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Dennis Pack
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      03-11-2007
I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect on
either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no effect
on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4 attempts
but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to #0502 or #0602
corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where newer isn't always
better. As it stands right now I'm back to work 3/26/2007 finally. Have a
great day.

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Dennis Pack
XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
Office2007

 
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John Barnes
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      03-11-2007
Have run into the same kinds of problems, also with an Asus MOBO Award bios
if I recall. Great news on the work front. It's been a long time. Hope we
hear from Colin soon.

"Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect on
>either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no effect
>on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4 attempts
>but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to #0502 or #0602
>corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where newer isn't always
>better. As it stands right now I'm back to work 3/26/2007 finally. Have a
>great day.
>
> --
> Dennis Pack
> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> Office2007


 
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Jane C
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      03-11-2007
I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it" school of
thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers etc.

Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take care.

--
Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
"Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect on
>either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no effect
>on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4 attempts
>but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to #0502 or #0602
>corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where newer isn't always
>better. As it stands right now I'm back to work 3/26/2007 finally. Have a
>great day.
>
> --
> Dennis Pack
> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> Office2007


 
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Dennis Pack
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      03-11-2007
Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that Colin is
okay. Have a great day.

--
Dennis Pack
XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
Office2007
"Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it" school of
>thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers etc.
>
> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take care.
>
>
> --
> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect
>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no
>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4 attempts
>>but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to #0502 or
>>#0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where newer isn't
>>always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work 3/26/2007 finally.
>>Have a great day.
>>
>> --
>> Dennis Pack
>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>> Office2007

>


 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      03-11-2007
Yes, I'm glad to hear you're getting back. As for Colin, I haven't heard. I
was hoping he would be here at the MVP Summit, but last I heard he wasn't
going to be able to.

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Charlie.
http://msmvps.com/xperts64


"Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that Colin
> is okay. Have a great day.
>
> --
> Dennis Pack
> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> Office2007
> "Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it" school
>>of thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers
>>etc.
>>
>> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take care.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
>> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
>> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
>>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
>>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
>>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
>>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect
>>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no
>>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
>>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4
>>>attempts but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to
>>>#0502 or #0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where
>>>newer isn't always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work
>>>3/26/2007 finally. Have a great day.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dennis Pack
>>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>>> Office2007

>>

>


 
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      03-12-2007
Charlie:
What's wrong with Colin?
I've been on vacations and maybe lost something I should know.
Carlos

"Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

> Yes, I'm glad to hear you're getting back. As for Colin, I haven't heard. I
> was hoping he would be here at the MVP Summit, but last I heard he wasn't
> going to be able to.
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>
>
> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that Colin
> > is okay. Have a great day.
> >
> > --
> > Dennis Pack
> > XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> > Office2007
> > "Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it" school
> >>of thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers
> >>etc.
> >>
> >> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take care.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
> >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
> >>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
> >>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
> >>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
> >>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect
> >>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no
> >>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
> >>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4
> >>>attempts but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to
> >>>#0502 or #0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where
> >>>newer isn't always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work
> >>>3/26/2007 finally. Have a great day.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Dennis Pack
> >>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> >>> Office2007
> >>

> >

>

 
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      03-12-2007
Dennins:
Many years ago (I think it was an Intel 440LX motherboard) I had exactly
your same problem.
That was with Windows 9x or something like that.
I could not get past from a certain version of Intel bios and I had to stick
with an old one.
Never could pinpoint the root cause but I figured out that, at some point,
Intel had introduced hardware changes in the mobo that were avoiding the use
(but not the flashing) of the new bios.
Maybe that is the case with ASUS.
Did you read the changelogs from version 0602 to 0802 to see if there is
anything worth while the effort of upgrading?
Carlos

"Dennis Pack" wrote:

> I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
> motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
> installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and 0802.
> With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
> install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no effect on
> either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no effect
> on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known good
> configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4 attempts
> but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to #0502 or #0602
> corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where newer isn't always
> better. As it stands right now I'm back to work 3/26/2007 finally. Have a
> great day.
>
> --
> Dennis Pack
> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> Office2007
>
>

 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      03-13-2007
Don't really know. I only know he'd had some health problems, but was
getting better. But when I saw him on a chat recently, he said he couldn't
come to the Summit. I was bummed, wanted to put a face to the name.

--
Charlie.
http://msmvps.com/xperts64


"Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Charlie:
> What's wrong with Colin?
> I've been on vacations and maybe lost something I should know.
> Carlos
>
> "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
>
>> Yes, I'm glad to hear you're getting back. As for Colin, I haven't heard.
>> I
>> was hoping he would be here at the MVP Summit, but last I heard he wasn't
>> going to be able to.
>>
>> --
>> Charlie.
>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>>
>>
>> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that
>> > Colin
>> > is okay. Have a great day.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Dennis Pack
>> > XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>> > Office2007
>> > "Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it"
>> >>school
>> >>of thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers
>> >>etc.
>> >>
>> >> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take
>> >> care.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
>> >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
>> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
>> >>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
>> >>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and
>> >>>0802.
>> >>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
>> >>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no
>> >>>effect
>> >>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no
>> >>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known
>> >>>good
>> >>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4
>> >>>attempts but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to
>> >>>#0502 or #0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where
>> >>>newer isn't always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work
>> >>>3/26/2007 finally. Have a great day.
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Dennis Pack
>> >>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>> >>> Office2007
>> >>
>> >

>>


 
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      03-13-2007
Charlie:
If you want to "see" him, there is a picture of his face somewhere in the MS
MVP's page.
Saw him there not long ago.
Carlos

"Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

> Don't really know. I only know he'd had some health problems, but was
> getting better. But when I saw him on a chat recently, he said he couldn't
> come to the Summit. I was bummed, wanted to put a face to the name.
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>
>
> "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Charlie:
> > What's wrong with Colin?
> > I've been on vacations and maybe lost something I should know.
> > Carlos
> >
> > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, I'm glad to hear you're getting back. As for Colin, I haven't heard.
> >> I
> >> was hoping he would be here at the MVP Summit, but last I heard he wasn't
> >> going to be able to.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Charlie.
> >> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
> >>
> >>
> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> > Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that
> >> > Colin
> >> > is okay. Have a great day.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Dennis Pack
> >> > XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> >> > Office2007
> >> > "Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it"
> >> >>school
> >> >>of thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest drivers
> >> >>etc.
> >> >>
> >> >> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take
> >> >> care.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
> >> >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
> >> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> >>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus M2N-E
> >> >>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502 bios
> >> >>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and
> >> >>>0802.
> >> >>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise x64
> >> >>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no
> >> >>>effect
> >> >>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has no
> >> >>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known
> >> >>>good
> >> >>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4
> >> >>>attempts but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back to
> >> >>>#0502 or #0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case where
> >> >>>newer isn't always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work
> >> >>>3/26/2007 finally. Have a great day.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> --
> >> >>> Dennis Pack
> >> >>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
> >> >>> Office2007
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>

>

 
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https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pr...7-74E99E1D6882

"Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Charlie:
> If you want to "see" him, there is a picture of his face somewhere in the
> MS
> MVP's page.
> Saw him there not long ago.
> Carlos
>
> "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
>
>> Don't really know. I only know he'd had some health problems, but was
>> getting better. But when I saw him on a chat recently, he said he
>> couldn't
>> come to the Summit. I was bummed, wanted to put a face to the name.
>>
>> --
>> Charlie.
>> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>>
>>
>> "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > Charlie:
>> > What's wrong with Colin?
>> > I've been on vacations and maybe lost something I should know.
>> > Carlos
>> >
>> > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Yes, I'm glad to hear you're getting back. As for Colin, I haven't
>> >> heard.
>> >> I
>> >> was hoping he would be here at the MVP Summit, but last I heard he
>> >> wasn't
>> >> going to be able to.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Charlie.
>> >> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> > Thank you John and Jane for the good wishes. I agree in hoping that
>> >> > Colin
>> >> > is okay. Have a great day.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Dennis Pack
>> >> > XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>> >> > Office2007
>> >> > "Jane C" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> >>I must admit to belonging to the "If it aint broke, don't fix it"
>> >> >>school
>> >> >>of thought when it comes to BIOS and/or the latest and greatest
>> >> >>drivers
>> >> >>etc.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Good to hear that you've got the OK for getting back to work. Take
>> >> >> care.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled
>> >> >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation
>> >> >> "Dennis Pack" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> >>>I setup a new system using an AMD 5200+ x2 (am2) processor, Asus
>> >> >>>M2N-E
>> >> >>>motherboard and 2GB DDR2 800 ram. The motherboard came with 0502
>> >> >>>bios
>> >> >>>installed and 3 newer releases available from Asus, 0602, 0701 and
>> >> >>>0802.
>> >> >>>With the #0502 bios installed Windows XP x64 and Vista Enterprise
>> >> >>>x64
>> >> >>>install and function normally, upgrading the bios to #0602 has no
>> >> >>>effect
>> >> >>>on either operating system. Updating the bios to #0701 or #0802 has
>> >> >>>no
>> >> >>>effect on XP x64 but Vista starts to boot then reboots. Last known
>> >> >>>good
>> >> >>>configuration doesn't work, start-up repair has no effect after 4
>> >> >>>attempts but Vista will boot into safe mode. Rolling the bios back
>> >> >>>to
>> >> >>>#0502 or #0602 corrects all Vista issues. This looks like a case
>> >> >>>where
>> >> >>>newer isn't always better. As it stands right now I'm back to work
>> >> >>>3/26/2007 finally. Have a great day.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> --
>> >> >>> Dennis Pack
>> >> >>> XP x64, Vista Enterprise x64
>> >> >>> Office2007
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >>

>>


 
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