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Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

Q: Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

I am trying to update the BIOS and went here to use their update utility:

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5Q-E

However, the software Afudos BIOS update tool V2.36 will not load (3rd item of the above web page's list)!?!?

What do I do now? Any other BIOS update utility compatible to the Asus P5Q-E?

I am having these problems: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ing-start.html

Preferred Solution: Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

You could have a corrupt file. I would down load a new copy and try it.

Here is a link to Asus for your board.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q-E

If that doesn't work here is a link to an engineering ver of AFUDOS that may work.

Afudos Engineering - Download

Try those out as the first attempt. The engineering ver will let you downgrade if you need to.

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I am building a new pc, and I purchased an ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 MB a couple of weeks ago...I suspect that the BIOS is of around April - 2010...(302)....I will save the current BIOS to a Flash Drive, before updating current BIOS, but my question is....there are a lot of newer versions, with the latest being 901....If I download the latest version, does it encompass all the other version updates prior ? I intend to use Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit....Thanks in advance....

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i've recently decide to update all of my PC components , and stuck on motherboard bios.
can you help me with it ?
i've red the manuals , and it says to download "asus update utility" on their site , but when im choosing "windows 7 64" and downloading the utility it says that i should download 64 bit application .
so is there any other way to update my bios ? or... im lost a bit

A:Asus m4a88t-m motherboard BIOS update

I suggest using the EZ Flash utility, rather than updating the BIOS from within Windows. It's invoked from within the BIOS setup. RTFM. (If you've mislaid the manual, it's available for download from support.asus.com.)

No download required, other than the BIOS file itself.

I think that EZ Flash is safer than Windows. It may be as good as flashing from DOS.

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Has anyone with this board tried this bios update? I believe the version # is 2205. Is it mainly important just for upgrading to the new 5th. Gen. processors or, is there benefits for the 4th. Gen. i7 4790k also? Thanks!

A:latest bios update for asus z97-a motherboard Questions

I own the Asus Z97-A motherboard and my instruction manual says not to upgrade the BIOS if my system is running smoothly. The manual clearly states to upgrade BIOS only when you have to, thus I have never upgraded my BIOS.

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In the middle of using my computer today it randomly sent me to a screen called asus uefi bios utility. I now can?t get off of this screen or use my computer. None of the tutorials online have helped and none of the screens look anything like mine any help would be appreciated

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Hello SF members.

Note : I dont know where to put this topic. If you know better , move it.

I already asked some questions here, some members helped me a lot but I need help again.

In one topic I asked how to Overclock. I learned it , and know more about it.
But now my problems is my BIOS. I dont know how to use it. That isnt classic....
I dont have to edit time or HDD slave, not to do anything harder !

My BIOS is same as http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4499/ASUS%20BIOS%201%20-%20EZ%20Main.png

My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LX2 and it have latest ASUS BIOS (EFI BIOS Utility- EZ mode , I attached one link here to see).

My questions are :
1. Can I back normal BIOS like one old ?
2. How to use that ? Is there any tutorial for this ?

That is all for now.
Thanks in advance.

A:How to use ASUS EFI Bios Utility - EZ Mode ?

Did you read your MB manual. It has a section on the Bios that explains all the options. If you click on the Advanced Mode it will look a lot like the old bios with lots of options.


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Hey guys i want to update my ASUS k8n4-e-deluxe bios.. i downloaded the latest bios update from asus's website... but i dont know which bios flash utility to use... can anyone give me a link


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i have an ASUS piece of garbage thats not even a year old - model X751N - that opened up today with a series of start-up errors. one was "Inaccessible Boot Device" and it tried repairing itself multiple times. then it opened up automatically in ASUS Bios Utility which i couldnt get out of. i looked online and found a way to get around it, but my overall question is, when im getting these errors and auto-repairing and bios utility...is this generally a sign that the laptop is a goner? i dont think i can trust this unit anymore. its running windows 10 if you need to know.

thanks for reading.

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Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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I am having difficulty installing the recommended update "HP Update Software Utility" from May 23, 2016. Computer hardware is running great, just can't get the darn software to install. 

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I'm looking for a BIOs update for the P5Q Deluxe Motherboard. I've gone to their site to get some updates, but it's rather confusing to someone like me who isn't very tech with this - considering I've never updated BIOs myself before.
I hope someone can help me out! I'm running on W7 Home Premium 64-bit.

All I've managed to find are these: Asus P5Q Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Update 2301 Download
But they're quite old, so I'm not sure if these are the most recent?

Thanks in advance

A:Asus P5Q Deluxe Motherboard BIOS

I would check the asus website... And honestly unless if you hare having direct issues related to the motherboard I do not suggest updating your bios since you are not very tech savy...

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Dear Asus P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard Users

Asus have just released BIOS 2704 Beta Version for those who are interested in downloading it. Refer to the following link:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

Warmest regards


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I have a problem with the bios on the asus m5a99x evo r2.0 motherboard. I can start the computer up fine and do everthing on it but when I go into the bios I get this on my screen (picture attached). I am on windows 8.1 pro 64 bit and have the fx8350 cpu. I'm not sure why it's doing this? Any solutions of fixing this ? Thanks for your time!

A:bios help need (asus m5a99x evo r2.0 motherboard)

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When checking HP Total Care Adviser - PC Health & Security I found I had one critcal message. HP Update Software Utility.

Can someone tell me how to fix it. When I click run, nothing happens. When I try to click close, nothing happens. I tried looking up help and it said to click the green arrow to the right of the description. I did not see any arrow. I had to press control, alt and delete to escape.

Is there a solution?

A:HP Update Software Utility - Critical

Welcome to the forum.

Make a System restore at the earlier point.

System Restore


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I've seen this before when updating BIOS, just have not posted the question. I just updated my P70BIOS to N1DET98W - 2.24 When running the utility there is a question with 2 choices:- Update Thinkpad BIOSor- Update Model Number I chose update BIOS, all is good updated successfully. Do I need to run utility again and select update model?What is the difference between the two? Thanks

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I have linux installed on my HP laptop and I want to update the bios. According to all the docs I have read I should be able to run the bios update utility from a different windows 10 computer and create a bios update USB drive. I went to my laptops support page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-spectre-13-4000-x360-convertible-pc/7527520/mode... I downloaded the BIOS update from here: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77784.exe Ran it on a different windows 10 laptop to create the USB, but when I run the installer nothing happens. This process is detailed in this doc which says at some point I should be asked whether I want to create a USB: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629

A:BIOS update utility is not working

I also have this problem I dont know how to get program to open.

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I have recently re built my system..(See specs..)

When I try to run the Asus Update software, no matter what version I run, it never detects my motherboard. I am running Windows 7 if that makes any difference.

A:ASUS Motherboard Software won't recognize it's on board

It might be an issue with it being Windows 7, its still in beta and not all programs are fully compatible with it yet.

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I've been contemplating upgrading my i5-4670k to an i7-4790k, but to do this I'd have to update my BIOS to take the Devil's Canyon CPU. Now I'm no pro when it comes to BIOS updates, far from it, and I've been trying to convince myself I have the minerals to do it.
I've been reading up on it and came across this from ASUS:


My question is would it really be that easy to update the BIOS, especially in a Windows environment? I've never heard of that before, has anybody even tried it?

A:Updating ASUS 8 Series Motherboard Bios

i can not comment on other boards but all the dells i have had the bios update were windows based.

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I have an onboard ATI HD 3200 graphics + an PCIe ATI HD 4350 together in SurroundView mode and everything works fine. However I don't understand the following 4 options in the BIOS. What is the difference between the setting? I have it on the first one and everything seems to work fine.

A:ATI SurroundView + Asus Motherboard + BIOS question

It's the order in which the motherboard sets the Primary VGA graphics.
So as you have an added 4350 connected to a monitor, this is GFX0 and is the primary card that will be used to run Games etc. Surround view turns on the onboard VGA as a secondary graphics output for a 3rd monitor as the 4350 can have 2 monitors.

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Greetings all,

I have searched up and down the forums for an answer to this, and my issue is slightly more specific than most.

This is a rundown of my setup:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
RAM: 1022 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 , 512 MB
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M3N78 PRO, 1.XX, MS1C92B34902999
CD/DVD: Sony DVD-RW+/- (Failure, Not Functioning at the Moment)

I think that's all that is currently relevant to the issue.

I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate from NewEgg, Received my discs, awesome. - used the Windows 7 USB DVD Tool to install windows onto an external drive of mine, which is plugged in via USB. Reason for this is, my DVD drive as listed above is not currently functioning, so I wanted to install via USB.

Well of course, I run SETUP upon powering on my pc, and there are no options under boot priority related to USB at all. My options are still: Hard Disk, CD Drive, Removable Devices. I know the computer is recognizing the drive, because when I move to the hard-disk portion of the BIOS, it shows the drive listed.

Granted, I am not a computer wiz, I do know a lot and am well rounded in almost all aspects, but this I am not. Am I missing something? When the computer recognizes the drive that I have plugged into via USB, that to me says the port and USB are functioning correctly. The drive fully works when in Windows. I guess my question is, ASUS Updater is tel... Read more

A:Solved: ASUS Motherboard BIOS - USB Boot

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Hi to everyone who reads this i need help with setting up bios etc like the CPU/Memory Frequency Ratio and much more hope to hear from you soon thanks for helpin

A:Asus A7v333 Motherboard Bios Need Help With Setting Up Please

Some information here:


Generally, the least alterations you make to the BIOS settings the better.
The CPU and memory options should be left af the default settings (check your manual).

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I have an older hp pavilion media center m8530f running Vista 64 bit OS:after reviewing the boardsfor folks with the same problem I found a solution and I downloaded a hp advisor update which gave me a brand new advisor dock and then tried to again download the hp update software utility and it again failed. I turned off my norton protection and it still failed. Can anyone help me with this issue?

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As mentioned in the subject, Lenovo update utility suggested a BIOS update.  The update seemed to go fine but when finished the computer would not boot.  It cannot find media.  There are some blue blurbs and retries but ultimately the computer no longer has a bios.

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BIOS update froze for more than an hour, So I foolishly pulled out the battery after trying hard reboot and that didn't work. I think I should try HP system bios update utility, the problem is that I've searched the whole of HP site and I can't find the software in this video: " https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t3S3KgcT-Ao ". Please where can I find this software for HP 655 e1

A:Can't find HP system BIOS update utility for

Hi @zavorfang Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post.   Personally, I do not recommend you update the BIOS unless you experience some issues with your existing BIOS and you are sure that the new BIOS will fix it. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong. Same applies for Windows Updates, OS update, drivers updates, etc - upgrade/update IF you have issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible.  With regards to the specific question and if you do insist on updating the BIOS and if you really need to do it, please follow these instructions in the official article >>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629Follow the method "when Windows does not start" >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629#AbT1 The particular file that you show a video of can be downloaded (product specific) from HP servers/web site >> http://sup... Read more

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Ok I have HP Pavilion HP Pavilion dv6-7204es which became faulty after BIOS update ..just noise after powering it up no screen .the problem is when I use "HP system BIOS update utility " to create bootable USB ,the option to do so is not avalibe !!I dont now why!LIke the photo below:I have tried many usb sticks with no luckI downloaded the tool from the following linkhttp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68001-68500/sp68425.exe  

A:HP system BIOS update utility not working

Hello @walidwithu?, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the BIOS issue, and wanted to help! First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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Friends I just now got a Thinkpad W520. Seems like a powerful machine. It came already upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64 bit. Now I wanted to update the BIOS on it but do not know how to proceed. The current BIOS is this one:BIOSBrand LENOVOVersion 8BET55WW (1.35 )Date 12/6/2011So it is already 5 years old. I tried to find BIOS Update Utility for 64 bit Win 10 on the Lenovo support site, but could not find one for this model. I find one for Windows 8 64 bit but not for Win 10. Can I use the Win 8 BIOS Update Utility to update my W520 to the BIOS 1.42? Or what are my options? ThanksCalle 

A:W520 Bios Update Utility Windows 10 64 bit

 On machines like yours that were never sold with win10 pre-installed, I suggest burning a CD and updating the BIOS that way. 

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Hi, I wanna ask should I install Dell System Software Utility? www.dell.com/.../DriversDetails It's one of recommended and first driver/update in installation order, but I don't know and don't find enoght info about, so don't know install it, or no. Some people say that helps correctly install driver, from other side it's from 2010, and can be outdated? What to do? Windows 7 x64.
Also what drivers I should install? Dell vostro 3750? First i need install drivers, or windows 7 updates?

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my desktop is a AMD A6 3500 Triple Core 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM
Motherboard is ASUS f1a55-m le

I'm trying to enable crossfire with my Raedon 6670 graphics card and the APU. I beleive I need to change a setting in BIOs to 'onboard' graphics because at the moment the system is only recognizing the 6670 graphics card and not the APU graphics as well when I plug in the 6670.

My problem is that I can't enter the BIOS. When I load up I press Enter but all I'm left with is a black screen, I've tired pressing ESC, F1 etc but no luck.
There's not even a boot screen image on load up (of ASUS logo and menu at the bottom outlining which key to press for bios etc) which there was on my previous computer.

I have it hooked up to my HDTV (PC> DVI adapter>HDMI cable>HDTV)
It was suggested I tried running the HDMI directly from the 6670 discrete card but no joy I still can't access/enter the bios screen

A:Unable to enter BIOS ASUS f1a55-m le motherboard

Are you pressing the "delete" key when the post screen comes up? To my knowledge, to enter the BIOS on any system, that is what you have to do.

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firstly hello to all: Stupidly i flashed the bios with the wrong update on my friends asus p4s8L motherboard now computer wont completely boot it say bios rom checksum error,this computer has no floppy disk drive,so now it only detects ide cd-rom drive..message reads please put support cd into ide cd-rom and press enter.well after talking to my friend he does not have the support cd.i already tried removing the cmos battery to see if this would help but to no avail.does the computer need to trashed or is there any hope left .anybody have any suggestion?

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* Do you have a BIOS Manual/Instructions for the ASUS PTGD1-LA motherboard * I already have the simple 20 page "PTGD1-LA (Grouper-GL8E)" User Manual ; but it does-not include BIOS setup instructions * * Thanks for your help * Mac 

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Good day,

I was wondering what's the best setting/s for my bios using this board asus m3n78-vm, had it for a year and
only now that i'm asking.

i'm interested about the ecc setting also, everything's set to default, except sata mode to ahci

everything's working fine btw.

i have winxp pro, 4 gig memory, gts 250 palit video card, creative audigy 2 value sound card.
several sata drives.and samsung burner.

A:asus motherboard m3n78-vm proper bios settings

Usually the bios has two sets of defaults. One if failsafe and one is performance. I choose the performance one, but your best bet to find the best is by trial and error.

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Hello my dear Vista friends!

Just a short courtesy note to advise those of you who own an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard, ASUS have just released the latest BIOS 2602.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

With Kindest Regards

Neil (Mr Smiley)

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After direction from Lenovo to update BIOS, ran Lenovo Systems Update.   First system update worked. Then system restarted with Thinkpad BIOS Flash Update Utility, which is now not responding.  It said 91% complete.  Command prompts say SCT Flash Utility for Lenovo for Windows V1.0.3.9  Copyrights for Phoenix Technologies and Lenove.  Then 'SecureFlash BIOS detected and Read BIOS image from file' Do I have any choice but to cancel the update, shut down and reboot and see if the system is a brick?  This is on a Thinkpad T460S with Windows 10, just out of warranty. Thank you for any suggestions!

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Hello everyone,I just bought a refurbished T460 thinkpad. Everything worked perfectly for 10 days, but this morning a window appeared telling me that it was necessary to make a system update: "thinkpad bios update - 7 [32,64] /8.1/10 [64]". after closing all my files and done next, a new window appeared: "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility.Version 30.16." Please choose one of the following taks, 1- ThinkPas BIOS Update, or 2- Update model number. ". Which of these two options should I choose, and / or should I choose one? I thought I understood that touching bios is something that is rarely done (I had never done it on my previous computer at HP).I thank you in advance for your help!Judith   Bonjour à tous,Je viens d'acheter un thinkpad T460 reconditionné. Tout fonctionne parfaitement depuis 10 jours, mais ce matin un fenêtre est apparue me disant qu'il fallait faire une mise à jour système: "thinkpad bios update - 7 [32,64]/8.1/10 [64]". après avoir fermé tout mes fichers et fait suivant, une nouvelle fenêtre est apparu: "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility. Version 30.16. Please choose one of the following taks, 1- Update ThinkPas BIOS, or 2- Update model number.". Laquelle de ces deux options dois-je choisir, et/ou dois-je en choisir une. J'ai crus comprendre que toucher au bios est quelque chose qui se fait rarement (je ne l'avais jamais fait sur mes précédants ordinateur chez HP). Je vous remercie par avance de votre aide!Judith  

A:ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility - T460

Hello Judith,
Select the ThinkPad BIOS update option.  BIOS updates do happen from time to time.  Some users choose to not update, but from the readme it appears that the latest update includes a security fix - so it's probably a good idea.
Once in a great while a BIOS update goes awry and causes serious problems.  I've never had that happen but YMMV.

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Today I tried to resolve my wireless issue by update new wireless driver that HP provided on the HP support website but all doesn't work (Broadcom,Intel and Realtek).So I have tried to update BIOS by using HP system BIOS update utility that available to download on HP support website. I hope this would sort it out.However,after passed 2 hours the screen shows Not responding on the top of HP Bios Update and Recovery menu. I tried to close program, open task manager, restart and push switch off button. All doesn't work !Please advise

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Hello,I'm trying to download newest BIOS Update Utility for my X230 https://support.lenovo.com/pl/en/downloads/ds029187 after download I checked checksums of downloaded file and they didn't match. I think I eliminated an error on my side, as I downloaded and checked this file on two different computers, on two different systems(Windows and Debian) and using two different ISPs. Every time checksums were wrong. Can someone from Lenovo look into this problem?Has anyone else have this problem as well?

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Did anybody reading this find where to change AHCI to RAID in the BIOS of a Asus p8z77 v pro motherboard?

A:Solved: AHCI to RAID in the BIOS of an Asus p8z77 v pro motherboard.

Assuming that board supports RAID, it should be in the SATA controller options.
EDIT: User Manual, page 4-23

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Version has been released and can be downloaded from here.

Make sure that your Intel chipset is among the list of supported ones before installing the update.

Once the install is complete, you can verify its install by going into the registry at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Intel - Infinst.

The new version number should appear, along with showing the install to be successful.
Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
(Also a Windows XP user)

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I just bought my Ideapad, and recently received the subject update to be installed, but it gives me the option to continue or cancel. This confuses me -- since I'm given the choice to install something, do I need to install it or not, and should I always allow these updates to be installed, even though I don't know what is being installed? Thanks for any help/response!

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I need to recover the bios on my elitebook. I've tried using the win+B key combo as outlined here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 but that doesn't seem to work (screen just stays dark, cpu fan is running). I now want to try the usb stick recovery method. So I downloaded the latest bios sp76205.exe and when I run it, I follow the instructions, but I never get the "HP System Bios Update Utility" to launch. After extraction of the files, nothing launches so I don't get any menu to choose to create a USB stick install. It is as-if the spXXXXX.exe is trying to install the bios locally to my workstation!... good thing it doesn't do that. How can I get a working HP System Update Utility or how can I launch the sp76205.exe is such a manner that I'll be presented with the menu to create a USB stick? Is there a commandline flag or something I need to launch it with?

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I have an issue with the SATA BIOS settings which have options for configure as IDE, or set it to as AHCI. So now I can only boot Vista when it is set to AHCI, and only boot the XP when the BIOS SATA is set to configure as IDE, and if not it gives a stop code error 07B. And I did search for a ASUS P5QL Pro motherboard BIOS update, and I have the lattest version apparently. Also I did look in each one's Device Manager to check for driver updates, such as for the serial ATA controllers. So how can I boot both without changing the BIOS setting each time ? I dual boot with the Vista boot manager, and in my motherboard manual it does say; "Due to Intel chipset driver support regulation, the AHCI mode is not supported in Windows XP environment, and is only supported by Vista with OS built in driver. If I try to boot either XP or Vista without changing the SATA BIOS settings, it gives stop code; 07B.

A:Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

Fixed by changing the BIOS SATA configuration settings from that AHCI to IDE, enhanced. And then reinstalled Vista so that both XP and Vista use that same BIOS setting.

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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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my A7N8X-VM asus motherboard will not let me install any operating system ive tried different harddrives and it still wont work.

it was working fine then one day out of the blue when i turned the system on it said 'boot error enter system disk'

I formated the drive tried to install windows xp and after the initial setup and format it reboots strait back to the same screen instead of goin on to windows install.

i tried 98 it wont format any of the harddrives ive tried '6' of them.
its drivin me insane :knock: please help

A:A7N8X-VM asus motherboard cant install any OS tried different hd's

Have the drives been showing up in the BIOS recognized correctly? Have you tried using boot disks? Are you installing XP Pro or Home? How are you formatting the drives? Are you doing a quicky, or did you do a full wipe (zero fill)? It sounds like you have a boot sector virus or something. I would reflash the BIOS. Then set it to fail safe defaults.

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On my Asus m2n68-am se2, I am unable to boot Windows 7 nor install it on another drive. I've tried both sata port hard drives and non sata port hard drives, but either way, I get an error saying that the hardware may not support Windows 7. I know for a fact that it should be able to support it , so what can I do to get it working? Fyi, it runs a windows xp sata 2 drive perfectly, but refuses to boot windows 7

A:Asus Motherboard Windows Install

Try booting to your bios and disabling the onboard IDE controller. Then retry.

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I have a Flex 4 1480 Signature Edition ideapad 80VD0007US and I'm trying to update the BIOS via the System Update utility.  When I choose to install the suggested update for the BIOS I get a message stating that this BIOS is only for "510S14IKB 310S15IKB YOGA 510-14IKB YOGA 510-15IKB" - none of which is my machine I'm pretty sure.  What can one do to find the correct BIOS and update it if the System Update utility doesn't give you the correct one?
The Lenovo Settings utility says that my BIOS is currently: 2SCN23WWV2.03
Thanks for any help!
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A:Flex 4 1480 - Incorrect BIOS in Lenovo System Update utility

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Sorry to hear of the difficulties you are experiencing.  The warning message you are receiving during the update is partially correct.  Your model should have been included in that warning since that BIOS update covers all the models listed.   Here is a full description from the BIOS update's README file....
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ideapad 510S-14IKB, 310S-14IKB, 310S-15IKB, Yoga 510-14IKB, Yoga 510-15IKB, Flex 4-1480, Flex 4-1580Version 2SCN25WW(V2.05)Applicable OS Win10
I would try the upgrade again and click to proceed.  Otherwise here is a direct download link to that BIOS upgrade from the Lenovo Download Library for your model....

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