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PLEASE HELP! Bad BIOS Update, can't restore backup.

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February 16, 2012 10:19:58 AM

Alright so I have an Asus P8Z69-V PRO Motherboard. Long story short... I've really messed up. I was having problems with some SSD and I tried to update the BIOS thinking it might help. Using the Flash Utility 2 I backed up the BIOS before, and of course, when I updated the BIOS it crashed the computer. I reset the CMOS and tried to restore the backed up BIOS but it says "Image Outdated". So I put in the MOBO cd and tried to install the .ROM file in the same Flash Utility, but again it says "Image Outdated". I reallllllly hope I didn't mess something up here. I built the computer myself, but I'm not THAT computer savvy, so I know I probably shouldn't have even tried to update the BIOS. Any ideas?? Help is greatly appreciated!

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February 16, 2012 10:42:14 AM

Ok man first ima say "If its working don't try to fix it because it can unfix it" now if you are refering to your Windows Experience dropping on the Disk part, even tho you have a SSD. Its gonna drop eventually. Now iDK what other issues you were having with it. But you should have just went into the bios and worked from there. Updating a bios may not fix everything. Now ill let next person help you
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February 16, 2012 11:12:11 AM

Rockdpm said:
Ok man first ima say "If its working don't try to fix it because it can unfix it" now if you are refering to your Windows Experience dropping on the Disk part, even tho you have a SSD. Its gonna drop eventually. Now iDK what other issues you were having with it. But you should have just went into the bios and worked from there. Updating a bios may not fix everything. Now ill let next person help you


I know, but it was broken, thats why I was trying to fix it. Someone mentioned that I should try to update the BIOS, so I did. And now I'm really screwed. I was only trying some options that people had recommended.
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February 16, 2012 11:18:23 AM

How did you reset your CMOS? Through the utility, mobo jumper, or by plucking out the batt? The latter two *should* reset your BIOS to factory settings.
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February 16, 2012 11:29:34 AM

fongmh said:
How did you reset your CMOS? Through the utility, mobo jumper, or by plucking out the batt? The latter two *should* reset your BIOS to factory settings.


I used the MOBO jumper. I actually have to use the jumper every single time or else it just reboot cycles endlessly. Should I try taking out the MOBO battery? If so, does it matter how long I leave it out or are there any other effects of that?
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February 16, 2012 11:39:57 AM

Well I am not sure if this is correct, but idk even know if your supposed to remove the battery while its on, i would think you'd take it out while its off. But in your case, try everything.
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February 16, 2012 2:22:50 PM

First thing -- DO NOT remove battery while computer is on. First, it just sounds bad, and secondly, who knows wtf will arc while you're down there.

OK, I don't know if this will work but try this: usually, there are 3 configs for the jumper: 1) normal, 2) config, 3) recovery. I did this recently (this evening), and what I did was first pull out the jumper altogether sending it into recovery mode, which I presumed put everything back to factory. Then I rebooted into config mode.

However, if your BIOS is screwed, then it may be more problematic. I haven't done this before, but I did a quick search for downgrading ASUS' BIOS and it turns out that your problem is not unique.

If you google "downgrade ASUS BIOS", you'll turn up a number of suggestions that you use a tool called AFUDOS to revert back to your backed up BIOS. I think this is probably the more promising solution.
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February 16, 2012 2:54:12 PM

I'm not to savvy about these kinds of things to be honest. I know if you leave the battery out for a few minutes it will reset your settings but I'd recommend contacting ASUS directly, by phone if possible. You could also try a professional computer repair shop, hope it works out :/ 
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July 1, 2012 10:17:44 PM

I hosed my P5B using ASUS Update trying to update the BIOS from Windows.
You can use SPIPGM2.exe to load new BIOS through SPI connector.
I made a youtube video of how to fix with download links:
http://youtu.be/LaA9kIuloa4
Report back if successful.
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