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Problems updating bios....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Luomo, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. Luomo

    Luomo Thread Starter

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    Hello all,
    I tried to look for the proper solution to this problem, but I am not having the best luck. I have an ASUS P2L97 motherboard (old I know!) with a PII 233, 512 RAM, 120GB HD.....anyway, I attempted to download the bios update from the ASUS site and I tried following the exact instructions for using the AFLASH.EXE program, but next to "flash memory:" it says "UNKNOWN" and according to the instructions:

    "IMPORTANT ! If "unknown" is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory chip is either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be programmed by the Flash Memory Write utility."

    as written here: http://www.asus.com/support/english/techref/bios/index.aspx

    So does this mean that I can't update my bios? Or is there another way around this?
    Oh yeah, I am also having the same problem (as I have seen in other threads) with the PCI bridge being yellow flagged in device manager. And I have not yet been able to get a PCI modem to be recognized on that system, only an ISA....even though other PCI devices are installed.
    If time is money than I can definitely afford a new motherboard and processor by now!!!
    Thank you everyone in advance for your help :) (y)
     
  2. JohnWill

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    I don't think I'd proceed with the burning process seeing that message. :)

    If the BIOS chip is removable, and you can find someone with a FLASH programmer, you can program it out of the machine.
     
  3. Luomo

    Luomo Thread Starter

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    Well, I appreciate the help (Johnwill, this time), but I finally listened to reason and bought a new motherboard and processor. Everything isn't peachy yet though! I am sure that I will be posting back with new equipment operating issues when the components do get here : )

    Talk with you guys soon.......
     
  4. suesman

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    Best of luck to you with the new stuff. One bit of info I can give you on that issue is, check all connections & that all cards are seated correctly, then check it again.
     
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