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Solved: Please Help!!! My bios is corrupt after upgrade... won't post.

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  1. xsoldier777

    xsoldier777 Thread Starter

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    I have a W90VP-X2 Asus Laptop, I updated the bios to the newest version 601 and everything seemed to go ok but when it exited the bios update utility, it just sat there for a long time with a blank screen with its lights on. Finally I powered it off and now there is no video even though it does have its lights on when I power it up. Is there a way to re-flash the bios without seeing whats on the screen? Does anybody know what bios it has, AMI, AWARD..?? I didn't know what kind it was before I did the update. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Why did it need an update? It is not advisable to do these for the reason you have discovered.

    It is possible that you may be able to clear the CMOS, but it may also not be easy or possible on a laptop. Check your manual. Since I doubt that the BIOS chip is replaceable, you may be looking at a new motherboard.
     
  3. xsoldier777

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    Thanks for your response. There was a glitch with the Lan that the firmware would fix. And I have updated the bios on many a machine without trouble. I know that Award and AMI have ways of doing a reflash and so I was hoping someone had some experience with this system. Or any Asus Laptop.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    If it is possible, the manual should tell you. Some boards can load the bare BIOS ROM from a floppy at boot, usually using some key combination. But certainly not all and it will depend on your board.
     
  5. xsoldier777

    xsoldier777 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. I did try some of the things that often work with Asus Mainboards but it didn't work for this laptop. Asus Mainboards often have a crashfree bios where all you have to do is put in a floppy or a cd with the latest firmware to restore it. But their laptops must be designed differently. I contacted Asus and they had me ship it in under warranty. Thanks again.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Glad you had a warranty.

    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the button above.
     
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    You are correct in that asus desktop boards have the "crash free bios" however it is far from foolproof. I have attempted to use this feature three times; it worked once.

    Both intel and gigabyte boards have a better bios "Recovery" feature than asus.

    At least you had a warranty (y)
     
  8. xsoldier777

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    Excellent ! Thanks! The warranty was a life saver. :) Thanks for the heads up on the asus Crashfree ... good to know.
     
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