asus update reminder interpretation - what does this mean?

I tried running the asus update on my Aus P5E-VM DO motherboard or mobo. It ran ok, and then I restarted. After restart it said something like "bios corrupt" which scared me that the update was bad. But then I booted again, entered setup, set the boot drive. Saved settings and then it booted, but slowly. Now windows comes up, and when I try to run asus update now, I see this message. I don't think they gave this job to a person with enough English skill. When it refers to statute, maybe he means status?

Anyway, I can't understand what the message wants me to do. There are no instructions for using asus update, so I was hoping someone out there know what the update procedure involves. Then you can help to interpret this message and tell me what it is asking me to do. Thanks very much!

I see also on the asus site that it advises this with the bios: "*Please set service mode Jumper to 2-3 during Bios update and unplug Memory from DIMM Slot A1, remember to set back the service mode Jumper to 1-2 after Bios update and plug Memory Back to DIMM Slot A1 or you will receive an error message. "

So, what order do I do that in. I mean if I have to "change jumper and dimm" do I do that after flashing with the new bios? Like, should the sequence be: flash, shut off, set jumper and remove dimm, boot, shutoff, reset jumper and dimm, reboot, or what?

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Dr. KlahnConnect With a Mentor Principal Software EngineerCommented:
And the sequence should be:

Power down, unplug power supply.  Wait one minute.
Remove memory from slot A1, move BIOS update enable jumper to pins 2-3.
Plug in power supply, start up, do the BIOS update.
Power down, unplug power supply.  Wait one minute.
Reset memory into slot A1, move BIOS update enable jumper to pins 1-2.
Plug in power supply, start up as normal.

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
A positively obfuscational message!

In English, 'This motherboard has a BIOS update enable jumper which prevents malicious changes to the BIOS by viruses and rootkits.  In order to do a BIOS update, the BIOS update enable jumper must be changed to the "update enabled" position.  Remember to change the jumper back to the "update disabled" position afterward to preserve system security.'
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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I understand you.
The strange thing is though, the motherboard has a clrtc jumper switch, not a bios update enable jumper. I've searched the mobo and the manual for a bios update enable jumper, but as it does not exist, is the clrtc (clear real time clock) jumper equivalent?

I also found that when I do this, i have to remove the battery! And that after I reset the real time clock, by moving the jumper, that it won't boot in that state. I have to bring the jumper back to the normal pins. As I understand it, the jumper shorts a circuit so the clock is stopped and bios settings are reset to default.

So, would the sequence change, knowing this? At this point I have rebooted and I'm trying run asus update, but the same message comes up. When I ok it, asus update does not load. - buggy? or a reason perhaps?
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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
After uninstall and reinstall, asus update is running again. Will carry on as if at the third line, and see what happens.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
The RTC jumper should never need to be shifted unless the system has suffered a catastrophic failure to boot caused by a BIOS misconfiguration.

Consulting the P5E-VM motherboard manual confirms that the P5E-VM has no BIOS update jumper.  Most amusing - warning messages for a feature that does not exist.  I suspect that a close examination of the board will show a little silk-screened pad where the jumper should be, and it will be either empty or permanently jumpered with a small piece of wire.
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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
Nope. Asus update will no longer run. Their website is not compatible with internet explorer browser. I'm thinking I'd like to sell this mobo.

If I run their current updater, it insists on downloading a newer version, and the newer version won't run. Just gives the message above. I have never experienced such a time wasting, poorly coordinated, out of date, and obviously mismanaged company.



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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
thanks for the fun. case closed!
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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
clear language really hits the satisfying spot, and it solved my question directly, with fun and flair.
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