How to flash the motherboard?
Many users of computers and laptops when installing the operating system on their home equipment face such a problem as a message stating that a hard disk was not found. To solve this problem, you can use two options - to record a special driver on a flash drive, and when installing the operating system, click on F6, and then select this file. The second option is to run bios firmware, especially since motherboard manufacturers recommend performing this action from time to time. How to flash the motherboard? We will try to find the answer to this question.
Bios firmware on Asus
Before flashing the Bios chip on any motherboard, including the Asus, it is necessary to make the installation of all settings by default. You should find “Load Setup Defaults” in the Exit menu, then press enter, after which this parameter will be applied. Now you need to save the settings. Since on different motherboards this parameter may differ in name, it is necessary to be a little more attentive,performing actions to update the BIOS on the motherboard. To navigate, use the tab (Tab button) and the arrows on the keyboard.
Since we are interested in the question of how to flash the BIOS of the Asus motherboard, it is necessary to go to the manufacturer’s official website for this. On the site, select the product that we have - the motherboard or laptop, specify the model and series, confirm our actions by pressing the Enter key. After that, on the site you will be asked to choose one of several operating systems. Attention! If the list contains the OS you are currently using, select it. Go to the BIOS section, download the latest firmware version of this microcircuit and start unpacking the archive.
Change the extension of the .rom file - if for example it was p4c800b.217, then rename it to p4c800b.rom. Download AFUDOS utility, which is designed for flashing the BIOS chip - it is located in the Tools section of the ASUS website, in the “BIOS Utilities” section. Now download the HP USB Flash Disk and follow these steps:
- Unzip the HP_USB_Flash_Disk.rar archive, after which you will receive the HPUSBFW.EXE program file and the dos_files folder with the DOS files.
- Run HPUSBFW.EXE. By inserting the flash drive into the computer.
Those users who work in the operating system Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you need to run the program under the login "administrator", for which click on HPUSBFW.EXE with the right mouse button and select the run as administrator.
Check only Create a DOS startup Disk, now you need to select using DOS system files located located. Specify the path to the dos_files folder and click on the button. Before starting the formatting process, the program will ask you if you agree that all the information on the flash drive will be erased. Confirm your agreement. At the end of formatting, a message appears on the monitor with information about it.
Before flashing the asus motherboard, you need to open the bootable USB flash drive, write the afudos program and the BIOS BIOS firmware to it, copy the afudos.exe and p4c800b.rom files respectively. Reboot your hardware. As soon as the first picture appears on the screen, press F2 (if you are updating the BIOS on the laptop) or Del (if the update is being carried out on the personal computer). Go to the Boot tab, put the USB flash drive in the first place. As a rule, for this, it is necessary to set Removable Device in the 1st Boot Device box, then press F10 and confirm your actions - the changes in the settings will be saved.
The computer will boot from the flash disk, A: \> will appear on a black screen.You need to start the firmware process by writing afudos /ip4c800b.rom and confirm your action. After the BIOS is updated, the utility returns to DOS, which means that you need to remove the USB flash drive and reboot the system to enter the BIOS menu. This action must be performed, since you need to reset the settings by returning the original values. This work is over.
Bios Firmware on Gigabyte
Before flashing a Gigabyte motherboard, you need to go to the official Gigabyte website, find the motherboard model we need (for example, ga-965p-ds3), download the BIOS itself, as well as the utility that runs the firmware. After downloading the files, you need to unpack them. The flash program is the file FLASHSPI.exe, Bios is in the file 965PDS3.F14. To run the BIOS flasher program, use the autoexec.bat bat file.
All these three files are copied into one folder on a flash drive or disk. Can be used to copy files and a partition on a hard disk with the FAT32 file system. Now we boot the computer from a flash drive or another device we use - we need to run the autoexec.bat file. After this action, a window will appear on the monitor, prompting you to keep the old BIOS version.Maybe you want to save, and maybe not.
The entire BIOS firmware is displayed on the screen, and at the end of this step, you will either have to restart the computer yourself, or the equipment will reboot in automatic mode.