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    Default Help! Asrock z68 Extreme4 Instant Flash problem.

    Hey guys so I'm finally getting around to trying to flash my motherboard to the most recent version. I'm working with the NON gen 3 Asrock z68 Extreme 4. I'm running into what I hope is a small, easily fixable problem when attempting to flash my board from bios version 1.20 to 1.70. After throwing the bios update onto a flash drive and restarting my computer I'm given two options. I can either boot right to Instant Flash by pressing F6 or enter bios and select Instant Flash from there. Sadly both options are not working for me.

    When I attempt to use F6, I see the instant flash backdrop load up for a split second before it closes itself and goes right into loading up Windows 7. When I attempt to enter bios and select Instant Flash from there, a small error message window pops up in the middle of my screen with nothing but two small square/rectangular icons inside. They look like this [][] without the space between brackets. My only options are to click OK or close the window which put me right back into bios. This system has never been overclocked and I have no other problems what so ever.

    I have attempted to reset default bios settings and manually reset cmos on my motherboard, but the problem persists. I contacted Asrock and have yet to hear back from them so I figured I'd see if you guys could help me out. Thanks SO much in advance!

    Here's a picture of the error in bios. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8456192/TH/2...2022.27.04.jpg

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    Default Re: Help! Asrock z68 Extreme4 Instant Flash problem.

    make sure the flash drive is formatted to fat32. i was having this trouble before and realised that it was formatted to ntfs.

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    Default Re: Help! Asrock z68 Extreme4 Instant Flash problem.

    If you've still got a USB-stick of 2Gb (or less) formatting in FAT (called FAT16 by MS) is also possible. First format an empty USB stick in the right standard and then put the BIOS-file on (only 4 Mb, very small compared to the stick-capacity) :-D on

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    Default Re: Help! Asrock z68 Extreme4 Instant Flash problem.

    Also Might seem obvious but make sure the bios file is unzipped and in the root drive ,not a folder or it wont be seen.
    Check your boot options if going into the uefi. make sure that the stick is seen .
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    Default Re: Help! Asrock z68 Extreme4 Instant Flash problem.

    After giving up on the update I randomly decided to try a different flash drive and it worked! The ONE thing I didn't try.. of course. Successfully flashed to 1.70 :] Thanks guys.

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