Q-Flash Wont flash slic bios?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Stealthee, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Stealthee

    Stealthee MDL Novice

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    When i slic a bios my q-flash will not show it as able to flash. Is this some built in protection of the Gigabyte motherboard. It shows the original bios i have on the hd but not the slic version no matter what i name it. So do i got to use the dos version to flash it? I could of sworn ive used q-flash before.
     
  2. mojaideen

    mojaideen MDL Member

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    Try Qflashing with untouched bios downloaded from Gigabyte's website first.
    then check if the SLIC bios version is same version as the untouched one.
    Qflash "might" not flash the slic bios if it is older than what was already in your 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 malfunction.
     
  3. Stealthee

    Stealthee MDL Novice

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    I downloaded the newest version from gigabyte and sliced the bios with dell 2.1 slic. it will flash the untouched bin fine sees it and everything wont even show me the moded one to flash.
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Do not flash with q-flash..This is NOT SMART, nor recommended.

    Always flash from DOS with flashspi from Gigabyte. All bios download with it..

    Winflash, QFlash or @BIOS is a bad idea..always..

    I think that warning is a bit much...:D:cool:
     
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  5. mojaideen

    mojaideen MDL Member

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    #5 mojaideen, Jul 29, 2009
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    Better safe than sorry :D :D
    bricked a few before....

    stealthee where did you get the SLICed bios? you sure its the right one

    try 911medic's advice, one of the best experts here!
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Just pickin on ya..laptops best not mess with unless you can replace. The Chinese websites recommend do not mess with laptops at all..

    I guess we are ahead of the curve there..:D

    Desktops, certainly gigabyte is very low risk. ACER, Lenovo, and Gateway are very high risk..Insyde bios is becoming less risky, but we have few possible mods as of yet.

    We'll get 'em though..:cool:
     
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  7. mojaideen

    mojaideen MDL Member

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    #7 mojaideen, Jul 29, 2009
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    no worries!

    still cant open Lenovo s10-2 slix though. yen's working on it.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/659?page=60
     
  8. Stealthee

    Stealthee MDL Novice

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    So just to be clear i downloaded ma79xds5.F8d from Gigabyte and used awardtool 1.13 selected bin on my drive selected manufacturer to Gigabyte used the dell 2.1 slic file and the del slp file and left it on SSV3 then clicked GO. it made a new bios that one should be safe to flash with flashspi then right?
     
  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Yes. .
     
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  10. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    I've always flashed with QFlash, no problems whatsoever.
     
  11. Everilda

    Everilda MDL Senior Member

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    I have also used Qflash without problms on Gigabyte boards.
    On a dual bios board I usually flash the 'Backup bios' and boot from the backup bios to test.

    Currently using a self modified Slic 2.1 bios using Andy's Awardtool V1.12 (Thanks Andy).
    Vista and Windows 7 activated.
     
  12. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I guess the take home point is that I wont recommend it and DOS is the best way to flash a bios..QFlash is not pure DOS..:D
     
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