i might have destroyed my new gigabyte p35 ds3 :(

johnny digital

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hi

i was downloading new drivers from gigabyte's website and decided to download a new bios update.

the bios update came with 3 files: a .bat and .exe and other file i believe to be the bios update file

thinking it was the atboot setup, i clicked on the .bat file and it promptly started to install the bios update without asking further questions :(

its been doing so for about 1 hour. never any bios update took so long. i fear the process might have crashed. :(


what should i do? should i cancel the process and run atboot (the version with the windows interface) and do a re-install of the update?


any sugestions? maybe i should just chill out and wait for it to finish :)


thanks

joão
 

johnny digital

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ok

no worries

i canceled the dos window it was running in and run atbios just in case and everything is fine

and my bios is up to date too hehe :)

 

akhilles

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Just so you know, you can use the BIOS update to update bios. I always boot to BIOS & hit a key to enter the update utility, insert floppy.

BTW, do NOT write protect the floppy. Some BIOS updaters will destroy the bios if it can't back it up on floppy.
 
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I tried doing that bios updater with a thumb drive... Wouldn't work on my DS3R. Think I have to format the drive somehow, but everything works fine so I'm not worried.
 

Lone Star

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I also had a problem updating from a USB flash drive, but if you enter Qflash from the Gigabyte splash screen using <End> the flash drive should show up as an HDD. If your actual HDD(s) are NTFS they won't show up at all.
 

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You know if you read the info about the BIOS update, im willing to bet $100 it says "do not run me in a dos box". Why? Cause bad things can happen. So yeah.. RTFM.