ASUS M2N-SLI DELUXE problems

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  1. johnnie83

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  2. thesicilian

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    I modded my own bios last night for this mobo.

    Its defo slic2.1, i'll be installing w7 tonight, as my dvd drive packed up last night. Once i'm back up & running and know 100% thats its working i'll post it up for you.

    Btw it flashed ok, but I'd recommend using awdflash in dos, not the EZflash in the bios utilities.
     
  3. kukubau

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    What switches did you use for awdflash?
     
  4. johnnie83

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    #4 johnnie83, Jul 30, 2009
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    I use awdflash <biosname> /F, but then it just hangs on please wait...

    I've only used EZFLASH2 once and it bricked my PC. Had to unbrick it by connecting RST to GND at bootup.
     
  5. kukubau

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    TRY "AWDFLASH.EXE BIOSNAME.BIN /py /sn /cd /cp /cc"

    BIOSNAME.BIN=YOUR BIOS
    DON'T USE /F SWITCH!
     
  6. johnnie83

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    No love.

    "!! You can't update this image file! !!

    The image file was older version, and it was not suitable for the system, Please get the last image file to update !"

    :(

    I tried clearing CMOS before update, also no love. This isn't even downgrading, so I don't understand what awdflash complaining about! Using /F will only result in a blinking 'please wait...', so thats no good either.

    How the hell do I force awdflash to 'downgrade'? I'm using awdflash 1.32.
     
  7. thesicilian

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    All I used last night was 'awdflash.exe <biosname>.bin

    I used awardflash118 i think from asus website, I was able to downgrade & upgrade many times becuase of a problem the Ezflash cuased. The only version I couldnot go down to was 13. Latest is 1701.
     
  8. johnnie83

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    Hmmmm..... Awdflash 1.34 seems to work.. It's flashing! Now to check out rw-everything's acpi tables...
     
  9. johnnie83

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    Hmm.. I'm back to zero. The bootblock BIOS... BIOS ROM checksum error.
     
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    #14 johnnie83, Jul 30, 2009
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    This is getting stranger by the minute... I succesfully flashed the bios, yet rw-everything still shows ASUS_NOTEBOOKWINDOWS. This shouldn't be possible at all, since the modded BIOS doesn't even contain these values (check with hex editor). It can't be a remnant from an earlier version either, ince the 1302 I reverted to doesn't even have SLIC!

    Could it be that rw-everything is mistakingly cacheing things? Only one way to find out... Time to dump my bios using awdflash /sy /pn...
     
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    #15 johnnie83, Jul 30, 2009
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    LOL! My BIOS has been fine all along. I dumped it and checked with a HEX editor: SLIC 2.1! Seems RW-everything was reading old cached data... After jumping through all these hoops, even shorting BIOS pins...

    Thanks everybody for the help :D Let's get win7 going! I've got the OEM ISO, so it won't be that hard :D
     
  12. thesicilian

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    Which modded bios did you use? Mines not working as it should.
     
  13. kukubau

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    what bios version did you mod? what version do you have on your mobo?