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Http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P4V8X-X&SLanguage=en-us

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How do you flash the BIOS


What happens when you turn the computer on?

If the bios is working enough to enable you to boot from a CD download the new bios from asus along with there AFUDOS.exe flash utility and make a bootable CD and copy both to it.

If the bios is completly none functional you should be getting this msg when you turn the computer on,
Boot Block Compatible Version Ver .010
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS Recovery
Checking for floppy . .
Floppy not found
Checking for CD rom . . .
CD not found
Checking for floppy . .
Floppy not found
Checking for CD rom . . .
CD not found

Repeat adinfinitum.
If this is the case you need download the most recent BIOS from compaq and either copy it to a bootable CD if you have this capability or buy a floppy drive for $5 and make a bootable floppy on a working computer and copy this BIOS file to it. Then rename the bios file to A8N32SLI.ROM.

You may not even need make the floppy bootable but I would just in case.

Stick the floppy in the drive turn the computer on and you will see

Boot Block Compatible Version Ver .010
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS Recovery
Checking for floppy . . .
Floppy found.
Reading file "A8N32SLI.ROM" . Completed.
Start Erasing...
Start programing . . ./
Please turn off your system and power on again to get system back.

and happy days will be here.

Jun 29, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ61-310US Laptop

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Asus p4v8x-x bad bios checksum checking for floopy floppy not found checking for cd-rom start reading P4V8X-X.ROM could not find P4V8X-X.ROM


Hi, you can download the bios file here:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P4V8X-X&p=1&s=15

Please select your windows version.
Select bios and click on global for download.
You have to unzip the file before you install it.

You might have to change the cmos battery out with
a new one:

ghost2233_59.jpg So the bios can remember its settings.
Thats why you get a bad bios checksum.
A reminder flashing the bios with a wrong one WILL destroy the mainboard.

Sep 12, 2011 | ASUS P4V8X-X Motherboard

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Asus p4v8x-x bad bios checksum checking for floopy floppy not found checking for cd-rom start reading P4V8X-X.ROM could not find P4V8X-X.ROM May i know what's wrong with it? i've rename the .rom file...


This problem could be caused by a near flat BIOS battery. Replace the BIOS battery and go into the BIOS configuration and set the Date and Time etc.

Apr 11, 2011 | ASUS P4V8X-X Motherboard

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This is my first time building a computer. When I turn the computer on, I get a screen that reads: "Boot Block Compatible Version Ver.022 Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery... Checking...


My first thought is that you have a defective motherboard. I've never seen so many things going wrong except when the board was a dud. It sounds like the BIOS ROM or its interface circuitry is bad. If this board is still under warranty you can probably get it replaced. Try the vendor first. If you bought your board from a company like TigerDirect or Newegg, they're pretty good about replacing defective parts. Then check the manual or Asus website to see what you need to do if the vendor won't exchange it. I have used this same board (purchased from TigerDirect) in a couple of systems, and they went together without a hitch.

Once you've got a working motherboard, it should be pretty much smooth sailing with the rest of the assembly. Good luck and thanks for using Fixya! Please post a followup to let me know when you get your system running.

Dec 26, 2010 | ASUS M4A785M (890552666775) Motherboard

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Bad bios checksum


You need to go to the website of whoever made the motherboard and get the BIOS flash utility and the BIOS binary file to update your BIOS. Make sure you get the right one, as using the wrong one can render your motherboard worthless. The BIOS file has to be the exact match. There is no such thing as close in this situation.
If you are not sure of the exact make and model, get te free Belarc Advisor from http://www.belarc.com
The BIOS chip holds information about your motherboard hardware. It is reprogrammable. It uses what is known electrically erasable read only memory. This is also called Flash memory. Reprogramming is called flashing. When you flash the BIOS, all data is erased, then the new data is written. The flash utility will most likely allow you to save the old contents, but you might have an extremely tough time recovering from an improper flash. You'll also probably need a couple of floppy disks, one of which may have to be bootable. If you need a bootable floppy disk, you can get an image file from http://www.bootdisk.com.

Jan 23, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Flashing the bios


1. Download the BIOS flash utility.
2. Download the BIOS rom file.
3. Format a floppy drive, with system files so that it is bootable.
4. Copy the utility and the rom file to the floppy drive.
5. Boot from the floppy drive.
6. At the c:/ prompt enter the name of the flash utility file followed by the name of the rom file. Example: awd816a.exe romfile.rom
7. Let the program run. Do not turn off your computer until prompted to do so.

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Dec 22, 2008 | Matsonic Computers & Internet

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BIOS 1004 cpu not support


I got it :-)

Damn Asus , it was a hard session ;-)

1. Make an ISO from your original Asus CD denn insert (with isobuster or something) the Bios Firmware 1004 in the main Dir name the file M2N-MX.ROM

2.Burn a Second disc with the 0804 Bios ROM also rename the 0804 Rom to M2N-MX.ROM

3. Go to EZ FLASH with ALT + F2 and then insert the 1004 CD wait till Erasing is ready Then Turn OFF your PC :-) so you crashed the bios thats what you need to run the embeded CrashFRee Tool

4 After you turn your PC on insert the 0804 CD then it flashes the this Rom and we are Happy :-)

mfg Eddi Hope this helps someone

Apr 16, 2008 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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Blank sreen after bios update


Update BIOS with Boot Block Error Code/Beep:
Definitions Error Beeps Error Code (Port 80H)

BIOS updated successfully. 2L-1S-1L F1h
The BIOS file size is not equal to the BIOS ROM size; wrong BIOS file. 1L-1S F1h
The BIOS file can't be read; it is defective. 1L-2S F2h
The model ID is mismatched; wrong BIOS file. 3S F3h
The BIOS ROM has failed to be erased. Try to flash again. 2L-1S E1h
The BIOS ROM has failed to be programmed. Try to flash again. 2L-2S E2h
No diskette, or cannot locate the BIOS file.
Try to use a new formatted diskette and copy the BIOS file again. 2S D1h

Mar 27, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

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Bad BIOS checksum.... CMOS bad checksum errors


BOOT BLOCK COMPATIBLE VERSION VER .005
BAD BIOS CHECKSUM

CHECKING FOR CD ROM
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
NO CD-ROM FOUND
CHECKING FOR FLOPPY DISK
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
READING FILE "P5SD2VM.ROM"
NO FLOPPY DISK FOUND

Does someone already fix this problem??????

Nov 15, 2007 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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