ASUS POST Reporter
Nothing is more annoying than hearing the dreaded beeping sound
after you spent your precious time assembling a system, and you
have no idea where you messed up. ASUS motherboards simplify system
assembling through POST Reporter, a voice warning design during
POST that allows users to clearly understand any system errors.
How Do ASUS Motherboards Speak?
ASUS motherboards are equipped with a Winbond vocal chipset. When
the BIOS detects any misplaced devices and components, the BIOS
will immediately relay the problem to the vocal chipset. The chipset
will then access the voice warning data stored in the EEPROM, which
will issue a voice warning in accordance to errors, allowing users
to quickly understand where the problems lie. You no longer have
to decode the annoying beeping sound to understand what is going
In addition, these POST warning messages can be customized through
Winbond's Voice Editor software in ASUS' driver CD. Besides providing
several different languages, the software also enables you to record
your own messages, making your system more personal.
Launch the program either from the Winbond Voice Editor icon on
your desktop, or from the Windows Start menu, Programs/Winbond Voice
The Winbond Voice Editor screen appears.
To play the default wave files, simply click on a
POST event on the left side of the screen, and then click the Play
Changing the default language
1. Click on the Load button. A window showing the
available languages appears.
2. Select your desired language then click Open. The
event messages for the language you selected appear on the Voice
3. Click on the Write button to update the EEPROM
4. Click Yes on the confirmation window that appears.
The next time you boot your computer, the POST messages are announced
in the language that you selected.
Customizing you POST messages
If your language is not in the selection of if you
wish to record your own POST messages to replace the pre-installed
wave files, you may easily do so.
1. Launch the Voice Editor and take note of the list of POST events
on the leftmost column of the screen.
2. Prepare your message for each events
3. Use recording software, such as Windows Recorder, to record your
4. Save the messages as wave files (.WAV). It is recommended that
you save your files in low quality to keep them small. For example,
use 8-bit, mono quality at 22Khz sampling rate.
5. From the Voice Editor screen, click on the Add button to display
the Add Wave File window.
6. Copy the wave files that you recorded to the database. Close
the window when done.
7. Click a POST event on the Voice Editor screen, then on the Edit
button. The Event Sound Editor window appears.
8. Locate and select your wave file for the event
then click on the arrow opposite Voice1. The file you selected appears
on the space next to it.
9. Click OK to return to the Voice Editor screen.
10. Do steps 7 to 9 for the other events.
11. When done, click the Save button. A window appears prompting
you to save your configuration.
12. Type a file name with a .flh extension, then click
13. Click on the Write button to compress the file and copy into
14. Click Yes on the confirmation window that appears.
15. You are now all done.
*Note: Enjoy your favorite music during system boot-up by saving
the music in a wave file and putting it in "system check ok"
or "start booting".
Please go to http://www.asus.com/products/mb/feature.htm
to check out which ASUS motherboards are equipped with this feature.