In the event that a recovery procedure cannot be performed you can do the steps below: First off, you will need to open up the computer case and change a jumper on the motherboard into the “Recovery Mode Position”.
Though it's not without hazards, the process is fairly easy. Copy the updated BIOS file to floppy disk or USB drive. When the DOS prompt appears, type the following: afudos /i[name of BIOS file]For example, "p4c800b.rom" might be the name of the new BIOS file.
(Note: BIOS file and boot files should fit on a floppy disk. "afudos /ip4c800b.rom" is the command that will install it. Your monitor will display the update's progress with a series of messages: "Reading file," then "Erasing flash," then "Writing flash." The "writing flash" message will be followed with a percentage counter that tells you how far the write has proceeded. Copy your new BIOS files to a floppy disk or USB drive. When the system is at POST, press "Alt" "F2" to enter EZ-Flash.
If the BIOS file is too large to fit with boot files, consider using the EZ Flash method described below.)Insert the motherboard support CD into optical drive. The final message will be "Verifying flash." DO NOT switch off or reboot at any point in this process or you will ruin your motherboard. Alternatively, on late model motherboards you may press "Delete" to enter BIOS setup, then access EZ-Flash from the "Tools" option on the navigation bar. Do not switch off or reboot or you will ruin your motherboard.
(Select Tools Wait for your system to check current BIOS information. Select the drive letter with the BIOS update file, then select the file. After the file check is finished, click "Yes" to update your BIOS. When the update is finished, remove the floppy or USB drive and reboot.
Typically it can be found somewhere near the BIOS battery.
Since its founding in 1989, ASUS has earned a reputation for producing top-quality motherboards and other components.If you determine to flash BIOS, you are taking a personal risk of BIOS flash failure.Please contact your supplier or our distributors/resellers for further remedy in case system crashes unfortunately because of BIOS flash failure.I went out, did some chores and now I am back home and have ran into some huge issue. I am assuming I will have to find a windows 8 boot up media disk. I tried adjusting some BIOS options which I can still get to, but nothing. Should I just go ahead an order a windows 8 disc and re-install windows? Greetings, I am having trouble updating my BIOS on this machine.I am currently on BIOS version R02-A0, and I see on Acer's website that there is an updated version for R02-A0. The whole BIOS updating procedure should be treated with extreme caution.If you do not encounter any system instability or bugs with the current BIOS version, we suggest that you keep it.Unlike your operating system (which is stored on your hard drive), your computer’s BIOS is stored on a chip on your motherboard.Manufacturers often release updates to their computers’ BIOSes.