#42034 by vladeco
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:54 pm
Hello everyone!

Well, this wednesday, I was updating my bios to the latest version. I was using the Asus EzFlash utility, wich can be loaded directly through the bios, and can update the bios through a Pen-Drive, CD-Rom, HD or Floppy, so that I didn't have to go through the hassle of creating a bootdisk and etc.

The problem was that the PC locked up, and the progress bar stopped moving. I left the computer for 30 minutes to see if it would continue updating, but when I returned, bar was at the same spot as before.

I had no other option but to reset the computer, and after that, nothing shows up in the screen, and the bootblock doesn't show up (and it doesn't look for the floppy).

Since my board is brand-new, It's hard to find one of the same model around here (and it's IMPOSSIBLE to find someone that writes bios directly to the chip).

Is my board wasted?
Can I force bootblock to appear with my bios chip?

Thanks in advance for the replies, and sorry for any errors, english is not my native language ;-)

Mobo: Asus P5N-SLI
Bios Chip: Winbond / w39v040cpz / 4548360002 / 612LAFA
Bios type: Award 6.0