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Hey all,

I tried updating my BIOS using ASUS Update and it failed so i clicked abort and i restarted and now it wont boot, no display, no HDD activity, no start up beep nothing.

ive tried removing the battery and nothing... plz help lol

my mobo is ASUS P5B-E Plus
 

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After I flashed my BIOS and restarted my computer, I got a beep message, and the screen went blank. Every time my computer starts now, it gives that beep message and isn't doing anything at all. Is there a remedy?

The BIOS, or Basic Input Output System, is also sometimes called "Flash BIOS", because even though it's stored in hardware, it can be replaced or updated via a processes often called "flashing".

When flashing your bios fails ... you're in trouble.

The BIOS is software stored in hardware, or firmware. It's the software that performs the power-on self test, the very first steps of the boot process, and provides the basic interface to much of the hardware.

Occasionally it needs to be updated. In fact updating your BIOS is frequently a solution for certain types of hardware compatibility issues.

Unfortunately you need a working BIOS to even get to the point of flashing it. Or do anything else, for that matter.

As a result, when a BIOS flash fails, the only typical remedy is to physically replace the chip on the motherboard in which the BIOS is stored with one containing a working BIOS for that motherboard. That probably means going back to the manufacturer of your computer or its motherboard.
-http://ask-leo.com/flashing_my_bios_...i_recover.html
 

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You'll have to call the company and get a BIOs chip sent to you, probably about $5-$15+shipping.

And yes. Don't flash bios in windows. Use a floppy or a CD always.
 

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Damn it im screwed, how do i get a new BIOS chip? do i just say oi gimme lolz or wud an RMA be better?
Most companys will ship you just the bios chip for a small fee. Easy installation.
 

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You should have a copy ofthe BIOS that the board was shipped with on the Driver CD. You may have to use another computer to copy the BIOS to a floppy, then us the floppy to flash the BIOS.

If you don't have a copy you can download one from the manufactuers website, and then flash.

 

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You should have a copy ofthe BIOS that the board was shipped with on the Driver CD. You may have to use another computer to copy the BIOS to a floppy, then us the floppy to flash the BIOS.

If you don't have a copy you can download one from the manufactuers website, and then flash.



how if it wont even boot lol i think i have the cd some where
 

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• CrashFree BIOS 3
* Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
Look around the manual and site for that
. Says your mobo supports it.
 

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Dude, if you have an old motherboard, boot it up onto a floppy, take out the old BIOS chip (if it's removable), insert your P5B-E's BIOS chip, flash through Winflash on the floppy, take it out and put in the old BIOS chip and throw away/whatever you want to do with the old mobo (it should still work), and try to reboot your P5B-E
 

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Look around the manual and site for that
. Says your mobo supports it.

Does it have instructions as to what to put on the flash drive and if u have to format it in any way with some special settings?

and is it possible to do the same thing with a CD?

also what files shud be put on and how?
 

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Does it have instructions as to what to put on the flash drive and if u have to format it in any way with some special settings?

and is it possible to do the same thing with a CD?

also what files shud be put on and how?

I believe you have to put the .bin on and not a .rom file.

Also it needs to be either formatted with FAT32 or FAT (can't remember), and NOT NTFS!
 

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I believe you have to put the .bin on and not a .rom file.

Also it needs to be either formatted with FAT32 or FAT (can't remember), and NOT NTFS!

I can only find the .rom version and yes my pen is NTFS
ill format it to FAT or FAT32
 
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