I'm attempting to update my BIOS. I've downloaded the latest version, stuck it on a memory stick and am trying to access "ASUS EZ Flash 2" by pressing Alt+F2 when booting up. This works, in so much that it starts up EZ Flash 2 but then it keeps endlessly cycling through "checking for floppy, floppy not found" and "checking CD-ROM Drive" or similar, without ever getting past them and finding the USB stick.
Does anyone know a way to fix this? I've tried it in every USB port on my pc.
I have downloaded your motherboard manual. I am sorry to advise that your motherboard does not support BIOS updating through USB flash disk. But it does support floppy diskette.
Look at your motherboard CD and find the name of the ROM file. Download a newer BIOS and rename it to the one on the motherboard CD (The manual suggests the name P5LD2-SE.ROM). The name of BIOS file should not exceed 8 characters and extension, 3 characters. Then try updating your BIOS this way.
If you do not have Floppy Diskette drive, then you should use Asus update utility to update BIOS in Windows environment. I do not know if you have Windows.
In the end I tried the ASUS update tool - there was some bad mojo about it on the internetz but it seems to have worked fine for me. Probably just a few kneejerkers and dingbats who messed up using it.