How to Restore the Previous BIOS ROM for an ASUS Motherboard

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How to Restore the Previous BIOS ROM for an ASUS Motherboard
All motherboards utilise a basic input output system (BIOS) in order to boot. (motherboard image by Ivonne Wierink from

Asus includes CrashFree BIOS on their motherboards which allows a user to experiment with overclocking modifications and easily reset the BIOS in case of problems. Many overclocking modifications made in the BIOS can cause serious issues which prevent the computer from booting. Sometimes the BIOS gets corrupted during these experiments and needs to be reset. It is no longer necessary to open the computer case and change hardware jumpers or remove the battery. Simply enable the CrashFree BIOS recovery and boot to factory defaults.

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Things you need

  • USB flash drive
  • Motherboard driver disk

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  1. 1

    Back up all important files on the computer prior to changing any BIOS settings or attempting to modify the system speed by overclocking.

  2. 2

    Download the latest BIOS update for the particular motherboard and store the file on the USB flash drive. This can be done from any working computer with an Internet connection if the system in question has crashed.

  3. 3

    Insert the motherboard driver disk into the optical drive or insert the USB flash disk with the latest BIOS update into an available USB slot. Power the system off and then back on.

  4. 4

    Power down the computer after the CrashFree utility automatically loads the updated BIOS into the computer and after the motherboard driver disk or USB flash card has been removed from the system.

  5. 5

    Power on the computer and press "Delete" to enter into the BIOS configuration menu.

  6. 6

    Arrow to "Load Setup Defaults" under the "Exit" menu.

  7. 7

    Reboot the system by selecting "Exit & Save Changes" under the "Exit" menu.

Tips and warnings

  • The CrashFree utility automatically restores corrupted BIOS information with the new information found on the motherboard driver disk or on the flash drive.
  • Do not power off the computer or reset the system while the BIOS is being updated.

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