ASUS P4S8X-MX dead because of CrashFree BIOS feature itself

Hot-swapping and Boot-Block flash & Boot block flash and floppy support
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:43 am

I turned on my computer yesterday, then appears a text on my monitor:

"Bad Bios Checksum. Starting recovery..."

Seems that my BIOS is corrupted, I placed the motherboard CD to my CD drive. Then I read through the progress, there is a text:

"Flashing P5XXXXXX.ROM." What the? My real BIOS is P4S8XMX.ROM! CrashFree Bios has flashed wrong bios to my motherboard!

After restarting, that was my last time to see my computer output a screen again to monitor. My monitor was black, while fan is spinning and CD Drive starting to spin up repeatedly.

What I should do now? Is Blind Flash BIOS will works in this case? Or some other methods that will works?

Thanks in advance.
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Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Whoa, not known this one yet: ... ios-update

Let us know if you can handle this and if it solved the problem.

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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