Originally Posted by Heartl3ss
ok so i did everything according to this guide:
yet when i reboot and at the first screen of the boot i press "End" which is the Qflash in my mobo..it shows me a HD 2.0, i open it and then i find a directory called "... DIR", i press enter again and it returns the the HD directory..from what i understand is that it doesnt see the bios file in my flash drive..that i copied straight into my flash drive..this is the bios file i copied.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=2964#bios
the FC one...not the Beta one... any ideas? did i do something wrong?
Oh damn, I forgot that the USB flash drive doesn't have to be bootable. I'm sorry about that. It's ok though, because at least it's bootable now!
I mean, maybe you'll benefit from it being bootable in the future.
Anyway, let's get the BIOS flashed.
It sounds to me like the file you copied to the flash drive is motherboard_bios_ga-ep31-ds3l_2.0_fc.exe
. This is actually a self-extracting 7-zip
archive that contains three files:
These files should all be extracted to the same location as each other on the flash drive. They don't have to be in their own folder, but it can be helpful if you ever decide to have more than one BIOS version on your flash drive (I have 4, so I need a separate folder for each).
FLASHSPI.EXE is what Q-Flash opens, autoexec.bat tells the program what BIOS file to look for, and EP31DS32.FC is the file that this autoexec.bat file is pointing to. So, EP31DS32.FC is the file that you will see in Q-Flash.
So double-click that .exe you downloaded that has the black and white 7 z icon, extract the contents to the flash drive, and then try again.
before flashing, choose "Load Optimized Defaults" in the BIOS. When you're in Q-Flash, disable "Keep DMI Data" (it's the option right above "Update BIOS from Drive"). When you're finished flashing it, reboot into the BIOS and choose "Load Optimized Defaults" again.Edited by TwoCables - 3/20/11 at 11:42pm