Bad BIOS Flash

June 5, 2009 at 20:08:18
Specs: Windows Vista

Ok so I downloaded the latest BIOS and the asus update utility from the website, started to flash the BIOS, everything went ok according to the ASUS Updater program, it said to restart in order to complete the update. Upon restarting I got some error stating that the BIOS boot failed. Now the computer freezes at different points on startup. Sometimes it freezes at the splash screen, sometime the windows lading screen. Iam using vista 32bit. It will even freeze up when I go into the BIOS or system settings at startup. I tried putting the cd that came with the motherboard in to flash it back to the old BIOS but it said it was outdated and could not flash back to it. Any suggestions?

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#1
June 5, 2009 at 20:19:27

"I tried putting the cd that came with the motherboard in to flash it back to the old BIOS but it said it was outdated and could not flash back to it"

Are you sure about that? You *should* be able to reflash back to the old BIOS after getting past a few "this BIOS is older than the one currently installed" messages.

BTW, this is a hardware question, not a Vista question.


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#2
June 5, 2009 at 21:03:43

they had a hardware problem as a sub cat under vista thats what i picked. Anyway I cant even get windows to load, I have to Alt F2 on the startup splash screen and from there I pick the .bin file on the cd and it says its a outdated bios and wont let me downgrade. No other option or way that I can see to do it from the EZ Flash program from ASUS that loads. The most progress i got was to load windows in safe mode, it took me to the account selection screen and i put in my pw and it froze while loading my account. I tried several times to get back to that but it freezes on the windows loading bar

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#3
June 6, 2009 at 07:46:52

Ok an update, after several tries I managed to flash the BIOS again to a previous BIOS, It took several tries because the computer would keep freezing up while flashing. Eventually it completed and restarted. Ok now my system is running extremely slow. I was running the ASUS PC Probe II to check on my temps and fan settings, it starts up saying that my Power fan and Chipset fan are running at 0 rpm which is not true they are running. Oh ya and after it finally completed and started up I got a CMOS Checksum error, I hit F1 to continue since then when I start the computer I dont get the checksum error anymore. Any Ideas?

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