Making a Bootable USB Flash Drive
FlashSPI mentioned above as being included on the USB stick is only necessary when flashing via DOS. It is not needed when using Qflash
Your USB drive will be formatted During this process, all Data on it will be lost!!
So copy or Move any Data on your USB stick you need to keep for now, you may add it back later if you like
1. Make a USB bootable drive using this USB Bootable USB Creation Program HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8 alt link
Also Available here
as a Installable File.
2. Next download the boot files
and extract them to your desktop.
3. Run the HPUSBFW program.
Select the correct USB device from the drop-down menu, set file system to FAT32/16/12 and check Create a DOS startup disk.
4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder on your desktop from above extraction) and press start to begin formating it.
5. Once the device is done, download the BIOS file from the Gigabyte website for your board model and revision as well as the DOS based BIOS flashing tool which is included inside downloaded BIOS .exe files from Gigabyte.
6. You will need Winrar to extract these files from the downloaded .exe file
7. Three files will be extracted, Autoexec.bat, Flash895.exe, and a .Fxx Bios File. You will need the Flash895.exe and the BIOS.Fxx File only
8. Place Flash895.exe and the BIOS .Fxx file onto the USB stick
9. Plug in your USB drive and reboot to enter bios.
10. Load Optimized Defaults, set the ram voltage to the specified Voltage for your ram
11. Go into the Hard Disk Boot Priority Option In Advanced BIOS Features Page and select your USB drive as the first bootable drive.
13. Once it boots to the USB, you will see a Windows 98 screen, and then the DOS prompt.
14. Run flash utility by typing "flash895 p35ds4.fxx" without the quotes at the DOS prompt
You will need to change the ^^ p35ds4.fxx ^^ in the above command to the exact name of the BIOS file you have.
Flashing with a Floppy Disk from DOS
You will need 2 blank floppy disks to flash using this method. Using Qflash is advised if you do have a Floppy Installed, and you will need only one floppy disk with Qflash.
If you do not wish to use Qflash with a floppy or otherwise, please continue to follow the below directions for flashing in DOS with a floppy
1. Format a Floppy disk, and choose "Create MS-DOS Startup disk as shown below. (Must be Windows XP SP 1 or greater to use this method
2. Remove the MS-DOS bootable Floppy disk you just created from the floppy disk drive.
3. Insert a new floppy disk, and format it in the normal manner.
4. Copy the 3 extracted (.Fxx, Autoexec.bat, and Flash895.exe/flashSPI.exe
) BIOS files onto this second floppy
5. Reboot to the BIOS
6. Load Optimized Defaults, set the ram voltage to the specified Voltage for your ram
7. Go into the Hard Disk Boot Priority Option In Advanced BIOS Features Page and select your Floppy drive as the first bootable device.
8. Save and Apply (F10)
9. Reboot the system with the MS-DOS boot disk inserted in the floppy drive
10. Once it boots to the Floppy, you will see a Windows 98 screen, and then the DOS prompt.
11. Remove the MS-DOS floppy disk and Insert the BIOS floppy disk you created in step 4
12. Run flash utility by typing "flash895 p35ds4.fxx" without the quotes at the DOS prompt
You will need to change the ^^ p35ds4.fxx ^^ in the above command to the exact name of the BIOS file you have.originally writen by lsdmeasap (thank you) of tweaktown and slightly modified by me.