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just used MSI live update to flash my bios through windows and after it removed the old bios and verified the new one my screen went blank and has been for 15-20 minutes now. am i screwed? pc is still runing, should i do a hard reboot?
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its not recommended to flash from windows, you now know why.
You need to flash the BIOS from the BIOS menu screen or from DOS.

Do a hard reboot and try to flash the BIOS to the older version but from the BIOS,,
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post #3 of 11
Go to the MSI forums, they have a guide on how to flash it properly. Not even MSI themselves recommend using live update to flash your BIOS.
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after a couple of restarts it eventually just loaded as normal and now shows the new bios... does this mean it was a success? it locked my unlocked cores on the CPU but ever since i installed my 5850 my computer will not see my keyboard until i get to desktop. ps2 ports do not work at all and i use a wireless usb keyboard. how do i get to bios now? this is very anoying.
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post #5 of 11
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after a couple of restarts it eventually just loaded as normal and now shows the new bios... does this mean it was a success? it locked my unlocked cores on the CPU but ever since i installed my 5850 my computer will not see my keyboard until i get to desktop. ps2 ports do not work at all and i use a wireless usb keyboard. how do i get to bios now? this is very anoying.
I had this problem (I'm using wireless USB)

It took me bloody ages to figure out. But you should have an option in the BIOS advanced features stating "Enable USB Keyboard" and "Enable USB Mouse"

Once you enable those, you should be able to use your keyboard prior to Windows

I had this problem for nearly two weeks until I figured it out

It's an absolutely horrid feature. On my old DFI P35 board, USB keyboard and mouse were just plug and play, you didn't have to dig through the BIOS to enable them!

You should also be able to unlock your cores again with the new BIOS if it was successful on the old BIOS Unless the BIOS release messed something up.

EDIT:

Damn, you can't even get your keyboard to get you into the BIOS....no idea how you are going to solve that one
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post #6 of 11
I think its enable USB legacy support
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Damn, you can't even get your keyboard to get you into the BIOS....no idea how you are going to solve that one


f*************!!!!
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post #8 of 11
You need to borrow someone's PS/2 keyboard, or try a USB to PS/2 adapter. Granted that your PS/2 port decides to work.
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post #9 of 11
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they dont work at all. i cleared cmos by reversing the battery and now it wont go past the "cmos wrong, f1 to configure f2 for default settings" screen. im trying to find out how to make a bios boot from usb to fix this crap.
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they dont work at all. i cleared cmos by reversing the battery and now it wont go past the "cmos wrong, f1 to configure f2 for default settings" screen. im trying to find out how to make a bios boot from usb to fix this crap.
I don't think you can mate. It's just like booting from CD/DVD. You need to hit enter in order for it to do anything, as far as I'm aware.

Give it a shot and get back to us!

I hope it all works out.
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