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Russ i went it to bios and no it bootup to some floppy drive eror and i cant reset bios ... any clue on what i can do to reset it

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Re: russ - ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard Motherboards

Try pulling the CMOS battery for a while.

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Cant boot up

There could be several reason for not able to boot up.

1. the power to the unit is not there
2. the monitor is not working so you cannot see anything on the screen and believe it is not booting up.
3. the hard drive is faulty and therefore the system cannot boot.

If you believe 1 and 2 are not the cause and assuming the keyboard is working, then press F1 or F2 immediately when the bootup starts. This will take the system to BIOS setup. Choose boot sequence to boot from CD (or floppy if you have drive). Next insert Windows CD into the CD drive and exit and save BIOS setting. When the boot sequence starts it should boot from CD.

IF this fails then the motherboard is faulty. If it works (ie. it boots from CD) then the hard disk is faulty.

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Oct 10, 2010 | HP Compaq Motherboard

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I have a k8u-x motherboard.. my problem is i cant install winxp in it because it doesnt detect any hardisk during the setup. All my floppy drives are damage as well as my floppies. Is there any way to...

Your trying to install windows 3.1 or 98 ? I have never seen Windows XP or newer on floppy disk is why I ask. That will not resolve your problem though. If you are sure you have the hard drive installed and connected with at least one of them set to Master, if you are installing 2, You may need to enter Bios and have it auto detect the Hard Drives in the Bios. If the Bios doesn't recognize the Hard drive or you have 2 hard drives and one isn't set to Master it won't matter what media you use you won't be able to install anything on the hard drive.

Sep 08, 2010 | ASUS K8U-X Motherboard

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How can i make bios k8n-vm.rom to motherboard because i cant read from flopy this file , thank you

anaging and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
(Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
(Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
(Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
ASUS Update
(Updates the BIOS in Windows
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.

prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
• Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to K8NVM.ROM.

Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1. Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
2. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
4. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!

more details read

Aug 22, 2010 | ASUS K8N-VM Motherboard

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Unable to get the computer to boot up completely.

1. Check the floppy cable; you may have disturbed it when you swapped HDD.
2. and the power connector to the floppy...
3. You could always reset the BIOS....
3A. short-out the two "reset" pins next to the BIOS chip or near the mobo battery.

Sep 22, 2009 | ECS 945P-A (V3.0) Motherboard

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ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard supports 1TB SATA2 HDD?

1) Grab a blank floppy, and a computer running Windows with a floppy drive.
2) Download (A7N8X-E Deluxe Latest BIOS, from Asus), AWDFLASH (Also from Asus), the latest Silicon Image SATARAID BIOS (from Silicon Image), and CBROM 2.15 (Alternative CBROM 2.15 download link)
3) Extract all the contents of everything into an easily accessible folder, preferably something like C:\bios
4) Make sure you have no other folders in this new folder. Everything must be within C:\bios, so for example there shouldn't be anything in C:\bios\BIO-003112\

5) Open a command prompt (Start -> Run, type "cmd" and hit enter, without the quotes)
6) Navigate to the folder you just created using the command "cd" (For example, if you used the folder I suggested above, you would type "cd C:\bios", without the quotes, and hit enter)
7) Now type "cbrom215 c18e1013.bin /pci 4284.bin" without quotes, and hit enter. This will take the latest BIOS for your motherboard, and merge the new SATARAID BIOS into it.
8) To make sure everything went correctly, type "cbrom215 c18e1013.bin /D". This will show a list of the modules in the BIOS. At the bottom should be a line with PCI(A), and should have "4284.bin" at the right end of that line.

9) Now put the blank floppy into the computer with the floppy drive.
10) Open My Computer, right click on the floppy drive (probably A:), and select "Format"
11) The formatting window should pop up. Check the box labeled "Create an MS-DOS startup disc" (which should disable all the other options), and click Start.
12) Click OK and close the format utility when the process completes.
13) Copy the modified BIOS file c18e1013.bin and the file AWDFLASH.EXE to the floppy disc (simply a drag and drop).

14) Close everything on the computer with the A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard and reboot it. Make sure the computer is set to boot to the floppy drive, and that you have put the floppy in the drive.
15) Type the command "awdflash c18e1013.bin /py /sn" once you get to the "A:" prompt.
16) Press enter to confirm that you wish to overwrite the current BIOS.
17) Wait.
18) Once it says it is complete, remove the floppy, press F1 (as instructed), then reboot the machine (which should happen automatically once you press F1). Now the computer should detect the 1TB drive upon booting.

Jul 02, 2009 | ASUS Motherboards

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BootBlock BIOS v1.0 BIOS ROM checksum error

Kevin, when you do get this going it is going to be a beast.Nice choices on the hardware. It appears that you are getting text in the bios menu and that is a real good sign. One bit of text you typed might be a clue." You typed Detecting floppy drive A media . . .
Drive A error. System halt" And you said that you had no Floppy. On the first screen were you see your time etc there will be something that says halt on all errors. Change that to halt on keyboard errors only. The wording may be different but you get the gist right?You don't want the bios seeing no floppy and halting on that.I hope this helps you and don't get discouraged. There is usually a simple answer.

Dec 13, 2008 | ASUS A8N-E Motherboard

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Change my system setup to english language

upon bootup, look at options to write to BIOS. Typically, can be any key from F1 to F12. You have a small window in which to stroke the key in which to access BIOS. Once within BIOS, you may change your language to English. Also, once in BIOS, change your settings to depict read format in this order:


Should you have a floppy, enable that as well and place that prior to the CDROM.

Good luck.

Oct 15, 2008 | Motherboards

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Checksum error

Hi Oliver, the most common error related to the message,
(Bios Rom Checksum Error). Someone has left a floppy disk in the floppy drive. Once the floppy disk has been removed press the reset button on the PC, your windows will start normally. Next place to look is in your bios.
Open your manual to page 27.
Enter your bios & go to the title Advanced BIOS Features. Check First, Second & Third boot devices they should be as follows. Floppy disk drive, CD-ROM drive & primary hard disk drive. If both of the above are ok than try clearing the cmos/bios by resetting the cmos jumper (JP1) location on page 5. Descriptions of page five on page 6. CMOS settings on page 9.
When your system restarts re-enter your cmos & reset up your bios settings. Lastly if none of the above has fixed the error message, than remove the cmos battery & check its voltage. It should maintain 3volts. If yours' is lower than 3volts replace the cmos battery. There is one other possible fix. It’s an option not given lightly. Flashing a cmos/bios is not recommended unless all other options have failed.
Bios link for the EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1
Main web site;

Good luck Oliver!

Aug 23, 2008 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1 Motherboard

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P4VMM2 - ???

disconnect drive 'A' floppy drive and see if it will boot up without it connected. It may be that the floppy is faulty if you know the ide cable is on the correct way round, as your pc may be set to halt on all errors

Apr 09, 2007 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 Motherboard

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