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svnft
06-27-2012, 09:47 PM
Hi all,

So for the last 4 weeks I've been in Blue Screen of Death hell. I tried working through this here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/232610-bsod-even-nothing-running-2.html

Basically, I ran a ton of tests on my computer but the only one showing an issue was with one of my hard drives. I took out the two SATA drives and put in a SSD. Still got BSOD and my drives kept disappearing. Yeah, my hard drived would just vanish. Taking them out and putting them back in fixed that, but only for a few hours or days.

Finally, I decided I would try updating the BIOS from 211 to 213. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong forum post for directions to follow and bricked my laptop. I used EasyFlash with the bios sitting on my C: drive. I know better now, but I wish the damn BIOS download would have some with some instructions telling me not to do it this way. Is a Read Me file so hard?

I called ASUS even though my warranty ended at the end of May. Yeah, the BSOD hell started 1 week out of warranty. The crappy thing is I didn't really even get a full 2 years. I had three RMA's during thos 2 years and probably lost a good 6 weeks of use. Too bad they don't extend the warranty for those lost days. :( Of couse they told me to fix it would be at my cost. And I'm thinking, even if they fix the BIOS, the BSOD hell is probably still going to be there. Or they'll tell me some hardware is causing them and it will be even more to repair.

It seems like a waste but I think this is going to be a 2 year old throw away laptop that taught me who not to buy computers from.

I am willing to keep trying to fix the BSOD hell, but sinking money into this computer seems ridiculous. Anyone know how to unbrick this thing? I read this but haven't tried it yet.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?13104-Asus-G73Jh-Bios-Recovery&highlight=bricked

thanks
svnft

svnft
07-06-2012, 02:09 PM
bumpbumpbump

dstrakele
07-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Did you try @evga's procedure in the thread you referenced in your OP? Or does your laptop show no signs of life when you attempt to start it?

If you get your BIOS issue resolved, and have flashed the latest vbios, I'd reccomend trying ThrottleStop as discussed in http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8943-G73-Freezing-Crashing-Issue-WORKAROUND-FOUND if your BSOD Hell persists.