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Originally Posted by TwoCables;12808110 
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! smile.gif 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:
  • autoexec.bat
  • EP31DS32.FC
  • FLASHSPI.EXE

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.

Important: 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.

man u've got to be my OCN angel or god..!!! thank u so much for your detailed info...ok i did it step by step and at the step where it says Reading Bios File >> >> >> >> ....... when this ends, it bumps a "Bios File Error or something" message..i tried many usb doors but its always the same..shall i try another flash drive?
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also checked with another flash drive and it still says "BIOS ID check error"
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post #23 of 42
Have you pressed Ctrl+F1 in the BIOS to enable the advanced configurations?
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post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by Heartl3ss;12812070 
also checked with another flash drive and it still says "BIOS ID check error"

you got the incorrect bios update for your board...

edit: which revision do you have, there appears to be a 2.1, 2.0 and 1.0 and they all have different bios's.
Edited by Transhour - 3/21/11 at 7:50am
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Originally Posted by Heartl3ss;12811989 
man u've got to be my OCN angel or god..!!! thank u so much for your detailed info...ok i did it step by step and at the step where it says Reading Bios File >> >> >> >> ....... when this ends, it bumps a "Bios File Error or something" message..i tried many usb doors but its always the same..shall i try another flash drive?

I Haven't ran into this error before. frown.gif

You can try that but I doubt that will be the source of your problem. Are you sure that's your motherboard? if so, try re-downloading it smile.gif
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Sorry for the double post frown.gif
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post #27 of 42
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first of all thank you all for your replies..
my mobo is the right one the Gigabyte EP31-DS3L and the Revision is 1.0, i also believe my bios is in advanced settings, as i can touch everything including overclocking. I also tried downloading the file again and extracting it multiple times...still the problem exists..How can i know which Bios for which Revision im downloading? In the Download section of Gigabyte it doesnt mention anywhere about Revisions.... frown.gif
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http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2779#ov

above the picture of the motherboard on their site, it will say the model number and in () it will have the revisions, right below that, will have links to each revisions page, that link there, should take you to the revision 1.0 page.
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Originally Posted by transhour;12812438 
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2779#ov

above the picture of the motherboard on their site, it will say the model number and in () it will have the revisions, right below that, will have links to each revisions page, that link there, should take you to the revision 1.0 page.

thank you very much. will try it out and post the results..!!
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post #30 of 42
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it worked...!! Bios Flashed..!! thanks everyone for your help..lets see now if i can overclock it...!!
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