Updating Bios went wrong

  pb457 19:11 17 Dec 08
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Hi there, i got a new laptop from asus, unfortunatly it came with vista, i wanted to roll back to xp, but it blue screened on setup, after speaking to asus they said i needed to update my bios and it should work, all the instructions are on the website, so i followed them, however the whole process failed, as far as im aware i have erased the old bios, and havent mounted a new one. I am now stuck, i daren't turn the laptop off, in case it doesnt ever start up. Their helpline is now closed, is there a way i can mount this bios file i have without hving to turn off the laptop, please help.

Thanks

  chub_tor 19:20 17 Dec 08

Is this the procedure that you followed click here

  pb457 19:33 17 Dec 08

The one published on Asus website using winflash, which is asus's bios updating software, and is also included preinstalled on my laptop.
The link takes me to a general page on the asuswebsite, but there is only one procedure on threi believe, so i believe so.

  pb457 19:33 17 Dec 08

The one published on Asus website using winflash, which is asus's bios updating software, and is also included preinstalled on my laptop.
The link takes me to a general page on the asuswebsite, but there is only one procedure on threi believe, so i believe so.

  pb457 19:33 17 Dec 08

The one published on Asus website using winflash, which is asus's bios updating software, and is also included preinstalled on my laptop.
The link takes me to a general page on the asuswebsite, but there is only one procedure on threi believe, so i believe so.

  grey george 19:49 17 Dec 08

I think you will have to turn it off in order to re-do the bios. Did the procedure back up the old bios? if so you maybe able to restore to default.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:50 17 Dec 08

Why do you think the BIOS flash failed?

  pb457 19:52 17 Dec 08

There was an error message i cannot remember wht it said now, but when i open winflash for the old bios details it says unknown in every box. I honestly dont know if it backed it up, everything was supposed to be taken care of by this programme, and it was supposed to be easy.
I just dont want to turn it off as i may never get it to boot up again.

  grey george 20:00 17 Dec 08

If it has booted what condition is it in, has the os loaded? If you have no bios it shouldn't of been able to boot.

  chub_tor 20:23 17 Dec 08

Winflash should have asked you to make a backup copy of the existing BIOS which you can save to your desktop ot to an external device such as a floppy, CD or memory stick. If you did this then you should be able to reinstall the old BIOS. After a successful flash you will be asked to reboot click here for the complete Winflash procedure. Did any of this procedure happen for you?

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