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Can't update Asus Bios

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I have a p4p800-vm in another rig that desperately needs a bios update. I am using a cd to do it.

I type in

afudos /iP4P800-VM-1017.003

and it says "Starting, blah blah don't turn off system"

and than it says "Rom file not compatible with this bios"

Even though i KNOW that this is my motherboard, and that is the right file. What's going on here...
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post #2 of 14
Tried a floppy or memory stick yet?
Try a flash from bios menu (if available).
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post #3 of 14
Does it have an easyflash utility alt+f2 (I believe) to flash it from the bios using a usb stick? that's the easiest.

or use a usb stick, boot to dos, run the flash utility.
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Any emphasis on how to do it from a usb stick? I have no idea...
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post #5 of 14
i've always heard to use a floppy. My asus wont update either using the update utility and i was just gonna grab a floppy from a buddy, download the bios to it, update it and return the floppy.
post #6 of 14
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No one uses or has a floppy anymore.

Should I just use the Asus Update utility in Windows?
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post #7 of 14
that's what i'm talking about... mine wouldn't work
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
No one uses or has a floppy anymore.

Should I just use the Asus Update utility in Windows?
Sounds like the next best solution, but be weary, go to the motherboard website and read up in the manual how the bios flash works before you attempt it.
I've never flashed from Windows, so I'm not to sharp on it.
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post #9 of 14
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I read it and it says that the only requirements are to clear cmos before it does it and after. Everything in between is done by the program...

I guess I'll try it.
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post #10 of 14
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Now this is REALLY weird...

The motherboard clearly says "P4P800-VM" on it, but asus update too and a CD in DOS tell me that the bios is not correct for my motherboard. ???
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