Asus MotherBoard, Save Flashing for a recovery

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dutchman01, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Dutchman01

    Dutchman01 MDL Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking about a question that keeps me in mind.

    If i want to flash a Asus Motherboard (AMI Bios) with a modded bios that is maybe a bad modded bios without knowing.
    How can i recover this Motherboard if as example the bootblock might get corrupt because of the bad modded bios.

    Lots of Asus Motherboard use a Crash free 3 bios tool for recovery but this program is stored in the bootblock and not function anymore after a corupt bios flash.Also not all motherboards like my P5E3 Premium has a removeable bios chip or a dual one.



    This meens in my opinion,
    if i always want to be able to use the recovery tools,
    i have it to do this on this fllash way

    1.) Flash the same unmodded Asus Bios version
    to update bootblock etc.

    example: afudos P5E3.ROM

    2.) Flash the same modded Asus Bios version without the bootblock.

    example: afudos P5E3.ROM /p /n /c /x (notice no /b here, /b meens bootblock)


    Is this way of modded bios flashing above, the exact right way to be able to can do a bios recovery?

    Thanks for advise.
     
  2. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    I have always used these command to flash all my asus boards bios's.

    Never had a problem.


    afudos /i<biosname> /pbnc /n
     
  3. Dutchman01

    Dutchman01 MDL Member

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    #3 Dutchman01, Aug 1, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
    (OP)
    I understand, thanks for your input.

    That's the same way i did before a wrong biosmod screwed my own P5E3 Premium after the flash.

    I did have to bring it in to Asus for a SPI flash, it took over 6 weeks before i did got my motherboard back reflasht with old bios.
    On my board is no Dual bios chip and or no removeable bios chip to switch and hot flash this board.

    that's why i need more background to understand the whole thing and have a way to be save.

    I hope someone can jump in and give some feedback.

    Dutchman01
     
  4. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    I really hate that asus does not use a removable bios! Or dual bios.
    I did flash a p4p800-e with a p4p800 deluxe bios once. Was really easy to get a replacement chip from badflash.com. Can't do that on new asus boards.
     
  5. Gonzo68

    Gonzo68 MDL Novice

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    I got trap yesterday after loading a bad modded bios.

    I put the mobo CD in and it refresh the bios with default bios so when i reboot i put back my backup bios file in.

    When flashing its always good to save your current bios.