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    Default P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    I simply cannot flash the BIOS on my P67A-UD4 motherboard. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and using the latest version of @BIOS (Gigabyte @BIOS Writer Ver.2.09 B10.1201.1). I've currently got the F3 BIOS that it came with.

    I've tried downloading from the Gigabyte server in @BIOS and I've also downloaded the F5, F6 and F7b BIOS and then trying to install them from the hard disk - nothing works. I've gone into the BIOS and set the fail safe defaults but that doesn't help. Is there any other way to flash the BIOS? I've tried checking and unchecking the "Load CMOS default" and "Clear DMI data Pool" check boxes but it doesn't make any difference.

    If I try and flash F5 or F6 @BIOS crashes with a stopped responding message from windows. If I try F7b I get a message saying use the latest version of @BIOS!

    I'm also struggling to get a stable overclock for this system with my 2600k CPU but thought I should update the BIOS first to see if that helps.

    Damn well kicking myself I didn't get an ASUS motherboard after all the troubles I had trying to overclock my Core2 PC with a Gigabyte motherboard. Nothing wrong with the Gigabyte boards but they seem to require a very high level of voodoo to overclock. I thought the whole point of Sandy Bridge was simple overclocking...

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    LOL, TweakTown is still back in 2010.

    My random question is what is the current year and it won't accept 2011 or 11 but does accept 2010 or 10!

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    Access the flash feature from BIOS with F8 and with a USB stick formatted in FAT32. You use @BIOS at your own risk. :)

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    Thanks, I was able to flash it up to F4 (only) using @BIOS (both the check boxes were checked).

    After I rebooted with F4 I was then able to flash up to F5 again using @BIOS.

    I'm now not able to flash either F6 or F7b using @BIOS - it reads the BIOS file and then I get the "Please update @BIOS to the last version!" message.

    I've tried using the flash feature using F8 but it says that no disk is present....? I've got a FAT32 USB flash drive with the BIOS files on the root and also copied them to the root of my C:\ but for some reason flash can't find them. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    In your BIOS, under integrated Peripherals, do you have something called USB legacy storage or USB storage function enabled?

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    btw, you might be able to help me, too. When you try to flash through F8, does it say checksum 3a00?

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    I've never found any documentation that states what the checksum value should be for each bios file.
    It appears that as long as the checksum value ends in "00", everything is OK.

    Qflash can't find bios files on NTFS partitions. FAT 12/16/32 partitions or drives can be accessed in Qflash.
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by ROSESTEEL View Post
    btw, you might be able to help me, too. When you try to flash through F8, does it say checksum 3a00?
    Sorry I can't help with that. It can't find a bios file to try and flash as it says there are no disks.

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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    Make a 20mb partition in fat32 on your hdd,save the bios file there and point qflash to it
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    Default Re: P67A-UD4 - Unable to flash BIOS (Windows 7 64-bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by ROSESTEEL View Post
    In your BIOS, under integrated Peripherals, do you have something called USB legacy storage or USB storage function enabled?
    Yep, those two options are enabled but it still doesn't find it. It's weird since if I set the first boot device to be the USB memory stick it will happily try and boot from it...

    I'm going to go with the option from Wazza and format a partition as FAT32.

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