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    Updating BIOS - Asus A8N SLI Premium

    Hiya chaps

    Im trying to install the Asus Update utility (V7.04.01) in order to flash my BIOS, and on doing so I get an error box titled 'ASUS BIOSINFO.DLL' which says 'Nt service registry error! Please reboot NT asnd run again'. Then I get thrown back to the desktop with a 'could not find an Asus motherboard'.

    Any ideas or sugestions please? This is XP Pro by the way.
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    You're not trying to update the BIOS through Windows are you!?? Eeesh.....

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    You got a better idea? This PC is sans floppy drive!
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    LOL. The likes of Asus, Abit etc, all say that winflash is fine, but I've never seen a BIOS flash from Windows work properly.

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    I did flash my BIOS in windows XP fine, odd enough it worked on my Premium but not my Deluxe. Got the same error as Deadlight. I could find a floppy drive but I don't want to spend money on a floppy disk...

    btw It worked on my XP64...while not on my XP32...
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    just put the bios file onto a floppy, restart, peas alt + F2 to get into ezflash and then follow the instuctions, took me less than a minute on my asus a8n sli se

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    LOL. The likes of Asus, Abit etc, all say that winflash is fine, but I've never seen a BIOS flash from Windows work properly.
    And to even things up a little, ive not seen one go wrong where the software flashing itself was to blame
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    Quote Originally Posted by user1453
    just put the bios file onto a floppy, restart, peas alt + F2 to get into ezflash and then follow the instuctions, took me less than a minute on my asus a8n sli se
    I wish people make a BIOS CD for Asus, like what they've done to DFI NF4 boards...
    Some of us stopped using floppy drives for a hell long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    LOL. The likes of Asus, Abit etc, all say that winflash is fine, but I've never seen a BIOS flash from Windows work properly.
    Umm, my Abit NF7-S worked flashed fine under windows...

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    Done a couple of A8N SLI Deluxes from windows with no problems - but I have to say I was not as comfortable as doing so from a floppy.
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    Thanks chaps - to reiterate though; this nsystem has NO floppy drive. I don't use one, didn't install one. OK - what are my options?
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    Aha - found the answer. There's a conflict with some Creative/Logitech drivers (I have an X-fi). See http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php...c=14241&st=20/ Works fine after changing the registry!
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    Glad you found the solution. Seems those cards do create a few conflicts.

    I'm also in the sucessful windows xp BIOS flash camp, and thats for a budget board! (Even if parent company is Asustek)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadlight
    Aha - found the answer. There's a conflict with some Creative/Logitech drivers (I have an X-fi). See http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php...c=14241&st=20/ Works fine after changing the registry!
    Thank you !!!!!!!

    I tried to install the bios updater last night and had the error about detecting an Asus motherboard all thanks to the X-Fi card .... so another case of SNAFU from creative ?

    I'll do this later tonight and flash my BIOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    I wish people make a BIOS CD for Asus, like what they've done to DFI NF4 boards...
    Some of us stopped using floppy drives for a hell long time...
    I always boot from a Windows Me install CD (I presume 98 will do), and choose the "boot from CD with CD drivers" option. That gets me running DOS. All you need then is a CD with the DOS flash utility and copy of the new BIOS.

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