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Cant update bios

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I cant seem to update the bios on my Z170 Pro Gaming. I have the latest bios on a blank Fat32 formatted USB stick and every time I try and update, it will finish and tell me its going to reset, restart and then I will just get a black screen and then I need to clear the CMOS and insert the motherboard CD to get it working again. I'm using EZ Flash from within the UEFI. I also made sure to set the bios to defaults before flashing.
    
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Why are you setting defaults before flashing? No need for that. I fact is that may be the problem.
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It says in the manual to load optimised defaults before flashing
    
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Ok, have you tried booting up after setting "optimized defaults" to see if that's a problem? Can you see your flash drive after that boot?
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If you clear the CMOS and flash. When its done it goes right to the AMI screen telling you to go into the BIOS and set up your disk. Well, that's what it is supposed to do. It shouldn't even try to boot.
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