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    Bios help

    I just ordered more ram for my PC. I was doing a little research and I found a link recommending me to update my BIOS.

    This machine runs Vista and has an Asus P5B-E motherboard. I ran the Asus auto BIOS updater and it asked me to restart. Now that I've restarted I'm just getting a black screen.

    Any ideas?

    I've tried to power it off and back on again.


    I think some are getting a little ahead of themselves. So far CPR has done a pretty good job for his first year. If we win 3 games this year will everyone feel the same way? I hope we go undefeated and CPR has a ton of job offers but I'd like to give him a few years at the helm before I decide how great of coach he is.

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    Re: Bios help

    You may be able to clear the CMOS. On some of the newer machines there is a reset button on the motherboard and others you can "short" it as well with the CMOS battery. Ill see if I can dig up some info on your board.



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    Re: Bios help

    You can also unplug the pc until all of the power is out. Give it 5 minutes and then plug it in and turn back on.



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    Re: Bios help

    Sorry I guess it's a P5K-E. I assume it should work the same?


    I think some are getting a little ahead of themselves. So far CPR has done a pretty good job for his first year. If we win 3 games this year will everyone feel the same way? I hope we go undefeated and CPR has a ton of job offers but I'd like to give him a few years at the helm before I decide how great of coach he is.

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    Re: Bios help

    Ok looks like there is a CMOS reset jumper.
    [H] Enthusiast - ASUS P5B-E==

    You can use that to reset it. I cant really see what you need to do exactly, sometimes you just pull the jumper off and turn on the machine and let it boot up. Once youre in you can turn off the machine, put the jumper back on and do what you need to do again.



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    Re: Bios help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Sorry I guess it's a P5K-E. I assume it should work the same?

    Yeah should be the same. Ill look up that board and see.



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    Re: Bios help

    Thanks a ton. That fixed me.


    I think some are getting a little ahead of themselves. So far CPR has done a pretty good job for his first year. If we win 3 games this year will everyone feel the same way? I hope we go undefeated and CPR has a ton of job offers but I'd like to give him a few years at the helm before I decide how great of coach he is.

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    Re: Bios help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Thanks a ton. That fixed me.

    Which option worked?



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    Re: Bios help

    Unplugging it for 5 minutes


    I think some are getting a little ahead of themselves. So far CPR has done a pretty good job for his first year. If we win 3 games this year will everyone feel the same way? I hope we go undefeated and CPR has a ton of job offers but I'd like to give him a few years at the helm before I decide how great of coach he is.

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    Re: Bios help

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Unplugging it for 5 minutes

    Excellent! Sometimes the easiest solution is the best. =)



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    Re: Bios help

    ASUS boards are great but somewhat finicky for BIOS updates - most of the time it just comes down to resetting the CMOS to clear things up.

    Note - BIOS updating isn't something that should be done unless you fully understand what you're doing. Any interruption in the process can brick your mobo unless it has one of the safety mechanisms in place that some of the newer boards or the older higher end boards have.


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    Re: Bios help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    ASUS boards are great but somewhat finicky for BIOS updates - most of the time it just comes down to resetting the CMOS to clear things up.

    Note - BIOS updating isn't something that should be done unless you fully understand what you're doing. Any interruption in the process can brick your mobo unless it has one of the safety mechanisms in place that some of the newer boards or the older higher end boards have.

    Yea by the way, if any of you have Sony products, do not EVER do a bios update on them. A grad student in my department was having problems interfacing with his USB ports and I ran a bios update as a last resort.....fried the bios chip. Apparently Sony decided that when you do a bios update you're supposed to pull any extra RAM from the machine....so in short, don't support Sony's PC line



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    Re: Bios help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    ASUS boards are great but somewhat finicky for BIOS updates - most of the time it just comes down to resetting the CMOS to clear things up.

    Note - BIOS updating isn't something that should be done unless you fully understand what you're doing. Any interruption in the process can brick your mobo unless it has one of the safety mechanisms in place that some of the newer boards or the older higher end boards have.

    Dual bios is the greatest invention ever for motherboards. I love Giga-byte boards for this reason. Im glad to see alot of other manuf. jumped on board with that.



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