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Is it still problematic use a flash drive to update bios for Asus P6t?

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  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    I bought my motherboard as an open box item 3 years ago or so. I think that bios have need to be updated since I bought the motherboard. When I put the computer to sleep one of the hard drives disappears. Plus it just doesn't seem to start as quickly as it should.

    I have avoided updating the BIOS because I want to use the flash drive method to accomplish this .A long while ago I heard that a fair amount of people were running into serious problems when trying to update the bios is a a flash drive.

    There is an alternative method to do this but, it involves unplugging the power cord from the wall. I use a wheelchair so it would be very difficult for me to reach this.

    Any advice would be appreciated. I just want to be sure that I do not wind up screwing up my system.
     
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    Have you updated the drivers for the HDD controllers?
    I don't know your motherboard, but mine has Intel and JMicron SATA ports so in my case, moving the HDD from an Intel to a JMicron port might pin down the problem.
     
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    I have not tried that yet, like I mentioned above I use a wheelchair so it is very difficult for me to get down to the computer and hands-on physical manipulation of the components is something I would like to avoid.



    But that might be something I need to try. I will try updating the drivers for the hard drives.

    Thank you for the help. I will let you know how it goes.
     
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    Updating the hard drive drivers seems to have done the trick. The computer seems to boot faster and more efficiently than it ever did before.

    Thanks for the advice I don't know why I have it stuck in my head that it must have been the bios. For such a simple and quick fix I wish I would have done it a long long long long time ago.
     
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    dummy.
     
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    I may be a little bit of a dummy but not completely apparently. :) Updating the drivers has really only fixed one of my problems. I don't have any difficulty putting the computer to sleep anymore.

    However, the computer still boots strangely and possibly slowly.

    Once I reach the desktop, all the icons are there. Then they are replaced by generic icons then, slowly but surely the original icons repopulate and replace the generic icons.

    I thought there was something wrong with this behavior but a similar process happens on my Dell laptop.

    Any advice? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Run msconfig and look under the 'Startup' tab to see how many programs insist on running at startup.
     
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    are there new bios updates & if so then what do they fix as might not resolve your problem.
     
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    I did not take a look at what exactly they fix because I was afraid of the upgrade process anyway.

    Unfortunately, I am completely back to square one. Now my hard drive is disappearing when I put the computer to sleep. I have no idea why it worked for a short period of time.
     
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    sata or ide hard drive? what is the make & model# of the motherboard & what bios version number are you using?
     
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    Thanks for the help.



    sata hard drive
    Asus p6t
    American magatrends 1201, date 2/24/2010
     
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