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i was gonna buy a x6 cpu today so i wanted to flash my bios and i used asus update to update the bios from windows and it installed the bios and then failed to verify it and now theres no bios on the system because i tried to put the old one back but it wont let me so now if i restart or even shut down i wont be able to post


what do i do?
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The only way I have ever came back from something like that is do a "blind flash". Putting a good BIOS on a disk/drive using another working computer and then try flashing non-working one, knowing every keystroke it takes to flash it without actually being able to see the screen. I have got it work a few times, but sometimes it is just bricked completely and nothing you can really do besides replace the CMOS chip itself.
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Yeah flashing from Windows is usually a bad thing to do. Find a USB drive and use it to flash the mobo's BIOS. I had to do this for a buddy's R3E who did something similar.
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Most Asus boards have a bios recovery file on the driver disk. Take a look at your motherboards manual to see how to flash your bios back.

If that doesn't work you'll need to create a bootable flashdrive wich contains the bios file and flash from there.
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Yeah flashing from Windows is usually a bad thing to do. Find a USB drive and use it to flash the mobo's BIOS. I had to do this for a buddy's R3E who did something similar.
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Most Asus boards have a bios recovery file on the driver disk. Take a look at your motherboards manual to see how to flash your bios back.

If that doesn't work you'll need to create a bootable flashdrive wich contains the bios file and flash from there.
how can i flash the bios if i need to restart thus bricking the system in the process? atm its running fine as im on it
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Thats quite bad. I dont know how to fix it (if you even can), but for the future, dont flash in Windows!
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Wait, so you haven't even tried restarting it yet? It may have did an auto recovery of the original BIOS, most UI/windows based flashing software will create a backup before flashing. Hopefully it couldn't verify and just put the old one back for you. You are going to have to restart anyway. May as well try and see what it is going to do, but be prepared with another computer and a usb drive or a floppy and know how to blind flash. I don't see any other way honestly. You are going to have to restart at some point and if the windows based flashing isn't working, you must restart and try flashing normally or blindly if you have no video. Since you are still on the computer, you can go ahead and make a bootable disk with a working BIOS, so you will be prepared for the worst. You may also want to read up on the exact steps required for flashing on your motherboard with just keystrokes and no video signal in case it comes to that.
Edited by Strat79 - 1/21/11 at 8:19am
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Originally Posted by vtech1 View Post
how can i flash the bios if i need to restart thus bricking the system in the process? atm its running fine as im on it
Going to have to restart it sooner or later.

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Most Asus boards have a bios recovery file on the driver disk. Take a look at your motherboards manual to see how to flash your bios back.

If that doesn't work you'll need to create a bootable flashdrive wich contains the bios file and flash from there.
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Wait, so you haven't even tried restarting it yet? It may have did an auto recovery of the original BIOS, most UI/windows based flashing software will create a backup before flashing. Hopefully it couldn't verify and just put the old one back for you. You are going to have to restart anyway. May as well try and see what it is going to do, but be prepared with another computer and a usb drive or a floppy and know how to blind flash. I don't see any other way honestly. You are going to have to restart at some point and if the windows based flashing isn't working, you must restart and try flashing normally or blindly if you have no video.
^ This.
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Wait, so you haven't even tried restarting it yet? It may have did an auto recovery of the original BIOS, most UI/windows based flashing software will create a backup before flashing. Hopefully it couldn't verify and just put the old one back for you. You are going to have to restart anyway. May as well try and see what it is going to do, but be prepared with another computer and a usb drive or a floppy and know how to blind flash.
blind flash? can u do that when theres absolutely no bios on the system? this is the second asus mobo that did this crap....and i never recovered from the last one so i definitely know that if i restart i wont get it to post
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Going to have to restart it sooner or later.





^ This.
lol this system had been running nonstop since 2k10


EDIT: oops sorry for double post
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