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Man, this really sucks....................<br><br>
I thought I had the chipset drivers all updated, so I used the Asus easy update and updated the BIOS (from 1002 to 1016), and now my comp won't boot all the way.<br><br>
I can get into setup. Is there any way to revert back to old BIOS, using setup?<br><br>
Help!!!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br><br><br>
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No there is no way to reflash the BIOS from the BIOS setup menu. However if you download the BIOS file such as a previous version or the new one again and flash it from DOS using a floppy that contains the BIOS you wish to flash with and the flashing program. Such instructions can be found at the Asus website here : <a href="http://www.asus.com/index.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.asus.com/index.aspx</a>
 

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Thanks, but I can't find any directions on installing from a floppy. I called Asus and they said I need a new chip, so I'm gonna order one if they call me back.<br><br>
This stuff is all way too confusing and frustrating.<br><br><br>
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You don't need a new chip at all, if you have a floppy you could try to reflash it to an older version.
 

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Yes that is another solution. Getting a new BIOS chip will solve your problems however you can flash VIA a floppy . Go to your motherboards download section on that sight and look to the Directions for flashing your BIOS.
 

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Well, I ordered a new chip from Asus. It will be here tomorrow. I wish I felt more confident that it will work.<br />
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I would try the floppy update, but I now have no way to create a floppy. I have a floppy drive on my main comp (the one that's down), but I don't have a floppy drive on my notebook (which I'm now using)..........<br />
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Well, I installed the brand new BIOS chip and it still won't boot all the way, it gets about halfway, then re-sets and just loops continually. It's doing exactly the same as before the new BIOS chip. This totally sucks....<br />
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*giggle* Sorry, but did you try reinstalling Windows?
 

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Sorry, I'm kinda afraid to do anything as I don't want to lose all my data. If I boot from the Windows CD (assuming I can), would it be OK to re-install Windows?<br />
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This might be a silly question, but did you clear the cmos? That is move the jumper over to the clear postition and remove the battery, then put it back and put the jumper back?<br />
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I flashed my DFI board to the latest bios and it would not boot until I cleared the cmos. Just an idea to try.
 

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Many thanks. Will try that and post.<br />
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gracias............<br />
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EDIT: that did not help. It does act a little different, but still will not boot<br />
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Asus can be a little flaky when clearing the BIOS><br />
Try ...<br />
Remove power cable<br />
Remove battery<br />
Toggle PS's on/off several times<br />
Set jumper to clear, wait 10 seconds swap jumper back <br />
replace battery, install cable turn on PS, reboot.<br />
It that didn't work try waiting 10-30 minutes, on a rare occasion I've personally seen it take an overnight wait <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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It keeps booting to some screen that talks about RAID, and then it pauses. I don't have RAID. I have a sneaky feeling something happened when I tried to upgrade the chipset drivers............<br><br><br>
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