[Solved] Asus BIOS recovery

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  1. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #1 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    :(:(:(:(:(:(

    The BIOS flash bricked the motherboard

    I have available a P8H67-M Pro, any chance to hotflash from this mobo??

    Help
     
  2. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    Official v.4105 bios was flashed successfully ?
    (use Support DVD disk for this mobo for bios recovery )
     
  3. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    The motherboard did not have the latest BIOS flashed prior to flashing with Tito BIOS

    Tried the following method

    1/ 1GB USB flashed full format fat32
    2/ Place BIOS file renamed to 'P8Z68VLX.ROM'
    3/ Turned on system, place USB drive into USB 2.0 port
    4/ Wait

    Nothing happens

    Tried to hotflash via Asus inbuild untility get error message (file integruity error) when it reads the 'Alien' file

    Am looking for instructions on building a bootable usb with ami dos utility and to try hot flashing from there

    Can you assist ?

    Thanks

    ** EDIT **
    Which tool is useful from here

    https://www.wimsbios.com/amiflasher.jsp

    ??
     
  4. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    You have AMI APTIO bios

    try with these file names - P8Z68VLX.ROM & APTC015.ROM :

    1. Hold down Ctrl+Home, insert power cable, wait few secs, turn PC on.
    2. You should get a screen infrorming You: 'erasing flash rom, rewriting...'

    add. and try with oldest versions of official bios
     
  5. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #5 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    Thanks will try that now,

    is not possible to use flashrom to hotflash ?

    Much appreciated

    ** EDIT **

    Tried with the latest BIOS and the 3 earliest BIOS

    and nothing is happening

    The USB I am using has an LED and there is not activity when I boot the motherboard with the combinations suggested.

    I have asked several times, but no one seems to want to answer.

    Is it not possible to hotflash ?????
     
  6. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #6 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    So using Afudos, I get the following error when attempting to hotflash the chip from a P8H67-M Pro motherboard

    "3 - Error: ROM file size does not match existing BIOS size"

    When I save the BIOS file to the USB stick it is only 4MB in size.

    How can I force the flash ?

    Or is the issue because the P8H67-M Pro uses a 32M flash chip while the P8Z68-V LX uses a 64M ?

    I also have another BIOS chip from another P8Z68-V LX which I fought the motheboard had failed (5 beeps on startup). So I tried this BIOS chip on the motherboard that has the corrupt BIOS and I get 5 beeps.

    So it seems I have two corrupt BIOS chips, one from the Tito flash and one from a different motherboard.

    But neither of these BIOS chips respond to the Asus method of recovery !!

    Help please
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @mongoled

    I'm extremely sorry, but this is a tested method. Looks like not flashing on official 4105 bios triggered the brick.

    I've created a new thread & moved the related posts here; also removed the download link temporarily. Do you have access to any CH341A USB programmers? You may also order pre-flashed ROMs online.
     
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  8. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, thanks I understand the risks involved.

    Do not have a CH341A USB programmer.

    What im not understanding is that I have two BIOS chips and non of them respond to the 'Asus method' of recovery.

    1st BIOS chip 1 got bricked when flashing your modded BIOS

    2nd BIOS chip give four same tone, same length beeps, then a fifth higher tone shorter beep

    None respond to Asus method of recovery.

    As I have said numerous times, but still have not got an answer, is it not possible to hotflash the chip ?

    I have been attempting to recover this motherboard since it got bricked, its been over 4 hours, my eyes and head hurt and just want some answer to simple question.

    Can hotflash work ?

    Thanks
     
  9. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    I don't have any personal experience with hotflashing, though used programmer from a friend once. LatinMcG may help you more regarding the recovery process via programmer.
     
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  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #10 LatinMcG, Jan 27, 2017
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    http://www.win-raid.com/t286f16-Guide-Flashing-modified-AMI-Aptio-UEFI-using-AFU.html

    try oldest version available first then newest.. some older didnt have security lock.

    afudos /i"rom.name" /pbnc /n /GAN
    blue might be optional..
    notice the /iROMNAME with no space by design of afudos.. aflash from asus ?

    https://www.bios-mods.com/bios-recovery/ami-bios-recovery

    or programmer in california cheap $4.99 + shipping about 3$
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-BIOS-EEPROM-SPI-FLASH-Programmer-CH341A-24-25-series-/301443899698
     
  11. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, tried all the above methods (accept purchasing the programmer) and other methods

    None worked (spent about 6 hours)

    Ended up purchasing a pre flashed BIOS chip for the motherboard.

    Now the motherboard is working fine.

    However Tito SLIC modded BIOS still crashes the BIOS!

    Will let Tito know something went wrong with his mod so he can try again!

    Thanks for your assistance

    :)
     
  12. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #12 LatinMcG, Feb 9, 2017
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    i would have made a copy of new bios chip and flashed old.. to have 2

    hotflash: via dos booted.. switch bios and flash ORIGINAL
     
  13. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    @Serg008

    Do you have any idea why does permanent mod by New Module method on P8XXX mobos fail? I know Dynamic should work - unong's feedback supports it.
     
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  14. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    the BIOS mode that member imgwhirl made has worked correctly.

    Thanks for your assistance!

    the BIOS mode which