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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
if you cant find a bootable iso, then go grab a bootable flash drive to put bios on, then restart and set it as 1st boot drive and flash it....

Ive flashed many motherboards from windows without an error, but never flashed a vid card...

Motherboard needs a BIOS to boot and detect drives. If there's no BIOS, then motherboard won't boot.
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post #12 of 23
Oh man that position must suck so much right now! i feel for you man! free bump for someone to find a solution!
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thanks mate im looking at this site http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=886047 i think this might work but still i should wait for more people to reply.
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The motherboard has multiple bios'es (is that right? lol ) as far as I remeber so if one fails it would load the other?
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post #15 of 23
just restart. then if nothing comes up turn it off then on and off again real quick. Most asus mobos now days have the anti- bad flash backup bios onboard. It has a name but i dont know what it is. Also, i have flashed in win about 25 times when i was testing bios versions there is nothing wrong with doing it that way.
    
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post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Motherboard needs a BIOS to boot and detect drives. If there's no BIOS, then motherboard won't boot.
I was thinking since the OP was that "flashed bios because bad 3dmark score" I naturally assumed it was a vid card that was flashed, not motherboard......

My bad....

eitherway, Id still find a bootable iso or fash drive to bios on before just restarting and seeing what hppens.....

I am actually assuming that since the "bios update failed" warning came up that its not even going to affect it IMO... when it freezes during the process and your only option is to power down... then that would be bad. Generally the final results are applied at the end and set to falsh at reboot, its not really "flashing from windows" its setting a memory on the board to flash itself upon reboot.

But Im not a bios writer or programmer so I may be wrong..... But everytime Ive done it the end is it asking you to save settings and restart, then it boots and you see "bios updating" it restarts itself and you see the results
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post #17 of 23
get a usb flash....download the latest bios version....save it onto the usb flash(just in case)......then reboot......had the same problem......restarted......said something about pressing something to recover bios....went into ez flash, reinstalled the bios......all is well
    
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post #18 of 23
If I had this problem, I would call ASUS immediately and talk to tech support. There might be a way to force flash the bios from within windows like you can from dos. Here is their contact info:

510-739-3777 Ext. 5105
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post #19 of 23
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I'm having trouble with my video card because of its low 3dmark06 score, so i tried to update the bios, then the asus bios update stopped working so it said if either id like to debug or close the program, i chose to close the program. now im trying to flash once again but it says unable to detect asus bios! what should i do? thanks in advanced!
Have you tried to recovering the BIOS from the support DVD?

Command, User Guide, chapter 4 (BIOS Setup), 4.1.5 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 Utility, you can also read about how to recover from USB flash disk in the same chapter.

If you do it from support DVD, you go back to original if you choose USB flash disk you can probably go with the latest.

Never ever use ASUS Update Utility, I have used ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility from inside the BIOS and it has never failed me.

I feel for you

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post #20 of 23
Has to be a way to force a flash, even with a windows utility.

Never flash when overclocked.
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