How to fix a corrupted bios flashing?

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Kakao
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Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:43 pm

Hello. I am a new user and would like your help.
I have good knowledge to make a bios flash but....
I have the motherboard ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe and I have made a bad flashing bios(the tool asusupdate hasn't finished the upgrading-stuck). Nothing happent when i star it(no bip-no singal). I bought a new motherboard.

Today I have visited your forum, I saw that I have a hope to save my old motherboard.

Can you help me? If you know how, then tell me any information I need to flash the bios such software, process, etc.

Infos from ASUS

P4P800-E Deluxe (with corrupted bios flashing)

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4 Mb Flash ROM,AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash, MyLogo2, ASUS C.P.R.
P4V8X-MX (good-newone)

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4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall), CrashFree BIOS2, ASUS EZ Flash, MyLogo2, PXE, RPL
Note: My language is Greek, sorry for any spelling errors in English
Kakao
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Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:10 pm

Because I couldn't wait for a reply, I tried it myself.

I made a disk with UNIFLASH and I start the pc to DOS.
After booting, I changed the good bios with the damaged and I tried to flashing the damaged bios.
Unfortunately, I didn't the bios flashing but I geting an error (Flash data verification error).

The progress bar was red except one green box.I tried all the options of UNIFLASH. Also I tried the afudos(asus) but I geting an error (compatible with existing Bios ROMID).

Can you help me to do Forced-Flash? This is my last choice.
If i can't find the four-digit code? Is there any general code for Forced-Flash?
Kakao
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Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:29 pm

I tried force flash and NOTHING
biosdude
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Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:31 pm

Hey Kakao
Do you know that your motherboard supports CrashFree BIOS?
Take a look at http://www.ehow.com/how_5101013_use-crashfree-bios.html and follow the step by step procedure to update your corrupt BIOS Flash

Good Luck
sharky
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Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:06 pm

Kakao wrote:I tried force flash and NOTHING
You could try flashrom (http://www.flashrom.org/) under DOS/Linux/FreeBSD/NetBSD/MacOSX/whatever. If it finds the replacement chip, there's a good chance you can flash it.

The downloads there are source code only, so if you want a ready-to-use binary (.exe or whatever), you may have to ask on the flashrom mailing list or IRC.
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Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:49 am

If the flash chip crashes when verifying it is broken, which is also the reason the regular flash went wrong. Replace the flash chip for the P4P800-E Deluxe, buy new one.
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