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    Default Re: Can't update Bios

    Some USB sticks are just not compatible, especially larger ones like you have.

    Do you have any 256MB-512MB you can try with? Dig around, you know you have some tiny ones you forgot about when you bought the 8GB :)

    You can use @BIOS if it's your last and only resort, but I don't think we are there yet. If you do use it, be sure you use the latest version and you are on stock optimized settings.

    Another thing you can do instead of @BIOS is make a small 1GB or less partition on the end of your hard drive, or another spare hard drive you may have laying around.

    Make a small partition FAT32 and put the BIOS file there and connect the hard drive, Qflash will find the drive for sure.

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    Hi All, first post for me

    This was also wrecking my head, I had a drive into every controller, formatted with ntfs and fat32 and even floppy drive fat and still 'no drive found'
    Anyway, go into bios, into 'standard cmos features' and scroll all the way down until u see the controller option for 'DRIVE A'
    change it from none to 1.44M, now it can see a floppy

    then boot into qflash pressing 'end'
    and load bios file from floppy


    Im currently getting invalid bios file from the FD bios though, so my troubles are not over,
    pain in the ...

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    Default Re: Can't update Bios

    forgot to mention that I have the same board,
    anyway, the second floppy in a different floppy drive worked, FD installed

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    @naaspcs

    Just a reminder. A wrong BIOS will give you the BIOS ID check error. If you are getting the message, then your BIOS does not match your board. The UD7 has 2 revisions. The revision number is printed on your board in the lower left hand corner, at the edge of your expansion slots area.

    But if you are getting a message that the file you are trying to flash is not a proper BIOS file, then that probably means that you have the wrong file. Make sure you are not trying to flash a ZIP file.

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    May I ask, how did you you try to use QFlash?

    Is USB Storage Function enabled?

    The way I do it is with my 1GB stick I format it to FAT32. You cannot flash from NTFS on this board. I then put just the one file--the BIOS--on that stick. I don't prepare it to be bootable. I stick it into a port. I turn on system and enter BIOS. From the main menu in BIOS, I enter QFlash.

    QFlash identifies the USB stick as HDD 0-0.

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    Default Re: Can't update Bios

    make sure your usb drive does not plug into USB3.0 (blue) port.
    also make sure your usb drive is FAT format.

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    @ROSESTEEL
    I used the same file with a different floppy drive and a different floppy disk and it worked, I had also tried a USB floppy in few different USB ports and it didnt show.
    All my USB drives are NTFS so that would explain them not showing up
    USB storage is enabled, by default
    how did I try and use qflash?
    on bios loading screen it says "press 'END' to enter qflash
    I had three files on the floppy disk that came with the downloaded file, one was autoexec.bat so it would probably boot to a flashing utility, but I used the END key

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    Try loading QFlash from actually inside BIOS, in the main menu of BIOS.

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    Ya, NTFS would be why your USB's didn't show up, they have to be FAT32/FAT16/FAT

    Nice to see you got it flashed though, now you can use Qflash as you normally would/should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    Hi guys, I have a Ga-X58A-UD7 ver2 mobo and for the love of god I just can't update the bios from FB to FC...The reason I want to update is that I've been having a few issues with my vertex 2 drives in raid 0, and I was hoping the bios update might help...Now I have tried several usb pen drives ranging from 2gig to 8gig and Qflash won't see any of the drives? I don't want to use @Bios and I have tried to use a bootable USB pen drive and CD disc but still no joy! It just tells me no drive found....grrrrrrrrrr. Now I have never had any probs in the past updating bios via Qflash until now, yes I have downloaded the correct bios for my revision, but it won't work for me.....Should I try @Bios as a last resort?? I don't want to, as I know the danger of bricking the board. Why won't the Qflash see any drives? Thanks in advance...

    *scratches head*
    I had similar problem with my new PA65-UD3-B3 M/B.
    In my case, my new usb moery stick had raw FAT32 filesystem without a partition table or any partitions. After creating new DOS partition table and creating/formatting one FAT32 partition in it, problems got away.
    Hope this helps.

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