Identifying your BIOS version is easy: hold down the Windows key R to bring up the Run command prompt and type in msinfo32.In the System Information window which appears, select System summary on the left and look for the entry BIOS Version/Date on the right.Microsoft says, "After you install update 3133977 on a Windows 7 x64-based system that includes an ASUS-based main board, the system does not start, and it generates a Secure Boot error on the ASUS BIOS screen.This problem occurs because ASUS allowed the main board to enable the Secure Boot process even though Windows 7 does not support this feature." The update wasn't causing many issues while it was optional.Hello gang, I've been searching around the web and I've only seen similar problems so far, nothing exactly mirroring my experience, so if this ends up being tried and true, I apologize.I checked in the sticky here, as well, and I didn't see a solution. I then stupidly found a USB thumb drive and thought it'd be brilliant to update my BIOS to its most recent 2013 update.I did that, and now my Asus N56VZ with a 128 gb Corsair Force 3 ssd and the stock 8gb of RAM won't bit Windows.I've tried changing the SATA config from IDE to ACHI, which in some cases fixed this issue, I've read, but with no success to date.
Can somebody please walk me through the steps as I am down business wise because of this issue.
Though a failed BIOS update doesn't endanger the data on your hard drive directly, you will be able to access your files and continue working with them on another PC or Laptop without delay if you have a backup on a removable drive.
Similarly, creating a backup of your BIOS is also a good idea.
But now that it's recommended, more users have downloaded the update, and more users have experienced problems with the update. Microsoft has also provided a solution, but you might not like it.
Their solution in a nutshell: update to Windows 10.
In most cases, nothing will go wrong at all, but it's important to know that there's an associated risk and not to treat the process too lightly.