In upgrading to the new BIOS, even flashback failed on my system. I inserted the USB key with the new bios file into the usb slot adjacent to the flashback button and press the button. The button blue light turns on and flashes three times and then becomes a solid light. When I start the system, nothing has happened and the bios is still what it was. It is frustrating when things keep going wrong. Fortunately, there remain still two other ways. I used EZ Flash from within the BIOS and it worked.
However, BIOS resets to default and I neglected to back up my data, loosing the raid array containing my data. It's not a tragic situation since I have a backup for almost everything except the last week's data. After turning the system off and on, the array is somehow restored but the partition containing the data is not accessible. Windows says I have to format it in order to access it. Does anyone know how to bypass the formatting step so that I can have the volume with the data on it back?