What program should I use to flash this bios

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by kcozart, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    Hello
    If I posted this in the wrong place please forgive me.
    My friend bought an Asus G50VT laptop from bestbuy.
    I know that it has an ami bios.
    I have flashed bio's before so I am not completly new to this.
    My question is on the asus websight for this model they say use
    the winflash utility which I think runs from windows.
    I have already used andy's ami bios tool to modify the bios and add slic 2.1.
    Should I use winflash or boot with a dos disk and flash with afudos?
    Just dont want to brick his laptop.
    thanks for any info
     
  2. Animeniac

    Animeniac MDL Novice

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    Personally, I feel safer flashing through DOS. I've never flashed my BIOS through Windows so I can't say whether it's safe or not.
     
  3. NoJuan999

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  4. sam3971

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    User either the windows flash utility or EZ Flash. I have actually used the windows flash utility and have had no problem.
     
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  5. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the advice on this.
    But I was wondering could afudos have been used
    to flash this motherboard?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    stick to AFLASH..These have a habit of not updating the RSDT table..
     
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  7. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    Is this aflash supposed to be booted from a dos boot disk?
    If so,what would be the command line to flash using aflash?
    thanks
     
  8. NoJuan999

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  9. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I think using the manufacturers utility in Windows is as safe as anything else - I've updated several laptops and desktops using ASUS, MSI and HP Windows utilities without any issue and their windows programs have more error checking and safety features than a deliberately scaled down DOS based program designed to be as small as possible to fit on a floppy.

    So, unless you have direct evidence to the contrary I'd consider their Windows based update tools.
     
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  10. MrBruce

    MrBruce MDL Novice

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    I have an Asus A7V8X.
    I used aflash2.exe
    What I did in Windows 7 is I took a floppy and formatted it as a boot disk.
    Then I deleted all the files off of the floppy.
    I copied AFlash2.exe to the floppy.
    Then I copied my BIOS image to the disk.
    I restarted the computer and it booted from the floppy.
    At the A: prompt I typed AfLash2
    Choosed save origional BIOS image to floppy.
    Pressed escape. Took me back to option to save or flash.
    After choosing flash new BIOS image I typed the name of my BIOS image file 1015.
    It flashed the chip's image succesfully and then said restart the computer.
    Make sure you go to the BIOS setup utility and choose "load setup defaults" Then F10 key to save and exit.
     
  11. MasterHacker

    MasterHacker MDL Junior Member

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    I also have flashed two HP computers and one Nvidia mb from windows without a single problem using the manufactors tools. Also since you say it new laptop you could always hold Asus responsible or take it back to BestBuy and say it was dead on arrival and get a new one.
     
  12. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    I made the dos bootdisk and copied aflash2.exe to the boot disk.
    But after booting in dos and getting the A:\ prompt and typing aflash2.exe the program
    never starts.
    all I get is a blinking cursor?
    I'll try again to see if I did something wrong.
     
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  14. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    I'll try it.
    I made a dos boot disk and a dos boot usb and even make a dos boot cd and
    all of them boot to the dos prompt but when I type aflash2.exe I just get a blinking cursor.
    I tried them on two computers.
    Does it make any difference that I am running windows 7 64?
    My computer had an ami bios and this is the one I am trying it on .
     
  15. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    o.k.
    I tried your program and got the same results just a blinking cursor.
    The bootable disk will boot into the dos prompt and I can do a dir and
    aflash2.exe shows up.
    BUt when I type aflash2.exe I get a blinking cursor and the computer just
    jams up. I can't even press ctrl alt and del to restart i have to push the reset button.
    I'll just have to try another way.
    thanks for all of the advice
    I don't know what else to do.
    I have made plenty of bootable floopys ,usb and cdrom boots.
    It must be something wrong with the aflash2.exe file
     
  16. NoJuan999

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  17. kcozart

    kcozart MDL Novice

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    Just to let you know everything went fine
    I got the laptop flashed with slic 2.1 and activated.
    I used the aflash2 utility and it worked fine on his laptop.
    thanks for all of the help