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    Default Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    Hi,
    Is there a switch for flashspi to protect the "BootBlock" during the flashing process ?
    I would be grateful for any help. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    What do you mean protect it?

    You are updating it, so you would not want to keep the old one anyway.

    Switches can be found via the /? switch, but the only ones available in that program are as follows

    /C - Clear DMI pool data
    /D - Load CMOS defaults
    /E - Clear CMOS
    /R - Reboot System
    /S - Save Original

    You could use awardflash, but it only has the following
    /CC = clear CMOS data after programming.
    /CD = clear DMI data after programming.
    /CP = clear PnP (ESCD) data after programming.
    /QI = use BIOS I.D. string from BIOS .bin file.
    /R = reset system after programming.
    /PY = program flash memory.
    /F = Flash BIOS
    /SN = don't save existing BIOS.


    Just flash from Qflash, it's easier anyway. Set "Keep DMI Data" to disabled using the PgUp/PgDn keys, and flash away

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    Default Re: Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    I'm talking about /SB switch in AWDFLASH (you forget that).

    Sb: Skip BootBlock programming

    Is there a similar switch for FlashSPI?
    I would like to protect the BootBlock in order to recover using the short-circuit method (dual bios).
    Last edited by zoliky; 05-20-2010 at 11:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    Ohh no, there isn't for flashSPI

    Shorting the BIOS wouldn't have anything to do with that though, it simple will cause the dual BIOS feature to kick in and recover the backup BIOS to the main BIOS (Bootblock included)

    If you still want to try whatever you are thinking, you can use awdflash to flash your BIOS with, then you can use that /sb switch

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    Default Re: Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    Does awflash work on newer Gigabyte boards (EP35, EP45) ?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte award BIOS: FLASHSPI Question

    Yes, I have used it.

    If you try and it fails let me know and I will upload the version I have used for you

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