Asus M2N-E bios issue.

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Dennis Pack, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack Guest

    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
    Dennis Pack, Mar 11, 2007
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  2. Dennis Pack

    John Barnes Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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
    John Barnes, Mar 11, 2007
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  3. Dennis Pack

    Jane C Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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
    Jane C, Mar 11, 2007
    #3
  4. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>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

    >
    Dennis Pack, Mar 11, 2007
    #4
  5. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>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

    >>

    >
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Mar 11, 2007
    #5
  6. 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >>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" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >>>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
    > >>

    > >

    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?=, Mar 12, 2007
    #6
  7. 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
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?=, Mar 12, 2007
    #7
  8. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >>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" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >>>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
    >> >>
    >> >

    >>
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Mar 13, 2007
    #8
  9. 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > 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" <> wrote in message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> >>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" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:...
    > >> >>>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
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >>

    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?=, Mar 13, 2007
    #9
  10. Dennis Pack

    John Barnes Guest

    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=A5E7E462-E157-475C-8C37-74E99E1D6882

    "Carlos" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:...
    >> >> >>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" <> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:...
    >> >> >>>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
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >>

    >>
    John Barnes, Mar 13, 2007
    #10
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