How to Recover a BIOS ASUSby Gabriel Dockery
A computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is a firmware program flashed onto an EEPROM chip on the computer's motherboard. This program dictates how the motherboard communicates between all hardware devices, and initializes them from the inactive state. Updating this program allows for greater efficiency in computing and a larger range of compatibility with hardware devices as they are released. ASUS computers provide a program called CrashFree BIOS to recover from failed BIOS-updating attempts.
Insert the motherboard support DVD into the primary optical drive. This begins an automatic self-check from the DVD that detects the failed BIOS. The automatic self-check takes less than a minute to detect the status of the BIOS. The motherboard support DVD is a disc shipped with the motherboard in its original packaging. This disc contains all drivers and a version of the BIOS that was current at the date of shipping.
Allow the program to launch from the DVD to complete the automatic BIOS recovery procedure. No user intervention is needed at any point past the insertion of the DVD; however, the computer should not be restarted until the update procedure is complete. This entire process takes no longer than five minutes depending on the speed of the optical drive and a prompt appears requesting a restart upon successful completion.
Restart the computer when prompted, to allow the repaired BIOS recovery to take effect.
- If possible, back up all important data before performing the BIOS recovery.