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post #891 of 1418
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Any special steps to update the LAN driver? I have limited experience with drivers and bios. When I attempt to launch the autorun.exe via winzip I get the message ".ini file not found" or some such nonsense.

You have to extract the files first. wink.gif Then run autorun.

I uninstall mine first using CCleaner (then do a disk and registry clean).
post #892 of 1418
Ah thanks, I have run zipped files directly from winzip before and assumed I could do the same thing here as well. Now to see how the new driver performs. Thanks again!
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You might wanna use winrar instead to open zips, it works much better to run install packages like that directly from the zip.
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Hmmm, I may be imagining the gain but before updating the LAN driver I never exceeded 1.5 MB/s downloading from Steam. Now I am downloading JC2 at 2.2 MB/s. Very nice indeed.
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Since I upgraded to the BenQ XL2420TX monitor, I only see the post screen of my computer randomly (sometimes it shows up, sometimes it doesn't). But everything is booting up properly up to Windows, I just can't see the post screen. I have it shown in the settings and I even tried forcing it to show for 10 secs and the screen doesn't show it still. It seems that the screen only detects the input signal when Windows starts loading. What's wrong?

I just bought one of these. I think it's because it is cycling through its potential inputs (hdmi, dvi, analog whatever) and takes longer than other monitors to suss the signal. (Or maybe we're just the unlucky ones...)
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Since I upgraded to the BenQ XL2420TX monitor, I only see the post screen of my computer randomly (sometimes it shows up, sometimes it doesn't). But everything is booting up properly up to Windows, I just can't see the post screen. I have it shown in the settings and I even tried forcing it to show for 10 secs and the screen doesn't show it still. It seems that the screen only detects the input signal when Windows starts loading. What's wrong?

I've got the older model and I see this when I boot using iGPU.. not sure if you're doing that. If I'm just using dGPU no problems.
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Hey guys,

I'm having a serious problem here. I just updated my P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Bios from 0301 to 3304 and now the bios is looping.

The ASUS splash screen lights up, then it goes to to the HD section then the bios resets and repeats.

I flashed using EZ flash utility 2. It updated once then restarted and updated a second time. After that the looping ensued. I tried clearing the CMOS using the switch in the back (5 seconds) but no changes.

I've also tried swapping between the SATA controllers but with no luck. I'm using a single HDD & DVD plugged into the top 2 blue SATA ports. Labeled SATA6GE1 & E2 respectively. My HD is also not appearing when you examine the SATA controllers in the bios.

I have no clue what is going on. My computer was working fine right before this bios update.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd try re-flashing it, think you can do it without booting into windows, when you start up there's an option to load a flasher (either there or somewhere in the Bios-Advanced).
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I'd try re-flashing it, think you can do it without booting into windows, when you start up there's an option to load a flasher (either there or somewhere in the Bios-Advanced).

SUCCESS.

I had reflashed 2-3 times using the EZ UTILITY built into the bios. This time I had to create a USB boot drive and then used the BUPDATER utility from ASUS. I booted into the USB drive and flashed it that way.

After flashing from that utility it now boots!

Hooray smile.gif
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Okay, after updating the Intel Gigabit Ethernet driver to the most current version I still get random disconnects. When I stay connected my download speeds are flying. The disconnects only occur, at least as far as I know, on this machine. I also have 2 Mac's, another Windows PC, iPods, iPhones and iPad and they have never yet disconnected in the same manner when in use.
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