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    Default Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    hi all,

    ive got a problem with my mobo where i cannot update my bios or save a overclock profile using anything usb related.

    ive got all the usb storage options turned on in the bios settings and all i get when i try to update is " drive not found" . funny thing is in windows its absolutely fine!

    any ideas guys?

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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    In your bios look for an option to enable USB storage. If that is not enabled you will not be able to boot and read your flashdrive. *edit* seen you posted that. Maybe you should try a different USB port. Are you sure your port is working
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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    formated it to fat32???
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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    done all of that.

    read another thread saying that i could just extract the bios to a usb stick and boot directly from it. all i get is "remove other disks and media" msg.#

    i can update the bios fine using the @bios utility but is a big no no for me.

    any other ways rather than use q flash?
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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    To boot from USB drive you need to prepare it first, see at the end of this post.
    This will be useless if it's not detected.
    The USB drive should appear as HDD 0-0, or USB 0-0, in q-flash or during boot press F12 then Hard Disk+ and see if it's there.

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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    you can also make a small 10 or 20mb partition on your hdd,then format it to fat32 and save the bios file there and flash from that with q-flash
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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    you can also make a small 10 or 20mb partition on your hdd,then format it to fat32 and save the bios file there and flash from that with q-flash
    thanks. this worked a treat. wonder why it wont see the drives in bios but it does in windows?

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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    i dont know,some makes/models of usb sticks dont work very well though,or sticks of a large capacity
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    Default Re: Cannot update ex58a-ud3r via flashdrive? bios wont detect it. help!

    Ya the only thing you can do is try other USB Sticks, I'm sure you will find one that works for you!

    Smaller is often better, but it doesn't have to be small as I've now used 8GB and 16GB USB3 ones and they are fine, so I think they have been adding a lot of USB compatibility for this.

    A while ago, maybe 2 years, I had a 2GB USB stick sent directly to me from and branded by Gigabyte, and it failed at this for the longest time but now works fine.

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