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Solved Can't Update BIOS On Gigabyte MotherBoard

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  1. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    I have a GA-M68MT-S2 Rev. 3.1 mobo. I am having problems with the computer locking up at times so I wanted to update the BIOS from FB to FC. I put the file to (got it from Gigabyte website for that board for the OS I am running) ... update the BIOS on a flash drive. I have it in the USB port on the mobo. When I go to Q Flash and ask it to update the BIOS it tells me drive not found. Can't do it while in windows either ... what can I do???(n)
     
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    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    1. Is the flash drive formatted FAT file system
    2. QFlash




    Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility

    A. Before You Begin

    From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your 1. motherboard model.

    Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. X79UD7.F1) to your USB flash drive or hard drive. Note: 2. The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

    Restart the system. During the POST, press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: You can access Q-Flash 3. by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup

    For full details please see user guides
    http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/HowToReflashBIOS.html
     
  3. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    Well sir ... I set it up for exFAT that was the only other option ... then did a quick format on the flash drive .... copied the file ... tried it again and got the same message of drive not found. :cry:
     
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    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    What OS please

    select FAT32 and default allocation size
    What capacity is the flash pen
    Have you tried by entering BIOS QFlash with End key

    what happens when you try in windows
     
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  5. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    Well sir ... I was finally able to update the BIOS on the board ... the problem was the USB flash drive ... it had to be FAT32 and that was not an option on the scan disc flash drive I tried to use only exFAT was an option ... I got a PNY flash drive that could be formatted in FAT32 ... I downloaded the zip file from the website unzipped the files on the flash drive, the mobo was able to see it and I was able to update from FB to FC.:)
     
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    Thanks for posting pleased it is fixed
     
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