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post #1 of 10
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God, i feel like all im doing is annoying everyone with my millions of questions..i know im annoying myself, i hope its not mutual.

anyway, i installed asus updater.. the version for vista that came on my mobo cd

anyway, i dl'ed file from Asus, the most recent bios...listed as 1102, one file

okay so ive never done this before up to this point i assume ive done everything right..quite possibly ive done the opposite..

anyway, i run the asus updated, select update bios from file, select the file that i dl'ed

and click flash...

it gives me this error

"Fail to reserve DMI data in EEPROM"

you can choose to try again and hit flash or exit, tried flash once to see if it just bugged out, same error.

i have no idea what that error means, any help?

i guess ill have to learn how to flash from dos...anyone wanna teach me, har har <god im starting to hate computers> and i feel like such a newb, its funny, out of everyone i know, i know the most about computers...

but when i get into bios details, overclocking, voltage all that stuff im lost, yeah i know what the parts are and i can build one and install windows yadda yadda but after that im lost, lol..bios doesnt scare me to bad tho lol
post #2 of 10
Hey is no stupid questions.We all learn.Now back into your case/lol.You don't want flash the bios thru windows=can create problems.Now if you have any flash drive,thats the one you need.Before you flash the bios be sure,that the system is back to stock.Get rid of that file and download again.And extract the file into the flash drive.Before you turn off the system check that you have the file in the drive.Now turn off the system.When you boot get into bios,and go to the ez flash section and enter.And you flash the new bios in there.Is super easy and safe way to do.Hope it help.Keep me posted.Oh and check the guide for that board in here=http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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i always get worried when i go into bios <its just a deep rooted thing from when i knew literally nothing> now i understand it but it still have that subconcious fear you know?

i did hear flashing from windows was bad, so im kind of glad it didnt work...tho i am curious what the error meant.

i have no cd/dvd/usb drive at my house right now and i know using a floppy is bad also..so i chose the lesser evil imo..which i decided was windows, ill stay away from it now, i want to pick up a usb drive for a while now, time to get one lol...and some dvd's while im at it.
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Well Ive always updated via windows and never had a problem.
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update: bought a flash drive, loaded up windows, got the flash drive in, dropped what i hope is the right files onto the flash drive <lol>

and anyway..in windows the flashdrive is Drive:J

when i load ez flash, i only have options, A, B, C, D, no J but in windows i have no B drive?

so..when im booting the pc is the flash drive registering as B or is it something else?

and if it is something else, why isnt the flash drive J showing up?
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i cant understand why it wouldnt come up, it should be good to go with my mobo? thats the only other thing i can think of, if its not compatible for some reason
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Originally Posted by Amw86 View Post
update: bought a flash drive, loaded up windows, got the flash drive in, dropped what i hope is the right files onto the flash drive <lol>

and anyway..in windows the flashdrive is Drive:J

when i load ez flash, i only have options, A, B, C, D, no J but in windows i have no B drive?

so..when im booting the pc is the flash drive registering as B or is it something else?

and if it is something else, why isnt the flash drive J showing up?
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Forget about the drive letter 'J' if it is not there. Windows has a different approach for naming the drives.

I will suggest you move through all the drives shown and each time you will see the contents of the particular drive selected to the right. When you see the file name that you want to the right(in your case 1102), then you will know that the USB flash drive is that particular drive, so move to the right to select the file 1102 and proceed.
Of course i'm assuming that you have already unzipped the 1102 file before copying it to your USB flash dive. Because when you downloaded the file it's a 1102.zip and after unzipping you will have the 1102.bin file, which is the bios.

AND, if you are interested there is already a 1103 bios for that motherboard available for download at the ASUS web site.


Note: Proceed at your own risk
SUMMARY

1. You simply copy the 1102.BIN file to a USB2 Flash Drive formatted in FAT (THIS IS CRITICAL), not NTFS.

2. Boot up with the Flash Drive installed, either go into BIOS normally and navigate to the Tools tab and EZ Flash 2 or press Alt + F2 which will take you there directly.

3. Start EZ Flash 2, navigate through Drives listed and find the 1102.BIN, select the file(assuming the 1102.BIN file is the only file on the USB flash drive)

4. Press the button and let it do its thing. It will automatically exit BIOS and boot the machine.

NOTE: I strongly suggest you have a UPS providing power to your machine as an interruption during the process can cause problems you don't want to deal with.


Hope this help
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Originally Posted by Amw86 View Post
i always get worried when i go into bios <its just a deep rooted thing from when i knew literally nothing> now i understand it but it still have that subconcious fear you know?

i did hear flashing from windows was bad, so im kind of glad it didnt work...tho i am curious what the error meant.

i have no cd/dvd/usb drive at my house right now and i know using a floppy is bad also..so i chose the lesser evil imo..which i decided was windows, ill stay away from it now, i want to pick up a usb drive for a while now, time to get one lol...and some dvd's while im at it.
Using a floppy is definitely NOT bad. Also, make sure the file is unzipped. Good luck!
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It was drive B, but for some reason the files thought i loaded..werent loaded, and it was showing empty when i checked it before, and i only had 1102, so i downloaded 1103, tossed it into the usb, loaded up, checked B, and score, all done.

Thanks for the help guys.
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