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Windows 7: Problems updating bios

08 Sep 2010   #11
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

+1 on EZFLASH 2 It's been the easiest way I have found to upgrade my bios as well.

I just format a USB drive to Fat32 then put the 1401.bin (in my cse) file on it then boot into bios>EZFLASH 2 and select the drive from the menu and let it do it's thing. Once it has finshed fashing remember to remove the USB drive before it restarts. I also agree ti's always a good idea to make a backup of the original bios first.

I also subscribe to the "if it an't broke don't fix it" If none of the bios's leading up to the latest don't addres a specific issue you are having then thier is really no reason to flash your bios. Fabe


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08 Sep 2010   #12
barend

Windows 7
 
 

Found the solution in an Asus forum:
Just hit Alt-F2 during POST, select the spot where the ROM file is and presto.
Works for ntfs.
Don't forget to save the bios first or you'll lose your settings (o/c'ing my E8400 from 3 GHz to 4.4 GHz)
As neo101 and tveblen mentioned this seems the only option now.
All the other options don't work, as dos obviously cannot access ntfs, well, there are some wobbly programs but it gets complicated.
DeaconFrost is right, special boot disks are more of a pain than helpful: always there's some reason why they don't work: driver missing etc.
Sure there's workarounds, but who wants boot disks to be a hobby in itself?
My Acronis emergency disk doesn't see my e-sata disk (where the backup files are!).
Had to buy an extra internal sata hddd to backup now...
So right now I'm backing up c:\ as a full image once a week and all my files on weekdays incrementally.

My conclusion:
There's a solution for everything, but the simplest is always the best!

Thanks for the input guys!
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08 Sep 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Found the solution in an Asus forum:
Just hit Alt-F2 during POST, select the spot where the ROM file is and presto.
Works for ntfs.
Don't forget to save the bios first or you'll lose your settings (o/c'ing my E8400 from 3 GHz to 4.4 GHz)
As neo101 and tveblen mentioned this seems the only option now.
All the other options don't work, as dos obviously cannot access ntfs, well, there are some wobbly programs but it gets complicated.
DeaconFrost is right, special boot disks are more of a pain than helpful: always there's some reason why they don't work: driver missing etc.
Sure there's workarounds, but who wants boot disks to be a hobby in itself?
My Acronis emergency disk doesn't see my e-sata disk (where the backup files are!).
Had to buy an extra internal sata hddd to backup now...
So right now I'm backing up c:\ as a full image once a week and all my files on weekdays incrementally.

My conclusion:
There's a solution for everything, but the simplest is always the best!

Thanks for the input guys!

Hi OT to the original thread but you mentioned that Acronis doesn't see your ESATA drive.

When you create the Acronis Bootable Media you should ensure that the FULL program version is used and not the "basic" one. You get a choice when creating the bootable media.

The Full version includes things like USB and other disk drivers and also will let you restore from a NETWORK drive too.

The Full version should see your drives. The latest versions (11.0) DEFINITELY supports ESATA.


Cheers
jimbo
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08 Sep 2010   #14
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just done mine last night using a utility that came on the Disc out of the box (can't remember the name). Worked a treat. It goes online, downloads a list of bios versions you pick the one you want. Press "flash" it does it's work and reboots, ready to rock.

Edit: Mine is is also an Asus board.
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09 Sep 2010   #15
barend

Windows 7
 
 

[/QUOTE]
Hi OT to the original thread but you mentioned that Acronis doesn't see your ESATA drive.

When you create the Acronis Bootable Media you should ensure that the FULL program version is used and not the "basic" one. You get a choice when creating the bootable media.
The Full version includes things like USB and other disk drivers and also will let you restore from a NETWORK drive too.
The Full version should see your drives. The latest versions (11.0) DEFINITELY supports ESATA.
Cheers
jimbo[/QUOTE]

I have Acronis Home 10, version 13.0.6053.
I don't get a choice to do a "full version".
The disk created does not detect e-sata.
They sent me a Linux based image, but that won't do it either.
Which version do you refer to exactly?
Thanks
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09 Sep 2010   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi OT to the original thread but you mentioned that Acronis doesn't see your ESATA drive.

When you create the Acronis Bootable Media you should ensure that the FULL program version is used and not the "basic" one. You get a choice when creating the bootable media.
The Full version includes things like USB and other disk drivers and also will let you restore from a NETWORK drive too.
The Full version should see your drives. The latest versions (11.0) DEFINITELY supports ESATA.
Cheers
jimbo[/QUOTE]

I have Acronis Home 10, version 13.0.6053.
I don't get a choice to do a "full version".
The disk created does not detect e-sata.
They sent me a Linux based image, but that won't do it either.
Which version do you refer to exactly?
Thanks[/QUOTE]

True Image Home 2011 build 5105

Cheers
jimbo
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