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#136 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by Fernando 09.09.2015 21:23

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@ kevindd992002:
Off topic:

Zitat von kevindd992002 im Beitrag #133
I'm just so used to quoting in other forums without being reprimanded.
You do it, because it takes more time to hit the @ key and to enter the nickname of anyone than to simply hit the "Quote" button and to write your question or answer.
Do you like to read all posts of a thread twice? What do you prefer: 5 pages full of informations or 10 pages, where you have to search for the real informations?
Fully quoted posts are waste everywhere, because it just blows up the volume of a thread, but doesn't offer any new information.

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I don't have the right to complain as this is your forum and I understand that you are the only admin here. Just for curiosity's sake though, what's the reason behind you limiting quotes? Would it saturate your servers too much?

It is the access to this Forum and to the related thread, which is affected, when all posts (incl. the attached pictures) are doubled by fully quoting users. This Forum is very fast and I want to keep it fast.

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Yes, I know that. And from then on, I do try to do my research first before I ask.

Thanks in advance!
Just to avoid any misunderstanding: I like users, who are asking "Why?" and who are interested in detailed informations about a special topic, but I expect, that they keep in mind, that each "expert", who wants to help all users, has only limited time for 1 single person.


Zitat von lordkag im Beitrag #134
Since this thread has got some attention and proved to be useful, I will try to re-work the first post, to gather all the knowledge in there, links to last firmware for 1042 and 1042A, feedback from users.
This is a very good idea.
Thanks in advance!

#137 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by kevindd992002 09.09.2015 23:46

@Fernando
Off topic:

I understand. I was just under the impression to not include images in a quote and not quote a whole length of text. I guess you just need to really quote single lines instead of the whole block.

#138 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 10.09.2015 05:11

Ok, question, is there a Windows (7 x64) way to flash the firmware for the NON A chip version? (I have a Sabertooth Z77 board, as mentioned). I've noticed that I get a lot of freezing when accessing the ASMedia ports, even the 3.0 ports :( Using the latest drivers from Station-Drivers.

Thanks for any assistance :)

#139 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by lordkag 12.09.2015 02:28

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There is a Windows flasher, but why risk some strange OS interference and brick your controller, when you can make a bootable USB? Not to mention that the Windows flasher suffered from some bugs and I have three versions released for the same firmware version. Do yourself a favour and use DOS flasher, everyone had success when using it, apart from cross-flashing.

#140 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 12.09.2015 21:39

Could this firmware have an effect on file transfers? I seem to notice (at least when using TeraCopy - and I've recently switched to some other advanced copy/more programs to see if it persists), when I copy/move files, especially to a thumb drive, it seems to hang for extended periods, sometimes locking up the system.

I'm also a bit confused at this point as to exactly which files to use - a) for the firmware, and b) for the DOS boot.

Thanks for any assistance :)

#141 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by N6O7 13.09.2015 04:34

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Zitat von DeathStalker im Beitrag #140
I'm also a bit confused at this point as to exactly which files to use - a) for the firmware, and b) for the DOS boot.

Thanks for any assistance :)



You should first look at the ASMedia chip on your motherboard directly if It's 1042 or 1042A written on it. see post 44: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware (3)

I've used Rufus 2.3 to create a DoS bootable Usb key and dropped the ASMedia firmware files to the root C:\ and booted from it. To see what chip it is, use the command ' 104xfwdl /D ' and this will display current firmware and SSID/SVID without touching anything.

Backup current with ' 104xfwdl /A ' command will save dump to the USB key. see beginning post 36 : Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware (3)

As lordkag member mentioned:

1042 is: 130125_00_02_00 (latest)
1042A is: 131025_10_11_03 (or later?)

My 1042 chip updated:


The process of making a bootable key is easy, as also the command 104xfwdl /D to shows infos. Then ask again when you have retrieved all the proper infos for some experts to help.

#142 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 06:04

Zitat von lordkag im Beitrag #36
Zitat von Wam7 im Beitrag #34

I have an Asus X79 Sabertooth which comes with 1042 chipset I believe. (This is what it says in the motherboard manual chipset diagram). Currently I have the 120816_02_02_6D firmware, where can I download the 130125_00_02_00 and how do I dump the current firmware to double check it is the 1042 not 1042A?



If you have 120816_02_02_6D firmware, then you most likely have an ASM1042 controller. You can check this by dumping current firmware with "104xfwdl.exe /A" and search for U2104_RCFG. It is recommended to do that, because your board seems to have an embedded ASM1042A firmware in UEFI.



Firmware 130125_00_02_00 is attached. Just boot from DOS, run d.bat for verifying current firmware, u.bat for updating, or any of the supported commands:




Hello my friend!

Could you tell us (me) how you got the information that is displayed in the "spoiler" section? Would that also apply to the Sabertooth Z77 board? I'm not certain I am getting the proper "boost" for the USB ports that Asus is supposed to be providing.

Thanks! :)

(Also, you know I cannot seem to find anywhere [yes, I checked the manual] which external USB ports are ASMedia and which are Intel)

#143 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by Fernando 13.09.2015 11:06

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Zitat von DeathStalker im Beitrag #142
I cannot seem to find anywhere [yes, I checked the manual] which external USB ports are ASMedia and which are Intel
You can check it by temporarily disabling either the Intel or the ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller within the BIOS.
After having done that, you will only have access to either of the USB 3.0 Controller ports.

#144 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 21:51

Ok, so sorry for being stone dumb here, but I'll be blasted if I can get a functional bootable USB. Yes, tried Rufus with FreeDOS, and the system just ignored it and went right into Windows (yes, BIOS settings were correct). Finally got to a DOS boot with a bootable Win7 disk - then I get the message that the 104xfwdl.exe is not 64-bit compatible! What, is everyone still running 32-bit?

PLEASE advise, in simple step-by-step instructions, how this can be done. I have a UEFI 64-bit system.

I've never felt like such an idiot :(

#145 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 22:12

Also, isn't there a difference in the HARDWARE ID shown (in Device Manager) between the 1042 & the 1042A? My Hardware ID shows VEN_1B21&DEV_1042&SUBSYS_84881043&REV_00

#146 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 22:15

And I don't know if this is related, but when I access the Asus AISuite II and select USBBoost from the TOOL menu, I get an error -

Access violation at address 0AEC17B6 in module 'WMIInfo.dll". Write of address 0019BB8C.


I am unable to find any applicable references to it.

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I did locate an Asus USB Firmware Update Tool (I believe it was from a Russian site) and when I run it it indicates that 120816_02_02_6D is the latest firmware. Not sure if that indicate which chip version I have.

#147 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by N6O7 13.09.2015 22:57

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Zitat von DeathStalker im Beitrag #146
And I don't know if this is related, but when I access the Asus AISuite II and select USBBoost from the TOOL menu, I get an error -

Access violation at address 0AEC17B6 in module 'WMIInfo.dll". Write of address 0019BB8C.


I am unable to find any applicable references to it.

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I did locate an Asus USB Firmware Update Tool (I believe it was from a Russian site) and when I run it it indicates that 120816_02_02_6D is the latest firmware. Not sure if that indicate which chip version I have.




When updating your drivers ASMedia you're likely have to reinstall USB 3.0 Boost from Asus software AI SUITE II. When your flashing the firmware back to desktop, you'll have to do the same and maybe also repair the drivers by relaunch the setup.exe and choose repair.

As for 120816_02_02_6D firmware if you look at your previous post 142 you'll have a respond.

#148 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 23:23

Ok, I see the firmware reference (sorry I missed that).

However, the Access Violation error doe snot seem to be related, as I have uninstalled and re-installed AISuiteII (and unsuccessfully tried to install AISuiteIII - lots of posts about successfully doing it on the ROG forum though).

Still no success getting a proper DOS boot drive, getting USBBoost to run, or the firmware updated :(

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There is a link on the Z77 product page to the UASP details - http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/The_Best_U..._For_USB3.0.htm

However, the download does not seem to work - links to http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/USB3Boost.zip but returns the message:
An error occurred while processing your request.
Reference #132.f2df648.1442176100.364294f

Hmmm, after some searching, it seems I may have downloaded that file at some point in the past, as I have a stand-alone "AiSuite_II_USB_3.0_Boost" folder - when I run it, it seems the installed version is 1.02.15 but the "new"/available version is 1.05.18. Just installed/updated it, will re-boot and hope for the best.

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Nope, of course not - no such luck, USBBoost still not working. Application crashes -

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AI Suite II.exe
Application Version: 2.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Fault Module Name: StackHash_e98d
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00740069
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e98d
Additional Information 2: e98dfca8bcf81bc1740adb135579ad53
Additional Information 3: 6eab
Additional Information 4: 6eabdd9e0dc94904be3b39a1c0583635

This is from AISuite II V20101_SA_Z77_XPWin7_8

#149 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by lordkag 13.09.2015 23:55

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@DeathStalker

N6O7 already provided some answers. You have ASM1042 and you need 130125_00_02_00. Use Rufus to make a bootable USB (choose MS-DOS instead if Free DOS is not working), add the content of this archive to that USB, boot from USB, type the commands for checking firmware + back up + flash updated firmware. You will have to decide on your own if it is good or not. For the later issue, this is something for you or Asus to fix, it has little chance of being related to firmware. Uninstall with a dedicated tool if Asus uninstaller is not doing its job.

#150 RE: Asmedia 104x USB 3.0 firmware by DeathStalker 13.09.2015 23:57

Zitat von lordkag im Beitrag #149
@DeathStalker

N6O7 already provided some answers. You have ASM1042 and you need 130125_00_02_00. Use Rufus to make a bootable USB (choose MS-DOS instead if Free DOS is not working), add the content of the archive to that USB, boot from USB, type the commands for checking firmware + back up + flash updated firmware. You will have to decide on your own if it is good or not. For the later issue, this is something for you or Asus to fix, it has little chance of being related to firmware. Uninstall with a dedicated tool if Asus uninstaller is not doing its job.


Ok, I will try with MS-DOS since FreeDOS did not work. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something.

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