I still have crahses using IE5.5 and my mobo. I know that 1005E have solve the problem for some people but I can't use it because my modem (alcatel adsl USB)turns off after 20 seconds when I use it.
SO I TRIED 1005 "Final"...
The flash session was allright but when I tried to access the bios it crashed immediatly. And the computer didn't wanted to boot under windows because it was set to A: first and when i had no disk inside the floppy there was no message, simply crash.
Happily I had Aflash and 1004C bios on a floppy and succeeded to flash to the older version. So be really carefull : imagine if I had no access to floppy, my a7v would be dead now.
So my advice is first of all, flash your bios under Dos with a boot disk and not under Windows. In fact, if Windows crashes during the flash session, your mobo can be dead.
Secondly do not Flash if you have no problem, expect if a new function integrated in the new bios worths it.
Last but not least : be carefull with all beta bios. Maybe wait for the bios to be available on Asus.com website. Theses are the only one that are really safe, you can find many beta everywhere on the web. I say nearly safe because during a long periode of time 1004D was available and they saw there was some problem with some ide primary DMA configuration. Now only 1004c is available.
Yeah, the bios 1005 final seems to be corrupted. The german site www.asuscom.de says that you have to reset the bord. I did it, but my bios crashed then, too. Fortunately i was able to boot windows 2k.
But i set bios to default and after that for some reason i couldn't boot from the floppy.
But i cycled the power and managed to boot into windows and used asus update to back date to a previose version.
I think ill look at the forums before i flash again!!!!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Netdust: Yeah, the bios 1005 final seems to be corrupted. The german site www.asuscom.de says that you have to reset the bord. I did it, but my bios crashed then, too. Fortunately i was able to boot windows 2k.
It's good to read description of bios in the index file sometimes.
It says 1005 final=1005.03E beta, so why is there any reason to be entusiastic over this bios? Nothing new here, besides a possibly corrupt file
which bios can I flash with the windows flash program? I know its a bad practice, but I have WinME and cannot reboot to dos, and when I enter to setup to boot from cd (to use dos) of course, it crashes at the boot screen.
1004d seems to work fine. I have been having problems w/ my A7V rig, but most (if not all) of them stem from the crappy Enternet 300 software that I have to use (for now) with my Southwestern Bell DSL account. BTW, is there a reason that the 1005 BIOS doesn't show up @ www.asus.com or www.asus.com.tw? Also, why would anyone use a BIOS that hasn't been officially released?
My AOpen 8x4x32x CD-RW would no longer be detected any longer with the 1005 Final, came up as a secondary failure. As soon as I went back to the 1005.03E beta, everything was cool agian with the burner.
The Final works... but the cpu multipliter dosent function for me. Someone said that you have to reset the board, Anyone else heard of this... Do the on borad multipliers have to be in default postions for the Bios mult. to work???
ASUS is going to be feeling this one!!!! It's one thing to provide bad customer service...but to post a CORRUPT BIOS....WOW!!...that goes beyond me!!!!
I can't wait to see how they explain this to all those who flashed, and don't know why their systems are malfunctioning!!
I just flashed mine to version 1005 and the system is dead! When i access the bios and go across to the boot menu the computer just restarts and the system doesn't boot into windows because it can't find the hard drive. It's not even reading the floppy.
1. flashed the bios
3. start dos
4. start CLRCMOS.COM
6. go into bios
7. LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
8. No problems at all
The document on the site says pretty clear you HAVE TO clear the cmos. Either via the program or via the JUMPER (RESETCMOS or something) on the board (set jumper, turn on, press power button of computer, turn off, remove jumper).