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    Unhappy Having trouble Flashing my BIOS

    Following the advice from this thread

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=143755

    My friend tried to update my bios. My current bios is A7N8X Rev.1001.E, trying to update it to A7N8X BIOS 1007. We had to create a MS-Dos startup disk on a floppy and also put on it AWDFLASH.exe and AN8B1007.Bin ( the unzipped fiel for the A7N8X 1007 BIOS). Set primary boot device as A: and popped in the floppy. My computer then loaded into Dos and while in dos we typed in AWDFLASH.EXE which brought up this screen

    ( this is not a pic of my computer by the way it is from another site so mock it all you want )

    That screen ask for the file name which we entered (AN8B1007.BIN) then it asked if we wanted to save, we choose yes. It asked for a name my friend choose CHO. Then after it asked if we wanted to program. First time we said No and my machine rebooted...but the BIOS was still the old 1001.E. We tried again this time not saving but saying yes to programming...5-7 mins later...nothing had happened...we think my compture froze. We tried again this time saving and programming samething.

    My friend is now trying an newer version of my curren BIOS but older then 1007.

    I've been having no luck with this...neither my current hard drive or my new one will boot up into windows and both have Windowns XP on them. Both hard drives work on my friends computer though.

    any advice or commentary?


    *edit* if it matters my old WD 200 was running FAT32 and the new one WD1200JB is NTFS.

    apparently it is working now....soooo who knows...

    BIOS has updated to the 1007, but the 1200JB hard drive still not boot into Windows (Disk Boot failure) and takes an EXTREMELY long time on the first start up screen and also on the second start up screen.

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    always set the bios to fail safe defaults before flashing and after flashing use the clear CMOS jumper to clear any settings, then set up the new bios the way you want.

    i assume you used the correct bios for your version of motherboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    always set the bios to fail safe defaults before flashing and after flashing use the clear CMOS jumper to clear any settings, then set up the new bios the way you want.

    i assume you used the correct bios for your version of motherboard.
    We are using the correct bios, but didn't clear the CMOS hopefully that will do it

    Thanks for the help Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    always set the bios to fail safe defaults before flashing and after flashing use the clear CMOS jumper to clear any settings, then set up the new bios the way you want.

    i assume you used the correct bios for your version of motherboard.


    Don't flash when your O/C and let the computer Boot before you shut down to Clear the CMOS - I Know I killed a Bios chip not letting the computer boot

    What a pain that was

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    I can imagine...


    Well I don't O/C so that is not a worry for me

    By letting it boot do you mean after we have flashed the BIOS let it boot until it ask the boot disc, then shut it down before we proceed to clear the CMOS ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by *cho*
    I can imagine...


    Well I don't O/C so that is not a worry for me

    By letting it boot do you mean after we have flashed the BIOS let it boot until it ask the boot disc, then shut it down before we proceed to clear the CMOS ?
    It will ask to shut down - then let it Boot up


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    Is the board a A7n8x-x board ? The new bios is 1009 - If that is the Board

    Here is a Link at Asus that might help

    http://www.asus.com/support/english/.../awdflash.aspx


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