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Old 02-13-2006, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Asus A8N-SLI deluxe motherboard
XPpro/SP2
64bit AMD 4200+ cpu

I am tryng to use the auto updater, the latest version, 7.04.01
to update my BIOS. When run, I keep getting "Sorry, there's no proper BIOS image on the server"

I have tried using the 1016 update file with the auto-updater
which comes up immediately with:
Asus Windows base BIOS Flash Program has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience"

Help please
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First thing I would do is back up your current BIOS config.
Then reset your BIOS to default (either through the BIOS options or with the motherboard jumper)
Then try updating it again. If the update doesn't work, restore your old config.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I did set BIOS to default and the problem persited. Absolutely no diffrence. What is the BIOS image file that can't be found?
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Did you download the new image file from ASUS ?
Did you download the updater from ASUS ?
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Yes and yes
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Try downloading them both again
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have done twice on two separate drives each 200GB. Even tried disabling firewalls. The updater opens normally and I did use the self updater with no problem.
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Are you sure your pointing the updater to the correct bios file ?
What is the name of the file ?
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File is named: A8NSD016.BIN and is 512 kbytes
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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8N-SLI Deluxe Bios version 1016
Please do read the description before updating BIOS
To avoid crashing file system, please do update the chipset driver to below version prior to this Bios.
For WinXP 32bit system, please download and update chipset drivers V6.65 or later
For WinXP 64bit system, please download and update chipset drivers V6.65 or later
For Win2k/2003 32bit system, please download and update chipset drivers V6.66 or later
For Win2003 64bit system, please download and update chipset drivers V6.66 or later
1- Support new CPUs. Please refer to our website at: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx
2- Update awdflash.exe to v1.14
3- Remove 2.88MB floppy item value

Did you do this ???
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