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Failure in boot up after updating p4xp-x

I upgraded the bios in windows environmet by asus utility, upgrade from 1003 to 1004 version, in finalizing procedure in level 3 the problems noted an error , after restarting :the monitor indicator show standby mode ,and nothing can be seen, even post screen, after using motherboard CD and leave pc for along time i try again and nothing was appeard, after a day i turn it on and system boot normally without any problem but ,unfortunetly that day i try again" the upgrading procedure" but after this until now after nearly 80 days i cant recover bios to its initial condition,how can i recover it ? i want to save my money by recover it and without pay for another motherboard

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Typicaly, i would say " if it isn't broken don't fix it!"

A bad bios flash can " brick " your computer, meaning unless you know someone that can write directly to the bios chip to fix the bad bios flash, the motherboad is as useful as a brick.

As for attempting to fix the problem... If the system is still under warranty, request an RMA from the manufacturer. If not, try the following:

On your motherboard, near either the bios chip, or the CMOS battery, there is usually a dip switch or a jumper. It will almost always be labled.. if not, check the motherboard documentation.

WARNING: DO NOT CLEAR THE CMOS WHILE THE SYSTEM IS POWERED!

Set the CMOS reset / Clear jumper to the alternate position, wait 10 seconds, then set it back to the normal position.

Attempt to boot the PC, if you still fail to boot, you may need to have someone flash the chip onboard, or get a new motherboard.


For future reference, i see alot of motherboards DOA because of bad flashes. If the system works, don't flash the bios, only flash the bios as a last ditch effort to fix a problem. NEVER, i repeat NEVER flash the bios from within the operating system. It's a terrible idea, there are too many other applications running that could cause a system halt or problem with memory that can cause the bios flash to go south.

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Hi rouzbeh_be20, you can try clearing the bios jumper & removing the cmos battery. (Do not forget to re-set the bios jumper back to normal).
Check the battery for 3 volts DC. If the battery is less than 3 volts DC replace the battery. You can call Asus & ask for a replacement bios chip. Your board was made back in 2003 but Asus can flash a bios for you. The last time I ordered a bios from Asus it cost me $5.00 US not including shipping. You can call Asus California M-F 8:00AM. to 5:00PM. PST. At ( 510-739-3777 ). Only the CA site can order a bios for you.
Tech support live chat; http://livesupport.asus.com/
Write down the SN# found on the pink parallel port (In side the case). Asus will want that information.
Having the bios chip replaced is the cheapest way around this issue.

Good luck rouzbeh_be20!
Thank you for using fixya.
Mike

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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