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Problem flashing BIOS on A7V8X-X (rev. 1.01)



 
 
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Old August 5th 03, 09:24 PM
Mark
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Default Problem flashing BIOS on A7V8X-X (rev. 1.01)

Searched through the postings, but haven't found this one yet:

When I attempt to update the 1003 BIOS on my A7V8X-X using EZ Update,
I get an error message right after the update program reads the new
BIOS file from the floppy. Something about not "matching the
onboard", then "press any key to reboot" which aborts the update
leaving old 1003 BIOS untouched. I've tried 1004, 1005, and even 1006
beta with the same result. Also tried removing Supervisor password
from BIOS first - no change. What gives?
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Old August 5th 03, 09:42 PM
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Mark wrote:
Searched through the postings, but haven't found this one yet:

When I attempt to update the 1003 BIOS on my A7V8X-X using EZ Update,
I get an error message right after the update program reads the new
BIOS file from the floppy. Something about not "matching the
onboard", then "press any key to reboot" which aborts the update
leaving old 1003 BIOS untouched. I've tried 1004, 1005, and even 1006
beta with the same result. Also tried removing Supervisor password
from BIOS first - no change. What gives?


Make sure you're using the correct BIOS as the ones from the A7V8X probably
won't work.

ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIO...KT400/A7V8X-X/

If you can't do it with EZ Update, do it with Hard Update, commonly known as
AWDFlash. (it's really not that hard and far safer than doing it in
windows)

Ben
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Old August 6th 03, 09:59 AM
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Paul wrote:
Section 2.1.2 of the manual covers using Aflash to flash the BIOS.
You should archive the original BIOS to the floppy, so if there is
a problem, you can flash back to the old BIOS without rebooting.


Great in theory, but with larger BIOS you can't fit it on!

Ben
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Old August 6th 03, 06:10 PM
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Mark..

I'm in the process of buying an A7V8X-X and in all my
research it did mention that the bios size on the A7V8X
is 4K...whereas, on the A7V8X-X it is 2K. Possible that
you do have the wrong download! Do it again!
Good luck,

Leonard...
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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 13:24:06 -0700, Mark wrote:

Searched through the postings, but haven't found this one yet:

When I attempt to update the 1003 BIOS on my A7V8X-X using EZ Update,
I get an error message right after the update program reads the new
BIOS file from the floppy. Something about not "matching the
onboard", then "press any key to reboot" which aborts the update
leaving old 1003 BIOS untouched. I've tried 1004, 1005, and even 1006
beta with the same result. Also tried removing Supervisor password
from BIOS first - no change. What gives?



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Old August 6th 03, 09:40 PM
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In article , lcw999
@bellsouth.net says...
Mark..

I'm in the process of buying an A7V8X-X and in all my
research it did mention that the bios size on the A7V8X
is 4K...whereas, on the A7V8X-X it is 2K. Possible that
you do have the wrong download! Do it again!
Good luck,

Leonard...


Hi Leonard, interesting the bios size difference, I never noticed that.

Mark, the ftp: Asus English 105 BIOS file that flashed my A7V8X-X worked
fine, WinXP Pro file explorer says its 188KB, but with a right click and
select properties it says size of file 187KB and size on my hard disk is
188KB.

If the one you have is any larger or up close 400KB its not for our board.

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XP Pro, Starband 360 modem, MC 4.0.0.15
at T7 cluster 50 sub cluster 66
Asus A7V8X-X AMD XP2600+
 




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