Re: Hard Drives & USB loss
Hello and Welcome Steve.
The N68C-S UCC has four SATA II connectors that you can connect four HDD or CD/DVD/BD drives to in addition to the IDE connector which can accept another two IDE HDD or CD/DVD drives.
That, if I read you correctly, you "lost' the USB ports while/after flashing is not common. Not common at all. An aberration.
Are you positive you flashed using the correct BIOS file(s) for your N68C-S UCC, and not that of another board mistakenly?
1. see above
2. as long as everything is working fine IMO there is no reason
3. ASRock has on the BIOS download page, and the manual I assume, the proper methods to flash in regards to either the Instant Flash, DOS, or Windows BIOS updating procedure.
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