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    Default EP35-DS4 bios update

    I just saw that the F6 bios has finally moved to non-beta

    When trying to flash it with Q-flash all went well (I tried it several times) but the board still reports F5

    Help

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Did you load and apply optimized defaults, then save and reboot F10 after the flash? If so you may need to flash from DOS using FlashSPI due to the change in Qflash versions.

    How did you flash anyway? Please do not use @BIOS.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated

    I used q-flash with 'load optimized defaults' etc via a USB memory stick

    I do not have a floppy drive so presumably cannot use DOS

    I could borrow a USB floppy if that would help

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Floppy is not needed, you can use USB To boot from but you will need to create a Bootable USB Floppy disk. I outline the procedure in this thread >>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    You will leave the USB during boot, hit F12 to choose boot device, then choose hard drive and you will see HDD+ listed on one of the choices, click that and a new screen will appear where you will see your USB Stick listed by name.

    I am not so sure though if this is even needed, you may just need to reflash properly. You need to load optimized and save/apply/reboot from within the BIOS right after you flash. Procedure is included in the above link.

    I am not so sure that would matter so much though, I mean once you flash it should be flashed anyway, but that is the correct procedure.

    What are you seeing the old BIOS Still listed in? Just wondering, go ahead and reflash and be sure to manually load and apply optimized. Also afterwards be SURE you reboot back to the BIOS and check and reset your SATA/Disk settings, very important if you are using RAID (Outlined in the above link)

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Oh dear, still not working

    I'm still getting F5 at startup - maybe it's the right bios but with the wrong ID encoded into it

    BTW I'm not using raid

    I didn't have any of these problems with the earlier bios versions

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    OK I got desperate and used @bios (yeah, yeah I know)

    It worked perfectly!

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Nice to see you are ok! Could have been an issue with Qflash, did you ever try flashing from DOS? That normally works if there is a Qflash issue, which there has been a few lately as they are updating the programming on it.

    Be safe, don't use @BIOS anymore unless you absolutely have to.

    Anyway nice to see you got it, post back anytime

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Thanks

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    Anytime!

    Post back anytime if you have any other questions or issues, we will try our best to help you get them sorted.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS4 bios update

    That is a wonderful welcome, thank you very much

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