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    Default P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Hi All,

    I received my new mobo setup a few days back but so far I have been unable to get the BIOS to upgrade and stick.

    Each time I try the system seems to hang even in the BIOS screen and then reboot says the Checksum is bad and that its restoring from Backup.

    The Board came with F3 bios and I have tried F6 and F7e, but each time even with loading and saving bios optiomised defaults the same thing will hapen again , hang in OS or even BIOS screen and then restor back to f3, its very frustrating.

    I'm happy doing these sorts of things normally and i'm no stranger to the BIOS screen and most settings but I'm not really doing any thing other than defaults setting and its still happening.

    Before i RMA this board can anyone surgest some thing I could try as I really dont want to be with out a PC for over a week. :(

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Flash to the bios you want to use, load optimized defaults, reboot.
    As soon as it posts, press Alt & F12 togeather.
    It will ask you if you want to flash the backup bios to the main bios, hit enter.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Also make sure USB keyboard is enabled and Quick Boot is disabled... Those 2 things will prevent you from updating back up bios.
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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    maybe you can try to flash f7d bios.
    as i know, if the backup bios does not support EFI, it will auto flash the same bios version to backup bios.
    so after flashing f7d bios, not go to bios setup first.
    let it goes to boot up to windows.
    try it.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Thank you for the key stroke to update the backup as well, that will be usful.

    I have found out whats causing the the BIOS to corrupt though and im not sure its a good thing but at least i now know.

    When i use the reset button i get corrupted BIOS. I need to double check the plug is on correctly and also test the onboard reset switch but im out this weekend so nothing gona happen soon.

    I'll update when I work it out.

    If it happends when using the onboard reset I will return the board as defective which is a shame as I now have a stable 5GHz Overclock :) not bad for a proc sitting at 63DegC.

    I'm using the F7e bios as you can see.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    I am having the same issue with the U4. I was wondering if I would be able to force the update to backup bios, even if the bios does not go through to windows?

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    I'm not sure what windows has to do with updating the backup BIOS?

    Are you symptons the same? ie using Reset corrupts the BIOS and the backup is used to recover ending up in a endless loop to older Bios versions?
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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Boyise View Post
    I'm not sure what windows has to do with updating the backup BIOS?

    Are you symptons the same? ie using Reset corrupts the BIOS and the backup is used to recover ending up in a endless loop to older Bios versions?
    Yes, when I click on reset now the computer restarts. After the first splash screen it says checksum error, failed to load from..., and then says it is going to boot from the second (older) bios.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 77Pat View Post
    I am having the same issue with the U4. I was wondering if I would be able to force the update to backup bios, even if the bios does not go through to windows?
    Yes, you can flash the backup without going into Windows.
    But in the case of my UD4 it didn't help, SPI just kept reflashing F5 instead of F3.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD7 Bios issue

    I have just started getting round the issue by avoiding the reset button , ie holding the power button to power off then back on.

    Still its a bit shoddy though I suspect the board is faulty though.
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