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    Default GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Looked and couldn't find anything on if there was anything I needed to do specifically before changing back to f13. Do I just strait up flash it off uefi or the boot screen or what? Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    On the BIOS thread there is a download for "UEFI back to AWARD" flash program listed under Z68 BIOS. Place it and your AWARD BIOS on a bootable USB stick, boot to it and type "efi2award biosname.xxx" without the quotes, where biosname.xxx is your BIOS filename. Make sure you have loaded optimal defaults before you flash.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
    On the BIOS thread there is a download for "UEFI back to AWARD" flash program listed under Z68 BIOS. Place it and your AWARD BIOS on a bootable USB stick, boot to it and type "efi2award biosname.xxx" without the quotes, where biosname.xxx is your BIOS filename. Make sure you have loaded optimal defaults before you flash.
    Thanks, finally I can do something with my bios besides ignore how useless it is.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Ok made a bootable drive using "rufus" with windows 98 dos file. then when prompted in the post screen hit f12 to boot from the usb drive. the usb drive is named G: but for some reason it shows up C: which is my primary hard drive. I try to cd to G but no sucess. I'm getting lost in this. I thought I saw a write up some months ago. Can you guys give me a better idea of the process? in other words a more specific than make a bootable drive and type the command in. (even though its probably that simple)

    "efi2award z68ad3h.f13" is what I used for the command

    **edit I got it to run but it gives me a "!!! Bad BIOS Image !!!"
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Yes when you boot to the USB stick it will indeed be the C drive. Just type the command at the C prompt. I see there are two revisions for your board... 1.0 and 1.3... did you download the correct BIOS for your board revision? At any rate the file might be corrupted, I would download it again and try it.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    I have this exact same problem. I've tried downloading it multiple times, including different versions including F12 and F11. Please provide instructions on how to fix this issue. I have many problems with the UEFI bios.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Try U1d.
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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Unfortunately this mobo only has BIOS updates up to U1b.

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    Default Re: GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -> Tired of UEFI beta, want a functional bios.

    Quote Originally Posted by carpedeo View Post
    Unfortunately this mobo only has BIOS updates up to U1b.
    U1d is posted a week ago here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    U1d is posted a week ago here:
    GIGABYTE Latest Beta BIOS
    oh awesome! It fixed my random reboot on startup issue. Thanks!!

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