I have a fully operational ASUS P5LD2 Ver 1.0 board with the 1st model Pentium D 805 processor that works fine. I picked up a Pentium D 950 but need to up date the bios prior to install.
So far I've downloaded and unzipped AFUDOS V2.32,
AMI BIOS update tool and P5LD2 BIOS 1903. I copied these to formatted fat32 usb thumb drive, then
reset the system and pressed F8, selected USB thumb drive option. From there the screen goes black and nothing else happends.
I even watched the ASUS instructional youtube video...
I have seen some posts and watched a video on EZ-Flash but in the video it showed a tools option in cmos, and i'm not seeing that in my cmos?
Oh and I contacted ASUS tech support as well, no response yet...
Sounds like you have used a USB port that is not "powered" on at boot. Move it to a rear USB port that is powered and try again. Usually two ports default to power on unless its optioned in the bios. ** As some bios have options that require you enable the "USB power at boot" option**.
as your changing the bios and there a lot of the for that mb. check to see what one your at now and the one you downloaded. if you have the first one or near that your going to have to load each and every bios one at a time. most bios look for just the last one to be a vaild flash file. also make sure the flash file is unzipped and named right and is on the root dir of the usb stick.
Here's where I'm at so far: When I hit F8 after post I get like 4 options.
Option 1 is boot from floppy.. I don't have a floppy.
Option 2 is boot from sata Maxtor HDD
Option 3 is boot from ide WD HDD
Option 4 is boot from cd.
option 5 is boot from usb drive MMC (MMC is the brand of stick I have) so power should be ok. Stick is pretty old as it's only 512mb.
I tried cd but it's not bootable so that wont work.
I then made a bootable cd with MS dos 6.22 and thats the closest so far, It gets to to the A: promt. then I go to D: promt and load my cd with new bios BIOS 1903.iso and bios loader AFUDOS V2.32.exe but i don't remember the dos commands.
I tried (cd bios_1903) looks like d:>[bios_1903] but from here tried install and install *.* with no luck.
Raiddin, you might be on to something. I got an email back from tech support.
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
My name is Jany and it's my pleasure to help you with your problem.
Suggest you use EZ Flash utility to update BIOS for a try.
Format the USB flash disk as a bootable disk.
Store the BIOS file to it.
When POSTing, press Alt+F2 and enter EZ Flash menu to update the BIOS.
pressing ALT+F2 brings up EZ flash which then scans for bios files on floppy and optical drives. when I unzipped and saved the bios file I named it P5LD2_BIOS which might exceed the amount of allowed characters because it finds it then give some error & I think I read a post that it has to be 8 characters or less. I'll rename it P5LD2.rom and try again. I'm getting down to my last ditch effort, hooking up a floppy drive...