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So, for whatever reason, q-flash has decided to stop working and won't let me backup or flash my bios. Im sure I can switch to my second BIOS and get in, but what do I do about this BIOS?

Boot from the second BIOS, if you can't boot to windows on the main one, then ALT+F10 on startup from the second BIOS on a reboot from windows, this will reflash the MAIN BIOS with the backup BIOS you'd be booting from.

BTW, the above mentioned BIOSes from Stasio have added this also (at least for UD3H)

- Added ability to save 8 BIOS profiles now + Custom names for profiles!! thumb.gif
    
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Boot from the second BIOS, if you can't boot to windows on the main one, then ALT+F10 on startup from the second BIOS on a reboot from windows, this will reflash the MAIN BIOS with the backup BIOS you'd be booting from.
BTW, the above mentioned BIOSes from Stasio have added this also (at least for UD3H)
- Added ability to save 8 BIOS profiles now + Custom names for profiles!! thumb.gif

Problem is i think my "bad" bios is my "backup" bios and my good bios is my main one. So i want to copy my main to my backup. I think... when the switch on my motherboard is switched the the front of the board (toward the SATA headers), that is my good working 100% BIOS. When it is switched to the rear of the board (IO panel) qflash doesn't work. What do i do?!?!?! Bricking both of my BIOS would put a huge downer on my weekend... lol

For now im goign to try @BIOS and hope it flashes. worst case it doesn't work i figure.
Edited by {EAC} Shoot em UP - 4/20/12 at 12:08am
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Problem is i think my "bad" bios is my "backup" bios and my good bios is my main one. So i want to copy my main to my backup. I think... when the switch on my motherboard is switched the the front of the board (toward the SATA headers), that is my good working 100% BIOS. When it is switched to the rear of the board (IO panel) qflash doesn't work. What do i do?!?!?! Bricking both of my BIOS would put a huge downer on my weekend... lol
For now im goign to try @BIOS and hope it flashes. worst case it doesn't work i figure.

Ok for what you want to do don't use @BIOS because of the danger of bricking the entire board. Follow these instructions to copy your Main BIOS over to the Backup BIOS:

If you have a PS2 keyboarrd connect that instead of the USB version as it is more reliable.

From a cold start with the power to the machine switched off press the power button and then enter the BIOS by pressing Del.
Then when you get to the main screen press F9.

This will bring up an extra screen which will display more information about the two BIOS versions. Assuming they are different exit the BIOS and shutdown.

Again press the power button and this time press Alt + F12 where you would normally use the Del key to enter the BIOS. You will find that then your monitor will turn black and you will see:

Press [Enter] to start copying main BIOS to backup BIOS...

When you press Enter more text will appear saying:

Writing BIOS image.... xxxKb OK

Once completed more text will show:

BIOS successfully recovered! Power off or reset system!

Do as it says. Both Main and Backup BIOS chips now store the same BIOS version. You can now reboot as normal.


When you copy the first BIOS image to the second BIOS it also copies the current configuration
so if you use RAID or something, set it before the copy. It also copies over any saved profiles too.
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post #174 of 6656
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Ok for what you want to do don't use @BIOS because of the danger of bricking the entire board. Follow these instructions to copy your Main BIOS over to the Backup BIOS:
If you have a PS2 keyboarrd connect that instead of the USB version as it is more reliable.
From a cold start with the power to the machine switched off press the power button and then enter the BIOS by pressing Del.
Then when you get to the main screen press F9.

This will bring up an extra screen which will display more information about the two BIOS versions. Assuming they are different exit the BIOS and shutdown.
Again press the power button and this time press Alt + F12 where you would normally use the Del key to enter the BIOS. You will find that then your monitor will turn black and you will see:
Press [Enter] to start copying main BIOS to backup BIOS...
When you press Enter more text will appear saying:
Writing BIOS image.... xxxKb OK
Once completed more text will show:
BIOS successfully recovered! Power off or reset system!
Do as it says. Both Main and Backup BIOS chips now store the same BIOS version. You can now reboot as normal.
When you copy the first BIOS image to the second BIOS it also copies the current configuration
so if you use RAID or something, set it before the copy. It also copies over any saved profiles too.

Well, I read this right after I used @bios, but it all worked fine. But still, im confused here. Which BIOS is the backup and which is the MAIN? im pretty sure my "backup" bios is the one I have been messing with and putting BETA BIOS on... If I have been doing this wrong as I think I have I want to start doing it correctly so I can always follow these instructions in the event of a problem. Basically, I will put both of my BIOS at a factory F5, and then load the BETA into the main bios and leave the backup as F5. Which is backup and which is MAIN? Also, it looks like Q-Flash doesn't work right with F6h.... whats up with that?

But on another note, the F6h worked great! Sleep now works perfect, havn't tried to reboot yet so won't know if that has been fixed, but regardless, sleep being fixed is great!
Edited by {EAC} Shoot em UP - 4/20/12 at 12:26am
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Problem is i think my "bad" bios is my "backup" bios and my good bios is my main one. So i want to copy my main to my backup. I think... when the switch on my motherboard is switched the the front of the board (toward the SATA headers), that is my good working 100% BIOS. When it is switched to the rear of the board (IO panel) qflash doesn't work. What do i do?!?!?! Bricking both of my BIOS would put a huge downer on my weekend... lol
For now im goign to try @BIOS and hope it flashes. worst case it doesn't work i figure.

Well either way it will flash the other, so it doesn't matter which is corrupted. Using the working BIOS and that hotkey will flash the non-working BIOS, no matter what setting you have the switch on as it's just flash current to other

ALT + F10 for Z77/X79 DM thumb.gif

What Qflash issue are you having? You may need to be sure Legacy USB and 60/64h emulation are enabled if you are trying to flash via USB.
    
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Well either way it will flash the other, so it doesn't matter which is corrupted. Using the working BIOS and that hotkey will flash the non-working BIOS, no matter what setting you have the switch on as it's just flash current to other
ALT + F10 for Z77/X79 DM thumb.gif

Ok, I did try that, and when I hit Alt+F10 right when the PC turns on it just holds at the POST screen, maybe not the POST screen but it is the screen where it gives u options like del for BIOS/qflash, F9 for _ end for Qflash and all that across the bottom, once I let go of that it continues on and loads windows... when should i hold alt+f10?
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Don't hold it, just start holding ALT when you get the screen you mentioned and hit F10 a few times, you may need to try it a few times but you'll get it.

You may also need to use a PS/2 keyboard to do this, so if you keep having issues with USB KB then try PS/2 one or with a USB to PS/2 adapter
    
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Don't hold it, just start holding ALT when you get the screen you mentioned and hit F10 a few times, you may need to try it a few times but you'll get it.
You may also need to use a PS/2 keyboard to do this, so if you keep having issues with USB KB then try PS/2 one or with a USB to PS/2 adapter

Ok ill try it tomorrow morning, about to go to sleep. But, 2 problems with the PS2 kb, i don't have one with me, and mobo doesn't have a header for it.. lol. gata love it. but im sure it will work over USB once i figure out when to press the button at the right time. Thanks for the help!
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Haha, wow, sorry I didn't realize UD5H doesn't have a PS/2 port! Then at the very least put your keyboard on the Intel USB under the LAN ports.

You'll get it though, just keep trying, and if it seems to always fail try another USB keyboard if you have one because sometimes some do not work as well as others.
    
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New BIOS coming.........thumb.gif

G1.Sniper M3 - F5b
GA-Z77X-UD5H - F6i
GA-Z77X-UD3H - F8e
GA-Z77X-D3H - F7h
GA-Z77-D3H - F12d
GA-Z77M-D3H - F6d
GA-Z77MX-D3H - F10b

is out on TT forum.
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