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    Bios Update gone wrong...

    I was updating my Asus P5QL-E mb's bios within windows, but now it seems that it's gone bad. I followed all the steps within windows and after rebooting, it's not initiating a boot process. The fans are all reved up, the hd is busy, the rom's are running, and now display. I have tried removing the battery but to no avail. A brief search now points me to the fact that updating it through windows was the mistake. But what can I do now? Contact asus or just get a bios from 3rd party seller. If so, then anyone have any recommendations.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    stick the motherboard cd in the drive when you reboot, it should detect the bad flash and load the bios from cd

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    The board uses asus's CrashFree BIOS 3 yeah? check your manual for info, but I just read you just insert the original driver CD during boot and it should try to restore original bios? worth a try anyway... otherwise some ebay seller has a load of bios chips up for every board i've searched in the last month.

    edit: damn my slow google skilzorz, i fail

    edit 2: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BIOS-DIP-8-Chi...3A1|240%3A1318

    handy with a solder iron?

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    shouldn't need a soldering iron, just a chip puller.

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    Thanks for the quick replies...

    I have tried to use the recovery cd, but it doesn't work. The bios cannot go to the stage to read the cd as far as I can understand...

    I also found this bios shop .. they are based in Netherland and the only other one is in USA.. (damn... I can see a market opening) There are a few more when googled, but I don't feel confident enough to buy from them.
    Hopefully the bios will be easily replaceable, I don't want to use an iron(neither do I have one) on my precious little mother board.

    Any hope of getting it from Asus themself? I have dropped them an email. Otherwise I might as well just order it from the Ebay shop.

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    boot with 1 stick of ram, and make sure you reset the bios as well, sometimes removing the battery isnt enough.

    take out any extra cards like sound etc and see what happens.

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    boot with 1 stick of ram, and make sure you reset the bios as well, sometimes removing the battery isnt enough.

    take out any extra cards like sound etc and see what happens.
    The only card I have is Gfx, which I definitey need. Won't work with a single stick of ram either.

    Chip puller?? Do I have to get one of these as well ... How risky is it to use a paper clip.. the bios chip is dead anyways, so I only need to take care of the board itself.

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    paper clip, small screwdriver etc, depending on where you buy from you can send the old chip as part of the price and get it flashed as well, then you have a spare just incase.

    its not fried, it just needs a reflash on a special bit of kit

    also remove all drives except the cd drive just incase it will pick up the cd

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    Re: Bios Update gone wrong...

    Just be carefull if you do pull the chip with a screwdriver etc, depending on the type you could bend the pins if it comes out wonky. A chip puller lets you pull the chip from 2 sides which means it should come out square to the holder avoiding the bent pin thing.
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