updated 03:35 pm EST, Mon November 9, 2009
ASUS, MSI motherboards remain troublesome
Gigabyte has released a new beta BIOS for its GA-P55-UD4P motherboard, addressing problems with iPhone sync on certain Windows 7 systems. Issues are said to remain with ASUS and MSI motherboards, for which no patched software is available. People may nevertheless be able to solve errors by upgrading to the latest available BIOS and chipset drivers, or running Windows in Vista SP2 compatibility mode.
The bug is only triggered by motherboards based on Intel's P55 design, and predominantly affects systems running the 64-bit version of Windows 7. When connecting an iPhone to a vulnerable PC, both Windows and iTunes 9 may detect the device, but subsequently refuse to sync. Intel has suggested that the problem indeed lies with BIOS or system configurations; likely as a result, Microsoft has yet to comment on any relationship between troubles and Windows 7's codebase.