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Windows 7: Vry Strange BSOD - No reason - No Minidump - Please help, desparate :(

25 Jul 2012   #31
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Some of your remaining problems are related to bios and drivers.

This is for you to have a solid system. If you would rather not, then I'll quit right now.


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25 Jul 2012   #32
gulliwog

Windows 7 64
 
 

No, listen Karl... I'd definitely like the information and if you think it would be worth doing Ill certainally update the bios.

Im just a little confused about what you're refering to as "remaining problems"... are you talking about the SSD drive thing I mentioned? Do you think that is actullay coming from a problem in the bios? Or is there something else I am missing?
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25 Jul 2012   #33
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

there are several possible sources of your remaining problems.

the most important to be corrected is: update bios, update drivers (with ones from Gigabyte site).

After the bios update, I'll go thru the driver updates that need to be applied.

Without those updates, you will simply beating your head against the wall to fix your remaining problems, and yes, they are problems not minor quirks.
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26 Jul 2012   #34
gulliwog

Windows 7 64
 
 

Ok Karl. I'll start updating the drivers tomorrow. I am too tried right now and want to wait until I am rested and fresh to continue...

Its been 2 days almost non-stop and I need a little break before continuing. I will update you later tomorrow on my progress.

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26 Jul 2012   #35
gulliwog

Windows 7 64
 
 

Damn, I forgot to say, you were talking before about updating the bios outside of windows using qbasic, it think. I have no idea how to do that. What should I do? Should I try to find out how to do that?

All I have for the moment is a .exe file to be run in windows, clicking on it is the extent of my knowledge as regards bios-flashing
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26 Jul 2012   #36
gulliwog

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Very glad to hear that BSODs gone.

I will review, copy, etc to explain to you how to use QBasic to update your bios. QBasic is built into your bios for updating the bios. You never run Windows which is a much safer approach.
Hey Karl!

What should I do about what you said before here? I googled for some tutorials about how to do this and didnt find much.
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26 Jul 2012   #37
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Here you are (You owe me another bier.)

UPDATE GIGABYTE BIOS WITH Q-FLASH

Insert a USB stick (256 mb is more than enough)
WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Format | set FAT32 as the FileSystem | uncheck Quick Format |
Start
button | Close button after format finished

WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Properties | Tools tab | Check Now button |
Checkmark
both boxes | START button


Go to the Gigabyte website Gigabyte Homepage
Click on Support and Downloads (in the menu at the top)
In the Downloads' Model Name box, enter your motherboard model, for example,GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, click on Search
In the Results section, click on BIOS
You are now at the Downloads page for your motherboard

In the row For the most recent BIOS, in the Download Here column,
select your desired download source, for example, America
Click on the Save button

You have now Downloaded the Bios update file which is a
self-extractor, for example, mb_bios_ga-z68x-ud4-b3_f10.exe
Extract the file (simply run the file you downloaded to extract)
Copy the file with a name like Z68XUD4.F10 to the USB stick.
Leave the USB stick connected.
Shutdown your computer.

Power Up your computer.
Immediately start continuously tapping the END key on the keyboard.
The Main Menu of Q-Flash will appear on the screen.
Select HDD-1.0 and hit ENTER
Select the Bios update file and hit ENTER
Press ENTER when Are you sure to update BIOS? appears.
The monitor will display the update progress.
When the update is finished, press any key.
You are now back at the Main Menu

Remove the USB stick.
Press ESC and then press ENTER to exit Q-Flash.
Your system will reboot.

Immediately start tapping DEL (the Delete key) to enter BIOS
Select Load Optimized Defaults and hit ENTER
Select Save and Exit Bios and press Y
Your system will restart and the procedure is complete.
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26 Jul 2012   #38
gulliwog

Windows 7 64
 
 

Fantastic Karl, Thank you very much

Only stupid problem today is that i dont have a USB stick I can use... the only ones i have have been knocking around on the floor of my car for over a year, and Im sure more than one has a virus on it... so I am gonna find a new one tomorrow, to do it cleanly.

Keep you posted
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