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Do I really need a floppy disk to do an upgrade bios?

Hi everyone I'm a newbie and I have a question. In order to do an upgrade bios I got to have an floppy disk right? I have a Asus p4s800d-x and it been given me problems. Everytime I start up my computer it give me a screen says Overclocking Failed! Please enter Setup to re-configure your system.Press F1 to Run SETUP Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Right now I"m thinking about doing upgrade bios but my question is do I need a floppy disk in order to do it?

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  • dragon512 Mar 21, 2008

    Hey guys thankyou for responding to my thread. I'm using window xp pro and had downloaded every update there is and I still gettin overclocking failed. My version of bios is Bios V1009 Version When I check in the Asus website it didn't have my version and the highest I see is v1006. What should I do? Should I call to the company and get upgrade?

    One more thing about the restart. I have check on bios in the power section and everything is disable and also I check in window and I don't see an option to turn off or maybe I look in the wrong section. I went to start, control panel, performance and maintenance, power option, then it give me turn off monitor, turn off hard disk and standby, but it didn't give me any option to turn off. What can I do? Also thankyou for responding.


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Hi dragon512,
mewms & I both know you are a bit green. Doing a flash on your board will most likely kill your bios. Only people with a bit more technical know how attempt flashing a bios.
Neither of us knows, at the moment if your bios even needs to be flashed.
So before you jump lets walk a little...........
If you have windows XP home installed & it is not completly updated when you press the reset button on your case there is a good chance your PC will not shut down or restart like a WinXP Pro system will. Win XP Pro will shut down window correctly.
XP Home will cut windows off & restart your PC. That is why you are getting;
Press F1 to Run SETUP Press F2 to load default values and continue.
I'll bet you when you press F1 windows run's checkdisk every time!
If you want to restart your computer you click the Start button, than click shut down. A pop-up loads in the center of your desktop & you click what you want your PC to do.
Shut Down or Restart or Standby. Than you click on it.
I promise if you stop touching the reset button on your PC and let windows do the work for you.
Your PC will run just fine.
A bit of information about Asus. A new (updated) bios cost $5.00.
The call to Asus to order the new bios will cost less than $3.00.
Shipping will cost you about $1.50. Far less than a floppy drive or a USB drive.
Asus number for a new bios: 510-739-3777
Turn on your monitor, than turn on your PC. As soon as you see video display press the Pause/Break key on your keyboard. That will freeze your system so you can look at your screen. Listed there is the bios version. Write is down on paper.
Than go to Asus for your board. Click the link I have posted:

Click the + sign to the left of BIOS. Check what you have written down to what is on Asus web site. It is recommended never to flash a bios unless there is something a new bios will fix. Keep that in mind.

If you have more questions feel free to ask.

Good Luck & Kind Regards.

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Of course floppy is the easiest but if you configure a flash drive with flash drive utilities to be bootable, and the BIOS will support it you can flash from the USB flash drive.

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