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Problems booting PC after changing BIOS loading screen

post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone. I am new here and I'm not really into overclocking myself yet I think you guys know a lot about things concerning my problem.
I bought a new PC recently and was fiddling around with my motherboard (Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3) drivers DVD and came up to this utility (Asus MyLogo2) that changes BIOS loading screen. So I thought "That's cool! Gonna do that" and changed it. It worked and now I get a silly trollface picture (I know, I know...) when I load the PC. But the problem is, my Windows won't load up normally and I can only boot OS by pressing F1 and selecting "Load Windows normally". I'm afraid that it might have damaged my mobo or might damage it if the problem persists. I ran into a similar problem by someone else in another forum (here is the thread) and it seems like the only solution is potentially dangerous. I've never updated BIOS before or flashed it as they say and don't want to do it without asking for help first.
So, help! What do I need to know before doing that? Is it safe to use Asus Suite II utility that came with mobo drivers DVD and update BIOS from Windows? Or would removing the battery for five plus minutes would help (that would be easier I presume)?

My other PC parts if that is important in identifying the problem and finding a way to fix it, are as follows:
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3
PCU: Intel i5 2500 3.3G
RAM: Kingston KVR1333 DDR3 4GB
GPU: GTX560 Ti GDDR5
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ

BIOS version is 0504
I am using a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS
Edited by squick - 10/3/11 at 1:11pm
post #2 of 8
removing the battery resets the CMOS, could try that, not sure if it would work.

In regards to the AI Suite II, ive done 3 BIOS updates from that utility, and have had no problems with it so far. Its really easy, download the BIOS file from the ASUS website, then search for the ROM file using the AI Suite II and update. It prolby wont help you, unless they made an update to fix you specific problem. it keeps all saved profiles intact.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Do you perhaps know where the picture is stored? If the picture comes within the *.rom file of downloaded BIOS version I would have faith that updating to a newer version (the newest one from Asus website for my motherboard is 0801) would change the picture to whatever the picture is in that 0801 version.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by squick View Post
Do you perhaps know where the picture is stored?
Are you refering to your picture that you used to change the bootscreen? the trollface? I dont know where you stored this. Since it was used to change the settings in the BIOS it was probly saved by AI Suite into a library or ROM file that is then read by the BIOS, and since its the BIOS its probly acctualy saved on some internal memory inside the Motherboard's BIOS chip, Unaccessible.

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Originally Posted by squick View Post
If the picture comes within the *.rom file of downloaded BIOS version I would have faith that updating to a newer version (the newest one from Asus website for my motherboard is 0801) would change the picture to whatever the picture is in that 0801 version.
I dont understand what THE picture is that you are refering to, If you update the BIOS using AISuite you will probly get the stock ASUS boot image, this might fix your problem.

I would try reseting the CMOS since this is ment to clear all custom BIOS settings in case of a bad overclock. Take it out for 30 mins and let it reset, be careful if you are trying to get it out while the computer is standing up, ive dropped my battery into my PSU before, oh god what a nightmare.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I meant that when I set my new PC up a few days ago the BIOS picture was a standard Asus brand picture. I wonder if you mess with changing to custom picture (like the stupid trollface picture I used) does that picture stay there forever until you decide to change it with AI Suite to some other picture, or will the picture be changed back to a standard Asus brand picture after you update BIOS. Guess I'll just have to try to see what happens. Just afraid I might screw something up.
post #6 of 8
the safest thing you can do is take the battery out and reset the CMOS, thinking more about it im confident that this will fix the problem.

If it dosent, follow the steps in my first post to flash the BIOS using the AISuite.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Am I correct to think you can use a USB flash to update BIOS too, not only with a good old floppy disk? I'd like to play it safe and have two options: i) Asus utility from Windows, ii) USB flash from EZ Mode.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I was correct so it seems. Did a bit of googling and found a way to make a bootable USB flash.
Flashed the BIOS biting my fingernails but it seemed to have solved the problem. I have the normal Asus loading screen and the most recent BIOS version, woo-hoo!
Thanks for the help.
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