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Updating Bios with Winflash, aka the scariest PC experience in my life.

Angrybrit
Level 7
As the title says i decided to try the winflash utility, to update my bios even though i had an usb flash drive formatted and with the rom on it but i wanted to see if asus's utility would work so i do the process apparently it failed in verification so here i am sitting on a booted computer without bios on it, So i redownload the bios from asus and re do the flashing and at first it didn't want to boot but then on the second try it booted flawlessly with the 210 bios version.
So guys if you want to avoid frights like this use EZ flash from the bios.
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Dark_Knight
Level 7
Angrybrit wrote:
As the title says i decided to try the winflash utility, to update my bios even though i had an usb flash drive formatted and with the rom on it but i wanted to see if asus's utility would work so i do the process apparently it failed in verification so here i am sitting on a booted computer without bios on it, So i redownload the bios from asus and re do the flashing and at first it didn't want to boot but then on the second try it booted flawlessly with the 210 bios version.
So guys if you want to avoid frights like this use EZ flash from the bios.


Seconded. Never flash within Windows as there are many factors that can cause the BIOS to corrupt during flash or brick the entire computer.

Notebook review has a comprehensive ASUS Bios Update Guide:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/174395-bios-update-guide-asus-notebooks.html
G75VW-DS72
CPU: i7-3610QM 2.30/3.30 GHz.
Memory: 16 GB DDR3-16000
Storage: LiteOn LAT-256M3S 256GB SSD + Seagate Momentus 5400RPM 750GB HDD
Graphics: GeForce GTX 670M 3GB
Screen: 17.3' Full HD LED Screen
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

dstrakele
Level 14
When you store the BIOS ROM file on a drive formatted in NTFS, the BIOS update process may attempt to add your entire NTFS directory structure to the BIOS, leaving you with a 'brick'. So always put the BIOS ROM file in a partition formatted in FAT32, the easiest method being to format a Flash drive using the FAT32 file system.

Then be sure to use the EasyFlash utility in the BIOS for the update.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

Dark
Level 9
Huh this same thread was posted em yesterday like em yeah
motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
PSU Fractal Design Newton R2 1000W
MemoryRipjaws 16 GB
CaseArmor Mx
CPUAMD Bulldozer FX-8120 8 Core 3.10GHz

Clocked to 4.5GHz

Im a girl 🙂 so be nice as i bite

Angrybrit
Level 7
Nope i just posted it and i knew about what could happen i just wanted to try... just saying guys its scary as hell