How to recovery previous BIOS?

Asus A8n-sli deluxe motherboard
April 16, 2010 at 01:49:04
Specs: Windows XP
I decide to recovery previous BIOS,but the Award
BIOS flash program does not allow for this
request, Is there any method to do?

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April 16, 2010 at 01:58:36
Probably not. When you flash the BIOS you overwrite the original. Some BIOS flash software allows you do a backup before the flash takes place. If you didn't do this then the original is lost forever.

You should have been using a flash programme provided by ASUS, not Award. An Award flash programme with be a generic application while ASUS one will be specific to your motherboard.

However, you should be able to download an older BIOS version from ASUS's Web Site. Whether the flash programme will allow you to flash the BIOS with an earlier version is another matter.

What problems are you having that makes you want to revert to the original and what problems were you having that made you think a BIOS flash was necessary.


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April 16, 2010 at 03:09:52
yes, I've downloaded the older BIOS from ASUS, and using
awdflash.exe with a bootable disk to recovery the older BIOS,
but awdflash.exe does not allow to overwrite the latest BIOS.

According to ASUS technical bulletins that it reminds to avoid
crashing file system, it should update the chipset driver to
v6.65 version prior to the BIOS(version 1016), my current
version BIOS is 1016, and the problem is that my operation
system is just re-installed, the system have to update the
chipset driver before the v1016 BIOS. it is clear that they are
not match. so why do I need to recovery the previous BIOS. to
rollback the BIOS to install the driver of chipset.

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April 16, 2010 at 04:49:52
Use the 2 floppy method:

1. create a WinME boot floppy
2. copy the Award flash utility & the old BIOS file to another floppy

- boot off the WinME boot floppy & choose "minimal boot"
- when the A:/> prompt is displayed, remove the boot floppy & insert the BIOS floppy
- type AWDFLASH & press Enter
- follow the instructions

Of course, this assumes you have a floppy drive

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