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Windows 7: BSOD on Brand new Self-Built PC..

28 Sep 2010   #31
tykel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a Gigabyte mtherboard (P55-UD3) and there is a BIOS tool called QFlash to update the BIOS from a USB stick.
If your motherboard has that tool:
- Download and extract the BIOS file to the stick.
- Reboot the computer, and press the key for QFlash, OR go to the BIOS (DEL) and the key for QFlash should be listed at the bottom, press it.
- Navigate to the file on your USB drive.
- Confirm.
- Pray you don't have a power cut.
- Done!


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28 Sep 2010   #32
SmashGR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can i use the same USB stick that memtest is on?
Or does it have to be formatted?
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28 Sep 2010   #33
tykel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would use another one. I just put mine on a USB stick with my documents and stuff.
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28 Sep 2010   #34
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

From Gigabyte

Quote:

What is Q-Flash™ Q-Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. With Q-Flash you can update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows first.
(Not all motherboards support Q-Flash™, please use @BIOS™ or DOS flash utility to update BIOS if your motherboard does not have Q-Flash™.)

Features With this utility, you can access Q-Flash by either pressing <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS setup menu. No need to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows first.

Caution Before using Q-Flash utility, go to GIGABYTE website to download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive. And be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

Warning:

Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system
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28 Sep 2010   #35
SmashGR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wish me luck guys..
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28 Sep 2010   #36
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Fingers crossed!
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28 Sep 2010   #37
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Eyes crossed

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28 Sep 2010   #38
SmashGR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guys i formatted the USB Stick that had memtest in (slow format not quick) extracted the Bios file from Gigabyte straight into the USB Stick, rebooted and opened up Q-Flash and it says "No Drive Found" :S

Any ideas?
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28 Sep 2010   #39
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Could try the following?

  1. "Legacy USB Storage Detect" Enabled in the Integrated Peripherals Page of the BIOS
  2. USB-drive to be plugged in when booting into QFlash
Keep us posted and regards
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28 Sep 2010   #40
SmashGR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"USB Legacy Function" and "USB Storage Function" are enabled by default.
Plugged it when booting into Q-Flash and still says "No Drive Found"

Someone up there don't like me...
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