1. Go to Asus.com to download the latest bios for your mobo.
2. Download all drivers/utilities for your mobo.
3. Notice that the utility "Asus Update" can download and flash your bios from Windows.
4. Knowing that you should save the bios update to a usb thumb drive and reboot into the bios setup to flash. You instead use this program and allow it to <strike>flash</strike> "BORK" your bios.
5. Reboot only to find nothing is happening.
[UPDATE] I figured that I would give it one more try. So this time I pulled the battery and set the jumpers to short out the remaining juice. I replaced the jumper and battery and was able to get into setup but it would not let me flash the bios. It would freeze when I selected the option. I did this a second time but left the battery out and the jumper on clear and rebooted. MAGICALLY it decided to allow me to reflash and Im back to normal. Go figure.
Well it started flashing and got to 86% and paused. Then it completed flashing but failed on the verification.
So I Pulled the battery and shorted the jumpers. No good. I then remembered that my bios has Asus CrashFree installed. This should allow me to revert and recover from a bad flash. Well I restart with the mobo driver disk and got nothing. I then stripped the computer to barebones. I followed some recomendations and replaced the pci express graphics card with a PCI card. So now I have just an IDE cdrom, PCI graphics and processor. I now boots off the CDROM but instead some running CrashFree it gives me this error.
Bad or missing Command Interpreter
Enter the full shell command line:
command.com /P /E:256
I call Asus and bring the tech support guy up to date. He says flashing the bios from "asus update" in windows is a bad idea. Most people have problems with this.
Well Id say take that #%^*%^ utility off the website or give me some kinda warning.
I tried to get him to go over CrashFree with me and he says "That never works".
So I guess Im ordering a new bios chip on Monday.