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post #1 of 10
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It errors out every time i try.I have tried it through windows and through bios ez flash with a USB stick.No luck
Any suggestions.I have tried the 1611 and 1613.
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Here is the best way to flash ASUS boards using a bootable USB through DOS. This is how I always flash my ASUS board (this is the 3rd time tonight I have posted this):


Please make sure you have the correct bios and always CLR CMOS and restore default settings before flashing...

to make it easy, rename the bios file to "new.rom"

Then flash from dos with this command:

afudos /inew.rom /pbnc /n
(be aware there are spaces... I will denote them with _)
afudos_/inew.rom_/pbnc_/n


Here is a tutorial I put together (altered for your needs):

Start off by making the USB bootable.

*Creating a Bootabe USB*
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1. Make a USB bootable drive using this creator:
USB Boot drive (HPUSBFW)

2. Then download the boot files and extract them to a folder of your choice

3. Run the HPUSBFW program.



Select the correct USB device from the drop-down menu, set file system to FAT32 and check Create a DOS startup disk.

4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder of your choice) and press start to begin formating it.

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*Note* It is highly recommended that you first go into bios to load default bios options. Then set the ram voltage to manufacturer specs (You dont want an unstable system when flashing bios).

Using AFUDOS:

1. Download the new bios and rename it to new.rom and save it to the USB drive

2. Download and save the AFUDOS flash utility to the USB.

3. Insert the USB drive into the USB port and select the USB drive to boot from.

4. At the C: type afudos /inew.rom /pbnc /n

5. The bios will then begin flashing. Dont do anything until the bios is finished flashing and you are instructed to reboot.

6. Finally, shut down and CLR CMOS.

**Also note that this version of AFUDOS is the engineer's version, and can flash any bios. So you can use it to force flash even a wrong bios**
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post #3 of 10
Which error do you get? My P5Q-Pro has bios 1501 and was very easy to flash with Ezflash, just make sure the thumbdrive is FAT32 formatted.
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post #4 of 10
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No luck.It just will not flash.
I know I Have the right file or files I have tried them all but it refuses to flash.
Sledge hammer anyone?
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The Ezflash menu recognizes the .rom on the usb drive? Any way you can get some pics of what you see?
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post #6 of 10
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This is the error I get. Bios data does not match the file content.
It sees the rom on the usb driveI have also tried putting the rom file on the hdd cd and still no luck
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Originally Posted by Shawn156 View Post
This is the error I get. Bios data does not match the file content.
It sees the rom on the usb driveI have also tried putting the rom file on the hdd cd and still no luck
Well there must be something wrong. Have you tried to flash an older version first?
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so when you enter ez flash in bios the .rom file is seen on the usb stick?
    
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post #9 of 10
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Yeah it is seen and starts to update it just errors out with the error I mentioned above.I can't go to an older bios since it already has I think 1401 on it.I tried 1501 1611 and 1613
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post #10 of 10
One thing you might want to try just to see if it works is swapping your bios chips on the motherboard. I had an issue with flashing to a modded bios and it bricked my bios to the point where I could not even boot. I powered off the computer then removed the power cable and pressed the power button a few times to discharge the board. Then I pulled both bios chips and swapped them and was able to boot into the bios successfully to run ez flash.
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