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    Default Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Question?

    I'm trying to flash my bios to a new beta bios which Gigabyte sent me but I'm having a time getting Qflash to see my flash drive. My motherboard is GA-P35-DS3L, Windows XP. Hopefully this new file will correct the DPC issue.

    So when I press 'end' while booting up and get to the Qflash utility, I'm given a choice to "Update Bios from Drive". It lists two 'floppy drives', one of which I believe is my flash drive. But when I click on it to access the beta bios file, I get nothing. There are '0' files listed on the drive -- even though the flash drive is connected to the computer and the beta bios had been unzipped there. It further says that the drive has equal amounts of total size/free size. So it's seeing nothing on the drive. Flash Drive is formatted with Fat32.

    Anyone know what's going on or why I can't access the flash drive?

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Check and see if legacy USB storage Detect is enabled in Integrated Peripherals BIOS page. Then reformat the flash drive, and again copy only the BIOS file there not inside any folders on the drive, just the file in the root of the USB.

    Also, plug the USB device in BEFORE you boot up the computer, or before you shut down and reboot. This is a MUST!!

    And yes it will be shown as a floppy or a Hard drive, look thru them all until you see the BIOS file

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    This does not work for me either....But I have done some detective work and discovered that while my bios wont see the files on my drive it will see the fat32 drive. And I can save a bios file to the drive....BUT then this file is NOT seen in windows, but the space it uses IS gone....but if I do a scan disk it finds the file and asks me for a name for it....But then after windows fixes it the bios cant see the file anymore....
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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Hemi, that sounds like a bad USB stick to me

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    This A-Data stick has worked flawlessly in a windows environment, the only flakiness is with the BIOS. I have another Corsair stick I can try too. I use the Corsair stick as a ready boost drive and Vista only uses it after a reboot about 50% of the time....the other 50% if I unplug and replug it, that makes it start ready boosting.
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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Sounds like it isnt up to snuff. Have you tried some others? They are only $5

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Thanks lsdmeasap, I'll look in the bios and make sure usb storage detect is enabled. Meanwhile, I was able to solve my problem by partitioning a wee bit of space on one of my hard drives for fat32 and copying the bios file there. I'd still like to fix the usb issue though.

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Sorry to not have suggested that, but normally a USB Format will fix it right up. And of course knowing it needs to be plugged in the whole time and not after you are already in Qflash.

    If you need some more help with anything feel free to post back!

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    I've updated bios using FAT16 and it worked pretty well, it wouldnt work for me on FAT32 so i guessed!

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    Default Re: Contents of Flash drive not showing up when trying to update with Qflash -- Quest

    Hmm, so it was just that USB didnt properly format to fat32 for a BIOS file, but Fat16 worked. Is that what you mean? If so, cool! At least you found a way! It is best to do BIOS updates with USB or floppy!

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