 9:15:20 PM

p5mp3guy said:
Thank you much... Have p5*.rom file (new BIOS) and am getting the loader to put on CD - Have access to PC with floppy, so will create it (suggested) there, check it out, then copy to CD for fixing other PC. Sure will be happy when this mess if over - however, it was a great learning experience as I've never done a Flash BIOS task. Also learned a lot about the BIOS - so "out of every bad thing - comes some good." Too bad this P5K Pro MB does not recognize USB flash sticks as a bootable option. Thanks again.



p5mp3guy, your welcome. I checked the P5K PRO user manual and I see you have EZ-Flash 2. If you are having problems getting EZ-Flash 2 to recognize a USB stick try this, format the USB stick (FAT or FAT32) using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. You will also need the DOS system files, see link below. You can test it without flashing to see if it works. Use the links on this page I think the links at the other site are dead.

Flashing with EZ-Flash 2
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2010050508314395...

HP USB Disk/System files
http://depositfiles.com/files/z04p3mij9

How to Create a bootable USB Memory Key
http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm
May 21, 2010 11:08:12 PM

Eureka... Upgraded BIOS, Cleared CMOS and it booted right up... Thank you so much and please keep your fingers crossed. I'm lovin' Win7. Need to upgrade my old W2K PC - Been solid as a rock for over 10 years.
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