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Bios recovery Asus motherboard P4V8X_X

When I started my pc i got the message " bad bios checksum. starting bios recovery. as I no longer have my Asus P4V8X-X support cd. I went to the asus website and downloaded the latest bios for this board but when i put The disc into the pc i get the message reading file P4V8X-X.rom then P4V8X-X not found. what am i doing wrong

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  • geoffmorgan4 Aug 07, 2008

    thanks i will try that now

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Did you run the utlity to put the firmware onto a floppy disc or cd so that it can boot up on the disc to install it?

The utility is available for download in the same section that you got the firmware update from.

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Go to this link, it tells you specifically what to do

http://www.fixya.com/support/p362915-asus_p4v8x_x_motherboard/manual-11149/page-39

Do exactly as it says and check twice. If it still fails to work, let me know.

good luck

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You shouldn't need a BIOS update, just resetting the BIOS should sort it out.
If you still have the motherboard manual look uo how to reset the BIOS using the motherboard jumper, if not, remove the power cable from the back of your machine, remove the motherboard battery. Leave the battery out for approximately fifteen minutes.
Put the battery back in first then replace the power cable.
Reboot your machine, you might see the BIOS report a "Bad Check Sum error" don't worry it's just telling you that the time and date are wrong, boot up into Windows and reset your clock, this will reset the clock in the BIOS and everything should be OK.

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In the disk you burned, the bios can't read a zip file, the file needs to be extracted and as far as I remember you need to use a diskette instead of a cd. but I will look into it now.

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  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    Bios warning



    Please note, BIOS update is only recommended when experiencing technical difficulties with your system, And is not recommended to be performed regularly.

    Moreover, due to the nature of BIOS update, there is certain level of dangers involved. BIOS update must be performed with extreme caution . During BIOS update process, your system must be maintained without interference or power loss to prevent unexpected damage.

    In case of BIOS update failure, please follow instructions in your User's Manual for guidelines on BIOS recovery via CrashFree BIOS. In the event that BIOS recovery is not recoverable via CrashFree BIOS, please contact your place of purchase for further assistance on BIOS recovery.




    Source Asus

    You can get the bios from here

    http://support.asus.com/download/downloa...



    Get the 1008 version



    its under Bios and 3rd entry, all os version 1008

    File is in zip format, needs to be extracted.

    the rom file inside needs to be placed in a diskette.

  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    Diskette or if you can get the bios to read a cd then that is fine also.

  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    if the setup is looking for a file named as

    P4V8X-X.rom



    it may be required to rename the PV8XX08.rom to P4V8X-X.rom



    But im not perfectly sure what you are trying todo or why it is asking for it. il have to look into this more.

  • Ekse Aug 07, 2008

    As I suspected, BestDarnGood linked us the manual and the correct page about the problem. it confirms that the file has to be renamed and placed in a floppy.



    Thanks BDG
    http://www.fixya.com/support/p362915-asu...

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This sounds like a bad burn. try burning another copy of the download. If the download is in a zip file, make sure the files are unzipped before burning.

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In the disk you burned, the bios can't read a zip file, the file needs to be extracted and as far as I remember you need to use a diskette instead of a cd. but I will look into it now.
Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 Bios warning

Please note, BIOS update is only recommended when experiencing technical difficulties with your system, And is not recommended to be performed regularly.

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Source Asus
You can get the bios from here
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P4V8X-X

Get the 1008 version

its under Bios and 3rd entry, all os version 1008
File is in zip format, needs to be extracted.
the rom file inside needs to be placed in a diskette.
Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 Diskette or if you can get the bios to read a cd then that is fine also. Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 if the setup is looking for a file named as
P4V8X-X.rom

it may be required to rename the PV8XX08.rom to P4V8X-X.rom

But im not perfectly sure what you are trying todo or why it is asking for it. il have to look into this more. Comment by Ekse, posted on Aug 07, 2008 As I suspected, BestDarnGood linked us the manual and the correct page about the problem. it confirms that the file has to be renamed and placed in a floppy.

Thanks BDG
http://www.fixya.com/support/p362915-asus_p4v8x_x_motherboard/manual-11149/page-39

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