Cant install BIOS update.?

  perpetual motion 09:50 07 Apr 2009

Morning all, im trying to update my BIOS & i keep getting this message although i am the only one that uses this pc so i am Admin, heres the message:

flash access denied
please make sure you are logged in as am administrator & restart the application,

Im using Vista 64

any suggestions please?

  Graphicool1 10:00 07 Apr 2009

From the Taskbar, click 'Start'
Type Computer Management in the 'Start Search' box and press 'Enter'
From the 'Computer Management' Menu,
click 'Local Users and Groups' then 'Users'
double click 'Administrator'
Uncheck 'Account is Disabled' click OK:

Now restart your computer and you should be presented with the option to Login as Administrator

  birdface 10:37 07 Apr 2009

I have read that it can be a bit iffy flashing the Bios .
Not sure if there is a safe way of doing it.

  Sea Urchin 10:41 07 Apr 2009

Ten common mistakes you should avoid when flashing your BIOS

click here

  Graphicool1 10:45 07 Apr 2009

A quote from ASUS website...
"Caution, Update the BIOS only if you have problems and you are SURE that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems.
Careless updating may result to more problems with the motherboard!"

  User-1229748 15:28 07 Apr 2009

and hoping perpetual motion has read and knows the risk.definately a case of "if it ain't broke"

  perpetual motion 16:06 07 Apr 2009

big THANKYOU it worked!! your ACE!!

Also thankyou to everyone else that replied im VERY greatfull!!


  chub_tor 16:07 07 Apr 2009

Sometimes you just have to flash the BIOS for example in order to get it to recognise a new CPU model that wasn't out when the board was bought.

I have probably flashed a BIOS half a dozen times in the last 20 years, starting with DOS versions and lately WinFlash. Each time I have have held my breath, crossed my fingers and had sweaty palms but I am glad to say that I have never been unsuccessful. Read Sea Urchins link and then go for it.

  chub_tor 16:08 07 Apr 2009

I need to type faster - glad that it worked.

  perpetual motion 16:32 07 Apr 2009

chub_tor PHEW not as much as me..!!
ive just installed a new set of 7 gigs worth of RAM & overclocked it to 3.47Ghz Per Core (Quad) & its running VERY sweet.!! but without the members on PCA i couldnt of as id hit a brick wall so thanks to you all!!

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