|"You have an HP board & should have used the HP BIOS. "|
HP usually uses Phoenix bios versions for their HP and Compaq model mboards.
The HP bios updates have the flash utility integrated into them
Asus does NOT use Phoenix bios versions for it's retail mboard models and often uses uses Aflash for the flash utility , which is meant for Award or AMI bios updates / bios versions.
If the mboard is an OEM only model - made by Asus ONLY for HP and possibly other brand name system builders, there is no retail Asus model - then you should NEVER use a bios update for a similar retail model because it's likely you'll end up with a mboard that will not boot properly. E.g. all it takes is for the two models to have a different I/O chip, or a different revision of a main chipset chip, which are frequently different and require different bios code.
"Would there be a chance trying this? http://www.bios-mods.com/amirecover...
You could try it but it probably won't work.
The mboard probably originally had a Phoenix bios version.
When the bios is flashed with a bios update, the Boot Block portion of the bios code is usually not replaced by default. You may now have the Boot Block code for a Phoenix bios version and the rest of the bios code is for an AMI or Award bios version. The Boot Block code for a Phoenix bios version is probably different from the Boot Block code for an AMI or Award bios version,even when the mboard model is identical
There are very good reasons that you are WARNED not to flash your bios if you are not having any problems with your computer.
The flash can fail, more likely if you do it in the operating system on the hard drive rather than if you do it after booting the computer from a disk,
or - the flash chip can physically fail while flashing,
even if you DID use the right bios update, and the right flash utilty if that applies, and did the procedure correctly.
If your computer EVER worked properly with the bios version it had, it makes no sense at all to risk flashing your bios because in that case your problem is not caused by the present bios version.
Usually the only legitimate reasons to flash your bios are so that...
- it will then be able to recognize a CPU type it can't presently recognize that is listed in a CPU support list for the model
- a problem you are having, that is specifically mentioned in the release notes of a newer bios version, will be cured
When you flash the bios yourself, that's the riskiest thing you can do with a computer.
You are taking a big risk when you flash your bios - if the flash fails, and/or the flash chip physically fails while flashing (this is COMMON - these cheap flash chips can only be flashed an unpredictable small number of times), you will have a mboard that will not boot normally..
If the bios chip physically failed while flashing, it must be replaced.
If it's in a socket and removable, you can order a new bios chip already flashed with the latest bios update.
If it's soldered into the mboard only an expert with specialized equipment can replace it, and in most cases you must ship it to him and have him ship it back - that can cost more than buying a used same mboard model on the web, or even a new one.
E.g. If you're in North America, this guy does both services: