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Windows 7: Any one know about bios updating w/FLASH drive please help me

22 Dec 2011   #1
SdSteve760

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Any one know about bios updating w/FLASH drive please help me

I AM CURRENTLY TRYING TO UPDATE MY INTEL BIOS MOTHERBOARD W/FLASH DRIVE. I HAVE MADE A BOOT ABLE DRIVE HAVE BIOS LOADED ON IT AND AM COMPLETLY STUCK AT THE DOS SECTION TO LOAD FILES ... PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP ME IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS STUFF PLEASE REPLY AND WILL GIVE YOU WHAT INFO NEEDED TO HELP ME

i AM CURRENTLY SITTING AT THE IFLASH2 COMMAND LINE OPTIONS DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO PLEASE HELP ME... THANK YOU



INTEL DG31PR MOTHERBOARD

7 ULTIMATE 64BIT


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22 Dec 2011   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Most BIOS updates come with intructions on how to flash. Please see read the doucmentation.

Also please be aware that posting in all bold capital letters is considered shouting. There's no need to shout here.

And it might help to tell us which Intel board you have.

Thanks.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
SdSteve760

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh sorry about that didnt mean to shout... my board was listed at bottom of post its a intel DG31PR desktop motherboard and yes I am aware that there was instructions as to how to generally carry out the update and i followed it to a T till it got to where you select the file that you need loaded, at that point it had a A: for the drive location and was told to switch that to anything other than A: it suggested B: but that did not work and my flash drive is actually E: on that computer and it does not recognize that as a valid drive letter.. Any ideas have taken a pic of my screen at what im looking at if it may help in any way at all





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Most BIOS updates come with intructions on how to flash. Please see read the doucmentation.

Also please be aware that posting in all bold capital letters is considered shouting. There's no need to shout here.

And it might help to tell us which Intel board you have.

Thanks.


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22 Dec 2011   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might want to check your BIOS to make sure your USB is seen as a drive. Check that Something like legacy USB is enabled.

BTW is there a reason why you can't use the Express BIOS update (update through Windows). Not only do I do it all the time, but I've done it many times on Intel boards. In fact the first time I used the express update was on an Intel board.

Don't belive the hype, there's no issues taking that route. Anyway check check your BIOS first and go from there. If that doesn't work, try the express route.

Let us know.
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22 Dec 2011   #5
SdSteve760

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

they flash drive is a boo table flash drive and yes it shows in the bios boot order as USB 2.0 or something i moved it to the first boot option. to get to where I am now. I also have tried the express update it would not work that's what has me at this option.. I appreciate the help you are trying to give me though an if you have any other ideas I would be glad to hear them.. Ty
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22 Dec 2011   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SdSteve760 View Post
Oh sorry about that didnt mean to shout... my board was listed at bottom of post its a intel DG31PR desktop motherboard and yes I am aware that there was instructions as to how to generally carry out the update and i followed it to a T till it got to where you select the file that you need loaded, at that point it had a A: for the drive location and was told to switch that to anything other than A: it suggested B: but that did not work and my flash drive is actually E: on that computer and it does not recognize that as a valid drive letter.. Any ideas have taken a pic of my screen at what im looking at if it may help in any way at all





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Most BIOS updates come with intructions on how to flash. Please see read the doucmentation.

Also please be aware that posting in all bold capital letters is considered shouting. There's no need to shout here.

And it might help to tell us which Intel board you have.

Thanks.
Did you prepare a bootable USB drive using the HP utility? It appears that you have made a drive with a floppy image, which is much less useful than a DOS bootable key drive. (The drive prepared with the HP utility can have the full capacity of the USB key.)

HP Drive Key Boot Utility - HP Business Support Center
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22 Dec 2011   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As mentioned the drive needs to be formated with HP tool, in a FAT format. As well as having Win boot files installed on it.

Drag and drop bios files (all of them inside the main folder) to it afterwards.
This is a very important part.




Assuming you have done this part correctly, and are unsure how to proceed from there:

-Reset bios to Optimized default -- Save & Exit

-Boot from USB stick

-At cmd prompt typr "dir" without quotes.

-Then type then name of your bios flash BAT that you see there.
Will likely be something along the lines of (( ****DOS.BAT ))

-Then follow the prompts.


But this will not work, nor will it boot from the USB if you did not set it up properly with the HP format tool.
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22 Dec 2011   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Can you put out a screenshot of the what folders/files are in the flashdrive?
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22 Dec 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote:
1. Save the iFlash BIOS update file to a temporary directory.
2. Double-click the *.EXE to extract necessary files.
3. Copy the .BIO file and IFLASH.EXE to the bootable USB device.
4. Configure the BIOS of the target system to boot to the USB device:


a. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
b. Go to the Boot menu.
c. Enable USB Boot.


d. Save by pressing F10 and exit the BIOS Setup.
5. Boot the target PC with the USB device connected.


6. At the prompt, type
IFLASH /PF XXX.BIO (where XXX.BIO is the filename of the .BIO
file) to launch the iFlash BIOS update process.


According to these instructions, you're not specifying the BIO file. Besides that, you're currently on the C drive.



Your thumb drive MUST be bootable BEFORE copying the files to it. Simply copying the files to it does not make it bootable.
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22 Dec 2011   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah preparing the drive helps

As to the express option - why can't you use it? What happened? Did you get the correct BIOS for your board?

Thanks.
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