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Windows 7: All my games freeze and crash to desktop plz help

17 May 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Yep i don't understand.

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17 May 2012   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Ah, I see the problem. That is meant to be run from a USB drive in DOS rather than in Windows. See Several Ways to Flash Your BIOS on Asus Motherboards ! for methods to flash your BIOS on an ASUS motherboard. Do you have EZ-Flash built into your BIOS?
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17 May 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

yes i do have EZ-Flash with my motherboard.. i tried to load the file from my main hdd and also tried my usb hhd it would not allow me..maybe it's better if i burnt it to a cd or something.
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17 May 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I do not have experience with ASUS motherboards. I have asked others who might to take a look and hopefully give you step-by-step instructions.
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17 May 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

cheers for all your help.
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17 May 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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17 May 2012   #27

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

And in the event you do not have an EUFI BIOS on that system you do it thusly:
(From the ASUS website)


EZ Flash 2 the best, the safest and the most convenient way to update BIOS.

Revised February 4, 2010.

Updating BIOS is serious business!
Every precaution should therefore be taken to prevent that anything goes wrong. Above all: DO NOT USE ASUS UPDATE!!! AFUDOS is the only good alternative to EZ Flash 2.

EZ Flash 2 is a built-in function of BIOS. It is the safest way to update BIOS, because one is not dependent on the operating system, any application, internet connection, firewall settings, antivirus or anything else that can put the vital BIOS update at risk.

On a new build, BIOS can be updated to the latest version before installation of the OS, which may possibly make the installation go smoother and safer.

Note: All what's said below about loading BIOS defaults also applies to the other BIOS update methods (ASUS Update and AFUDOS)!

The PC must never be overclocked during the BIOS update! Always load and save BIOS defaults before and after a BIOS update (press <F5>). By loading and saving BIOS defaults before the update, CPU frequency, memory frequency and voltages are set to default (Auto).
Memory timings are set to SPD values which ensure that a PC with high performance memory that need a higher voltage than 1.8V for DDR2 or 1.5V for DDR3 is able to boot on the standard Memory Voltage. Save the default settings (press <F10>) before starting the update

When these instructions are carefully followed, there will be no need for a CLRTC.


  • Document all your preferred BIOS settings (i.e. the settings you have changed from the default setting).
  • Download the BIOS file, which normally is compressed (zipped).
  • Unzip the BIOS file to a FAT/FAT32 formatted USB Flash Disk with only one partition (or to a Floppy Disk or a CD-ROM). If the unzipped BIOS file is named like e.g. 'P5B-ASUS-Deluxe-1101.ROM', you can rename it to 'P5BD1101.ROM'. Otherwise a truncated name will appear as 'P5B-AS~1.ROM' due to a limitation to max 8 characters in the filename (8.3).

  • Reboot.
  • Press (tap) <DEL> during POST (Power-On Self Test) to enter BIOS Setup.
  • Load BIOS Defaults (press <F5>).
  • Insert the USB Flash Disk containing the BIOS file P5BDxxxx.ROM. (Note that the USB Flash Disk has to be inserted before boot to enter BIOS, otherwise it won't be detected).
  • Save and Exit <F10>. (BIOS will now restart).
  • During BIOS restart, press <DEL> to enter BIOS Setup again.
  • Under Tools menu, select ASUS EZ Flash 2. It may take 20 seconds for the drives to show up. Select a drive in the left pane <Tab>. Use <Up> and <Down> arrows and <Enter> to select a drive. If you don't see the BIOS file in the right pane, check the other drives. Note that the drive letters may not be the same here as in Windows.
  • Select the BIOS file (e.g. P5BD1101.ROM) and press <Enter> to start flashing. Supervise the update, which includes the following stages: Erasing - Flashing (writing) - Verification. BIOS will automatically restart when the update is ready.
  • Disconnect the USB Flash Disk before/during the restart.
  • Perform a C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) which resets the chipset. Power down, remove power cord from the PSU for 2 minutes and then power up.
  • Enter BIOS and load BIOS Defaults <F5> again.
  • Reenter your preferred BIOS settings - if you are using AHCI or RAID mode, don't forget to set 'Configure SATA as' to [AHCI or RAID]. Also remember the settings for the JMicron Controller, Audio, and Memory Speed. Check also that the Boot Device Priority is OK.
  • Save and Exit <F10> (automatic restart).
  • Press <DEL> to enter BIOS Setup and make a final check that all BIOS settings are ok. Save any changes.

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17 May 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thanks for all the help very much appreciated..the good news is i found a usb flash drive laying around and was able to update my bios to the latest using the EZ flash utility in the bios settings.. i decided to open my case up to look at my motherboard and noticed i might have put both sticks of my ram in the wrong slots, maybe this does not matter but i moved them across from channel B to Channel A DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2 to see if that will make any diffrence, not sure if it matters lol tbh but i will now keep an eye on my system for the next 24hrs.
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17 May 2012   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Sounds good. Keep us posted on how the system responds in 24 hours.
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17 May 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Well...i would say hold my breath within the lass 20mins my monitor screen when bright orange but other times it goes just black sometimes with dark lines on it and the sound cuts out, i was only surfing the web and i manged to play a game for half an hour as well before it decided to go blank my screen, this is an very annoying issue that is happening daily to me its done it like 8 times to me today (Well yesterday now like) i went and had a look at my event viewer and here are the findings...

event 41 Kernal Power

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

event 3 Kernal-EventTracing

Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D


event 6008, event log

The previous system shutdown at 00:34:52 on ‎18/‎05/‎2012 was unexpected.

I been doing some reading up its not the monitor cos I've tried another one and it did the same, I've also used another psu and it did the same, only other fault maybe is my video card or static maybe in the case??!
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 All my games freeze and crash to desktop plz help

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