April 27th, 2010, 06:39 PM #1
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ASUS P5N-E SLI - Can't Enter Setup
Hi, I've just attempted to flash my BIOS for the first time... big jump from version 0202 to 1406. I used ASUS EZ Flash 2 and it seemed to work okay but when it booted it said something like 'boot fail since last POST, please enter setup and select default settings' (I don't remember the exact wording unfortunately). I tried to enter set-up then and there and it just went to a black screen so I thought I'd killed my BIOS completely but when I hit reset I pushed F1 to continue instead and that worked fine - Windows loads fine and is working normally. I no longer get the message to hit F1 but I still have the problem of not being able to get into the BIOS setup, if I hit del whilst it's booting it just goes to a black screen, flickers to a slightly off-black colour and back a couple of times and then hangs there. I can still access EZ Flash 2 with Alt+F2 though. I'm tempted to try flashing again but I don't know if that would achieve anything. I'm also tempted to clear the CMOS but the last thing I want to do is make it worse! What should I do? Many thanks in advance for your help.
April 27th, 2010, 06:45 PM #2
First off, i'd get into windows and back everything up, just in case either way something goes bad.
well, that's a tough one.
I'd probably rest the CMOS if it was my situation, BUT, no guarantees it would help, or it could make things worse.
Maybe see if others have any input or have had this problem.
That's a big jump in versions, but it shouldn't be a problem usually.E8400 @ 4.2Ghz (1.18-1.29v)||DFI UT P45-T2RS ||HD6950 (Unlocked Shaders) @ 950/1450||8Gb G-Skill DDR2||Dual Boot: XP=500GB , Win7=120GB Agility SSD, Shared D drive=1TB, Int/Ext 1TB backups.
April 30th, 2010, 09:44 AM #3
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Re: ASUS P5N-E SLI - Can't Enter Setup
Here's the thing: BIOS flashing is extremely risky as if it goes wrong, at worst you will have a very expensive paperweight. However, as you could boot, and press F1, all your BIOS values are currently at default. If you want to change them I would recommend reflashing to the newest version. Please be aware though, that as I said before, this is extremely risky and as such I disclaim any and all responsibility for any damage to or loss of equipment, life, any fresh fruit in the vicinity and Bill Bailey.
June 27th, 2010, 01:50 PM #4
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Exact same upgrade, exact same problem
Hey, I upgraded the exact same BIOS versions, 0202 to 1406, and have the exact same problem. Did you manage to resolve this with CMOS clear, or some other way?
Thanks in advance.
December 24th, 2010, 01:26 PM #5
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I had exactly the same problem today and after googling a while I jumped here.
Is there anybody who fixed the issue? I'm stuck...
January 2nd, 2011, 05:32 PM #6
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I cleared the CMOS and that completely fixed it for me. No guarantee that it'll work for you though!
February 13th, 2011, 12:30 AM #7
Well these are horrid boards the p5ne-sli.
650 chipset by nvidia kinda sucked.WE LIVE TO DIE ONE DAY !! LIFES SHORT LIVE IT UP :D
February 13th, 2011, 03:33 AM #8
Never really had a problem with my MSI board that was running an Nvidia 650i SLI chipset.
Though I never used SLI on it, but over all it wasn't bad, aside from fully disabling the crappy Onboard Network/Firewall junk that Nvidia implemented into it.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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February 14th, 2011, 06:53 AM #9
Thats because your not using the asus p5ne board.
Not to mention the 650 chipsets are bad at overclocking with quad cores.WE LIVE TO DIE ONE DAY !! LIFES SHORT LIVE IT UP :D
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