How to Fix Your GSOD Blues

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  1. Gary Key

    Gary Key Company Representative

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    This solution is to fix the GSOD problem that has been reported. It is provided as is and will only be supported by yours truly until officially released on our support site. If you are not comfortable flashing the vBIOS on the G73Jh and have a GSOD issue with drivers other than those at the ASUS support site then I highly suggest you contact our Service group to arrange a RMA. Although every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of this flash, there is always the possibility of a failed flash due to power outage, hardware modifications to the unit, or simply bad luck.

    That said there are three compressed folders within the downloaded file - 93vbiosa. The fine people at HP produced an excellent USB Disk Tool that allows you to create a bootable USB Flash Drive and this program is located in the HPUSBDisk.rar folder. In order to create a bootable drive you will also need the required DOS files and the great personnel at Microsoft provided the files in the Win98boot.rar folder. Extract both folders to your hard drive and open the HP USB Disk tool and follow the instructions to create a clean bootable flash drive. Additional instructions on how to do this are easily available via Google. After creating the bootable flash drive (FAT32 is the safest option) then you will want to extract the three files listed below to this drive.

    For those of you who already have a bootable USB Flash Drive then you will want to extract the atiflash.exe, BR3852.001, and Vflash.bat files to this drive. Now you are ready to wave bye bye to the GSOD blues.

    1. Insert your bootable USB flash drive with the 93vBIOSa.rar contents extracted on to it.
    2. Reboot and quickly start tapping the ESC key to enter the boot menu. Select your USB stick and press enter, the unit will boot off the USB drive now.
    3. Once you have booted off the USB drive, simply type VFlash and you should see a flash completion screen in a couple of seconds. Remove the flash drive and power down the system.
    4. Wait ten seconds and then power up the system and enter Windows, hopefully without any GSOD problems.
    5. I highly recommend BIOS 0211 or above with this fix as the vBIOS was certified on BIOS 0211.
    6. Although they are rarely mentioned, a big thanks to the beta testers (Chasity, etc) and our engineers/product managers in Taiwan for their dedicated attention on this matter.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. If this fix proves successful for you then it would be nice to hear it but more importantly if it did not work then we need you to PM me.

    Sincerely,
    Gary


    Updates-
    1. AtiFlash.exe updated for users having issues with previous version.
    2. This vBIOS works with driver sets 10.1~10.8 and should work with future releases unless the driver base code is changed again.
    3. Updated Download Site - http://www.mediafire.com/file/xjc63tdnscvv4ul/93vBIOSa.rar
     
  2. lord_neno

    lord_neno Notebook Evangelist

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    thanks!!!!!!
     
  3. Xelloss

    Xelloss Notebook Consultant

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    Trying it out now!
     
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    Its finally here! Yay!
     
  6. DCx

    DCx Banned!

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    Are the lack of posts saying "IT WORKS" evidence of mass bricks everywhere? It's like the hum of a hundred thousand g73s just went silent.
     
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    Anyone, Hellcry? :)
     
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    Flash success, loading up the GSOD King Final Fantasy XIV and leave it on for next hour in High pop area.
     
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    Quick somebody post a success/failure poll.
     
  10. Chastity

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    Well, since Gary is being oddly ejaculatory...

    New 08/30/2010 vBIOS with Overdrive

    Enjoy! (Use updateod.bat for my vBIOS)

    MD5 Checksum: 1B8342E01A80267FEAFC8EE8BD99CE72
    SHA-1 Checksum: 5C84D94C3ECBAB4FC443A0296AF39A1FF4E16B38

    version: 012.020.000.032.0383.G730 (as reported in BIOS) 012.020.000.032.038352 (as reported by HW apps)

    My version differs from Gary's in that:

    1) Battery clocks are set to 250/500
    2) Overdrive is enabled.

    Scroll up to 1st post for instructions, but use my OD vBIOS and use updateod.bat, instead of Vflash.bat as stated above.
     
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