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Encountering "Cannot Read File" when attempting to use QFlash

firemedic

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Good afternoon! I am using a Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and it is known to have some voltage issue's and it comes stock with the F2 Bios. The most current BIOS is F6 or F7. I have been trying to update the BIOS with a USB stick that is formatted correctly but I am getting a "Cannot Read File" error when I select the file to use to update in Qflash. I have even wiped the USB for the most part and redownloaded the file just incase. I have 3 files once they are extracted. I see the file name in Qflash and I am able to select it but I still get that error.

Here is my build if any other hardware information is needed: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9JyXsY
 
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As long as you're downloading the correct BIOS update for your mobo (bear in mind it can vary from revision to revision even though it is the same mobo) and if your pendrive's been formated into FAT32 format it should work.

Maybe you're trying to use a 3.0 USB port? If so give it a try on a 2.0 one.

 

firemedic

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Never mind. I was able to update the bios but the Qflash does not work as it should. The "next" arrow causes the error apparently. Out of frustration I started clicking on the file and with a double click it immediately started the update.
 
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I just experienced same problem.
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-B250-HD3 Bios version F2.
Q-Flash Can't read file when trying to flash using the "Next arrow" (>>)
Tried double click on the file as suggested and it started flashing :D.
Thanks for posting 🙏.
 

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