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Thread: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.




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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacho56 View Post
    Well it clearly has the ability to recover, so I would be surprised if you couldn't get the same results. Is the drive formatted to fat 32?
    Yes. did you have to rename your BIOS file to 8 characters or less.

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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    OMG You guys are great!!! It was my fault I did a quick format not a full one. It works and was recovered. Thank you so much!!!!

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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by beaudry79 View Post
    Yes. did you have to rename your BIOS file to 8 characters or less.
    I don't think so. At first I did only have the DOS file, both renamed to bios.exe, and another copy of it I changed to bios.dos. But this didn't work for me. That's when I threw all the other files on there as well, exactly as they extracted, and it worked.

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    Thumbs up Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by beaudry79 View Post
    OMG You guys are great!!! It was my fault I did a quick format not a full one. It works and was recovered. Thank you so much!!!!
    No worries mate, great to see we're getting it sorted for other people who have the same problem!

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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tacho56 View Post
    No worries mate, great to see we're getting it sorted for other people who have the same problem!
    Tacho,
    When you rename the bios file I think it should be a .80 file format eg Z77ext41.80, not an exe etc. might have made it quicker.
    Not to worry though, you got it done anyhow. LOL
    Glad to hear all's well.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    YOU GUYS ROCK!

    It totally worked, I lost my bios when it was updating through the internet feature from 2.70 to 2.80. The bios code was F1, to F2, then to F9 beeping the whole way. All I had to do was unzip the instant flash file on a flash drive (Z77 Extreme4(2.80)ROM.zip) and bott it back up and the recover of the UEFI was instant. Nice on ASrock on having this feature, to bad it is poorly documented(ie I could not find it anywhere!).

    Thank you guys so much for sharing your knowledge!

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    Default Re: Asrock z77 extreme4. Bios flash failure.

    I haven't had such luck like you guys. My dr. debug on my Asrock 970 Extreme 4 showed 00 and nothing else. was completely dead. it's kind of funny like my motherboard died, i flashed my bios using Instant Flash from bios menu and at the end was "Programming succes, press Enter to reboot" I pressed enter and that was it. my system never booted again. I have send it to service today after i spent 5 hours on the net trying to find a way to recover it but nothing worked. And today after i had send it, i started to google again for methods and by luck or by mistake i have found a method called "Hot Flashing" and it's really awsome. I'm upset because i haven't had the chance to try it but if someone will try it please post here the results. The method is like this:
    You will need a motherboard identical from the one "dead". Actually, the motherboard doesn't need to be exactly the same, but has to be compatible with the BIOS CHIP from your defective motherboard.
    The procedure to reprogram the erased BIOS chip is the following:
    -Turn on the good motherboard and boot it with a Bootable USB Stick (of course you will need to install CPU, memory, VGA etc to this motherboard for it to work).
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    At the DOS prompt, remove the good chip and replace it with the erased chip. Yes, with the computer turned on.
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    Run the programming software and reprogram the bad chip the normal way (Dos Mode).
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    Turn off the computer, remove the reprogrammed chip and install back the original (good) chip.
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    Install the reprogrammed chip on the "dead" motherboard and test it.
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    The defective motherboard should be working now.

    More details can be found here:
    Tech ARP - Hot Flashing Guide Rev. 2.0 and sorry for my english :)

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