Asus Crash Free?

Aug 19, 2009
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I was flashing the bios on an Asus M2N-E and believe it or not, the power went out. I've read about something called "Asus Crash Free" that supposedly can recover it but I haven't been able to get it to work. Is it possible to restore the BIOS or am I boned? I was thinking about a new motherboard anyway as this is only a regular AM2 board.. but it would still be nice to fix.
 

Steltek

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How are you trying to do the recovery -- are you using the motherboard system CD or a flash drive? If you are using a flash drive, the drive has to be less than 8gb in size and formatted in a single FAT partition.

If you can't get it to work, thevan's suggestion of a replacement BIOS should be workable. Just make sure that the bios chip you buy matches or is compatible with the existing chip.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ff58056&itemid=170343889575&ff4=263602_263622
 

Supersonic64

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RMA your motherboard, why would you risk causing physical, warranty voiding damage by installing your own BIOS chips?
 
Aug 19, 2009
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How are you trying to do the recovery -- are you using the motherboard system CD or a flash drive? If you are using a flash drive, the drive has to be less than 8gb in size and formatted in a single FAT partition.

If you can't get it to work, thevan's suggestion of a replacement BIOS should be workable. Just make sure that the bios chip you buy matches or is compatible with the existing chip.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...ff58056&itemid=170343889575&ff4=263602_263622
I've given up on the Crash Free; the Asus rep asserted that it wouldn't work.

As far as I can tell, the BIOS chip appears to be replaceable (socketed) so hopefully Asus will just send me a new one. If not then there's always Ebay and BIOSMAN (interesting site btw).
 

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