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Title: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-May-07, 10:52:44
Hi guys,

We the forum team have developed  a new way of flashing.
You no longer need a floppy or anything, just an USB-stick.

The tool has been tested together with MSI and as far as we have done our testing, there are no problems at all.
As long as the USB-stick is FAT or FAT32 formatted!

However, flashing is always risky, so if it goes bad it's your own fault, but that goes for all flashing you do.

This tool is intended to flash MSI retail motherboards and laptops,
but if needs you can use any other machine to prepare the necessary stuffs and the USB stick there,
before move the USB stick to the msi product that you want to flash.


The way it works is simple: Download the package and download the BIOS from the MSI website that you want to flash.

The rest is straight forward.

Make sure that your board is set to be able to boot from USB.
So turn on USB Legacy Support in the BIOS.
Boot and press F11 to get the boot-popup and select your USB-device to boot.
(some boards have a different key, like K8N Master uses ESC for the boot-menu)

What ever you do, make sure you read all warnings!

The forum nor MSI is responsible if it fails for you.
Nor is this software supported by MSI technical support!


Please report problems/bugs if you find them.


currently supported OS ( both 32 & 64 bit):

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (also Windows in Virtualbox under Linux!), Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
(all kind of versions)



NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do that by pickup option "Fix My USB key" from the Tool or by using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/330/hp-usb-stick-formatting-tool/) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.


This topic is for discussion of and help with the USB flash tool only. If you have a problem with your PC and need help then do not hijack this topic, please start your own new topic in the correct area of this forum!

NEW! >>> Read the comprehensive user guide here! <<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)




The download links are listed below:

:lookandok:

attached files are visible for logged-in users.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pdx6pgnsqvdgmjh/tool93.rar?dl=0

pass: 1562
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: longo213 on 06-May-07, 23:48:49
Just want to inform you, that alwil's Avast! 4.7 Antivirus (http://www.avast.com) with latest scanning routines falsely identifies Win32:Trojan-gen. {Other} in the USBMSIHQ.exe file. I suppose the possible cause is, that the file is UPX packed, right?
Allready informed alwill about the issue.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-May-07, 13:52:59
Hello longo213,

thanks for feeback.

The Tool has been tested with followed software and test passed without glitch:

F-Secure AntiVirus, Symantec AntiVirus, Panda Antivirus, Trend Micro AntiVirus, NOD32 AntiVirus, AVG AntiVirus, Mcafee Antivirus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8312/f11qs8.jpg)

also with xx numbers of trojan, malware, rootkits scanners, and no problem detected.



Avast report virus from Panda Antivirus during online scan, seems is too sensitive and false positive.

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3121/f2lk8.jpg)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 07-May-07, 17:28:07
longo213, there should be a way to submit the file to your AV for investigation. In doing this, Avast will be able to adjust it's definitions so, after it's updates, the engine won't give false positives. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: longo213 on 07-May-07, 19:23:41
longo213, there should be a way to submit the file to your AV for investigation. In doing this, Avast will be able to adjust it's definitions so, after it's updates, the engine won't give false positives.
As I said before, I allready did that (alwill is the Czech company behind Avast).
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: BlazerCA on 12-May-07, 16:12:09
This tool doesn't work with 64 bit operating systems. Is there a workaround for that? Or will you be adding that option to future releases?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-May-07, 22:04:23
This tool doesn't work with 64 bit operating systems. Is there a workaround for that? Or will you be adding that option to future releases?
confirmed that x64 OS is not supported for now.

"Or will you be adding that option to future releases?"
yes, that can be done in future release.

Currently Supported 32bit OS:

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
(all kind of versions)

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hotdog on 15-May-07, 15:35:00
Dumb question, but is there a way to get this tool to run on systems without MSI motherboards? I just want to make the USB drive bootable with a BIOS for my 975X PUE... but I'm currently running Vista 64, and thus I'm assuming it won't work (at work right now, and it says my laptop doesn't have an MSI board- obviously it doesn't, but I don't have any other MSI boards at home to run it on) without an MSI board.

Or, just add 64 bit support... either way :D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hotdog on 15-May-07, 15:38:52
Actually, damn, looking at my signature from my old machine, I guess I *DO* have another MSI board in the house.... so I'll have to give it a try when I get home, and see if I can use the tool on the AMD machine, to create the bootable USB drive for my 975X machine... clever clever.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-May-07, 15:42:31
yep, should be fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Dan Beiser on 16-May-07, 22:21:42
Hi,
WMIinfo reports for the MotherBoard:
Name : Base Board
Manufacturer : MSI
Product Name : MS-7350
Version : 100
SerialNumber : To be filled by O.E.M.

Is my board considered as O.E.M?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-May-07, 05:20:24
Hello,
nop its regular MSI board, the tool should work fine. :yes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: bosamar on 18-May-07, 21:50:12
What's the difference between the two versions, i.e. how are they used?

- installer
- standalone
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-May-07, 10:28:45
What's the difference between the two versions, i.e. how are they used?

- installer
- standalone
they are the same version, but "installer" one makes a short installation to be more confortable for future usage.
here is description of the latest changes for the last 2 versions:

Version History:

1.13
   - fixed bug where target device unable to boot property in specified conditions.
   - minor changes.

1.13a
   - added support/compatibility for any 64bit Microsoft OS
 
always be sure that you are using the most recent version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: The_YongGrand on 22-May-07, 16:50:27
Hi,

Can I use this on an another computer (non-MSI board) , and then I used that prepared flash stick onto my new MSI board? I gotta update that because of processor support, so I couldn't do liveupdate and must use flash stick instead (I have no floppies!) :D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-May-07, 17:45:28
Hi,

Can I use this on an another computer (non-MSI board) , and then I used that prepared flash stick onto my new MSI board? I gotta update that because of processor support, so I couldn't do liveupdate and must use flash stick instead (I have no floppies!) :D
nop, the tool works on MSI boards only, will shutoff itself on non MSI boards.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-May-07, 19:48:35
Hello,
new version is ready 1.13b
Version History:

1.13b
   -fixed false possitive issue reported by "Avast!" which claimed that our Tool is a Win32:Trojan-gen. {Other}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 22-May-07, 22:38:08
It should've been Avast who fixed their issue--not you, but you are a great guy BK.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: The_YongGrand on 23-May-07, 03:05:24
nop, the tool works on MSI boards only, will shutoff itself on non MSI boards.

I see, but strange as it seems, that tool works on my Biostar board. Because my new comp w/ MSI board is not installed with anything yet, so I prepare the flash from my non-MSI board and used the stick on my new comp.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Grayone on 23-May-07, 06:22:26
Was the actual bios update performed to the Biostar board or the MSI board? 
An MSI motherboard based system is not needed to load the software on a USB stick in order to update the bios on a MSI motherboard.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-May-07, 09:19:34
It should've been Avast who fixed their issue--not you, but you are a great guy BK.
It should've been Avast who fixed their issue--not you
yep, but they have enough time for that... they release 3 new definition and fix nothink.... so better to be solved by our way.

I see, but strange as it seems, that tool works on my Biostar board. Because my new comp w/ MSI board is not installed with anything yet, so I prepare the flash from my non-MSI board and used the stick on my new comp.  :rolleyes:

if you running it under x64 OS is possible. /* checking for MSI board is not performed under x64bit OS */
which become very usefull in your case :D

Was the actual bios update performed to the Biostar board or the MSI board? 
An MSI motherboard based system is not needed to load the software on a USB stick in order to update the bios on a MSI motherboard.
he probably mean that dont have OS installed yet, and can't prepare the USB stick. so he need to do that at other PC (to prapare the usb key, before boot from it at MSI board.)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: max-sever on 24-May-07, 19:29:21
Hi!
I'm have problem with antivirus program too.
Dr.Web
C:\Temp\x863\bossmsi.exe - инфицирован Trojan.Blakhal
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
bossmsi.exe - инфицирован Backdoor.Win32.Iroffer.af
This file is a antivirus testing program? :) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 24-May-07, 21:30:12
It's giving you a false positive.  The program has no virus or trojan. Submit the program to your AV so they can correct the findings.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 24-May-07, 22:05:46
Okay, there has been an issue discovered with 1.13b. It appears that in creating a fix for the Avast false positive, 1.13b is creating false
positives for other AVs. Until we can resolve this and/or certain AV programs fix their detection issue, all users using Avast should download and use 1.13b.

Everyone else use 1.13a which is attached to this post. <---file removed as no longer needed.

edit: It appears that the issue has been resolved in 1.13d.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-May-07, 01:54:44
Hi!
I'm have problem with antivirus program too.
Dr.Web
C:\Temp\x863\bossmsi.exe - &#1080;&#1085;&#1092;&#1080;&#1094;&#1080;&#1088;&#1086;&#1074;&#1072;&#1085; Trojan.Blakhal
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
bossmsi.exe - &#1080;&#1085;&#1092;&#1080;&#1094;&#1080;&#1088;&#1086;&#1074;&#1072;&#1085; Backdoor.Win32.Iroffer.af
This file is a antivirus testing program? :) :)

Hi Max,

"This file is a antivirus testing program? :) :) "

yes, the latest version accidentally really become a test for any AV....

in latest 1.13b Avast! no more report false positive,
but all others AV software starting reporting a different false positive results:(all AV listed didn't report false positive problem in a provisional version) Avast! was fixed and no more report the false passivity and passed, but all other AV software started to be a lot confused...


Kaspersky Anti-Virus - Proactive Defense Warning: Riskware detected.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2nd ID - Backdoor.Win32.Iroffer.af
Dr Solomon's:  probably found Zafi.D.Virus
Symantec: Bloodhound.Overpacked / * Overpacked when a potentially unknown virus is found using Symantec Bloodhound technology */
Panda: Win32:Trojan-gen.(Mytob.U.Mod)
Mcafe: Worm.W32/Bakain
Dr.Web: Trojan.Blakhal
Bit.Defender: Trojan.JS.Obsq.Gen

Just to clarify one more time, all things listed are false alert coused and exist in latest version only due Avast! fix.(1.13b)

didn't continue to test with rest of AV...
only Avast! and NOD32 report no problem detected.
in 1.13a all false positive listed above doesn't exist, but only Avast! report false positive.
Hoverer, the wave of false positive mess has been resolved along with Avast! false positive as well.

New version is ready, 1.13c:

- fixed false positive wave which confusing most of AV software. (all AV do not report any problems anymore)
- fixed 3 minor bugs:
       * after finished work the tool do not quit normal as expected and hang instead, that happend in x32bit OS only when used has been asked for reboot and answered with "No". e.g. in described specified case.
       * 4th mainboard filter report positive results in some Biostart mainboard and this cause tool to false ID some Biostar board as MSI one.
       * added missing drive letter as USB key choice ("I")


Download location in a the 1st post of this topic.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-May-07, 20:35:02
New version is ready, aka 1.13d

Version History:
 -fixed issue with Symantec AV false ID as "unknown virus".
 -cosmetic changes: one message appear early when asking for USB key drive letter to input and in same time user has been asked to locate BIOS file, and may confuse user. corrected.

Download location from the 1st post of this topic.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-May-07, 01:33:42
here is the latest AV Scan Report using heuristic detection and latest Virus definitions, for 1.13d (latest version):

MD5    483b02e925d4c7c7eb7486e3edd1823f

A-Squared                   - No viruses found, Found nothing
AntiVir                         - No viruses found, Found nothing
ArcaVir                        - No viruses found, Found nothing
Avast                       - No viruses found, Found nothing
AVG Antivirus             - No viruses found, Found nothing
BitDefender              - No viruses found, Found nothing
ClamAV                       - No viruses found, Found nothing
Dr.Web                       - No viruses found, Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus      - No viruses found, Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus     - No viruses found, Found nothing   
Fortinet                - No viruses found, Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus    -No viruses found, Found nothing
McAfee                     -No viruses found, Found nothing
NOD32                      - No viruses found, Found nothing
Norman Virus Control  - No viruses found, Found nothing
Panda Antivirus       - No viruses found, Found nothing
Rising Antivirus      - No viruses found, Found nothing
Symantec Antivirus     - No viruses found, Found nothing
Trend Micro AntiVirus  - No viruses found, Found nothing
VirusBuster              - No viruses found, Found nothing
VBA32                      - No viruses found, Found nothing

Status:  OK
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: adrianX26 on 29-May-07, 08:39:40
hello to all :)

just test the file with that link

www.virustotal.com

and read the raports :)

best regards from romania :D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-May-07, 15:13:29
hello to all :)

just test the file with that link

www.virustotal.com

and read the raports :)

best regards from romania :D
report looks fine, except that funky AV called "Ikarus" which report nosence things.
you should use a decent AV from the list above.
also we downloaded manually "Ikarus" AV localy and perform scan and its found nothink...
hovewer that is "Ikarus" problem not ours.
hovewer will be good if that can be corrected, and its already done. now along with decent AV the funky 3th party AV will be happy too:


the affect will reflect in next version. there is no reason to actualize current  version becouse there is no changes over it.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: myran on 07-June-07, 15:55:49
Hey there,

I can't seem to get this flashing tool thingy to work. After running it and selecting a BIOS-archive, it just closes down without doing a single thing.

Any help appreciated,

Myran
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-June-07, 19:27:01
Hey there,

I can't seem to get this flashing tool thingy to work. After running it and selecting a BIOS-archive, it just closes down without doing a single thing.

Any help appreciated,

Myran
Hi there,
could you provide more details.
OS running?
the tool can react in that way, when the selected file is invalid.(or do not exist)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: myran on 07-June-07, 20:47:56
Hi there,
could you provide more details.
OS running?
the tool can react in that way, when the selected file is invalid.(or do not exist)

Thanks for the reply.

I'm running Windows XP Pro Corp SP2. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the zip-files I've downloaded, as they extract without problems. I've tried 1.2, 1.1, as well as the custom 1.32 without any success. I've also tried closing all unnecessary programs/processes. Oh yeah, I've got another question regarding the BIOS: does the BIOS Virus Protection affect flashing with Live Update?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-June-07, 20:55:51
Thanks for the reply.

I'm running Windows XP Pro Corp SP2. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the zip-files I've downloaded, as they extract without problems. I've tried 1.2, 1.1, as well as the custom 1.32 without any success. I've also tried closing all unnecessary programs/processes. Oh yeah, I've got another question regarding the BIOS: does the BIOS Virus Protection affect flashing with Live Update?

just checked each one of them and they work as expected.

have you logged with administrative rights?

"Oh yeah, I've got another question regarding the BIOS: does the BIOS Virus Protection affect flashing with Live Update?"

from your mainboard manual:

Boot Sector Protection
This function protects the BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized users or
computer viruses. When enabled, the BIOS’ data cannot be changed when attempt-
ing to update the BIOS with a Flash utility. To successfully update the BIOS, you’ll
need to disable this Flash BIOS Protection function.
You should enable this function at all times. The only time when you need to disable
it is when you want to update the BIOS. After updating the BIOS, you should immedi-
ately re-enable it to protect it against viruses.


if you are planning to update your BIOS you should Disable it temporary.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dubious_1 on 08-June-07, 01:57:55
Regarding the tool simply terminating after entering the archive name.
I had this happen when I typed in the name, but I then used the copy address as text option and pasted in what vista thought was the path/name and there was an extra .zip at the end.
When I renamed the original (Platinum P6N ...) to remove the spaces and identify the version, I provided my own .zip extension, and vista decided to add its own.
I suspect that this is what happenned to myran
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-June-07, 02:27:06
Regarding the tool simply terminating after entering the archive name.
I had this happen when I typed in the name, but I then used the copy address as text option and pasted in what vista thought was the path/name and there was an extra .zip at the end.
When I renamed the original (Platinum P6N ...) to remove the spaces and identify the version, I provided my own .zip extension, and vista decided to add its own.
I suspect that this is what happenned to myran
"Regarding the tool simply terminating after entering the archive name."
yep if the path or the file name entered is invalid, its terminating itself, but think myran problem is a different because method used in XP is a different. there is direct file selection instead typing of path & filename. problem should be somewhere else located, like missing admin rights or somethink specific in that corporate OS version. (or maybe its the same like you described, i forgot to ask him if he is using 32bit or 64bit OS, if its x64bit the same method is used like in Vista.)

"When I renamed the original (Platinum P6N ...) to remove the spaces and identify the version, I provided my own .zip extension, and vista decided to add its own."
there is a easy way, no need to rename anythink. just copy and paste the address from explorer address bar with file name to the tool when need to enter it. tool works with long file & directory names without problem. avoid typing the name manually if there used long path name or long file name.(copy/paste instead to avoid syntax errors when typing and to save time)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: myran on 08-June-07, 13:43:19
just checked each one of them and they work as expected.

have you logged with administrative rights?

"Oh yeah, I've got another question regarding the BIOS: does the BIOS Virus Protection affect flashing with Live Update?"

from your mainboard manual:

Boot Sector Protection
This function protects the BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized users or
computer viruses. When enabled, the BIOS’ data cannot be changed when attempt-
ing to update the BIOS with a Flash utility. To successfully update the BIOS, you’ll
need to disable this Flash BIOS Protection function.
You should enable this function at all times. The only time when you need to disable
it is when you want to update the BIOS. After updating the BIOS, you should immedi-
ately re-enable it to protect it against viruses.


if you are planning to update your BIOS you should Disable it temporary.

Yes, I've got admin rights, and I am running the 32-bit version of XP. I guess it's the installation that's messed up. I'm gonna try making a bootable USB-stick myself. Thanks for your time!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-June-07, 19:55:36
Yes, I've got admin rights, and I am running the 32-bit version of XP. I guess it's the installation that's messed up. I'm gonna try making a bootable USB-stick myself. Thanks for your time!

keep us updated, let we known if you need help.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: thisn00bagain on 12-June-07, 19:22:19
im a n00b here to flashing bios
<-- n00b

i have downloaded both the files, the installer, and the bios.

i understand i have to set it in bios to boot from usb.


i ahve no idea what to do after that? do i copy files over to usb or something?

as i am new to flashing usb, can you please give step by step instructions?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: whymas on 12-June-07, 20:24:44
Hi,

  I have a couple of questions about flashing using the MSI  HQ USB flashing tool especially since this will be my first time.  I'm upgrading from a single core athlon 64 to a dual core and from what I have read on the forum I will need to update my BIOS (currently version 1).  I have set up a bootable USB stick and have copied BIOS version 1D onto it.  Can someone provide me with a good step by step idea of what to expect when I boot from the USB stick?  What kind of information will I need to type in to the flash tool at each step for a successful flash?  I understand that there will be instructions/warnings, but any additional information would be appreciated before I start since I don't want to screw it up. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: msilover88 on 13-June-07, 00:50:07
Same here, After I identified the USB drive, it saids, "Auto detecting USB Drive file system..." and it stopped there, nothing has been copy to the drive, anyone have the same problem? what did you miss? any help would be appreciated.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-June-07, 05:28:05
im a n00b here to flashing bios
<-- n00b

i have downloaded both the files, the installer, and the bios.

i understand i have to set it in bios to boot from usb.


i ahve no idea what to do after that? do i copy files over to usb or something?

as i am new to flashing usb, can you please give step by step instructions?

hi there,
no you no need to copy anythink. just execute the tool and point to BIOS .zip archive(downloaded from MSI site) when asked, then choice you USB key letter and wait tool to finish. when its done reboot PC and hit "F11" and bios post screen, then choice your USB key and boot from it.(can be USB-ZIP, USB-HDD, or in Hard Disk area, depend how the stick is formatted and how mainboard will detect it) if the USB key is not listed in boot sequence, go to BIOS and locate option named "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support" and Enable it, then retry.

NOTE: At current state The Tool need a BIOS .zip archive downloaded from MSI site, The Tool doesn't work with BIOS file only.. The Tool expect BIOS archive file(.zip) and not BIOS file itself. So if you planning to update to Beta BIOS will not gonna work.. (need to be prepared 1st in expected format.)


The full detailed instruction are planned as well to be done with explanations at each parts with pictures and movies, but that will be done when the newest version is ready which currently is under construction.

That part will be improved, in the newest version will be possible to point to the BIOS file directly as well.

Same here, After I identified the USB drive, it saids, "Auto detecting USB Drive file system..." and it stopped there, nothing has been copy to the drive, anyone have the same problem? what did you miss? any help would be appreciated.

depend of files on it and size capacity it may take some time, on large storages can up to minute. re-run it, if no change format the USB stick in FAT or FAT32 and re run to tool again,  should be fine.
that part will be improved in newest version, will boost detection speed up to 500% (that is already done)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-June-07, 05:59:10

here are that steps:

1. Download correct BIOS archive file (.zip) from MSI site for your mainboard.
2. Download the Tool (standalone or installer).
3. Execute the Tool (Under Windows) and point to the BIOS archive file downloaded from MSI site, then choice your USB key drive letter and wait Tool to finish.
4. When its done reboot PC and hit "F11" and bios post screen, then choice your USB key and boot from it.(can be USB-ZIP, USB-HDD, or in Hard Disk area, depend how the stick is formatted and how mainboard will detect it) if the USB key is not listed in boot sequence, go to BIOS and locate option named "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support" and Enable it, then retry.

you no need to copy anythink manually to the USB key.

"What kind of information will I need to type in to the flash tool at each step for a successful flash?"
you no need to type anythink.

"Can someone provide me with a good step by step idea of what to expect when I boot from the USB stick?"

Few screen with usefull information and instructions. You need to hit any key to proceed to the next screen. Automatically backup of current BIOS onboard installed will be created, after that BIOS will be updated. You no need to type anythink.


"what to expect when I boot from the USB stick?"
Not dancing girls for sure :D Here is example, will look similar.(without colors and blinking text)

(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/181/usbmsi1ie9.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: whymas on 13-June-07, 08:19:27
Thanks for the info BOSSKILLER.  The flash was successful!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: thisn00bagain on 13-June-07, 13:41:35
thanks alot. i got it working.! this is great!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-June-07, 17:54:14
Thanks for the info BOSSKILLER.  The flash was successful!
you are done well. :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:06:06
I need to update my BIOS according to MSI  - in order to support RAID which I can't get to work (see my other posts).  I've done a very basic install of XP so far in a non-raid setup.  Nothing else loaded at all - ie no internet access, no programs etc. 

I note in the BIOS of my board (MSI P6N sli Platinum) that I can boot from the installed devices (hd, dvd  floppy ) and then it asks if I want to allow to 'boot from other devices'.  I assume this means USB (as there's no specific input for booting from a USB drive?

Assuming this is the case, do I have to format my USB pen drive?  Then do I load all files etc from this utility onto the pen drive?

Please help guys as I'm totally at a loss here -I've no idea how to flash the BIOS -  :undecided: :huh: :undecided: :huh:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:08:42
By the way, MSI has sent me BIOS v1.32 via e-mail for my P6N sli platinum board.  But only v1.2 shows on their website ?????  I hope 1.32 is not a Beta version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Grayone on 15-June-07, 05:17:00
Here are the instructions for using the USB tool.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109082.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:23:24
Quote
The way it works is simple: Download the package and download the BIOS from the MSI website that you want to flash.

The rest is straight forward.

What package are you referring to?  I have the BIOS file
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:25:14
sorry pressed enter by mistake.  I was saying that I have the BIOS files for v1.32 sent to me by MSI but I don't know what package means.  Also,  will this flash utility work with my board (p6N sli platinum)???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:28:17
Bosskiller,

One thing i\I don't understand.  Do I download and save the BIOS zip file to the USB drive or do I save the unzipped files to the drive?  Does it matter whether the files are in a directory or whether they are individual files on the drive?


BTW,  do your instructions above also relate to an intel Nvidia board (p6N sli platinum) with intel e6700 processor?
Thanks.


And can I use a USB pen/flash drive?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:29:36
 :confused2:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Grayone on 15-June-07, 05:35:06
The package is the USB bios flash program.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0

It is listed in the first post.

The flash program will work on all retail version MSI motherboards.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 05:44:11
Grayone

Sorry for my ignorance but 'The package' in the first post refers to the standalone or the installer zip files?

Sorry,  I'm really confused and I don't want to make a mess of this.  Ca you give me step by step instructions?  I would really appreciate it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-June-07, 05:53:10
Bosskiller,

One thing i\I don't understand.  Do I download and save the BIOS zip file to the USB drive or do I save the unzipped files to the drive?  Does it matter whether the files are in a directory or whether they are individual files on the drive?


BTW,  do your instructions above also relate to an intel Nvidia board (p6N sli platinum) with intel e6700 processor?
Thanks.


And can I use a USB pen/flash drive?
"One thing i\I don't understand.  Do I download and save the BIOS zip file to the USB drive or do I save the unzipped files to the drive?  Does it matter whether the files are in a directory or whether they are individual files on the drive?"

download and save BIOS .zip file somewhere to your HDD, (not to your USB key). do not extract files from archive.
run the tool and point to the .zip file when asked.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 06:20:01
AS I'm trying to update the BIOS of a new computer that does not have a connection to the internet (only bacis XP at this moment as I will ahve to setup a bootable RAID array soon and will have to partition/format the HD again), then can't I use this utility?

The only way I can see to put something on the hard drive of the new machine is to copy it onto a floppy or dvd and load it onto the new machine's HD.  I would then have to load the standalone or installer package onto the USB drive.  Would I then be able to run the tool from the USB drive and pointto the zipped file on the new hard drive?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 15-June-07, 06:26:39
Download the .zip file of your BIOS from MSI.

Run the installer version or stand-alone. Installer means it installs, stand-alone is for usage without installing. Both are identical.

Run the .exe, then direct the tool to the .zip file you downloaded.

Then type in the drive letter of your USB stick.

Let it finish.

Once finished:

Reboot.

Press F11 to get boot menu.

Boot from the USB stick. (may be listed as a HDD device).

The rest can be followed by reading the instructions on screen.

Good luck.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-June-07, 06:29:50
provide more details about it, to understand what you are trying to do.

few further questions.

what is your newest mainboard? you have already windows installed there too? you are trying to flash with MSI official BIOS right?(downloaded .zip archive from MSI site)

what is your second board? you can prepare your USB stick there as well if its MSI board.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 06:38:25
Excellent - thanks for that AY.

I have two questions - as my machine is a new build, it has no internet connection yet (as I have to setup for bootbale RAID and so will ahve to setup a bootable radi array, setup, partition, format etc again). 

Therefore, should I put the zip file of the updated BIOS onto the new drive via a floppy and then copy the installer/standalone program onto a flash drive and use the flash drive to point to the zipped file on the hard drive?

Second - my current BIOS doesn't mention 'boot from usb' - it says 'boot from other devices'.  When i plug in the USB, will it give me the option to boot from this?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 15-June-07, 06:50:27
Therefore, should I put the zip file of the updated BIOS onto the new drive via a floppy and then copy the installer/standalone program onto a flash drive and use the flash drive to point to the zipped file on the hard drive?

Make and ensure system is stable before the flash. Undo ALL overclocking! (if any). Get everything going first.

Second - my current BIOS doesn't mention 'boot from usb' - it says 'boot from other devices'.  When i plug in the USB, will it give me the option to boot from this?

Yes it will, just need to pick right one.

Be sure to know, you flash BIOS at your own risk, there is no warranty if anything goes wrong.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 15-June-07, 06:52:30
BK,

I have just built a new computer, with an MSi P6N sli platinum MB, which I want to setup with a bootable Raid 1 array.  However, over the last few days, I've tried everything to setup a bootable raid array but keep getting an error message when installing XP saying that ' File txtsetup.oem caused an unexpected error (512) at line 1747....'  I've contacted MSI who tried various thing - but nothing worked.  So they told me to update my BIOS.  I have therefore temporarily 'setup' the new machine with only one hard drive (naturally not in raid).  I have partitioned the one drive (c: =10gb and f: = 290gb approx) and installed XP on c: drive.  As the new machine has no internet access, I obviously, can't download anything to that machine so I am using a basic dell computer (MB unknown) to download onto a floppy or USB drive.  I would then have to copy any files across to the drive on the new computer and update that way.  Alternatively, I have to update the BIOS on the new machine by doing it through DOS (I assume i would 'uninstall' XP by deleting the partition in order to do this?)?

Are you saying that I can't use the dell machine to download the files onto the USB pen drive?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-June-07, 06:58:04
"AS I'm trying to update the BIOS of a new computer that does not have a connection to the internet (only bacis XP at this moment"
"Are you saying that I can't use the dell machine to download the files onto the USB pen drive?"

you can, but can't run tool into Dell PC, since its works with MSI boards only. but you can trasnfer it to the MSI board(which doesn't have internet yet) and run it from there.
on the Dell PC, download the Tool and BIOS .zip file from MSI web and copy it both to the your USB key.
then move your USB key to the MSI board, logon into Windows and copy both files(tool and bios .zip archive file) to some folder into HDD.
then execute the tool,(from HDD folder) and point to the .zip file when asked, when its finished reboot PC and boot from your USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 15-June-07, 14:20:33
BK means reboot the MSI board with the USB key to flash, not reboot the Dell with the utility   :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 16-June-07, 02:21:03
BK / FP,

OK i've downloaded the tool (standalone) from this forum and the zip file sent to me by MSI via email onto my USB flash drive (I haven't extracted/unzipped the zip files).

I've plugged the USB flash drive into a usb port on my new computer and i've copied them both to ONE folder on the new partitioned hard drive f:

Now do I point to the zip file on the flash drive or that has been doenloaded into the same folder on the HDD as the tool utility?

How do I know it will boot from the flash drive when in my existing BIOS only shows the facitilty to 'Boot from other device'.  If I plug the flash drive in BEFORE , then it will try to boot from the flash drive on initial startup.  If I plug the flash drive in afterwards, I won't be able to access the BIOS to change the boot to 'other device' and I won't know if the flash drive is recognised ???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 16-June-07, 05:19:06
Also,  when I've downloaded the Tool and Zip file to the hard drive, do I erase both files from the USB flash drive before executing in windows ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 16-June-07, 05:21:30
mssurrey,

Keep everything on the hard drive, the tool will put everything on the USB stick for you.

Press F11 during POST to get boot menu then select flash drive/removable etc.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 16-June-07, 05:31:22
AY,

So I should delete both files from the USB drive first before executing  (at the moment they are both on my HD and on the USB Flash drive? ???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 16-June-07, 05:39:07
OK, put the BIOS .zip file and the USB flash tool on your hard drive.

Delete the tool and .zip file from USB stick.

Put any data on the USB stick you may need on your hard drive, because the tool formats the USB stick. [Tool doesn't format USB stick]

Start the USB tool executable.

Point it to where your BIOS .zip file is.

Select the BIOS .zip file.

Then tell the tool your letter of the drive by simply pressing the letter key, for e.g "J".

Let the tool do it's thing, once it's finished restart.

Press F11 to get into boot menu, select USB stick and boot from it.

The HQ USB flashing tool is more of a preperation tool, it doesn't literally do the flashing.

Undo any overclock if you have one, also make and ensure rig is stable

Good luck.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mssurrey on 16-June-07, 06:17:13
 Flash Done Successfully!

Thanks guys.

;D ;D ;D
 :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup:
 :hat tip: :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 16-June-07, 07:00:10
Good news


BTW, you do not need to remove anything from your USB drive. The tool will not destroy any data on the drive nor will it format the drive. The utility was made so that it would not destroy any data existing on the USB stick. The utility puts the necessary files on the USB stick to make it bootable and to flash the bios.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 16-June-07, 08:44:16
Flash Done Successfully!

Thanks guys.

;D ;D ;D
 :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup:
 :hat tip: :hat tip:

Congrats. :biggthumbsup:

FP,

I thought it would format the stick just incase any files on the stick could intefior. Whenever I use the tool the stick is always blank anyway, so I can't really tell if a format takes place or not. :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-June-07, 09:13:11
@Hello, AaronYuri :hat tip:
like Frankenputer said,



The Tool:(few cents more,)

 * do not format the target drive, all data on target drive will remain intact.
 * do not required any system files.(in same time, it doesn't contain any system files itself)
 * the Tool is using exclusive access of operation with the target drive, which means users may have open files on the target drive when the its processing with drive.(open documents, listening music or whatever when the drive processing, the tool will do the job without problems)
 * The tool don't care what file system is using the drive FAT or FAT32.(tool will find everything automatically and takes corespond actions)
 * The tool don't care how the target drive is formated (with MBR or not), (tool will find everything automatically and takes corespond actions)
 * The tool don't care what OS users are running. (high compatibility, with 32bit, 64bit any kind of Microsoft OS)
 * The tool is fully functional in Safe Mode as well.(can be usefull in specific cases)


"I thought it would format the stick just incase any files on the stick could intefior"
there is no such case, the tool is inspecting target drive and perform cleanup each time, the same stick can be used multiple times with different type BIOS or version without problems.

@mssurrey,
you have done well  :yes: , along with whymas in this topic. :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 16-June-07, 09:29:01
Ah well, I know it don't format now.

Cheers for the detailed answer BK. ;D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: uid313 on 16-June-07, 21:33:24
I have downloaded and ran this tool. I extracted the ZIP file and ran USBMSIHQ.exe.

It asked for the BIOS, I supplied it with 7360v11.zip.
It asked me for USB flash drive, and i typed the letter "G" which is my Kingston DataTraveller USB 2.0 (1gb memory stick), which contains about 28 megabyte data.
It apparently wrote amiflash.exe and bios.bin to the USB flash drive. It then asked me to restart the computer, and closed the tool in 5 seconds. It then counted down from 30 seconds to 0 and restarted the computer. The USB flash drive also got a MSI icon now.
I pressed the F11 key as instructed, and the motherboard showed me a boot menu. I picked the Kingston USB memory, and pressed enter. The screen became black, and it waited couple seconds, and then it booted Windows XP.

I have the MSI P35 Neo motherboard or the MSI P35 Neo-F as it apparently sometimes is called. My motherboard has BIOS 1.0, and I try flash it with 1.1 and apparently that does not work.

P.S, how do I get rid of this thing from the USB flash memory?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-June-07, 21:37:56
go to BIOS and locate option named "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support" and ensure its Enable, then retry to boot from USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: uid313 on 16-June-07, 21:50:13
go to BIOS and locate option named "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support" and ensure its Enable, then retry to boot from USB key.
I believe do not have an entry called "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support".
However under "Integrated Peripherals", I do have "USB Controller" and "USB Device Legacy Support", both of which are Enabled.

I also tried to change the boot sequence so the 1st entry is the USB flash stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-June-07, 21:55:55
I believe do not have an entry called "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support".
However under "Integrated Peripherals", I do have "USB Controller" and "USB Device Legacy Support", both of which are Enabled.

I also tried to change the boot sequence so the 1st entry is the USB flash stick.
if can't boot from your USB stick use alternative way:
flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: uid313 on 16-June-07, 22:08:40
if can't boot from your USB stick use alternative way:
flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
Maybe my motherboard is not able to boot from USB, maybe it was buggy and don't work. :(

Do you know if the FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/) LiveCD can be used?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-June-07, 22:22:21
Maybe my motherboard is not able to boot from USB, maybe it was buggy and don't work. :(

Do you know if the FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/) LiveCD can be used?
"Do you know if the FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/) LiveCD can be used?"
follow guide in the link which i give you. dunno for the LiveCD could be but can't give you details about it.
if you got floppy in a system, you can made bootable diskette and boot from it, then change to C: (expected drive letter for your USB drive, and flash it from there)

"Maybe my motherboard is not able to boot from USB, maybe it was buggy and don't work. :("
there can be few reasons for that:
 * the currently BIOS version onboard unable to initialize USB key property. (you can try your USB key at current status in another machine.)
 * the USB key is a problematic itself, have meet few examples with cheap PQI sticks which can't boot by any way at any board. the only way to boot from it was create MBR table (without it forget to boot) and to format the USB key in FAT32.(in FAT16 refuse to boot too with or without MBR..). only in those condition the PQI sticks booting property..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-June-07, 17:27:58
new version is ready, there are no bugs detected. the new version contain only improvement and new features.

Version History:

1.14
 

- when user must choice the BIOS file archive, after that the Tool will investigate user choice and if its invalid(filename of path name) will notice user about it and to retry with newest selection, instead to terminate without notice.

- adding a new way of USB Drive device parameters detection system which boost detection speed up to 500% on the large storage's or heavy fragmented volumes.The current way of detection will be used for backup option and will be activated only when the 1st detection got a failure. e.g. the current existing procedure just in case will be used as backup option, but will be activated only if the 1st one got a failure. also added a bar indicator of % completed task

-- adding Auto Detection system for USB Drives connected to the system, but the tool will not perform at his own based on the result. reason for that is that user may have more than one USB key connected in same time, or user may preffer to use some other storage with FAT or FAT32(not USB one, which is also supported by the Tool). The detection will be only as recommendation and to be more comfortable and easy when user need to choice the USB drive letter

- adding feature about user to point directly to the BIOS file. it will be usefull when user flashing Beta BIOS or just got BIOS file only.
The Tool will examine user choice and will auto determinate what kind of BIOS is it and will take care about it with corespond further actions.
Also if user choice some other file which is not a BIOS file the Tool will know that and will notice the user that the file inserted is everythink else but not a
valid BIOS file.

- improved user interface with Gui Mode

- improved user dialog in x64bit OS, and Vista.

- improved compatibility when working in restricted accounts.


Download location at the 1st post of this topic.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: firenet on 27-June-07, 17:47:57
Hi, Can anyone tell me is this will work on a P6N Diamond board ?
On the MSI site it has bios ver 1.1 which i would like to install

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Grayone on 27-June-07, 17:50:46
It will work on all MSI retail motherboards.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: firenet on 27-June-07, 22:23:25
Hi,

After following the instructions i'm unable to update the bios on my P6N Diamond with this method
After pressing F11 and choosing the USB the next screen i get says "missing operating system"

Bios protection is disabled and USB boot is enabled.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-June-07, 22:45:13
Hi,

After following the instructions i'm unable to update the bios on my P6N Diamond with this method
After pressing F11 and choosing the USB the next screen i get says "missing operating system"

Bios protection is disabled and USB boot is enabled.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

ensure USB legacy support(can be named USB KB/Storage support as well) is enabled from BIOS, then re-try to boot.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: firenet on 27-June-07, 23:22:51
ensure USB legacy support(can be named USB KB/Storage support as well) is enabled from BIOS, then re-try to boot.


Thank You, followed your instructions and everything worked perfectly,

Thanks for your help :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yuriz43 on 30-June-07, 23:33:16
This program is not working for me. I have tried both the Installer, and Standalone version

My motherboard is a P35 Platinum. When attempting to run the program a dos window pops up for a split second, and thats all that happens.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-June-07, 23:39:03
This program is not working for me. I have tried both the Installer, and Standalone version

My motherboard is a P35 Platinum. When attempting to run the program a dos window pops up for a split second, and thats all that happens.
any output messages? have you seen red text in a dos box window?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yuriz43 on 01-July-07, 00:30:35
Honestly I can't really tell. It happens so fast. All I can tell is that there is a command prompt for half a second. I checked Event Log, but didn't see anything.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-July-07, 00:33:30
Honestly I can't really tell. It happens so fast. All I can tell is that there is a command prompt for half a second. I checked Event Log, but didn't see anything.
no clue what can be... must be front from your PC to take a look. just for record OS running?
use alternative way to flash if didn't worked for you:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108964.msg808790#msg808790
or
flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yuriz43 on 01-July-07, 00:56:16
Windows XP
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-July-07, 00:58:59
Windows XP
follow one of the guides above
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: unox on 10-July-07, 00:13:59
Hi
I've got a MSI P6N Diamond, and want to flash it.
The problem is that I cannot seem to find the usb drive in my boot options.
I have disabled the "boot sector protection", enabled "boot from other devices" and "usb device legacy support".
I only have three options in the boot sequence: HDD 1, HDD2 and CD/DVD.
When I press F11 at boot up, I only find those three.
I used the utillity to format it and all that, I have the same problem booting up with a usb device not only with this utillity. I tried syslinux to configure the usb drive, but no luck there either.
I'd be very glad if I got some help


Unox
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-July-07, 02:19:22
USB drive could be detected as HDD, have a look in HDD boot priority as well.
if no change try with different USB stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: alffjeld on 17-July-07, 23:38:49
hi!
i have downloaded the usb installer, but in the last step off the installation i get this message: unable to execute file: and then the filename, create process failed, code 5, no access.
anyone that can help?
im running win xp pro.
and using administrator account.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-July-07, 09:09:52
hi!
i have downloaded the usb installer, but in the last step off the installation i get this message: unable to execute file: and then the filename, create process failed, code 5, no access.
anyone that can help?
im running win xp pro.
and using administrator account.
you have some application running in background that preventing tool execution.
reboot PC, hit "F8" just after BIOS post and choice from there "Directory Services Restore Mode". re run the tool when you are logged in.
(http://www.playtool.com/pages/safemode/win2ksafemode3.jpg)

thanks alot. i got it working.! this is great!
nice :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-August-07, 17:03:11
version has been updated to 1.14a, changes are minor.
the next version will contain a newest features. /* under construction */
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jesse01 on 09-August-07, 21:03:10
I'v done eveything what needs to be done, I think, I checked more than 3 times.
On de USB stick are 2 files:
- amiflash.exe
- bios.bin

When I boot from USB than my screen comes up with: Missing operating system

What is to do next?

OS: Vista Ultimate x64
MB: P35 Platinum
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-August-07, 21:09:31
I'v done eveything what needs to be done, I think, I checked more than 3 times.
On de USB stick are 2 files:
- amiflash.exe
- bios.bin

When I boot from USB than my screen comes up with: Missing operating system

What is to do next?

OS: Vista Ultimate x64
MB: P35 Platinum
problem is in your USB stick.
make sure USB Legacy support(can be named also USB KB/Storage Support) is a turned on.(Enabled)
re-test
if no change follow here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109333.msg811807#msg811807
if still no change, find a different USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jesse01 on 09-August-07, 22:12:22
Done!!!

Tnx
Just 1 thing:

I cannot select in the BIOS my SATA discdrive as secundary boot device only my IDE device. I'v checked the manual but couldn't find anything
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-August-07, 22:35:15
Done!!!

Tnx
Just 1 thing:

I cannot select in the BIOS my SATA discdrive as secundary boot device only my IDE device. I'v checked the manual but couldn't find anything
about that, read Moan Guide (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) 1st and provide full system specification, then open a new own topic in "Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo based boards" forum section for discuss.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: acruther on 11-August-07, 19:45:01
How come the tool doesn't work with OEM MBs?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 12-August-07, 15:00:34
OEM boards are not supported by MSI or the forum.
They are supported by OEMS like: Medion, Dell, IBM, HP and so on....
That's why the tool doesn't work for those boards, we made it detect if the board is MSI or OEM.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 16-August-07, 19:37:09
Problems....
I have been trying to use the flashing tool for some time now. After formatting usb key with HP tool i finally got your usb flashing tool to put some files on it. So far so good....but when it says "file name to program" and "save current bios as" (backup.bin is already filld in after "save current bios as")i cant enter anything. Nothing works! The only thing i can do is restart computer. Anybody knows something??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-August-07, 21:14:46
Problems....
I have been trying to use the flashing tool for some time now. After formatting usb key with HP tool i finally got your usb flashing tool to put some files on it. So far so good....but when it says "file name to program" and "save current bios as" (backup.bin is already filld in after "save current bios as")i cant enter anything. Nothing works! The only thing i can do is restart computer. Anybody knows something??
leave "save current bios as" empty don't type anythink there, or if you want to safe the BIOS manually use different name.
or if you mean that the flasher hang when auto saving your BIOS, make sure that you are using stock PC parameters... remove any OC!!
other possibility is if the USB key for some reason is read only and the flasher can't create the backup file and hang.
re-test, if still hang during BIOS saving process, hit CTRL + C when booting from USB when the 1st screen popup, then type manually:
awdflash bios.bin


Be sure to use the tool from here (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0).

It has been fail safe so far.

I read in a thread somewhere, people where having problems with v1.2 and 4GBs. So going back to v1.0 may solve your problem.
Thanks for that link!  Reverting back to BIOS v1.0 was much easier than going to v1.2.  I don't have a floppy, so I had to find a bootable CD iso and add the BIOS update to the iso....

Reverting back to 1.0 worked!  Thanks!


:biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 17-August-07, 13:18:51
I have not OC my comp so thats hardly the prob. Ive also tried saving files to memorystick and it works=no probs. Ill try ur suggestions.

Looks like computer hang for some reason. I cant type or delete anything and the line "backup.bin" is already fillid in.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 17-August-07, 14:09:19
Okey, ive tried the last thing u wrote, typed manually. Now it seems computer hangs on a screen that says please wait and bios.bin is already filled in after "file name to program" U still think its my memorystick??
i really wanna see if 7.5 does the trick of fixing my memory problems. I cant use 4gb even though i should be able cause of my win xp x64.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-August-07, 21:42:40
I have not OC my comp so thats hardly the prob. Ive also tried saving files to memorystick and it works=no probs. Ill try ur suggestions.

Looks like computer hang for some reason. I cant type or delete anything and the line "backup.bin" is already fillid in.
Okey, ive tried the last thing u wrote, typed manually. Now it seems computer hangs on a screen that says please wait and bios.bin is already filled in after "file name to program" U still think its my memorystick??
i really wanna see if 7.5 does the trick of fixing my memory problems. I cant use 4gb even though i should be able cause of my win xp x64.
open a new topic Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo based boards and explain the froze problem there to resolve.
never attempt BIOS update when your PC is unstable! such experiment easy can end with dead board.

P.S.: leave one memory stick only in 1st DIMM slot, then remove power cord from the PSU & Clear CMOS Guide (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=31222.0). go to BIOS and ensure  Boot Sector Protection is Disabled.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 18-August-07, 14:39:13
I clear the cmos when i get home...weekend now! Ill try it on sunday and let u know the outcome.

TY/Jeppe
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-August-07, 14:48:31
I clear the cmos when i get home...weekend now! Ill try it on sunday and let u know the outcome.

TY/Jeppe
also leave one memory stick only(temporary just for BIOS update) in a 1st DIMM slot near to CPU socket to make PC as stable as possible, and do not forgot to turn off(Disable) Boot Sector Protection from BIOS. in other case will not let you update the BIOS cause its protected and hang at that place is expected.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 20-August-07, 17:14:15
also leave one memory stick only(temporary just for BIOS update) in a 1st DIMM slot near to CPU socket to make PC as stable as possible, and do not forgot to turn off(Disable) Boot Sector Protection from BIOS. in other case will not let you update the BIOS cause its protected and hang at that place is expected.
All the above done.....afraid nothing new :confused2: It "freezes" on the exact same spot :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-August-07, 17:38:02
All the above done.....afraid nothing new :confused2: It "freezes" on the exact same spot :bonk:
no clue.. open a new topic Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo based boards  to troubleshooting.
other tips:
try alternative way:
flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
ensure that BIOS file is correct one for your board, double check it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sold on 21-August-07, 11:56:38
Roger that m8. Ill try the cd-boot thingy. If that doesnt work ill buy a new, NON Msi board. Im fed up. It prolly would have been cheaper to buy a brand new 1500£, compared to the time ive spent on this memory/bios crap.

But super-thanx for all the help that u given me :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lihouboy on 23-August-07, 23:23:56
When I run the tool I get a lot of error messages along the lines of 'WMIC is not recognised as an internal or external program..."
From what I can discover WMIC doesn't seem to be included with XP Home - is it safe to ignore the error messages (Don't want a corrupt BIOS if I can avoid it!)

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-August-07, 23:27:36
When I run the tool I get a lot of error messages along the lines of 'WMIC is not recognised as an internal or external program..."
From what I can discover WMIC doesn't seem to be included with XP Home - is it safe to ignore the error messages (Don't want a corrupt BIOS if I can avoid it!)

Thanks
yes it safe ignore it, the second alternative system will be used automatically.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lihouboy on 24-August-07, 22:36:04
Thanks, will soon be able to put a 4200X2 in the sig!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-August-07, 13:42:11
Thanks, will soon be able to put a 4200X2 in the sig!
nice  :biggthumbsup: Lucky that you still able to find X2 939 CPU on the market :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lecoeureric on 03-September-07, 02:01:34
hello, i have problems with my memory and bios 1.3 for my p35 neo2.

today i update to 1.3.... crash... the bios frezze rrgr  testing memory... i try all the proccedures...

i use a memory from my brother and the system boot.

i want to flash to version 1.1, where i can find that download?.

i review the msi page and i cant find it
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-07, 02:02:50
hello, i have problems with my memory and bios 1.3 for my p35 neo2.

today i update to 1.3.... crash... the bios frezze rrgr  testing memory... i try all the proccedures...

i use a memory from my brother and the system boot.

i want to flash to version 1.1, where i can find that download?.

i review the msi page and i cant find it
Please reply in your topic: (do not hijack this one) This tool can't help with BIOS recovery.
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=110881.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Steyn on 08-September-07, 11:35:42
I always used LiveUpdate (Yes I know it's stupid and unsafe.. But it actually works perfect for me :o) but i've tried the USB flashing a few days ago: It worked :) At first I had some problems, as I couldn't boot from it. But I used a nifty tool from HP: ( http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/betriebssystem/32594/hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool.html ) and formatted my USBstick to FAT32 and after that I was able to boot from it!

The flashing is really easy, as you just need to plug in your USBstick --> Download the MSI usbflash program --> Download your motherboard's BIOS (DONT unzip it) ---> Run the flashtool (This is really clear, you don't have to copy/paste any files yourself: The program does it) --> Reboot and boot from your USB stick --> The flashing will happen automatically :) You don't need to put in any hard commands or whatever.

So my MSI K9N Platinum is now running the newest v1.8 bios! A bios update wasn't really needed, but i'm an update freak.. I HAVE to run the latest drivers etc.  :rolleyes_anim:

Oh and when the v1.9 is released, i'll use this USB method again, instead of the LiveUpdate one! It's much safer/better. I can really recommend it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 11-September-07, 03:06:07
I always used LiveUpdate (Yes I know it's stupid and unsafe.. But it actually works perfect for me :o) but i've tried the USB flashing a few days ago: It worked :) At first I had some problems, as I couldn't boot from it. But I used a nifty tool from HP: ( http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/betriebssystem/32594/hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool.html ) and formatted my USBstick to FAT32 and after that I was able to boot from it!

The flashing is really easy, as you just need to plug in your USBstick --> Download the MSI usbflash program --> Download your motherboard's BIOS (DONT unzip it) ---> Run the flashtool (This is really clear, you don't have to copy/paste any files yourself: The program does it) --> Reboot and boot from your USB stick --> The flashing will happen automatically :) You don't need to put in any hard commands or whatever.

So my MSI K9N Platinum is now running the newest v1.8 bios! A bios update wasn't really needed, but i'm an update freak.. I HAVE to run the latest drivers etc.  :rolleyes_anim:

Oh and when the v1.9 is released, i'll use this USB method again, instead of the LiveUpdate one! It's much safer/better. I can really recommend it.
Thank you for your feeback :hat tip:

I also flashed from a USB key, which was simple, easy and quick - especially seeing as my machine is a HTPC without a floppy  ;D  If you want to do that, run a quick search on the forum because there is an excellent MSI utility which sets up the USB stick for you.
Thank you for your feeback :hat tip:



Hello,

A new version of the Tool has been done 1.15a.
History of Changes:

*  Added Build-In BIOS Live Update Feature, named as "SureHands".  The Tool will ID the exactly user board and PCB version and will provide choice to user for do you want to use this feature. after is done the Tool will list all existing BIOS versions for his board, not only the latest one like LiveUpdate do. because users often should go back to the some older version to solve some problem.(the newest one is not always best). so user will have choice which one to pickup. depend of user choice the Tool will do everything automatically.
Also the Tool will automatically check for latest Beta BIOS available for his board and will record the results in user desktop in file betabios.txt
That is informative info only, the Tool will not provide any option to download any betas. only will check for latest Beta BIOS which exist for user's board.
If user have interest to some betas he will be redirected to Contact to MSI Tech for more info about it.
Here is the list of supported boards by SureHands for now(later in time can be added more...):

975X Platinum PowerUp Edition (MS-7246, PCB 2.1)
K8N Diamond Plus( MS-7220, PCB 1.0)
865PE Neo2-P Platinum Edition (MS-6728, PCB 2.0C)
K8N Neo4-F (MS-7125, PCB 3.0)
K8NGM2-FID (MS-7207, PCB 2.0)
P35 Neo Combo-F  ((MS-7365, PCB 1.0))
P35 Neo2 Series  ((MS-7345, PCB 1.1))
P35 Platinum  ((MS-7345, PCB 1.1))
P35 Neo-F  ((MS-7360, PCB 1.0))
P6N Diamond ((MS-7320, (PCB 1.0)))
P6N SLI Platinum MS-7350 (PCB 1.0)
P6N SLI-FI  MS-7350 (PCB 2.0)
P6N SLI V2 MS-7346, (PCB 1.0)
P965 Platinum MS-7238, (PCB 1.1)
K9A Platinum MS-7280, (PCB 1.0)
K9N Neo-F (MS-7260, PCB 1.0 & 2.0 )
K9VGM-V (MS-7253, PCB1.0)
K9N Platinum  & K9N SLI Platinum(MS-7250, PCB1.0)
K8N Neo3 (MS-7135, PCB 1.0 & 2.0)


* Also the Tool has a prediction system which will be able to locate the BIOSes which has not been released yet when the Tool version is out.
In that way it will remove the needs of Tool to be selfupdated to be actual. e.g. the Tool will be up to date at any time for desired board without needs program to be updated 1st.
This feature will works even if MSI web is down for some reason(maintenance for example), and also it will provide all BIOS choices even if they are not available for manual download from MSI web page.
In a fact the user just need to pickup desired BIOS version and that is.... everythink will be done automataically and prepared to the USB key.(the flash will remain in a same way e.g. via pure DOS, reboot PC and boot from the USB key)
OS Compatible for SureHands: all kind of Microsoft OS 32 or 64 bit


As usual download location is in 1st post of this topic.

Best wishes,
MSIHQ Moderator TEAM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Prototype24 on 13-September-07, 06:56:00
Just wanted to Thanx BOSSKILLER for this tool, you saved my life dude!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ray99 on 16-September-07, 22:44:23
Ok, I'm afraid i did something stupid. (im on a k9n neo f) I wrote down what numbers the tool gave me, then i started the flash, the bios was cleared (not sure what it was but a whole list of things with 'done' behind them) now all that remains is A:\> I put in the numbers, but it gives me 'bad command of file name' I don't know what to do. I tried adsfi.exe a9650vms.160, witch is what the comuter gave me. i tired afud408.exe a7260nms.150 witch is on the usb stick. i tried other combinations, but all it gives me is the same error. Please help :nooo:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 06:11:05
Ok, I'm afraid i did something stupid. (im on a k9n neo f) I wrote down what numbers the tool gave me, then i started the flash, the bios was cleared (not sure what it was but a whole list of things with 'done' behind them) now all that remains is A:\> I put in the numbers, but it gives me 'bad command of file name' I don't know what to do. I tried adsfi.exe a9650vms.160, witch is what the comuter gave me. i tired afud408.exe a7260nms.150 witch is on the usb stick. i tried other combinations, but all it gives me is the same error. Please help :nooo:

"Ok, I'm afraid i did something stupid. (im on a k9n neo f) I wrote down what numbers the tool gave me, then i started the flash, the bios was cleared (not sure what it was but a whole list of things with 'done' behind them) now all that remains is A:\>"

That is normal end of operation the bios will be backuped 1st, then updated and will end with A:\>.

"I put in the numbers, but it gives me 'bad command of file name' I don't know what to do. I tried adsfi.exe a9650vms.160, witch is what the comuter gave me. i tired afud408.exe a7260nms.150 witch is on the usb stick. i tried other combinations, but all it gives me is the same error. Please help :nooo:"
you no need to put or type anythink just reboot PC when you see A:\> or C:\>/* the job has been already done */
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kerry on 17-September-07, 11:07:36
Re: the link to "Re: Neo4 Plat Bios Flash update for dual core using USB flashing tool." I have a P35D3, will the BIOS flashing tool (installed on a USB stick) work for me? The title "Neo4 Plat" causes me to wonder.

Even though the components are scheduled to arrive in a few days I'd like to run the Flash installer onto a USB stick using this PC while I have spare time.

Thanks,

Kerry
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 11:13:08
Re: the link to "Re: Neo4 Plat Bios Flash update for dual core using USB flashing tool." I have a P35D3, will the BIOS flashing tool (installed on a USB stick) work for me? The title "Neo4 Plat" causes me to wonder.

Even though the components are scheduled to arrive in a few days I'd like to run the Flash installer onto a USB stick using this PC while I have spare time.

Thanks,

Kerry

Hello,

"Re: the link to "Re: Neo4 Plat Bios Flash update for dual core using USB flashing tool." I have a P35D3, will the BIOS flashing tool (installed on a USB stick) work for me? The title "Neo4 Plat" causes me to wonder. "

Yes the tool works for all kind of MSI board doesn't matter of hardware used. The instruction there are valid for all kind of boards.
But do not flash when the PC is working just fine....
btw that info into your signature:
MOBO: MSI P35D3 (MSI-7345)
That doesn't match, is it MS-7345 or P35D3 which is MS-7356 and not MS-7345?

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kerry on 17-September-07, 11:36:59
Can I download the Flash Installer to my present ASUS machine and then download the latest P35D3 BIOS to my ASUS HDD (zipped) then run the Installer and install the P35D3 BIOS to a USB stick using my present AUSU machine?

Then, when I put together the new MSI machine, I could enter the BIOS and configure it to boot from USB which would then upgrade the P35D3 BIOS?

Am I understanding the procedure correctly?

I'm assuming of course that the P35D3 will arrive from ZipZoomFly.com with an Installation Setup CD that will contain an older version of BIOS.

The other option I see is to run MSI's P35D3 Setup Installation CD and then install Vista and then download both the Flash Installer and the latest MSI P35D3 Bios and run the Flash Installer from the new P35D3 machine loading the BIOS onto a USB stick and the then configure the BIOS to boot to USB. and then reboot.

Thanks,

Kerry
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 11:47:30
Can I download the Flash Installer to my present ASUS machine and then download the latest P35D3 BIOS to my ASUS HDD (zipped) then run the Installer and install the P35D3 BIOS to a USB stick using my present AUSU machine?

Then, when I put together the new MSI machine, I could enter the BIOS and configure it to boot from USB which would then upgrade the P35D3 BIOS?

Am I understanding the procedure correctly?

I'm assuming of course that the P35D3 will arrive from ZipZoomFly.com with an Installation Setup CD that will contain an older version of BIOS.

The other option I see is to run MSI's P35D3 Setup Installation CD and then install Vista and then download both the Flash Installer and the latest MSI P35D3 Bios and run the Flash Installer from the new P35D3 machine loading the BIOS onto a USB stick and the then configure the BIOS to boot to USB. and then reboot.

Thanks,

Kerry

"Am I understanding the procedure correctly?"
Yes, :yes: but look the notice below.

"Can I download the Flash Installer to my present ASUS machine and then download the latest P35D3 BIOS to my ASUS HDD (zipped) then run the Installer and install the P35D3 BIOS to a USB stick using my present AUSU machine?"

If you have an x64 MS$ OS there then yes, in other case no. you can do that on another MSI board.

"MSI P35D3 (MSI-7345)"
Make sure that you will pick correct BIOS file for your board, because MSI P35D3 is a NOT MS-7345
But do not flash at all when the PC is working just fine..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kerry on 17-September-07, 12:41:38
Thanks BOSSKILLER,

Boy you're up at all hours!!!

That's good news.

Good catch. I'll change it to P35D3 MS-7356, That could be why I couldn't find a BIOS update. :)

Thanks,

Kerry

Edited error 1252 HRs
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 13:47:58
Thanks BOSSKILLER,

Boy you're up at all hours!!!

That's good news.

Good catch. I'll change it to P35D3 MS-7356, That could be why I couldn't find a BIOS update. :)

Thanks,

Kerry

Edited error 1252 HRs
"Thanks BOSSKILLER,

Boy you're up at all hours!!!

That's good news."

 :D  :lol_anim:
Just wanted to Thanx BOSSKILLER for this tool, you saved my life dude!
We are glad that Tool has been usefull :-))

"Good catch. I'll change it to P35D3 MS-7356, That could be why I couldn't find a BIOS update. :)

Thanks,

Kerry"

you are welcome :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ray99 on 17-September-07, 16:03:10
"Ok, I'm afraid i did something stupid. (im on a k9n neo f) I wrote down what numbers the tool gave me, then i started the flash, the bios was cleared (not sure what it was but a whole list of things with 'done' behind them) now all that remains is A:\>"

That is normal end of operation the bios will be backuped 1st, then updated and will end with A:\>.

"I put in the numbers, but it gives me 'bad command of file name' I don't know what to do. I tried adsfi.exe a9650vms.160, witch is what the comuter gave me. i tired afud408.exe a7260nms.150 witch is on the usb stick. i tried other combinations, but all it gives me is the same error. Please help :nooo:"
you no need to put or type anythink just reboot PC when you see A:\> or C:\>/* the job has been already done */

Thank you so much. I was afraid i had killed the mainboard. But the program did tell me to write down some numbers, so i figured i had to use them somewhere. Apparently not. Thank you.
But the bios update only fixed one of two problems i have. I always got the "unknow processor revision" error on post. That's gone now, but the other problem i have is that the computer won't recognize my memory as dual channel. The first screen always shows "single channel". This still happens. My memory is a OCZ DDR2 800 on pc6400 (OCZ2P800R21GK). Should work on this motherboard. I'm sure i put them in the correct slots (slots are 'green yellow green yellow') i put them both in the number 1 and number 3 slot. I've also tried putting them in the other two slots, but it didn't matter. Also when I use the cpu-z program, it tells me that the memory runs at 5 5 5 15, whereas it should acctually be 4 4 4 15. I see that with my new bios, i can manually set the clock timings (wich i'm gonna do after this) but it still always shows up as single channel. Is it the memory or the mainboard? Anyone have a clue?
Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 16:18:34
Thank you so much. I was afraid i had killed the mainboard. But the program did tell me to write down some numbers, so i figured i had to use them somewhere. Apparently not. Thank you.
But the bios update only fixed one of two problems i have. I always got the "unknow processor revision" error on post. That's gone now, but the other problem i have is that the computer won't recognize my memory as dual channel. The first screen always shows "single channel". This still happens. My memory is a OCZ DDR2 800 on pc6400 (OCZ2P800R21GK). Should work on this motherboard. I'm sure i put them in the correct slots (slots are 'green yellow green yellow') i put them both in the number 1 and number 3 slot. I've also tried putting them in the other two slots, but it didn't matter. Also when I use the cpu-z program, it tells me that the memory runs at 5 5 5 15, whereas it should acctually be 4 4 4 15. I see that with my new bios, i can manually set the clock timings (wich i'm gonna do after this) but it still always shows up as single channel. Is it the memory or the mainboard? Anyone have a clue?
Thanks.
"That's gone now, but the other problem i have is that the computer won't recognize my memory as dual channel. The first screen always shows "single channel". This still happens. My memory is a OCZ DDR2 800 on pc6400 (OCZ2P800R21GK). Should work on this motherboard. I'm sure i put them in the correct slots (slots are 'green yellow green yellow') i put them both in the number 1 and number 3 slot. I've also tried putting them in the other two slots, but it didn't matter. Also when I use the cpu-z program, it tells me that the memory runs at 5 5 5 15, whereas it should acctually be 4 4 4 15. I see that with my new bios, i can manually set the clock timings (wich i'm gonna do after this) but it still always shows up as single channel. Is it the memory or the mainboard? Anyone have a clue?"

BIOS update can't help with that. You need to use just correct DIMM slots, power down PC, remove power cord from the PSU and re-fill your memory sticks into DIMM1 & DIMM2 slots. (the 1st two DIMM slots near to CPU socket). Turn on the PC.

"Thank you so much. I was afraid i had killed the mainboard.But the bios update only fixed one of two problems i have. I always got the "unknow processor revision" error on post. That's gone now. Thanks."

Don't worry with the Tool your board is in sure hands :yes: you are welcome. :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ray99 on 17-September-07, 21:37:50
Ok! it worked, I just always assumed they had to be in same-colored banks. But the dual channel is enabled now. I've also manually set the clock timings to 4 4 4 15, and it's working perfect now, i've benchmarked my memory with pcmark04 before and after the bios update, setting clock timings and enabling ual channel. first score was 4700, second was 5200. Quite a difference. Now to just find out if my memory supports 1T command rate, it's on 2T atm.
Thanks again for all your help!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-07, 21:40:56
Ok! it worked, I just always assumed they had to be in same-colored banks. But the dual channel is enabled now. I've also manually set the clock timings to 4 4 4 15, and it's working perfect now, i've benchmarked my memory with pcmark04 before and after the bios update, setting clock timings and enabling ual channel. first score was 4700, second was 5200. Quite a difference. Now to just find out if my memory supports 1T command rate, it's on 2T atm.
Thanks again for all your help!
excellent :biggthumbsup: you are welcome :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kane3_162 on 21-September-07, 18:17:50
any chance on an update to bypass the mobo check so those who dont use the MSI board as a main system or those who cannot install windows due to a processor problem with the BIOS (me) arent screwed into using a floppy........... sorry but id like to prep my USB Flash from my server and it aint MSI so i cannot use both my MSI boards until this is resolved... or someone sends me a copy paste for the USB so i can get everything working properly... and no HP's tool doesnt work on this system and neither does the CD way..... no CD-Rom in this server.....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 21-September-07, 18:56:32
Kane3_162, use the HP prep tool to make a USB flash drive bootable, copy the flash utility and the bios file onto that prepared flash drive. You can then boot to that drive and flash from there as if you were doing it from a floppy.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kane3_162 on 21-September-07, 18:58:41
simple fix..... except that the pc im using is LongHorn Beta3......

that HP tool... BOOM crash.... yeah its no fun.....


EDIT: kk this sucks.... off to work till Sunday... lates all.... lates...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 21-September-07, 19:03:46
Find a friend with a computer that you can use the HP tool.

We're veering off topic a bit here(my fault).  Let's start a new thread if you wish to continue discussing the HP tool.  You can always make a bootable CD and put the files there and also flash from there.
The MSI tool has been, and continues to be developed, for MSI boards and to find bioses for MSI boards.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-September-07, 19:08:17
any chance on an update to bypass the mobo check so those who dont use the MSI board as a main system or those who cannot install windows due to a processor problem with the BIOS (me) arent screwed into using a floppy........... sorry but id like to prep my USB Flash from my server and it aint MSI so i cannot use both my MSI boards until this is resolved... or someone sends me a copy paste for the USB so i can get everything working properly... and no HP's tool doesnt work on this system and neither does the CD way..... no CD-Rom in this server.....

Okey so you have some strange MS OS(Longhorn as you noted me via PM) on the non MSI machine, which want to use to flash MSI board.

Options:

1.  HP Formater (you said its useless, due incompatibility with that OS)
2.  CD/DVD you don't have in that system...
3.  MSI HQ Tool will refuse to work because the board is not MSI...
  (the Tool will work there, but board is not MSI)
4.  Floppy is not a deal.. becouse it is not relative storage

Well simply make a bootable diskette, then copy a BIOS file and flash program  on the USB key(no need to make it bootable..).
Then boot turn on "USB KB/Storage Support(USB legacy Support)" on the MSI board, and boot from diskette. then switch to USB drive letter assigned and flash it from there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kane3_162 on 21-September-07, 19:15:42
maybe you miss my point......


I have 2 MSI Boards
One is
K8N Diamond Plus
K9N Diamond

both have bad WinInstallz no i dont care to reinstall until BIOS are updated....
only PC I have at the moment to use

old Dual P3 board of unknown origin running Dual P3 1.4ghz with 2GB 133 ECC Ram uptime 376 days no floppy drive and no cd-rom drive, thus USB is answer for getting back to performance pc's... but alas even if i wanted to USB tool tells me to stuff it cause the board or origin isnt a MSI making me have 2 $200 paperweight computer's.... (well one has a 6000+ and an 8800gts so its a bit heavier and more $$$$)

so in closing
"The MSI tool has been, and continues to be developed, for MSI boards and to find bios's for MSI boards."
GREAT now if only it supported preping the USB to flash a MSI motherboard from a different system it would fill this statement 100% as of now its falling short at 50% IE if you have a working MSI Mobo with a working OS on it your good to go, if not you can go screw yourself......

kool now thats off my chest im going to work which i do until Sunday 2x LAN Parties where I am the Head Administrator... yet i still cannot use one of the 80pc's i build to use this utility due to the owner forbidding anything but LAN related work being done on these systems (yeah all 80 are MSI boards....)


so see you all Sunday
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-September-07, 19:36:19
"old Dual P3 board of unknown origin running Dual P3 1.4ghz with 2GB 133 ECC Ram uptime 376 days no floppy drive "
Find a PC with floppy then and make it bootable, or find a already maked bootable diskette.. you no need to have floppy on that PC..

There is a lot of options, which can you take all depend of you.

Simplest way find a PC with regular MS OS and make a USB key bootable and copy all which you need there and re-flash the boards which need..
or another MSI board and use the Tool. CD/DVD options... bootable diskette and flash from USB/HDD with FAT&FAT32 FS. bootable diskette with RAM Drive installed.. and so on..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kane3_162 on 21-September-07, 20:07:52
or do like i plan and brute force the MSI tool and do like i said and fix my MSI boards since it seems that the makers of the tool only thought half way thought making the tool...... yep and brute force takes a good 2 days (while i work).... kool im good thx for the tool and nothing else whoever made the tool
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-September-07, 20:18:47
or do like i plan and brute force the MSI tool and do like i said and fix my MSI boards since it seems that the makers of the tool only thought half way thought making the tool...... yep and brute force takes a good 2 days (while i work).... kool im good thx for the tool and nothing else whoever made the tool
seems you are not looking for help, but somethink else..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Kane3_162 on 21-September-07, 20:21:10
no im looking for help... but it seems that no-one want to help in the way i would like help IE id like this tool to help me update my MSI boards.... and use my other mobo to prep the USB yeah yeah it means that others could update other brand mobo's if something where changed wrong but as i said "Im a potty mouth" i want to update my MSI BIOS and since no-one is willing to but a mobo check bypass so i can prep the usb key at least it means i have to do it the heard way.... yeah w00t lots of support forum....


Kane3_162, do not try getting around our language rules by using chat shorthand. You have been warned.
Please read and comply with the Forum Rules. (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=64858.0)

Frankenputer
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-September-07, 20:29:41
no im looking for help... but it seems that no-one want to help in the way i would like help IE id like this tool to help me update my MSI boards.... and use my other mobo to prep the USB yeah yeah it means that others could update other brand mobo's if something where changed wrong but as i said "I'm a potty mouth" i want to update my MSI BIOS and since no-one is willing to but a mobo check bypass so i can prep the usb key at least it means i have to do it the heard way.... yeah w00t lots of support forum....
I already said what options you have.. there is a lot of alternative ways...
The tool was not planned to work in non MSI boards... What you should do if the Tool doesn't exist? I don't think that he is the crucial factor here...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-September-07, 07:21:30
I put the "Installer" and the two BIOS files for my motherboard on one USB drive and when I try and boot from it, it says it is invalid or corrupted bootable partition....  Am I doing something wrong here?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-September-07, 10:01:15
I put the "Installer" and the two BIOS files for my motherboard on one USB drive and when I try and boot from it, it says it is invalid or corrupted bootable partition....  Am I doing something wrong here?
Hello,

"Am I doing something wrong here?"
You need to run the installer, not to copy Installer or files somewhere.

Don't forgot to Turn ON USB Legacy Support too(can be named USB KB/Storage Support) from BIOS 1st.
If you still receive "it says it is invalid or corrupted bootable partition...." look here how to fix it:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109333.msg811807#msg811807
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-September-07, 14:28:30
Hello,

"Am I doing something wrong here?"
You need to run the installer, not to copy Installer or files somewhere.

Run it from where? 
Don't forgot to Turn ON USB Legacy Support too(can be named USB KB/Storage Support) from BIOS 1st.
If you still receive "it says it is invalid or corrupted bootable partition...." look here how to fix it:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109333.msg811807#msg811807

I've got everything enabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-September-07, 14:39:31
Run it from where? 
I've got everything enabled.
Just download and run the Installer(it will make a quick installation), then you can run the Tool from a desktop shortcut created.
Instruction can be found here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109082.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-September-07, 16:15:00
Just download and run the Installer(it will make a quick installation), then you can run the Tool from a desktop shortcut created.
Instruction can be found here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109082.0

Ahhh... Those instructions should have been included in the first post of this thread.  Thanks for the link and I'll try it out when I get home.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 24-September-07, 18:33:56
There are 2 versions. One called installer and one called stand-alone. The installer, well, installs and has a GUI for a user to, umm, use.  The stand-alone, doesn't install a program, but runs the utility to create the bootable drive with flash utility and bios. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-September-07, 22:47:22
I've got no worky....

Here's what I did:

- Formatted USB drive with Vista to FAT32.
- Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
- I tried to boot with it and it says invalid or corrupted bootable partition.

Next:

- Formatted w/ Vista to FAT
- Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
- I tried to boot with it and it says invalid or corrupted bootable partition.

Next:

- Formatted w/ XP to FAT (then FAT 32)
- Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
- I tried to boot with it and it says invalid or corrupted bootable partition.

Next

-Formatted w/ the HP formatting tool suggested on this site in XP to FAT (then FAT 32) (could not get the HP thing to work in Vista)
- Formatted w/ Vista to FAT
- Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
- I tried to boot with it and it say "Remove media and press any key to reboot".

I left the two BIOS files on the C drive as I'm guessing that I'll have to find them when I actually get the BIOS update USB boot installer to work.

So currently it is a no-go...  What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-September-07, 23:06:50
Your USB key is picky...

"Next

1. Formatted w/ the HP formatting tool suggested on this site in XP to FAT (then FAT 32) (could not get the HP thing to work in Vista)
2. Formatted w/ Vista to FAT
3. Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
4. I tried to boot with it and it say "Remove media and press any key to reboot".

I left the two BIOS files on the C drive as I'm guessing that I'll have to find them when I actually get the BIOS update USB boot installer to work.

So currently it is a no-go...  What am I doing wrong?"


Repeat:
1. Formatted w/ the HP formatting tool suggested on this site in XP to FAT32 /* just once to FAT32, do not "2. Formatted w/ Vista to FAT" */
2. Ran the installer and pointed the files into the thumb drive (one folder with four files ends up there).
That is unclear as well have you pointed to .zip file or BIOS file? if yes ensure that you are using correct Mode from the Tool.
Also you have pointed to same source and destination in same time, which is not recommended.(your source files are located on the target drive...)
Instead pointing to files... just run the Tool and choice Method 3 (Live Update Sure Hands), and choice desired version e.g. 1.2 (latest one for your board)
3. I tried to boot with it and it say "Remove media and press any key to reboot".
Ensure that you are trying to boot from correct drive. (check removable or HDD boot priority)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-September-07, 23:39:18
Quote
Your USB key is picky...
Do you think I should try another???

Quote
That is unclear as well have you pointed to .zip file or BIOS file? if yes ensure that you are using correct Mode from the Tool.
Also you have pointed to same source and destination in same time, which is not recommended.(your source files are located on the target drive...)
Instead pointing to files... just run the Tool and choice Method 3 (Live Update Sure Hands), and choice desired version e.g. 1.2 (latest one for your board)

I'm not sure what you are saying.... I have both of the BIOS files (unzipped) on my desktop, am I not supposed to unzip them?  Also, I haven't even gotten far enough to do anything with it.

I also do not have Live Update installed as there seems to be nothing with my Vista disk.

Quote
Ensure that you are trying to boot from correct drive. (check removable or HDD boot priority)
I hit F11 and selected the Kingston drive (thumb drive is Kingston).  I don't really know how one could mess that up...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-September-07, 00:10:18
Do you think I should try another???

I'm not sure what you are saying.... I have both of the BIOS files (unzipped) on my desktop, am I not supposed to unzip them?  Also, I haven't even gotten far enough to do anything with it.

I also do not have Live Update installed as there seems to be nothing with my Vista disk.
I hit F11 and selected the Kingston drive (thumb drive is Kingston).  I don't really know how one could mess that up...

"Do you think I should try another???"
Not yet, as i can understand you haven't run the Tool yet..
"I'm not sure what you are saying.... I have both of the BIOS files (unzipped) on my desktop, am I not supposed to unzip them?  Also, I haven't even gotten far enough to do anything with it."
You need to run the Tool 1st... and point to .zip file directly (not unziped).
"I hit F11 and selected the Kingston drive (thumb drive is Kingston).  I don't really know how one could mess that up..."
kk.. seems that point is correct.
"I also do not have Live Update installed as there seems to be nothing with my Vista disk."
Its Tool integrated Live Update feature called "Sure Hands", it has nothink to do with MSI Live Update. But you didn't run the Tool yet...to see or use it...


Download and run this: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=108079.0;attach=3461
When asked to Choice Tool operation mode choice:
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6482/t1ey9.jpg)

At next screen select BIOS 1.2 Version, and click "Next", when its done will follow screens like:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1408/38270538ju7.jpg)
At next screen choice a USB Drive letter, and confirm with "Yes" when asked:
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8769/13621371wm5.jpg)
Then will follow screens like:
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/148/driveinspectingei3.jpg)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2066/s6ew9.jpg)
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3734/s5kj2.jpg)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2375/s1jp4.jpg)

Answer with Yes, here:
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3236/s2yr9.jpg)

The PC will reboot, Hit F11 during bios post and boot from your USB drive:
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/181/usbmsi1ie9.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 25-September-07, 00:25:35
"Do you think I should try another???"
Not yet, as i can understand you haven't run the Tool yet..
"I'm not sure what you are saying.... I have both of the BIOS files (unzipped) on my desktop, am I not supposed to unzip them?  Also, I haven't even gotten far enough to do anything with it."
You need to run the Tool 1st... and point to .zip file directly (not unziped).
"I hit F11 and selected the Kingston drive (thumb drive is Kingston).  I don't really know how one could mess that up..."
kk.. seems that point is correct.
"I also do not have Live Update installed as there seems to be nothing with my Vista disk."
Its Tool integrated Live Update feature called "Sure Hands", it has nothink to do with MSI Live Update. But you didn't run the Tool yet...to see or use it...


Download and run this: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=108079.0;attach=3461
When asked to Choice Tool operation mode choice:
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6482/t1ey9.jpg)

At next screen select BIOS 1.2 Version, and click "Next", when its done will follow screens like:

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1408/38270538ju7.jpg)
At next screen choice a USB Drive letter, and confirm with "Yes" when asked:
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8769/13621371wm5.jpg)
Then will follow screens like:
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/148/driveinspectingei3.jpg)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2066/s6ew9.jpg)
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3734/s5kj2.jpg)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2375/s1jp4.jpg)

Answer with Yes, here:
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3236/s2yr9.jpg)

The PC will reboot, Hit F11 during bios post and boot from your USB drive:
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/181/usbmsi1ie9.gif)

I did run the "Installer", but it did not give me the 3 choices from the first picture.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-September-07, 00:27:30
I did run the "Installer", but it did not give me the 3 choices from the first picture.
Installer only install the Tool, (then you need to run the Tool by double click on desktop icon created)--> When its done look in your Desktop folder and locate icon "MSIHQ USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper" then double click over it to run it.
Other way is run the Tool executable directly ---> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=108079.0;attach=3461
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 25-September-07, 02:08:02


Download and run this: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=108079.0;attach=3461
When asked to Choice Tool operation mode choice:
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6482/t1ey9.jpg)

This does not run... at least in Vista.  I run it and a black window opens, then closes immediatly.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-September-07, 02:37:57
This does not run... at least in Vista.  I run it and a black window opens, then closes immediatly.
hmm, is it 32 or 64bit Vista?
Have you try to run it Under XP?
Have you run the Tool in your P6N Diamond board?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 25-September-07, 05:17:57
hmm, is it 32 or 64bit Vista?
Have you try to run it Under XP?
Have you run the Tool in your P6N Diamond board?

It is 32-bit, however, I just baselined the computer and installed XP MCE 2005.  I am going to see if I can run it today or tomorrow...

The only board I've been trying to run this on is my P6N Diamond.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-September-07, 13:48:28
It is 32-bit, however, I just baselined the computer and installed XP MCE 2005.  I am going to see if I can run it today or tomorrow...

The only board I've been trying to run this on is my P6N Diamond.
kk.. test it there if ist still the same(i expected to be the same), re-try with this version attached here should be fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 25-September-07, 23:47:14
kk.. test it there if ist still the same(i expected to be the same), re-try with this version attached here should be fine.

I don't know what you had me download, but neither running XP or using the .zip you gave me worked...  The "USBMSIHQ" file simply does not work at all.    I'm irritated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-September-07, 23:54:08
I don't know what you had me download, but neither running XP or using the .zip you gave me worked...  I'm irritated.
Have you running the v6.exe from the .zip file? If yes and didn't worked too, i have no clue why didn't worked for you then..
Thanks for your patient and support.
Use alternative ways:
Look here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108964.msg808790#msg808790
or flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: hoyt on 26-September-07, 07:44:56
I'm trying the tool on a K9VGM-V board with windows XP.

When I run the installer or the standalone I get a dos window with an error box 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

---------------------------
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
---------------------------
MSIHQ Moderator Team USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper ver. 1.0.15 2007
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
---------------------------
Close   Ignore   
---------------------------

What do you think is wrong?

Hoyt
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 26-September-07, 08:51:28
Have you running the v6.exe from the .zip file? If yes and didn't worked too, i have no clue why didn't worked for you then..
Thanks for your patient and support.
Use alternative ways:
Look here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108964.msg808790#msg808790
or flashing from CD/DVD Guide:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm


So basically I have to send it in, wait, and get someone else's RMA'd board?  Can you give me any leads to what the problem might be?  I find it very odd that it won't work in both XP or Vista.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-September-07, 13:38:32
So basically I have to send it in, wait, and get someone else's RMA'd board?  Can you give me any leads to what the problem might be?  I find it very odd that it won't work in both XP or Vista.
"Can you give me any leads to what the problem might be?"
About? The Tool(Have you running the v6.exe from the .zip file? If yes and didn't worked i can guess only must be front into your PC to take a look..) or have you tried alternative ways suggested(If yes do you need help?)?
I'm trying the tool on a K9VGM-V board with windows XP.

When I run the installer or the standalone I get a dos window with an error box 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

---------------------------
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
---------------------------
MSIHQ Moderator Team USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper ver. 1.0.15 2007
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
---------------------------
Close   Ignore   
---------------------------

What do you think is wrong?

Hoyt
Look here how to resolve it:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 26-September-07, 18:58:40
I got it to work...  I to go into safe mode and then select administrator.  From there, everything worked as is supposed to.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-September-07, 19:36:18

I wasn't able to get the tool to work (after running the installer).  I had to go into Safe Mode and select "Administrator" to run it.  I should have admin priviledges under my other name, but it wasn't working.
I got it to work...  I to go into safe mode and then select administrator.  From there, everything worked as is supposed to.
The flash was successful.  I am now runnig BIOS 1.2 on my P6N Diamond.
Nice :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wiak on 30-September-07, 01:59:41
Dumb question, but is there a way to get this tool to run on systems without MSI motherboards? I just want to make the USB drive bootable with a BIOS for my 975X PUE... but I'm currently running Vista 64, and thus I'm assuming it won't work (at work right now, and it says my laptop doesn't have an MSI board- obviously it doesn't, but I don't have any other MSI boards at home to run it on) without an MSI board.

Or, just add 64 bit support... either way :D
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=111381.new;topicseen#new
^^
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-September-07, 02:03:11
That is old post, the latest version support both x86 & x64 Vista, so it will works.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lecoeureric on 06-October-07, 21:37:50
Thank, i test this procedure in windows vista x64 ultimate with my pendrive 1gb sandisk... the usb update boot dont work... i try using other format  ntfs,fat 32,fat etc....

nothing work.

i take the pendrive of my brother 256mb and the boot worked and my bios was updated to 1.4(motherboard msi p35 neo2).

for referency.... the pendrive that dont worked was reconize in windows vista how a removible disk.... the pendrive that worked how usb key was reconize by windows how a hard drive.

may be only work pendrives that windows vista reconize how hard drives............
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-October-07, 02:22:29
Thank, i test this procedure in windows vista x64 ultimate with my pendrive 1gb sandisk... the usb update boot dont work... i try using other format  ntfs,fat 32,fat etc....

nothing work.

i take the pendrive of my brother 256mb and the boot worked and my bios was updated to 1.4(motherboard msi p35 neo2).

for referency.... the pendrive that dont worked was reconize in windows vista how a removible disk.... the pendrive that worked how usb key was reconize by windows how a hard drive.

may be only work pendrives that windows vista reconize how hard drives............


"Thank, i test this procedure in windows vista x64 ultimate with my pendrive 1gb sandisk... the usb update boot dont work... i try using other format  ntfs,fat 32,fat etc...."

Other FS than fat or fat32 will be rejected by the Tool automatically.

"for referency.... the pendrive that dont worked was reconize in windows vista how a removible disk.... the pendrive that worked how usb key was reconize by windows how a hard drive.
may be only work pendrives that windows vista reconize how hard drives............"


That is NOT a Tool bug or issue. Some USB keys are picky and they need a special conditional to boot from it, Forum Tool is using the existing drive parameters. To fix the USB key, you need to change USB key geometry parameters.... The Forum Tool doesn't have that ability.(Its using existing drive parameters to make it bootable without re-format the drive.) Regular windows or other format will NOT change the USB key geometry too.. It will be the same. To do that you need utility like HP Formatter(http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/betriebssystem/32594/hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool.html)
Format the USB drive in FAT32 from there.(just format once, nothink more).
When its done, re-run the Forum Tool to make drive bootable and all remaining stuffs.
In the future usage you will no need to repeat all steps.(The HP Formatter is need just once), for future usage you can use the Forum Tool only.



"i take the pendrive of my brother 256mb and the boot worked and my bios was updated to 1.4(motherboard msi p35 neo2)."
Nice :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: tvdang7 on 13-October-07, 07:21:41
hi i have a p6n and xp and i tried this tool but nothing happens when i boot from the usb. yes the legacy support is on. i just get a black screeb with a few flickers and then i guess it gives up and loads xp. i changed it to boot only usb and nothing after that and gave some error message like no os detected or something like that help.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-October-07, 11:31:21
Looks like your USB stick wasn't prepared properly.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-October-07, 15:44:26
Looks like your USB stick wasn't prepared properly.

The stick is prepared property, :yes: but his USB key is picky.(problem is in his USB key and not in a Tool)
The Tool proceed each time in a same way and it is self checking as well at each step to ensure that everythink has been done correctly.

hi i have a p6n and xp and i tried this tool but nothing happens when i boot from the usb. yes the legacy support is on. i just get a black screeb with a few flickers and then i guess it gives up and loads xp. i changed it to boot only usb and nothing after that and gave some error message like no os detected or something like that help.

Read the post above, and format your USB key with HP Formatter 1st(in FAT32) to change USB key geometry, the re-run forum Tool and let's finish the job then try to boot from it again, if still no change find and use different USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: tvdang7 on 13-October-07, 17:24:08
if i use that hp thingy will it erase everything?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-October-07, 17:24:17
Well, I have noticed this too!!!!

Just flashed my K8N Master with it....

Things I noticed:

1st: K8N Master uses "esc" for boot menu.
2nd: It will NOT see the USB stick as bootable when being connected via an USB-hub!!!!
3th: Plug it in the back-usb of the board and everything worked at should.

I use the same MSI 64MB Megaflash stick all the time ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-October-07, 17:25:43
if i use that hp thingy will it erase everything?

Is it plugged in the back of the board?
If not, plug it there and try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-October-07, 17:29:31
Well, I have noticed this too!!!!

Just flashed my K8N Master with it....

Things I noticed:

1st: K8N Master uses "esc" for boot menu.
2nd: It will NOT see the USB stick as bootable when being connected via an USB-hub!!!!
3th: Plug it in the back-usb of the board and everything worked at should.

I use the same MSI 64MB Megaflash stick all the time ;-))

 :lol_anim: :hat tip:

if i use that hp thingy will it erase everything?

Yes it will, drain important data from there 1st. You need to use it only once, for further usage will no longer need.
But try Bas tip 1st.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Steyn on 17-October-07, 18:59:56
Today I've flashed my Bios yet again with this nice tool  ;D K9N Platinum version 1.8 to 1.10, succesful!
Flashing my bios doesn't really have any purpose for me, but I just like to keep my motherboard updated  ;-))
 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 17-October-07, 19:08:07
Sorry dude, but DO NOT FLASH WHEN IT'S NOT NEEDED!!!!

BIOS is not a driver, nor will it stay updated when you flash.
BIOS "updates" are bug-fixes, but can also create troubles.

NEVER EVER FLASH WITHOUT A GOOD REASON!!!!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Steyn on 17-October-07, 19:55:17
Sorry dude, but DO NOT FLASH WHEN IT'S NOT NEEDED!!!!

BIOS is not a driver, nor will it stay updated when you flash.
BIOS "updates" are bug-fixes, but can also create troubles.

NEVER EVER FLASH WITHOUT A GOOD REASON!!!!

Sorry, but i'm just a weird person! I'll keep on flashing, untill there are either no more (newer) bioses, or until my motherboard is dead (which will ofcourse never happen)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 18-October-07, 11:19:31
Hahahahahaha :lol_anim:

As long as you know yourself :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rx_shorty on 24-October-07, 23:03:01
Hi all,

Well I tried to install Windows XP, or Vista... or whatever Windows version...
None of them seem to work all givin the same stop code: 0x000007e.
That means an upgrade driver problem, but the install process doesn't even begins.

All this after a new Videocard Geforce 8800 GTS 640 MB.
P6N SLI is the motherboard I own... Version 1.
Want to update my bios, but I can't cause I can't even get Windows installed.
So I can't use this tool?
Is there an other way?
Because I have no diskdrive.

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-October-07, 23:08:32
@rx_shorty

Hello,

Better Read Moan Guide (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) and provide full system specification about your PC including PSU brand with details(look for them over PSU sticker), then open a new own topic in Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo based boards and explain the problem there.
You probably no need to update your BIOS, it should be used only as last resort.

"So I can't use this tool?

Its windows application, so if you can't install XP(for example) you can't use it.

Is there an other way?"


Yes there is other ways, but you still need OS installed to prepare CD/DVD for example. But you can done that on another machine.
But don't touch the BIOS for now..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rx_shorty on 24-October-07, 23:28:07
Thanks for your fast reply!

Well it worked all very well until I installed that new Videocard.
I can't even boot the Ubuntu Live CD or GParted.

Tried allot.
So that is why I think it a bios update is needed.
Right now I am using a BETA Bios, because at that time that was the online 4GB supporting Bios.

Can you provide me with a link or info how to do it on an other computer with the USB stick as tool?

Again many thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-October-07, 23:33:15
"Well it worked all very well until I installed that new Videocard"

Well it looks to be PSU problem then... but without any info we can guess only. i doubt that a new BIOS will help with that...



"Can you provide me with a link or info how to do it on an other computer with the USB stick as tool?"

If its MSI board you can use the Tool, else use:
via USB key:
http://www.thegamebooks.com/bootable-usb-guide-t108.html

or via CD/DVD:
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm

But once again i don't advice you to flash BIOS until diagnose the problem and try all other possibilities.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rx_shorty on 24-October-07, 23:40:01
Thanks again...

The PSU?
Sorry not formilliar with that: Zalman 460W ZM460B-APS ?

But Thanks for the links.

I will keep you updated!

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-October-07, 23:50:50
Thanks again...

The PSU?
Sorry not formilliar with that: Zalman 460W ZM460B-APS ?

But Thanks for the links.

I will keep you updated!



Well that's why i suggest you to provide full details about your system and to open new own topic in Intel CD2 forum section for troubleshooting.
Your PSU probably can't handle your newest VGA(which need at least 26A on +12V), flashing BIOS will not change anythink...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rx_shorty on 25-October-07, 00:14:21
Took your advise before flashing my Bios.
Thanks Bosskiller.

:)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 25-October-07, 17:06:28
Can I use any USB flash drive type? Does this download have to be from the computer that is being flashed ... forgive the low tech questions :worship:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-October-07, 17:11:17
Can I use any USB flash drive type? Does this download have to be from the computer that is being flashed ... forgive the low tech questions :worship:
"Can I use any USB flash drive type? "

yes  :yes:

"Does this download have to be from the computer that is being flashed ..."

not necessary, you can prepare the stick into another board, but must be MSI one too. or OS used to be x64 bit. else tool will refuse to start.
its necessary to be done in a same board if you are use Tool Live BIOS update feature(SureHands)

Took your advise before flashing my Bios.
Thanks Bosskiller.

:)

you are welcome, :-)) also congrats for your newest PSU which solve your problem as well :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murcielago2006 on 27-October-07, 20:28:17
ok, after hitting F11, I chose my USB drive, but after that i get a message saying something like "Table Partition Not Bootable"! any idea what this could be??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-October-07, 20:29:39
ok, after hitting F11, I chose my USB drive, but after that i get a message saying something like "Table Partition Not Bootable"! any idea what this could be??

yes, follow instruction here to fix it:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg831273#msg831273
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murcielago2006 on 27-October-07, 20:36:43
so i should format my USB Drive to FAT32?? (am using Vista)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-October-07, 20:40:45
so i should format my USB Drive to FAT32?? (am using Vista)

not just format... you need to change USB geometry use this: http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/betriebssystem/32594/hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool.html
formatting after USB geometry change is necessary.. the tool above will done both in same time.
In short use the Tool above and format the key in FAT32, when its done re-run Forum Tool let's finish the job and boot from your USB key again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murcielago2006 on 27-October-07, 21:38:34
flashing started and now it shows a list that ends with "C:\>" should i type something, did something go wrong, what should i do?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-October-07, 21:41:16
flashing started and now it shows a list that ends with "C:\>" should i type something, did something go wrong, what should i do?

That is normal end of operation, (you are done, etc: job is complete)
just reboot PC go to BIOS and "LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULT", followed by "SAVE AND EXIT".
then back to BIOS and apply your custom settings if you need too.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murcielago2006 on 27-October-07, 21:47:30
you sir are a life saver!!  :biggthumbsup: thank you very much, am gonna try installing the other two 1GB sticks now, hopefully the bios update fixed the 4GB problem.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: JMan711 on 27-October-07, 22:21:18
I'm having problems flashing the bios.  I followed all of the steps, downloaded the bios and usb installer onto my desktop, selected the bios zip file, selected my usb drive,  restarted and hit F11, and selected the usb drive to boot from.  For some reason my usb drive comes up twice in the list and when I select the first one, it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor and just stays there forever( I left it there for an hour and nothing happend ).  When I select the other one it just boots up normally into windows and doesn't bring up any of those bios upgrade screens.  I notice the files put onto the usb drive, but when I select them, it says this version is not compatible with this version of windows ( I am running Vista Ultimate 64bit).  Is there a step that I am missing? Should I try reinstalling the bootable tool and bios helper?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-October-07, 22:27:15
I'm having problems flashing the bios.  I followed all of the steps, downloaded the bios and usb installer onto my desktop, selected the bios zip file, selected my usb drive,  restarted and hit F11, and selected the usb drive to boot from.  For some reason my usb drive comes up twice in the list and when I select the first one, it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor and just stays there forever( I left it there for an hour and nothing happend ).  When I select the other one it just boots up normally into windows and doesn't bring up any of those bios upgrade screens.  I notice the files put onto the usb drive, but when I select them, it says this version is not compatible with this version of windows ( I am running Vista Ultimate 64bit).  Is there a step that I am missing? Should I try reinstalling the bootable tool and bios helper?

Make sure that USB Legacy support is turned on (Enabled from BIOS), it can be named as well "USB KB/Storage Support".
Enable it and retry to boot from the USB key, if no change follow the steps here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg835117#msg835117

" I notice the files put onto the usb drive, but when I select them, it says this version is not compatible with this version of windows ( I am running Vista Ultimate 64bit).  Is there a step that I am missing? Should I try reinstalling the bootable tool and bios helper?"
No problem is not in a Tool, your USB key is a picky follow instruction in a link above to fix it.
" but when I select them, it says this version is not compatible with this version of windows"
that's normal they are for DOS only, they will not run under x64bit OS. you no need to run anythink from there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 05-November-07, 17:51:10
I will have to flash my BIOS on the computer I am building using a K9N SLI MoBo and Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor, (based on advice received on another topic in this forum), and reading some of the above messages suggests that I will have a problem as both messages say press the f11 key, (not the f1 key), during POST to select the USB stick to boot from.  My computer does not appear to POST and repeatedly pressing the f11 key after first switching on does absolutely nothing.

I can get into the BIOS so should I then go to Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and look at the Removable Drives or Other Devices to set one of them to the USB stick.  The 1st Boot Device is set to [NVIDIA Boot Ag] in square brackets.

Or should I go into Integrated Peripherals or use the Load Fail-Safe Defaults or Load Optimized Defaults.  When I come out of the BIOS I seem to be presented with the option of using either NVIDIA Boot Agent 231.0528 or 2-NVIDIA Boot Agent 231.0528 which confuses me.

Advice appreciated.

Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-November-07, 20:03:06
I will have to flash my BIOS on the computer I am building using a K9N SLI MoBo and Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor, (based on advice received on another topic in this forum), and reading some of the above messages suggests that I will have a problem as both messages say press the f11 key, (not the f1 key), during POST to select the USB stick to boot from.  My computer does not appear to POST and repeatedly pressing the f11 key after first switching on does absolutely nothing.

I can get into the BIOS so should I then go to Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and look at the Removable Drives or Other Devices to set one of them to the USB stick.  The 1st Boot Device is set to [NVIDIA Boot Ag] in square brackets.

Or should I go into Integrated Peripherals or use the Load Fail-Safe Defaults or Load Optimized Defaults.  When I come out of the BIOS I seem to be presented with the option of using either NVIDIA Boot Agent 231.0528 or 2-NVIDIA Boot Agent 231.0528 which confuses me.

Advice appreciated.

Viv

"I can get into the BIOS so should I then go to Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and look at the Removable Drives or Other Devices to set one of them to the USB stick.  The 1st Boot Device is set to [NVIDIA Boot Ag] in square brackets."

When you connect the USB key see how it will be detected and configure 1st boot device to boot from it. It could be detected as removable storage or as hard disk. Look in HDD & Removable boot priority as well, disable boot from LAN. Make sure USB Legacy support is turned on as well.
Or just press F11 during bios post screen then choice the USB device to boot from.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 05-November-07, 20:29:37
Thanks, Bosskiller, I will go into Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and set the 1st Boot Device to the USB stick.  It looks as if the 'disable boot from LAN' option is found in the Integrated peripherals, as is the option to disable USB Legacy support.
As I explained pressing f11 does not do anything as there are no POST messages on screen and repeatedly pressing f11 as soon as the computer is first switched on until I get something showing on the screen produces no result.
Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-November-07, 20:38:41
Thanks, Bosskiller, I will go into Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and set the 1st Boot Device to the USB stick.  It looks as if the 'disable boot from LAN' option is found in the Integrated peripherals, as is the option to disable USB Legacy support.
As I explained pressing f11 does not do anything as there are no POST messages on screen and repeatedly pressing f11 as soon as the computer is first switched on until I get something showing on the screen produces no result.
Viv

"Thanks, Bosskiller, I will go into Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and set the 1st Boot Device to the USB stick.  It looks as if the 'disable boot from LAN' option is found in the Integrated peripherals, as is the option to disable USB Legacy support."


Yes, also "USB Legacy support" (Can be named USB KB/Storage Support) should be Enabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 05-November-07, 20:46:07
Thanks again, and I will Enable USB Legacy support, rather than disable it as I said in my previous post.

Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-November-07, 21:23:49
you sir are a life saver!!  :biggthumbsup: thank you very much, am gonna try installing the other two 1GB sticks now, hopefully the bios update fixed the 4GB problem.

You are welcome. :-))



Minor information about the Tool:

Bug has been detected in a Live Update module, problem description:

It affect only P965 Platinum owners, when using Live Update(SureHands) board is false identified as P6N SLI V2.
Board is property identified and correctly recognized, just the name assigned to model number is wrong.
Etc: Bug is cosmetic, you can safe proceed with BIOS update and ignore that its shows "P6N SLI V2", instead P965 Platinum.
It will be corrected in next version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 06-November-07, 18:08:18
I am trying to use the flash procedure on my K9N SLI MoBo with an Athlond 64x Dual Core Processor with no operating system installed yet, (because the BIOS does not recognise the processor).  The BIOS is version 3.5 and 3.8 is needed for this processor.  When I boot the f11 key appears to do nothing and I get to a message :-
*** Warning: Unknown Processor Revision ***
The processor(s) installed in your system are of an unknown revision.
Please contact your BIOS vendor for appropriate updates.
Press f1 to Resume.

Pressing f1 gets the message :-
Invalid or damaged Bootable partition.

I then have to switch off because no key seems to have any effect.

If I try repeatedly pressing the f11 key I get to the above warning message and pressing f1 allows me to choose the USB stick I have prepared using your instructions.

I then get the 'Invalid or damaged Bootable partition' message.

My USB stick has the following 2 files in the root :-
amiflash.exe and bios.bin

In addition there is a directory called 'MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper' containing the files :-
unins000.dat, unins000.exe, USBMSIHQ.exe and ver.txt.

There is also a zip file 7250v38 which contains the BIOS update files and the zip files for the 1.15a Installer and 1.15a Stand Alone versions of your installer.

I presume that I have done something wrong but am unable to work out what.  I am also puzzled that when I press the button on the front of my computer to switch it off the keyboard light does not extinguish, but maybe that is irrelevant.

I would be grateful for advice on what to do next.

Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: flobelix on 06-November-07, 18:32:39
As I already told you in another thread you have to RUN the tool on another computer with OS to get it to make your stick able to use it for flashing!

Start the tool in windows while stick plugged in, point it to the place you stored the bios files when asked and it will do the rest for you.
THEN you can boot from stick and it will flash the bios! So you need a windows pc first to create the flash stick.
It's no use in putting all files on the stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 06-November-07, 18:44:32
Thanks, flobelix, I was under the impression that I had run the tool on my XP computer.  I will try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-November-07, 19:01:47
Use this Tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/betriebssystem/32594/hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool.html) and format your USB key in FAT32(or FAT) 1st.
When its done, re-run forum Tool and let's finish the job.
(you no need to copy anythink anywhere manually)
When its done, connect USB key to your PC and re-try to boot again from it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 06-November-07, 21:00:29
Thanks Bosskiller.  I have now downloaded the program and formatted my USB key in FAT32, then re-run the forum tool, which is what I had done on my previous attempt. 

I have the forum tool in the root directory of the C:/ drive.  When I run it I select the destination F:\MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper, then Point to MSI BIOS archive option, then select C:\7250v35.zip which is the BIOS update file.  Then I get the following messages which are something like :-

Device inspecting in progress

WMIC is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file

Environment Variable __logicalDiskF not defined

WMIC is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file

FAT32 detected

Target destination accepted.  Stand by

Work in progress, will take several seconds to complete

Preparing to flush data to disk

'wmic' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

Procedure successfully complete

Performing cleanup operation



Then I choose the do not boot option as it is a working computer.

The following files are in the root directory of the USB key :-
bootlog.txt, amiflash.exe and bios.bin.
In addition there is a directory called 'MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper' containing the files :-
unins000.dat, unins000.exe, USBMSIHQ.exe and ver.txt.

I had expected to see the files A7250NMS.380 and Afud408.exe somewhere on the USB stick, but is this because there are error messages when I run the forum tool?

Am I right in thinking that the tool is not producing the correct files on the USB stick?

My XP MoBo is a KT3V, does this make a difference?  Also does the tool have to run on a computer with an MSI MoBo?  If not then I can use another computer to try again.

Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-November-07, 21:03:54
"My XP MoBo is a KT3V, does this make a difference?  Also does the tool have to run on a computer with an MSI MoBo?  If not then I can use another computer to try again."

what OS is running there? XP Home or 98?

"Also does the tool have to run on a computer with an MSI MoBo?"
Yes, or OS should be 64bit.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-November-07, 21:30:23
"The following files are in the root directory of the USB key :-
bootlog.txt, amiflash.exe and bios.bin.
In addition there is a directory called 'MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper' containing the files :-
unins000.dat, unins000.exe, USBMSIHQ.exe and ver.txt.

I had expected to see the files A7250NMS.380 and Afud408.exe somewhere on the USB stick, but is this because there are error messages when I run the forum tool?

Am I right in thinking that the tool is not producing the correct files on the USB stick?"


"I had expected to see the files A7250NMS.380 and Afud408.exe somewhere on the USB stick, but is this because there are error messages when I run the forum tool?"

everythink is fine :-)) the warnings messages are expected in XP Home, they are not crucial. The tool will fix it itself, by using alternative system. its regular operation.

"I had expected to see the files A7250NMS.380 and Afud408.exe somewhere on the USB stick,"
"The following files are in the root directory of the USB key :-
bootlog.txt, amiflash.exe and bios.bin."

Afud408.exe become to---> amiflash.exe , A7250NMS.380 become to ---->bios.bin.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-November-07, 21:53:23
"In addition there is a directory called 'MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper' containing the files :-
unins000.dat, unins000.exe, USBMSIHQ.exe and ver.txt."


That part you are doing wrong. You have installed Tool into your USB key, you have to install it somewhere locally into your HDD instead if you are using Installer version.
In a fact now you are using source and target destination in same time.
You have executed the tool from your USB key, and target is as well the same USB drive.
But that possibility(a bit dump one :-)) ) has been predicted and the Tool should be done fine, its using inherit access when operation with target device.
(The Tool doesn't lock the device during operation, like similar app. do, to make it bootable and prepare it.)
That mean you may have open files there,(like in the your case you have running the .exe file installer from there..) drive will be maded bootable with remaining stuffs there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 06-November-07, 23:52:15

Quote
what OS is running there? XP Home or 98?
It is Win XP

Quote
Yes, or OS should be 64bit.

Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 06-November-07, 23:55:58
everythink is fine :-)) the warnings messages are expected in XP Home, they are not crucial. The tool will fix it itself, by using alternative system. its regular operation.
Now I am reassured, but it was a bit disconcerting to see these warnings and not know that I could ignore them.


Quote
Afud408.exe become to---> amiflash.exe , A7250NMS.380 become to ---->bios.bin.
Yet more reassurance, thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 07-November-07, 00:14:57
"In addition there is a directory called 'MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper' containing the files :-
unins000.dat, unins000.exe, USBMSIHQ.exe and ver.txt."


That part you are doing wrong. You have installed Tool into your USB key, you have to install it somewhere locally into your HDD instead if you are using Installer version.
In a fact now you are using source and target destination in same time.
You have executed the tool from your USB key, and target is as well the same USB drive.

When I ran the MSIHQ Tool from the root directory of my c:\ drive I was asked to specify my USB key directory and the default destination location supplied by the tool was 'F:\MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper'.  If I tried to change it to F:\ then I got an error message to say that I had to supply a full path such as c:\app.

If I run the other tool, USBMSIHQ, (again from the root directory of my c:\ drive), I am asked to specify the directory of my stick and only 2 files are installed on the USB stick, which are amiflash and biosbin, which suggests that I now have a USB stick with the correct files on.


By the way I do not understand the next bit of your post :-
Quote
But that possibility(a bit dump one :-)) ) has been predicted and the Tool should be done fine, its using inherit access when operation with target device.
(The Tool doesn't lock the device during operation, like similar app. do, to make it bootable and prepare it.)
That mean you may have open files there,(like in the your case you have running the .exe file installer from there..) drive will be maded bootable with remaining stuffs there.[/color]


Thanks for your assistance, I will try the flash tomorrow when I have plenty of time, and can then install the operating system.
Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-November-07, 00:29:39
When I ran the MSIHQ Tool from the root directory of my c:\ drive I was asked to specify my USB key directory and the default destination location supplied by the tool was 'F:\MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper'.  If I tried to change it to F:\ then I got an error message to say that I had to supply a full path such as c:\app.

If I run the other tool, USBMSIHQ, (again from the root directory of my c:\ drive), I am asked to specify the directory of my stick and only 2 files are installed on the USB stick, which are amiflash and biosbin, which suggests that I now have a USB stick with the correct files on.


By the way I do not understand the next bit of your post :-

Thanks for your assistance, I will try the flash tomorrow when I have plenty of time, and can then install the operating system.
Viv

"When I ran the MSIHQ Tool from the root directory of my c:\ drive I was asked to specify my USB key directory and the default destination location supplied by the tool was 'F:\MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS helper'.  If I tried to change it to F:\ then I got an error message to say that I had to supply a full path such as c:\app."

That is NOT to specify USB key directory(tool will never ask you for that), it will asked you where to be installed the program itself.
(read carefully what is written on the screen  :-)) )
You need to install it somewhere on local HDD, not to USB drive. By default its in program files in own subdir:

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/701/ff1nm2.jpg)

"If I run the other tool, USBMSIHQ, (again from the root directory of my c:\ drive), I am asked to specify the directory of my stick and only 2 files are installed on the USB stick, which are amiflash and biosbin, which suggests that I now have a USB stick with the correct files on"

Tool will not asking you to specify directory of the USB drive...
When you run it, you need to choice operation mode(choice 1st one listed named "Point to MSI BIOS archive", then click "Next")
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6482/t1ey9.jpg)
Then locate BIOS archive file downloaded from MSI site and click OK when its done.
Then will be asked for USB key drive letter:
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8769/13621371wm5.jpg)
Choice USB drive letter and config "Y" when asked for confirmation.
That is, wait tool to finish then connect it and boot from it on the PC which are planning to update the BIOS.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: k0065126 on 08-November-07, 20:08:17
I would like to say thank you to Bosskiller and all others who have patiently tried to help me with sorting out the problem with my motherboard.  I am happy to say that I now have a working computer, but this would not have happened without the assistance I have received.
This forum is a great resource and I am extremely grateful.

Viv
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-November-07, 20:21:27
I would like to say thank you to Bosskiller and all others who have patiently tried to help me with sorting out the problem with my motherboard.  I am happy to say that I now have a working computer, but this would not have happened without the assistance I have received.
This forum is a great resource and I am extremely grateful.

Viv

nice :-)) you are always welcome, you have done well :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Prodigal on 14-November-07, 21:17:00
Guys firstly let me say thankyou for creating such a useful tool, I hate doing NTFS capable boot disks and trying to flash from the C:\ etc. Unfortunately I am in need of help. Everything works except my bios actually being flashable. I've spent several hours now over the last couple of days trying to flash it and it just won't flash. My Board is a K8N SLi Platinum, running Bios W7100 v3.1 (OLD). When I try to flash using normal procedures the flash utility just sits there for hours doing nothing. When I try using this USB flash kit I get

Verifying DMI Pool Data .................
RIVER2 MSI^#

replace the ^ with a little house shaped thing and the # with like a square smilie face like you used to get on old 286 IBM games. I think my bios must be locked from flashing somehow but can't figure out why.

I should take this opportunity to say I'm very embarassed that I can't figure out why because I'm a level 3 I.T. support engineer :( I have turned off Virus Warning in the bios but can't find any option anywhere else to turn on or off bios protection. Is there anything I'm missing? Do I need to use a jumper setting to free the bios for flashing? Please help lol.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-November-07, 02:49:55
Guys firstly let me say thankyou for creating such a useful tool, I hate doing NTFS capable boot disks and trying to flash from the C:\ etc. Unfortunately I am in need of help. Everything works except my bios actually being flashable. I've spent several hours now over the last couple of days trying to flash it and it just won't flash. My Board is a K8N SLi Platinum, running Bios W7100 v3.1 (OLD). When I try to flash using normal procedures the flash utility just sits there for hours doing nothing. When I try using this USB flash kit I get

Verifying DMI Pool Data .................
RIVER2 MSI^#

replace the ^ with a little house shaped thing and the # with like a square smilie face like you used to get on old 286 IBM games. I think my bios must be locked from flashing somehow but can't figure out why.

I should take this opportunity to say I'm very embarassed that I can't figure out why because I'm a level 3 I.T. support engineer :( I have turned off Virus Warning in the bios but can't find any option anywhere else to turn on or off bios protection. Is there anything I'm missing? Do I need to use a jumper setting to free the bios for flashing? Please help lol.

Hello Prodigal, Welcome to Forum.

"Guys firstly let me say thankyou for creating such a useful tool, I hate doing NTFS capable boot disks and trying to flash from the C:\ etc. Unfortunately I am in need of help. Everything works except my bios actually being flashable. I've spent several hours now over the last couple of days trying to flash it and it just won't flash. My Board is a K8N SLi Platinum, running Bios W7100 v3.1 (OLD). When I try to flash using normal procedures the flash utility just sits there for hours doing nothing. When I try using this USB flash kit I get "


"Verifying DMI Pool Data .................
RIVER2 MSI^#


replace the ^ with a little house shaped thing and the # with like a square smilie face like you used to get on old 286 IBM games. I think my bios must be locked from flashing somehow but can't figure out why."


That is boot failure from the USB key(not BIOS related). Please follow the steps here to resolve:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg836976#msg836976
(Make sure USB Legacy Support(can be named USB KB/Storage Support) is Enabled from BIOS)

"I should take this opportunity to say I'm very embarassed that I can't figure out why because I'm a level 3 I.T. support engineer :( I have turned off Virus Warning in the bios but can't find any option anywhere else to turn on or off bios protection. Is there anything I'm missing? Do I need to use a jumper setting to free the bios for flashing? Please help lol."

Nop, there is no jumper for BIOS write protection or corespond BIOS option for that.
Let us known how its goes.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Prodigal on 15-November-07, 13:37:43
Thanks for the reply bosskiller but when I format the drive to fat32 instead of fat16 the bios won't even find the usb drive as a possible boot option. I formatted to fat16 again and tried this again and everything worked fine. Thank you so much for the help. That program is just brilliant.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-November-07, 14:56:48
Thanks for the reply bosskiller but when I format the drive to fat32 instead of fat16 the bios won't even find the usb drive as a possible boot option. I formatted to fat16 again and tried this again and everything worked fine. Thank you so much for the help. That program is just brilliant.

"Thanks for the reply bosskiller but when I format the drive to fat32 instead of fat16 the bios won't even find the usb drive as a possible boot option."
it was for example, :-)) Tool works with both FAT or FAT32

" I formatted to fat16 again and tried this again and everything worked fine. Thank you so much for the help.
That program is just brilliant."

nice :-)), you are welcome :hat tip: Thanks for your feeback as well :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: USS Sandhu on 17-November-07, 04:59:41
Just so I'm clear...

I'm running Vista x64 with NTFS drives on an MSI P6N SLI Platinum...

I can run the flashing tool just so long as I format my USB stick to FAT32?

Thanks in advance,
- Sam
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-November-07, 05:50:26
Just so I'm clear...

I'm running Vista x64 with NTFS drives on an MSI P6N SLI Platinum...

I can run the flashing tool just so long as I format my USB stick to FAT32?

Thanks in advance,
- Sam

yep, fat32 or fat.(if its already in fat or fat32, format is not required. the tool works without formatting the drive)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: USS Sandhu on 17-November-07, 16:18:13
Cool, thanks for confirming. Before I do update my BIOS, here's the issue:

I built my PC about 4 months ago and had XP x64 running. I upgraded to Vista x64 about 2 weeks ago and all was well. Here's what I built:

MSI P6N-SLI Platinum
Intel E6600
2 GB Crucial RAM (#BL12864AL804)

I added another 2 GB of the same RAM from Crucial (have 4 GB total now), and Vista takes about 4 minutes to boot up. When I finally do make it to the desktop, I can see the CPU near 80% or so for about 2-3 minutes, and then Vista locks up.

I removed 1 GB and things are stable (so I've got 1 GB each in the first 3 slots). Any advice on why things are all screwy with last 1GB?

And if upgrading the BIOS will fix the problem, which version of the BIOS should I use?

Thanks in advance,

- Sam
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-November-07, 16:23:15
"And if upgrading the BIOS will fix the problem, which version of the BIOS should I use?"

Yes, go for the 1.5(latest one), it will fix the problem. /* you can use LiveUpdate, called SureHands from the Tool */
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: USS Sandhu on 17-November-07, 16:30:16
Thanks for the quick reply! Is v1.15a the most recent version of the flashing tool?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-November-07, 16:31:52
yep
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: USS Sandhu on 21-November-07, 03:07:04
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!

I just flashed my BIOS without incident, or any issues along the way, and am now running the full 4 gigs of RAM. Vista is quite happy and stable... as am I.

Definitely could not have done this without your help!

Thanks again,
- Sam
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mholdenjones1 on 25-November-07, 01:54:02
I have just found a slight issue. I have an EXIGE 2.0 2gig flash drive. My EVGA 680i bios picks it up fine, but my MSI P6N Diamond does not. Just thought this may be of some help to a few that might be scratching their heads.

Can anyone tell me what flash drive they have used for updating this bios?

Thanks.

Matt.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-November-07, 10:26:38
I have just found a slight issue. I have an EXIGE 2.0 2gig flash drive. My EVGA 680i bios picks it up fine, but my MSI P6N Diamond does not. Just thought this may be of some help to a few that might be scratching their heads.

Can anyone tell me what flash drive they have used for updating this bios?

Thanks.

Matt.

Could be depend of USB drive itself and how BIOS will assign device. Follow instruction here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg836976#msg836976
Then USB drive should be recognized by BIOS as HDD,(force HDD emulation) enter in BIOS and adjust/reverse HDD boot priority.(make 1st boot HDD usb drive and second one Nvidia stripe)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mholdenjones1 on 25-November-07, 14:41:08
Thank you for all your help guys. I have now managed to update bios to 1.3 on the P6N Diamond and it has recognised both my QX6850 and 4 gig of ram. Happy days!!!

Not quite sure what happened with my Exige Flash Drive being read perfectly by the EVGA 680i board and not on the P6N Diamoind, but found after using the HP formatting tool it worked fine. Mind you it did not work straight away after just rebooting, it would only work after powering down the pc first. After that it did not pick it up in bios, but after hitting F11 during post it gave it to me as an option to boot from.

To the people who run this site and help everyone, a MASSIVE thanks goes out to you all.

Top work!! :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-November-07, 16:35:48
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!

I just flashed my BIOS without incident, or any issues along the way, and am now running the full 4 gigs of RAM. Vista is quite happy and stable... as am I.

Definitely could not have done this without your help!

Thanks again,
- Sam

nice, :biggthumbsup: you are welcome. thanks for kind of words as well :-))

Thank you for all your help guys. I have now managed to update bios to 1.3 on the P6N Diamond and it has recognised both my QX6850 and 4 gig of ram. Happy days!!!

Not quite sure what happened with my Exige Flash Drive being read perfectly by the EVGA 680i board, but found after using the HP formatting tool it worked. Mind you it did not work straight away after just rebooting, it would only work after powering down the pc first. After that it did not pick it up in bios, but after hitting F11 during post it gave it to me as an option to boot from.

To the people who run this site and help everyone, a MASSIVE thanks goes out to you all.

Top work!! :biggthumbsup:
nice, :biggthumbsup: you are welcome. thanks for kind of words as well :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-November-07, 17:44:09
Hello,

Tool version has been updated from 1.15a ===> 1.15d

Changes in 1.15d:


* Fixed cosmetic bug: SureHands LU wrong shows P965 Platinum as P6N SLI V2
* Few Minor cosmetic changes.
* Fixed bug: SureHands LU in Vista ignore user choice, and auto pickup latest BIOS version for user board.
* SureHands LU: BIOS range extended for K9A Platinum, P965 Platinum, P35 Platinum/Neo2 Series, P6N SLI V2, P35 Neo Combo.
* Newest board supported by SureHands LU:

K9A2 Platinum
X38 Diamond Plus
X38 Diamond
X38 Platinum
K9A2 CF-F

* added support for RAR archives, Tool now can proceed RAR files along with ZIP.(downloaded from here ftp://duser:duser@66.232.110.239/ for example)


As usual download location is in 1st post of this topic.

Best wishes,
MSIHQ Moderator TEAM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 22:23:31
Right. I'm trying to get ready for a BIOS upgrade.

I have tried formating a USB travel flash SD card to FAT32 both via WIN2KPRO and also using the HP USB Format Tool.

Can't do it in win2k, I get a windows can't complete th format error (Only when trying FAT32).
Using the HP Tool I only get the tool opening up when selected and nothing being recognised.

No good then??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-December-07, 22:37:41
so you can't format that USB drive or?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 22:41:27
so you can't format that USB drive or?

Can format as NTFS or FAT but not FAT32.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-December-07, 22:43:48
Can format as NTFS or FAT but not FAT32.
keep FAT then :yes: Also pickup the .zip file attached here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=112747.msg842880#msg842880
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 22:51:33
I already have these on my now FAT formated SD card BK...

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b347/KBL007/Scrapbook/Biosupdatefolder.jpg?t=1196701501)

Is that right or should I have the standalone version???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-December-07, 22:58:51
I already have these on my now FAT formated SD card BK...

Is that right or should I have the standalone version???
"I already have these on my now FAT formated SD card BK..."

as i said before you no need to copy anythink on the your USB drive/key. leave it empty.
also you have the .exe archive which tool can't accept it, that's why you need a .zip file attached file---> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=112747.msg842880#msg842880
and to point to zip file when Tool ask for it.
Look here for the steps:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg828909#msg828909

"Is that right or should I have the standalone version???"
both are the same, but the installer makes a short installation to be more comfortable for future usage.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 23:09:27
Thanks BK.

I now have an empty FAT SD Card in my USB reader

And have replaced the file which is now on my desktop in a folder....

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b347/KBL007/Scrapbook/Biosupdatefolder-1.jpg?t=1196806030)

Will have to move this from Laptop desktop to PC desktop later.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-December-07, 23:11:06
you need to turn to intall the tool, then to execute and to follow the short steps to prepare your USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 23:14:21
Do you mean "double click" the install tool then follow the prompts?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-December-07, 23:14:52
Do you mean "double click" the install tool then follow the prompts?
yep
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 04-December-07, 23:17:42
Great. I'll try that tomorrow, getting a bit tired now, don't want to screw up.  :sleep:

Many thanks. Will let you know how it goes.  :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 06-December-07, 15:43:17
I have both the MSI tool and the bios update on my destop.

I have extracted and run the MSI tool, but in only opens up CMD prompt briefly then closes with no further steps or prompts.  :confused2:


EDIT: Have also tried in safe mode and I'm using administrator account.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 16:44:05
I have both the MSI tool and the bios update on my destop.

I have extracted a run the MSI tool, but in only opens up CMD prompt briefly then closes with no further steps or prompts.  :confused2:


EDIT: Have also tried in safe mode and I'm using administrator account.

do you run it at MSI board?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 06-December-07, 17:00:49
do you run it at MSI board?

Not quite sure what you mean BK? I ran the tool from the desktop once unzipped.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 17:03:48
Not quite sure what you mean BK? I ran the tool from the desktop once unzipped.
Do you run the Tool using your board from signature, etc: MSI board or in another PC?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 06-December-07, 17:09:15
Do you run the Tool using your board from signature, etc: MSI board or in another PC?

I have run the tool from the PC that I'm trying to do the BIOS update on.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 17:24:53
get attachment, extract the file. then burn image to CD/DVD with nero for example:
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7739/nero1fb6.jpg)

Reboot PC and boot from CD/DVD, BIOS update will start automatically.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 06-December-07, 17:26:41
Ok. Give me a minute. :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 06-December-07, 17:47:42
Ok, have done that and it looked like everything went ok.
When the computer rebooted it automatically loaded the bios defaults. Is there anything else I should do?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 17:49:24
Ok, have done that and it looked like everything went ok.
When the computer rebooted it automatically loaded the bios defaults. Is there anything else I should do?
nop, basically that's it. Do:
Enter in BIOS and "LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS", "SAVE AND EXIT".
Then back to BIOS if you need to apply your customs settings.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 06-December-07, 17:59:39
Hi there!  :hat tip:

How are you guys/ladies?

I need a BIOS update, but right now I'm having problems starting the flash application.

When I select my USB stick as boot device after pushing F11, the flash application DOESN'T START as supposed to. The screen turns black and Windows starts booting.

Setup:

- Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits.
- MSI K9N-SLI
- Kingston 1GB USB stick, using FAT32 (formatted using the HP tool)

Of course USB Legacy support is enabled and boot sector protection is disabled. I've run the MSI tool to prepare the USB stick, message stated the preparation was completed/succesful.

Can anybody help me, please?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 18:02:26
Hi wei_zhu,

Reformat the USB stick in FAT instead FAT32 and re-try.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 06-December-07, 22:05:20
Hi wei_zhu,

Reformat the USB stick in FAT instead FAT32 and re-try.

I got it, I'll retry. I hope it will work  :).

Well, I tried FAT instead of FAT32, but no luck for me. Preparing the USB stick is no problem. If I try to boot from the USB stick, I get the same result as before: the screen turns black, after that Windows starts booting. I'm getting a little bit desperate, lol j/k. I'd at least expect an error message to get me :angryfire:.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-07, 23:07:03
I got it, I'll retry. I hope it will work  :).

Well, I tried FAT instead of FAT32, but no luck for me. Preparing the USB stick is no problem. If I try to boot from the USB stick, I get the same result as before: the screen turns black, after that Windows starts booting. I'm getting a little bit desperate, lol j/k. I'd at least expect an error message to get me :angryfire:.

Try with different USB stick or use different flashing method from CD/DVD
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 07-December-07, 17:07:33
Try with different USB stick or use different flashing method from CD/DVD
http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm

Thank you, Bosskiller

I just tried to flash using a DVD, but still no luck... I am able to boot now, but I think my DVD-drive doesn't get recognized. I use a USB 2.0 external Samsung DVD-rewriter. I just can't access my DVD-drive, I tried all possible characters for my DVD-drive. I don't have a floppy drive to try updating a floppy. What shall I do now?

Does this go beyond the topic?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-07, 18:51:02
Hi wei_zhu,

Tell us exact mainboard ID, look here how to ID:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=107777.msg798546#msg798546
and target BIOS, i will make a .ISO image for you.(which will works)

"Does this go beyond the topic?"
a bit, but we are glad to help :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 07-December-07, 20:19:48
nop, basically that's it. Do:
Enter in BIOS and "LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS", "SAVE AND EXIT".
Then back to BIOS if you need to apply your customs settings.

Sorry to have left you in the lurch last time we were in contact.....

Thanks to your instructions I managed to update the bios minutes after your last post to me and the BIOS now recognises it as a 320GB HDD..
However... Just as I was typing my reply to you last night I was presented with an error that I had never seen before in my 15+ years of PC building...     "Warning Hard Error"...  :biggthumbsdown: :confused2:
Need less to say time was running short due to... in-laws... and I had to pack stuff away and tidy up.  :(

The good news is, the BIOS now recognises the HDD as being a 320GB HDD, but unfortunately win2k still recognises it as a 127GB HD. I have checked that there is the EnableBigLba in the regedt.32.exe but this hasn't made any difference.

I will have to resume my upgrade on Monday after the in-laws have gone. It's all in boxes now.  :nooo:

Enjoy the rest of the week-end.

Many thanks for the help so far BK (and Bas  ;-))) Will make contact again in a couple of days.

Kind regards,

Kevin.  :hat tip:

SO... having tidied up I am now on the laptop typing my reply.

I will have to resume
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-07, 20:25:44
Make sure that you have latest SP installed for Win2k, then check for the .reg again.(reboot is required to apply changes)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305098
http://www.48bitlba.com/win2k.htm
Here is the Tool that will do automatically for you:
http://www.48bitlba.com/enablebiglbatool.htm
(http://www.48bitlba.com/images/enablebiglba.gif)
You should be able to re-partition your HDD in full capacity.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 07-December-07, 20:42:47
Hi wei_zhu,

Tell us exact mainboard ID, look here how to ID:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=107777.msg798546#msg798546
and target BIOS, i will make a .ISO image for you.(which will works)

"Does this go beyond the topic?"
a bit, but we are glad to help :-))

OK, here you are! Mainboard ID is: A7250NMS. Target BIOS is version 3.8 with update date 2007-09-06. By the way, I forgot to tell I used Nero 7 instead of Nero 6. Option for burning a bootable disc is not available, so I chose ''Data DVD''. Does this matter? Thanks in advance!

kleefarr, I hope you will fix your problems quickly!

edit: Do you think there's a problem with my external DVD drive? Not able to boot in any way from this drive? This is my first PC using an external drive
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-07, 20:59:36
OK, here you are! Mainboard ID is: A7250NMS. Target BIOS is version 3.8 with update date 2007-09-06. By the way, I forgot to tell I used Nero 7 instead of Nero 6. Option for burning a bootable disc is not available, so I chose ''Data DVD''. Does this matter? Thanks in advance!

kleefarr, I hope you will fix your problems quickly!

Here is it, extract the .zip file, then open the .ISO and burn image to CD/DVD. boot from CD/DVD, bios update will start automatically.


"kleefarr, I hope you will fix your problems quickly!"
He will, also his problem is not BIOS related anymore. :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 07-December-07, 21:13:11
Here is it, extract the .zip file, then open the .ISO and burn image to CD/DVD. boot from CD/DVD, bios update will start automatically.


"kleefarr, I hope you will fix your problems quickly!"
He will, also his problem is not BIOS related anymore. :-))

Perfect, there it is. ''7250v39.zip'', v39? Is this version 3.9 :confused2:? My target BIOS is version 3.8.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-07, 21:13:55
Perfect, there it is. ''7250v39.zip'', v39? Is this version 3.9 :confused2:? My target BIOS is version 3.8.
Yes its 3.9,(latest one) web is outdated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wei_zhu on 09-December-07, 12:10:01
Yes its 3.9,(latest one) web is outdated.

Thank you VERY MUCH, BOSSKILLER! I updated my BIOS two days ago. Right now, I've got version 3.9 which is not even available on the MSI site lol  :-P). The system runs very stable. I think I owe you a beer  :D.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-December-07, 17:27:35
nice :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kleefarr on 10-December-07, 11:04:00
Make sure that you have latest SP installed for Win2k, then check for the .reg again.(reboot is required to apply changes)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305098
http://www.48bitlba.com/win2k.htm
Here is the Tool that will do automatically for you:
http://www.48bitlba.com/enablebiglbatool.htm
(http://www.48bitlba.com/images/enablebiglba.gif)
You should be able to re-partition your HDD in full capacity.



Thanks BK, I have grabbed that program and will now proceed to unpack my gear.  :biggthumbsup:

Will start another thread in correct forum.  :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Tomasauris on 20-December-07, 00:02:11
"Thanks, Bosskiller, I will go into Advanced BIOS Features, Boot Sequence and set the 1st Boot Device to the USB stick.  It looks as if the 'disable boot from LAN' option is found in the Integrated peripherals, as is the option to disable USB Legacy support."


Yes, also "USB Legacy support" (Can be named USB KB/Storage Support) should be Enabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 22-December-07, 22:55:52
This topic is for discussion of the MSI HQ USB flash tool only.

If you have any other questions, or need help troubleshooting a problem you are encountering, this is not the topic to do it in. Please start your own new topic in the correct area of this forum.

Thank you :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 23-December-07, 18:51:14
Everything went off without a hitch until I got into BIOS to have it boot from USB, the option wasnt there in my boot menu, could have sworn it was there when I loaded the OS.  any ideas??  I'm on a MS-1016 Laptop... and yes I have legacy USB suport enabled

~Garritos
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-December-07, 18:58:08
Well hit "f8" or "f11" during bios post, and choice your USB drive.
Also look in HDD area, the USB stick could be detected as HDD as well.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 23-December-07, 19:58:52
tried f8 and f11, no usb option...  only boot options i have are CD, HDD and realtek network boot    :biggthumbsdown:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-December-07, 20:01:33
Do this then:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

After that USB key should be detected as HDD
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 00:27:51
i must admit i'm using an external USB HDD and I just tried the other method with no avail.  would I be better off using a usb card reader with an SD card or should I wait to get a real pen drive??  also with that being said is there anything else that I might try to get this BIOS loaded?  thanx again for all of your help...

~Garritos
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-December-07, 10:22:10
well if that USB HDD is not listed as boot option, try with USB pen drive then.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wdEvA on 24-December-07, 16:23:02
after booting from the thumbdrive, it went through some writing and erasing processes, and it said programme ended properly or something like that..
then it leaves me in the prompt, what do i do next?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-December-07, 16:37:32
reboot PC, that is normal end of operation.
enter in BIOS and "LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULT", followed by "SAVE AND EXIT"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 17:44:46
got it to boot from a USB drive.  the instructions are confusing.

what do i type at the final prompt??

it is a C: prompt

the bios files are a1016ims.210 and afudos.exe

when i type the exe plus the bios file i get bad command or file name
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 24-December-07, 18:25:38
You type nothing, the tool has prepared everything.....
It just needs to boot from it....and everything is automatic, just a few minor answers are needed.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 18:30:10
so im done when it gets to the C prompt?   just power down and reset the CMOS?

It still shows the old BIOS version during boot


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 24-December-07, 18:33:49
You booted from USB stick then it went straight to C:\?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 18:39:04
no it went through a few screens and backed up the old BIOS, after i press any key to begin the update it brings me to a shitload of example commands and a C: prompt

at the top of the screen it says:

Usage: afudos /i<ROM filname> [o<save    etc....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 24-December-07, 18:46:27
I'm not too familiar with the tool, but I believe you may need to set custom parameters. Only BOSSKILLER can truely answer that...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 24-December-07, 18:57:11
no it went through a few screens and backed up the old BIOS, after i press any key to begin the update it brings me to a "I'm a potty mouth"load of example commands and a C: prompt

at the top of the screen it says:

Usage: afudos /i<ROM filname> [o<save    etc....

The Forum flashing tool does?
I have used it a lot of times, but never did that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 18:57:19
tried a different option (loaded the actual file, not the zip)  and it went through the process and at the end I got "error:flash part is not supported"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 19:01:56
should I try sure hands??    *not supported
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 24-December-07, 19:03:15
What board is this?
Is this an MSI retail board?

As for surehands, yes...however, is there a reason you want to flash? (start a new topic in the appropriate area)

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 19:05:07
here is the original post:   https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113222.0



**this string should stay here because it could help others in my situation if we find a fix, certainly more relevant than pages after pages of virus false positives....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-December-07, 19:53:28
tried a different option (loaded the actual file, not the zip)  and it went through the process and at the end I got "error:flash part is not supported"

that is normal, you should point to .rar file. older flashers are not supported by that method.

should I try sure hands??    *not supported

normal as well, model is not supported by liveupdate.


"no it went through a few screens and backed up the old BIOS, after i press any key to begin the update it brings me to a "I'm a potty mouth"load of example commands and a C: prompt"

boot again from the USB drive, when you see C: prompt type manually:

amiflash.exe_/ibios.bin_/sfi_/pbnc_/eb



Symbol _ in syntax above means space.
Flash wont start automatically cause this too old flasher used need special switches to begin update.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Garritos on 24-December-07, 20:23:02
you are a god bosskiller, flashing as we speak, lets just hope this fixes my battery issue  :)


the flash was all it needed, happy holidays to all of you guys here on the forums and best wishes to you and yours  :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: LoUiSCY on 26-December-07, 00:40:51
Hi there. I followed the instractions and I went up until the last step, to boot from my usb flash. I did hit F11 and the usb boot option was there. I clicked enter in order to boot from it but nothing happened. It just entered windows again. My usb has 2 files in it, amiflash & bios.bin . I've downloaded the right bios for my P965 Platinum (7238v18). Any suggestions?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 26-December-07, 03:09:55
Try setting the stick up again with the tool. Make sure it's formatted in FAT/FAT32.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-December-07, 09:28:11
Look in HDD area,
also remove your OC before proceed. "Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 3.24ghz"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: LoUiSCY on 26-December-07, 11:27:40
no it went through a few screens and backed up the old BIOS, after i press any key to begin the update it brings me to a "I'm a potty mouth"load of example commands and a C: prompt

at the top of the screen it says:

Usage: afudos /i<ROM filname> [o<save    etc....

Ok, I've managed to boot from the usb flash, backed up up the current bios and successfully taken to C: prompt. I restarted my pc, went through the bios settings and set to Default + Save & exit. After restarting I've checked the boot screen but the bios version was the same (v1.06.63) instead of 1.8. What I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-December-07, 11:31:34
tell more details, what was the last message received before end in C:
are you sure that BIOS version is not updated?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: LoUiSCY on 26-December-07, 12:04:47
tell more details, what was the last message received before end in C:
are you sure that BIOS version is not updated?


The last message before C: Prompt was ''Program Ended Normally''. So I restarted my pc and at the begining of the boot something came up:
CMOS Checksum Bad
Press F1 to run setup
Press F2 to load default values and continue

Firstly, I've chosen the 1st option, enter into the bios setup and as you have mentioned in a previous post of yours, I have set everything to Default settings + Save & exit. The bios version didn't change to v1.8.
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=266 <- Thats the link to the bios 7238v18.zip

With the second option, windows just booted normally.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-December-07, 12:07:47
well all is fine
that "After restarting I've checked the boot screen but the bios version was the same (v1.06.63)" is not your BIOS version its somethink else.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: LoUiSCY on 26-December-07, 12:20:12
Ok but where can I see the v1.8 to confirm that it's done?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-December-07, 12:21:26
Look here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: LoUiSCY on 26-December-07, 15:26:23
Got it. Thanks a lot man  :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-December-07, 15:40:56
kk nice :-)) but don't make duplicate posts please.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Bankok on 27-December-07, 03:57:59
Finally.  :biggthumbsup:

Was having problems when I started up the PC and hit f8/f11 to choose boot device, I'd choose USB stick and it would blink for a second and restart the computer.

I used the HP utility, reran the tools and moved the USB stick to the back of the PC, and voila it worked.  Although now I'll never know which was the actual fix  :laugh:(I can finally use all 4 gigs of ram now!!)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 27-December-07, 10:31:28
Probably filesystem problem on your stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: paulkp on 29-December-07, 19:36:07
Finally.  :biggthumbsup:

Was having problems when I started up the PC and hit f8/f11 to choose boot device, I'd choose USB stick and it would blink for a second and restart the computer.

I used the HP utility, reran the tools and moved the USB stick to the back of the PC, and voila it worked.  Although now I'll never know which was the actual fix  :laugh:(I can finally use all 4 gigs of ram now!!)


For what it's worth..

I was having the same problem, the computer would not boot from the usb stick. Legacy USB support was enabled, boot from USB was enabled, hit F11 selected usb drive, after POST the cursor would blink at me for a couple seconds then Vista would start. I could not use the HP utility as it wouldn't install on Vista64, and it's a huge tool for such a small job.

What did work for me: Vista64 Biz, P6N-SLI


I was able to flash my bios on my p6n-sli running Vista64-Biz.

1. I created a bootable USB stick following the instructions I found at http://www.techmixer.com/install-windows-vista-from-bootable-usb-flash-memory-drive/. Only go as far as step one, unless you want to create a copy of your Vista install Disk.

2. Then I ran the bios flash untility discussed in this thread to load the USB stick with the bios image.

3. Rebooted, F11, Selected boot from USB drive and this time it worked. My bio was upgraded.

These are the steps from techmixed.com.

       " Run CMD.EXE and type the following command. Note: This set of commands assumes that the USB flash drive is addressed as “disk 1″. Double check that by doing a list of the disks (type “list disk”) before cleaning it).

   1. diskpart
   2. select disk 1
   3. clean
   4. create partition primary
   5. select partition 1
   6. active
   7. format fs=fat32
   8. assign
   9. exit"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-December-07, 19:47:08
Unfortunately that doesn't work for all sticks, or to be honest work in very rare case cause diskpart doesn't recognise the USB stick as HDD and not able to  select and operate with them. But haven't checked in Vista maybe diskpart version there to be able to manipulate with USB keys.

Else yes it can be used as replacement of the HP Tool to reconstruct the USB drive, after that forum tool will make it automatically bootable and so on.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: maxfly on 01-January-08, 17:49:23
Hi folks, I have a problem I have formatted fat32 the pendrive with winxp, after with the tool(installer version) pointing bios downloaded by msi site and after during the ms-dos process when the tool copy the bios and flash program on a pendrive I receive a error that says 'wmic command was not recognized as command program....' the process ending without any other errors and it say me to reboot the system, I reboot I choose my usb drive as boot drive(f11) but it after not boot by USB starting windows without any process..... as on my usb there isnt anything.... 

any advice?

thanks


Max
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-January-08, 17:53:40
Hi folks, I have a problem I have formatted fat32 the pendrive with winxp, after with the tool(installer version) pointing bios downloaded by msi site and after during the ms-dos process when the tool copy the bios and flash program on a pendrive I receive a error that says 'wmic command was not recognized as command program....' the process ending without any other errors and it say me to reboot the system, I reboot I choose my usb drive as boot drive(f11) but it after not boot by USB starting windows without any process..... as on my usb there isnt anything.... 

any advice?

thanks


Max

"I have a problem I have formatted fat32 the pendrive with winxp, after with the tool(installer version) pointing bios downloaded by msi site and after during the ms-dos process when the tool copy the bios and flash program on a pendrive I receive a error that says 'wmic command was not recognized as command program....' the process ending without any other errors and it say me to reboot the system"


Ignore it, you probably using XP Home Edition.


"I reboot I choose my usb drive as boot drive(f11) but it after not boot by USB starting windows without any process..... as on my usb there isnt anything....  "


Do this then:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

After that USB key should be detected as HDD
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: maxfly on 01-January-08, 18:17:24
Thanks it works fine now!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: followgr on 06-January-08, 14:33:35
Hey bosskiller, I am trying to flash the P09 bios on my board.

I have flashed with the usb tool many times, but this time after the backup of old bios it just gives me a "C\:"

I am using  MSIHQ Tool 1.15d Stand Alone .
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-January-08, 21:28:02
Use the second Tool mode, point to BIOS file directly.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: followgr on 07-January-08, 01:38:34
Thnx mate  :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-January-08, 03:43:06
Thanks it works fine now!

nice :-))

Thnx mate  :biggthumbsup:

nice  :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Tyrrendal on 07-January-08, 18:12:31
Hi!

I flashed my bios whith the msi tool. It worked fine, but after the reboot+default parameters, there is still CMOS checksum bad.
What must i do, to corect it?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-January-08, 21:24:01
Hi!

I flashed my bios whith the msi tool. It worked fine, but after the reboot+default parameters, there is still CMOS checksum bad.
What must i do, to corect it?


Boot again from your USB key, when 1st screen popup hit "CTRL+C", then answer with "Y" when asked.
When you see C:\type manually:

amiflash_bios.bin_/P_/B_/N_/E_/C           /* then hit {CTRL+M} keys */   


Symbol _ means space in syntax above.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Tyrrendal on 07-January-08, 22:16:46
Thank you for the quick answer!!
It works fine now!!  :smile:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dead_rabbit on 09-January-08, 04:04:20
do i have to copy the MSIHQ Tool 1.15d and the BIOS to the USB?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-January-08, 04:16:23
do i have to copy the MSIHQ Tool 1.15d and the BIOS to the USB?

nop, you no need to copy anything to the USB or somewhere else.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kamelot on 09-January-08, 09:11:46
Hello,


I'm trying to flash an VR600 Notebook. The Bootable USB flash is created successfully, the notebook successfully boots from the USB drive, but just when I try to start the flashing process, I get the following message:

"Flash part not supported"

I am not sure what this means. I have downloaded the proper BIOS image from here:

http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloadfile&dno=6226&type=bios (http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloadfile&dno=6226&type=bios)

What can be the problem? Model too new and still not supported by the tool?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-January-08, 09:21:25
Do you use 1st mode from the Tool? etc: point to (zip or rar file) e.g: 1613_301.zip
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kamelot on 09-January-08, 11:45:01
Do you use 1st mode from the Tool? etc: point to (zip or rar file) e.g: 1613_301.zip

Yes, that is precisely what I did.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-January-08, 11:52:20
Yes, that is precisely what I did.

Follow here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg851105#msg851105
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sonetti on 09-January-08, 12:14:10

Boot again from your USB key, when 1st screen popup hit "CTRL+C", then answer with "Y" when asked.
When you see C:\type manually:

amiflash_bios.bin_/P_/B_/N_/E_/C           /* then hit {CTRL+M} keys */   


Symbol _ means space in syntax above.

what are those /P_/B_/N_/E_/C  switches, I know the /P is for program, but don't know the others

and is the {CTRL+M} keys like an "enter" command or something like that ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-January-08, 12:17:44
what are those /P_/B_/N_/E_/C  switches, I know the /P is for program, but don't know the others

and is the {CTRL+M} keys like an "enter" command or something like that ?

"what are those /P_/B_/N_/E_/C  switches, I know the /P is for program, but don't know the others"

Type amiflash/? to see option help. But you no need them, they are used in special cases only.

"and is the {CTRL+M} keys like an "enter" command or something like that ?"

Yes its equal to ENTER key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lonegunner on 14-January-08, 19:46:12
usb flash tool 1.15 is the latest flashtool?.
Because when i download him from the link here above and i look at the proportions i see that it is version 1.0.1.5. is this the correct version?
because i cant find the 1.15 version

greeting lonegunner
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 14-January-08, 19:50:14
Hello lonegunner,

Yep, 1.15=1.0.1.5

To be sure that you have most recent version,(there are sub revision a,b,d etc..) re-download it again from here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joxa on 17-January-08, 19:39:53
OK, I'm using the tool now and all seems fine until the final reboot:
CMOS checksum destroyed
Program ended normally
A:\>
where I reboot using ctrl+alt+del

Upon boot, the following error: CMOS checksum bad
so I boot again with F11
ctrl+c at the first screen, then Y
and then the fun starts...

Instead of C:\, it gives me A:\, I write down that amiflash_bios.bin_/P_/B_/N_/E_/C  thing, ctrl+m, and flashing starts anew, with "CMOS checksum bad" after each reboot.

I've done this few times (updating to bios 1.2), and still can;t get it to work. I guess there should be a way to rename that A: drive into C: and then go with amiflash_bios.bin_/P_/B_/N_/E_/C, but I can't (if I type C:, it says something like "invalid drive extension" or something).

Boot sector protection disabled, legacy USB support enabled, USB stick is formatted with HP tool.

Specs in sig.

Many thanks for your help!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-January-08, 19:43:15
Just go BIOS and "LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS", followed by "SAVE AND EXIT" then message should gone.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joxa on 17-January-08, 19:58:02
Just go BIOS and "LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS", followed by "SAVE AND EXIT" then message should gone.

Whoa man you're great! Also changed boot sequence to boot from harddrive, and were immediately greeted by WinXP loading screen...

Thanks again for help, it's my first try with MSI (always used Asus boards before), me really likes it so far!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-January-08, 16:34:54
Whoa man you're great! Also changed boot sequence to boot from harddrive, and were immediately greeted by WinXP loading screen...

Thanks again for help, it's my first try with MSI (always used Asus boards before), me really likes it so far!

 :biggthumbsup:




Hello,

Tool version has been updated from 1.15d ===> 1.16

Changes in 1.16:

* Fixed bug in section W22CR2L7, condition 14 may receive error message "Can't perform requested operation" in Vista x64
/* The issue is minor can come in the specified condition in very very rare case, only when target drive is "W" */
* Live Update Sure Hands:
- BIOS range extended for P35 Neo-F
- BIOS range extended for P6N SLI Platinum
- BIOS range extended for P6N SLI-FI
- Handle improved for P6N SLI Platinum and P6N SLI-FI
- Added support for X48 Platinum
- Handle improved for X38 Diamond Plus/Diamond/Platinum and X48 Platinum


* Improved method for output redirection
* Shows basic info at start-up with MSI mainboard model and PCB version to the user.
* Better filter for flasher detection with new sections added for most precision operation
* Improved compatibility with older flashers
* Added prevention against BIOS refuse to save(keep) settings after BIOS update, which can happend in rare case
(Note: That issue can occur with all kind of BIOS flashing methods: MSI Live Update, Afuwin, Recovery procedure, DOS flashing. It has nothing to do with the Tool, its not bug in a Tool or something. And to be resolved, second reflash is necessary.
The Tool will prevent this issue to come)
* Added verbose message that BIOS update is completed and notice user that he can reboot computer now
* Added detection if MSI want to use specific flasher's switches for specific mainboard and BIOS, they will be applied automatically and override default tool mode.
(That means improvement for notebook BIOS flash)


As usual download location is in 1st post of this topic.

Best wishes,
MSIHQ Moderator TEAM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: drachenfire on 24-January-08, 06:27:02
Thanks guys!  Successful flash for me too! 
Unfortunately, I think I still have the "cold boot" issue w/ hardware raid, but that's another thread.....:)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 25-January-08, 18:19:20
We have made a couple of minor changes, none of which involve the tool's functionality which
is why the version number is still the same. The two changes made are, one, there is only
one page of instructions while flashing instead of three, and, two, a README file(a seperate file)
has been packed along with a tool.

Below is what is in the README file.

_______________________________________ __________________

Welcome to the MSIHQ Moderators flash boot system!


!!!!Before continuing, read this section!!!!

It is also advisable to print this README file prior to flashing.

DO NOT TURN OFF OR REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE FLASH PROCESS!!!!!

Remember, a loss of electrical power, a PC crash, or a reboot during the
flash process will result in a bad flash and prevent booting –
resulting in an unusable state.

The BIOS Update will take around 20 seconds.
After the BIOS update has finished, check the monitor for confirmation
that the flash was successfull--0nly then do you turn off your computer.

After turning off your computer, unplug the power cable from the
PSU and clear the CMOS settings according to the instructions 
in the motherboard manual.

Re-connect the AC cord to the power supply and turn on the PC.
(Let it begin to make a full post in order to rebuild the DMI pool Data).
Hit "F1" when you see "CMOS Checksum error - Defaults loaded"
After that, reboot the system and go into BIOS where you click on
"Load BIOS Optimized Default Settings".
Choose "Save and exit".

When it reboots again you can go back into the bios and make
the custom settings that you want to use.



This tool has also been designed to make a backup of your existing BIOS.
The backup has been created in case you need to do a BIOS recovery.

In the flash drive, you'll see file named BACKUP.BIN in
your flash drive's root folder.
e.g.  X:\BACKUP.BIN 

If a bad flash does occur, you will need to perform a BIOS recovery.


The procedure for a bios recovery is: 

For an AMI bios:
1. Rename your backup AMI BIOS file(BACKUP.BIN) to
AMIBOOT.ROM  and save it on a floppy disk
2. Insert this floppy disk in the floppy drive.Turn On the system and
press and hold Ctrl-Home to force update. It will read the
AMIBOOT.ROM and recover the BIOS from the A drive.
3. When 4 beeps are heard you may remove the floppy disk
and restart PC.   NOTE: Use PS2 keyboard.

For AWARD:
1. Make a bootable floopy disk and copy Award flash utility & BIOS file
2. Create an autoexec.bat with text inside "Award_Flash_Utility Biosname"
in the content (e.g. awdfl823K w6378vms.130) then save changes.
3 Boot up system with the said floppy (it will take less than 2 minutes,
before screen comes out) re-flash the BIOS & reboot.




Best Regards,

MSIHQ Moderator TEAM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: twl on 27-January-08, 16:52:49
Hi,
WMIinfo reports for the MotherBoard:
Name : Base Board
Manufacturer : MSI
Product Name : MS-7350
Version : 100
SerialNumber : To be filled by O.E.M.

Is my board considered as O.E.M?


I too have a MS-7350 and I get this error message when using Flash utility in Vista 32, same regardless of Run as admin setting and compatibility mode and standalone or regular install:
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
Administrator: MSIHQ Moderator Team USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper ver 1.0.16 2008
C:\Windows;\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT. . This required system file is missing. Choose 'Close' to terminate application.

In CMD window titled "Administrator: MSIHQ Moderator Team USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper ver 1.0.16 2008" it says:
The file cannot be accessed on accout of it being used by another process [have Swedish OS, verbatim translation]
C:\Users\Jonte\Appdata\Local\Temp\chk.bsk
The file cannot be accessed on accout of it being used by another process [Yes, repeated]
MSI Mainboard IS NOT DETECTED!! Operation aborted!

Is the board considered OEM or not? It's the only reason I can imagine aside from errors on my part =) that the flashing util won't start. Please help me, I'm very new with Vista I have a Scaleo 2530 Xi with lite version of P6 Sli with no Sli (just 1xPCI16 slot). All important updates with Vista are installed. Need to reboot to see if ootsector is protected that might be it it just occurred to me. Will edit this post if that's the case and retry util.

Yours faithfully
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-January-08, 18:21:55
Hello,

Download and extract the 2 files attached in your %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\   folder, then re-try with Tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: twl on 27-January-08, 19:17:00
Thanks for your help, will do. I gather there's no 7350VP bios image readily available. Everest says that the board's an MSI P6N SLI Platinum (MS-7350). Gonna try that bios I think.

EDIT: And I did, worked like a charm despite some apprehensiveness on my part. Pointed util to zipped image, restarted changed boot priority to USB, let the produced setup on the stick run its course. Turned off machine, wore my ESD-bracelet, unplugged power socket, cleared CMOS, rebooted, pressed F1 and loaded optimized defaults. Set to go.

Yours - very - faithfully Bosskiller
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-January-08, 20:12:27
Nice you are done well :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Psycho719 on 27-January-08, 23:20:37
Well I used the installes, and said Bios Update complete and had like a rat and told me to reboot. So I pressed the power button.

How do I know I updated? Everything is running fine right now.

By the way this is the problem I have, and I want to fix with this bios update.

Just yesterday I received help over clocking my CPU with my MSI board up to 3.2 GHz, which is were I wanted to go. I ran Orthous for 6 hours with great temps and no errors what so ever. But I notice that when I turn off my PC, and come back to turn it on, I turn it on and it does a small reboot again, then loads the PC. Now I heard this happening with this board, but I want to find a fix for this. Any idea on what this is occurring? Thanks.
If there's any other info you need, let me know.
Message Edited by Psychoman719 on 01-27-200
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 27-January-08, 23:24:59
Quote
How do I know I updated?

The current BIOS Version is shown on the POST screen.

(http://www.msicomputer.com/support/tshooting/sProb1.jpg)

Quote
Just yesterday I received help over clocking my CPU with my MSI board up to 3.2 GHz, which is were I wanted to go. I ran Orthous for 6 hours with great temps and no errors what so ever. But I notice that when I turn off my PC, and come back to turn it on, I turn it on and it does a small reboot again, then loads the PC. Now I heard this happening with this board, but I want to find a fix for this. Any idea on what this is occurring? Thanks.

We don't even know what board you are using.  This thread is not the right place to discuss this.  If you need more help and advice, pleace open a thread in the proper section of the forum and provide full system specs.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 28-January-08, 13:36:36
Is the board considered OEM or not? It's the only reason I can imagine aside from errors on my part =) that the flashing util won't start. Please help me, I'm very new with Vista I have a Scaleo 2530 Xi with lite version of P6 Sli with no Sli (just 1xPCI16 slot). All important updates with Vista are installed. Need to reboot to see if ootsector is protected that might be it it just occurred to me. Will edit this post if that's the case and retry util.

Scaleo = Fujitsu Siemens = OEM, they have their own BIOS and are not retail boards.
You have to turn to Jujitsu Siemens for support of your system.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jamesy on 28-January-08, 14:54:53
This tool looks great, but can I just check that I've understood something: the utility itself must be run on a system with an MSI board? My desktop has an MSI board but runs linux, so I can't run the tool on there, and my laptop runs Windows but doesn't have an MSI mainboard. Is there a way I can use the tool? Would be really good, since I don't have a floppy drive.

Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-January-08, 17:20:44
This tool looks great, but can I just check that I've understood something: the utility itself must be run on a system with an MSI board? My desktop has an MSI board but runs linux, so I can't run the tool on there, and my laptop runs Windows but doesn't have an MSI mainboard. Is there a way I can use the tool? Would be really good, since I don't have a floppy drive.

Thanks.

"This tool looks great, but can I just check that I've understood something: the utility itself must be run on a system with an MSI board? "

Yes

" My desktop has an MSI board but runs linux, so I can't run the tool on there, and my laptop runs Windows but doesn't have an MSI mainboard. Is there a way I can use the tool?"

Nop you can't, but you can prepare the stick in your win machine via other way:
http://www.thegamebooks.com/bootable-usb-guide-t108.html
then copy the correct bios file and flasher to the stick, reboot pc & boot from usb key and proceed with bios flash

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-January-08, 08:28:19
Installer version updated, changes:


* Added user information instruction screen during setup installation
* Added forgotten shortcut to executable Tool file in a StartMenu Program folder "MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS Helper"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 29-January-08, 10:51:24
I can't get my BIOS to update.  I have tried two different types of usb flash drives and prepped them both with the HP tool before running the BIOS flash tool on them.

I go through the BIOS update screens after restarting but get the following error after the BIOS backup completes:

"Problem erasing flash0000000 (0%)"

then a message telling me that the BIOS update is complete and it is okay to reboot.

I reset all my BIOS setting back to 'optimized defaults' before running the update.  Basically i think everything is set to auto now. I currently am running BIOS 1.1, attempting to update to 1.2

Any ideas, I'm stumped.... :wall:

MB:  K9A2 Platinum
BIOS: 1.1
CPU:  5000+ BE
Mem:  2 GB Corsair XMS2
OS: Vista 64
Vid: Single MSI 3870 OC version
HD:  Seagate 500 MB SATAII
No OC

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-January-08, 11:05:10
Do you have Boot Sector Protection disabled in BIOS?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 30-January-08, 01:58:31
Nope.  I confirmed its disabled in the BIOS.  I believe that would be set disabled anyway when I loaded the optimized defaults.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 30-January-08, 01:59:48
I mean 'yes' it is disabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-January-08, 02:01:20
Better take PC to re-seller to take a look what is wrong.
Other tips: leave one memory stick only in 1st DIMM slot, take out all external PCI ctrl(if you have any), enter in BIOS and "LOAD BIOS FAIL SAFE". Then retry.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 30-January-08, 02:12:18
Thanks.  I'll try the 1 dimm option and safe defaults although it sucks to have to displace the cpu fan to pull a dimm.  If that doesn't work I guess I RMA the board.  :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 30-January-08, 06:03:29
Tried the BIOS Fail safe - didn't work, same error
Tried the BIOS Fails safe with only 1 DIMMM - this time the flash process made it further but I got the same error at 50%:

Problem erasing flash00000 (50%)

Of course unlike before, now my board is hosed and won't post.

Tried AMI BIOS recovery on a floppy after CMOS reset.  Nothing, doesn't even attempt to read the floppy which worked fine before when originally loading RAID drivers for the OS.  (I assume the floppy doesn't need to be bootable or the instructions would state that it was required)

Took out everything but the  MSI 3870 Video card and floppy (all RAM, sysfan, HDD, DVD, USB) and tried BIOS recovery with USB Keyboard and then PS/2 keyboard.  Same problem, no floppy is accessed or any post. (I assume I don't need to hit ctrl-home for more than a 30-40 seconds or so)

Sooo, I guess I RMA the board.  But :censored:???  Per instructions I got my board in a stable state, no OC, etc before trying to flash to 1.2.

So what do you think the problem was?  Bad board then OK, I should be able to BIOS upgrade just fine when I get my replacement.  However, the fact that removing a DIMM got me 50% further along concerns me that my next board  will have them same problem and get hosed too.  Then RAM tested fine and met specs.

Any suggestions for the new board or am I likely going to be okay?  Maybe I should flash first with no RAM, DVD, HDD, etc..only a video card? Hate having to RMA especially when I seemed to have followed all instructions for a succesfull flash...doh!

Gracias


MB:  K9A2 Platinum
BIOS: 1.1
CPU:  5000+ BE
Mem:  2 GB Corsair XMS2 (2x1)
OS: Vista 64
Vid: Single MSI 3870 OC version
HD:  Seagate 500 MB SATAII
Roswell CPU fan\heatsink
Antec 550w earthpower
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 30-January-08, 06:22:59
Are they 4-4-4-12 2.1v Corsair modules? Was you running at those specs or at 5-5-5-15 1.8v? Your system definetely wasn't stable.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fortfun on 30-January-08, 07:42:28
Yes, the 4-4-4-12 version.

The first time I tried to flash I just disabled the cpu overclocking and kept my 4-4-4-12 ram timings and 2.1v - got error at 0%
Second/third/etc times I tried to flash I set to optimized bios defaults which set ram to auto timings but I manually bumped RAM voltage up to 2.1 - got error at 0%
Second to last time I loaded fail safe defaults which I am sure set ram to 1.8v - got error at 0%
Last time I followed advice above about removing 2nd dimm and loaded fail safe bios defaults which I am sure set ram back to 1.8 - got error at 50%

System was stable at 3.1 under stress tests for days w/ 4-4-4-12/2.1v.  Reset cmos after each change and booted bios. Until the last time when it would no longer post I booted into vista 64 each time and everything seemed okay including at 1 gb ram w/ fail safe bios loaded but I did not run previous stress tests.

What are you suggesting I should have done?  The only thing I can think of to do differently was to manually set ram voltage to 2.1 when I pulled the dimm and after I set bios to fail safe but I was trying to follow the instructions exactly given the previous lack of success.

Any ideas on recovery or I am hosed?

Thanks.



Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-January-08, 08:04:34
Don't think so, RMA the board.

"So what do you think the problem was?  Bad board then OK, I should be able to BIOS upgrade just fine when I get my replacement.  However, the fact that removing a DIMM got me 50% further along concerns me that my next board  will have them same problem and get hosed too.  Then RAM tested fine and met specs."

Some kind of stability trouble, can guess only.(that's why i told you to bring it to re seller to take a look)
Most probably memory related, or something is damaged due your provisionally OC settings.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: genmay on 31-January-08, 03:53:20
Bas, I want to thank you for this awesome utility.  This was the first time I flashed any mobo and I was worried about messing up and ending up with a dead board.  This utility made everything quick and easy.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: pakelly on 31-January-08, 15:27:19
Hi all,
I have flashed my mb to 1.15 which I downloaded from MSI does anyone know if this vesion of bios (1.15) resolves the 4gb slow down issues with vista 64? also could you please advise on the below: -

Does the P6N SLI Platinum BIOS 1.32.zip work with the following MB http://www.msicomputer.co.uk/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1374&maincat_no=1#

The latest BIOS on this support page for this MB is 1.15

Could you please advise

Thanks in advance for your help.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 31-January-08, 18:26:38
Bas, I want to thank you for this awesome utility.  This was the first time I flashed any mobo and I was worried about messing up and ending up with a dead board.  This utility made everything quick and easy.

Thank you, but it's a mod-team effort that brought the tool to it's current level.
Especially Bosskiller who programmed all our wishes and changes. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: StepUp on 31-January-08, 19:28:49
Will this only work with a USB Flash Drive, or would a USB External Harddrive or MP3 Player that can be used to store date be able to achieve the same task?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 31-January-08, 20:30:26
Hi all,
I have flashed my mb to 1.15 which I downloaded from MSI does anyone know if this vesion of bios (1.15) resolves the 4gb slow down issues with vista 64? also could you please advise on the below: -

Does the P6N SLI Platinum BIOS 1.32.zip work with the following MB http://www.msicomputer.co.uk/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1374&maincat_no=1#

The latest BIOS on this support page for this MB is 1.15

Could you please advise

Thanks in advance for your help.

Hello,

No you can't use P6N SLI Platinum BIOS over P7N SLI Platinum. Don't try it  :nono:
Contact to MSI Tech for advice here instead: http://ocss.msi.com.tw/




Will this only work with a USB Flash Drive, or would a USB External Harddrive or MP3 Player that can be used to store date be able to achieve the same task?

Hello,

Yes Tool can works will all kind of devices, however some devices are picky and there is no guarantee that can boot properly.
But its safe to try, Tool preserve data on the target drive and can't harm the device.
I've used the Tool for example in MSI Megaview 588(http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=68&maincat_no=124) and
MSI P640(MP3 Player, http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=80&maincat_no=124)
and they works fine :-))

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 31-January-08, 21:17:18
Hi all,
I have flashed my mb to 1.15 which I downloaded from MSI does anyone know if this vesion of bios (1.15) resolves the 4gb slow down issues with vista 64? also could you please advise on the below: -

Does the P6N SLI Platinum BIOS 1.32.zip work with the following MB http://www.msicomputer.co.uk/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1374&maincat_no=1#

The latest BIOS on this support page for this MB is 1.15

Could you please advise

Thanks in advance for your help.

If you require help with a problem you are having related to your system, please start a new topic in the correct area of the forum, this topic is not for troubleshooting, only for tool discussions
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 01-February-08, 12:03:04
I've used the Tool for example in MSI Megaview 588(http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=68&maincat_no=124) and
MSI P640(MP3 Player, http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=80&maincat_no=124)
and they works fine :-))

Svet you are really a nut :lol_anim:
Megaplayer to flash a bios, did it play music while doing it? :think: :rolleyes_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 02-February-08, 05:06:52
 
Svet you are really a nut :lol_anim:
Megaplayer to flash a bios, did it play music while doing it? :think: :rolleyes_anim:

:D :smiley: :hat tip:


"Megaplayer to flash a bios, did it play music while doing it? :think: :rolleyes_anim:"

Nope, but was watching movie from Megaview 588 in same time :rolleyes: when the Tool prepare device :yes: :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 07:30:41
hello ;D

i have been have some really bad luck with this motherboard... i fixed all the problems but this..  I cant fix my oc in the bios so i want my old bios back..

i followed all your instructions, but when i select "Point to MSI BIOS archive (*zip From MSI web page)"

after i select the file(7350v1.zip).. i end of getting this:

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q144/DarkDevilDude/NewWindowsBMPImage.jpg)

running windows xp home ed.
My rig specs is on my Signature.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 02-February-08, 07:48:31
Try again..
If still message popup, extract A7350NMS.110 from 7350v1.zip, then select the second mode from the Tool and select the BIOS file directly(A7350NMS.110)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 08:07:14
i have tryed on all 5 updates that MSI had.. i have tryed what you asked me to do, on all 5 too and this what i got

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q144/DarkDevilDude/New.jpg)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 02-February-08, 08:09:43
Pickup 3th Tool mode "SureHands" and select desired BIOS version from there
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 08:20:51
for 9mins i left it and it didnt do anything.. just said searching for a lastest bios for my motherboard and thats it...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 02-February-08, 08:24:17
for 9mins i left it and it didnt do anything.. just said searching for a lastest bios for my motherboard and thats it...

There is something wrong in your OS, use alternative way like described here: http://www.thegamebooks.com/bootable-usb-guide-t108.html
then extract bios file and flash utility and copy them to your USB key, when its done reboot PC and boot from USB key, then proceed with manual flash.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 08:28:38
what you mean something is wrong with my os?

ill give it a try..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 02-February-08, 13:34:13
I think I know the problem, goto your harddisk then create a folder c:\test
Then place the downloaded zip in that location.
Point the USB tool to there and try again.
It can happen you have special characters in your name that are illegal in file paths...I know, but in Windows you can create illegal filenames and characters...strange but true.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 16:01:13
thxs for all the help, but i found other way.. i got AMI Flash and worked great..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 16:42:28
ok since then i had no problems till now.. everytime i boot to windows.. i get a msg CMOS checksum bad
press F1 and F2... help? and i did try what BOSSKILLER posted..


Boot again from your USB key, when 1st screen popup hit "CTRL+C", then answer with "Y" when asked.
When you see C:\type manually:

amiflash_bios.bin_/P_/B_/N_/E_/C           /* then hit {CTRL+M} keys */   


Symbol _ means space in syntax above.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sinister_69 on 02-February-08, 18:16:15
nvm that, i fixed it..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-February-08, 11:25:38
I think I know the problem, goto your harddisk then create a folder c:\test
Then place the downloaded zip in that location.
Point the USB tool to there and try again.
It can happen you have special characters in your name that are illegal in file paths...I know, but in Windows you can create illegal filenames and characters...strange but true.

Yes Bas is right, you must have extra characters in path name like "&", which cause the failure in method 1 and method 2. (Its MS$ issue)
Tip by Bas should work. Good that Tool is checking itself for such errors and preventing for further troubles.


for 9mins i left it and it didnt do anything.. just said searching for a lastest bios for my motherboard and thats it...

Avast is blocking your outgoing request and Tool is waiting for results and that makes the hang, else the method will work.

ok since then i had no problems till now.. everytime i boot to windows.. i get a msg CMOS checksum bad
press F1 and F2... help? and i did try what BOSSKILLER posted..


That's normal and expected message after BIOS update, just enter in BIOS and "LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS" and customize your settings & at next boot message should gone.
nvm that, i fixed it..

Yep :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: theone0312 on 12-February-08, 14:31:56
Hi guys,
i have a question, I ordered an AMD Phenom CPU, but my mainboard will only work with it when i have installed the MSI K9N Neo V2 3.0b update, but I can't find the bios update on the download section of the MSI site. Does anyone know what I can do to get the update?

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-February-08, 15:37:18
Hi guys,
i have a question, I ordered an AMD Phenom CPU, but my mainboard will only work with it when i have installed the MSI K9N Neo V2 3.0b update, but I can't find the bios update on the download section of the MSI site. Does anyone know what I can do to get the update?



Contact to MSI Tech here: http://ocss.msi.com.tw/ , they will send you the BIOS which you need
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: theone0312 on 15-February-08, 11:01:41
thanks mate,

My internet was broke last few days, but msi gave me the bios
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: sealevel on 16-February-08, 02:16:33
:confused2: I would very much like to upgrade my BIOS from v. 1.0 to 1.2..but I have what might be a problem. I built this machine several years ago and it was my first time using a SATA HD. In my haste to get it up and running, I plugged all my drives into the MB, instead of starting with just the HD, CD and floppy. The result with all the extra drives (2 USB in the the floppy combo, another rom, and a zip drive) mixed my drive letters up. The C: was now the F:..I didn't think much of it at the time, because I knew in the control panel, under Administrative Tools I knew I could change the drive letters. Well, next morning I got a surprise when I found I couldn't change the letter on my boot drive. I had waited too long to get this thing built, that I just wanted to use it..and I did. I just kept putting off all the hassle of reloading it. It's always run good except has a funny stutter that's noticeable in the audio when ever you open up a second program. It never really had the speed it should have and I was told that my board needed that upgrade to work right with the double core (XP 4400+) I have wanted to load BIOS v. 1.2 ever since Bas introduced it as a beta, but was always chicken because I had been spoiled by Gigabyte"s easy BIOS update. Now, MSI, has what appears to be an easy way of upgrading the BIOS and I would really like to upgrade to v. 1.2. and that's the background. Now, the question is, "will this USB flashing tool work when my C: is really my F:?"

Thanks for listening...sealevel :wall:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-February-08, 02:24:55
@theone0312

Nice :-))

@sealevel

This Tool use USB key to flash the BIOS, it doesn't matter of your HDD drive letters.

"The result with all the extra drives (2 USB in the the floppy combo, another rom, and a zip drive) mixed my drive letters up. The C: was now the F:..I didn't think much of it at the time, because I knew in the control panel, under Administrative Tools I knew I could change the drive letters. Well, next morning I got a surprise when I found I couldn't change the letter on my boot drive."

You should disconnect those devices(USB device(s), Card readers if you have any) and to perform OS re-install to fix drive letters, and after that to reconnect them.
However, please open new topic in correct forum section to discuss. Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Atomic Rooster on 16-February-08, 07:03:43
My attempts at using the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool resulted in a no boot condition. I read through this thread and ended up using the HP formatting tool and the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool. That resulted in a successful flash and all is working perfectly now. Thanks for all the excellent information in this thread.  :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jacketsfan72 on 16-February-08, 09:08:04
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been attempting to flash my 975x PUE to v7.7 (and 7.6) from v7.3B7 but have not had any luck.  (See below for hardware).  I have tried 3 different USB drives (1 FAT32 and 2 FAT16), standard floppy, and USB floppy.  I have reformated 2 of the USB drives using both Windows XP Home SP2 and the HP tool followed by the flash tool.  Whenever I boot with the FAT32 USB drive, system hangs at "Verifying DMI ....".  The other 2 USB drives are not recognized in the boot device menu.  All USB options are enabled and BIOS protect is diabled.  When attempting to boot with standard floppy, the C: hard drive is not found despite being recognized in the initial POSTing.  I have tried booting with a bootable CD (netbootdisk.com disk) with no access to the C: hard drive drive.  I am attempting to flash for an upgrade to a Q6600 from a E4300.


TIA,
Todd

Hardware:
Win XP Home SP2
MSI 975x PUE w/ BIOS v7.3B7 (factory install)
C2D e4300 no OC
Corsair 2GB CM2x1024-6400 at 5-5-5-5-12, auto at 1.9v (BIOS showing 667mhz)
EVGA 7600GT
WD IDE 80GB SE16
WD 2x250GB SE16 SATA RAID 0
2 IDE DVD Burners on JMicro controller
Ultra 700w PS:  +3.3v 30A; +5v 34A; +12v 40A; -12V 0.6A; -5v 0.6A; +5vsb 2A
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-February-08, 11:52:39
Hello Jacketsfan72,

Quote
henever I boot with the FAT32 USB drive, system hangs at "Verifying DMI ...."

clear CMOS with main A/C power cable removed from PSU. >>Clear CMOS Guide (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=31222.0)<< After that, load "Optimized Defaults" in BIOS and go through your BIOS settings again.  Make sure all USB-related stuff is set to enabled.

See if that changes anything. 

Quote
When attempting to boot with standard floppy, the C: hard drive is not found despite being recognized in the initial POSTing.

This is actually normal if you have a SATA/NTFS drive.  You do not necessarely need to access to your hard drive to flash a BIOS from floppy disk.  BIOS file and AWARD flasher have to be on your floppy disk to flash directly.  However, it is safer to create a RAM Disk, copy both files and flash from there.  The same thing is true if you use a bootable CD.  Look here for a CD guide:

http://www.bios-chips.com/e/bios-boot-cd.htm

In any case, you are dealing with different issues here.  Your problems to boot from an USB flash drive is not related to the fact that you cannot acccess your hard drive in DOS mode (bootable floppy or CD).  This thread is about the MSIHQ tool only.  If you need more advice and help on alternative methods to flash a BIOS (floppy, CD, hard drive) you should open a seperate thread in the BIOS section of this forum.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-February-08, 13:24:16
@Jacketsfan72

Some USB devices are picky,(It depend of BIOS as well, some USB device can boot fine in your mainboard, but the same stick can refuse to boot in another mainboard). Try with different USB device.



My attempts at using the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool resulted in a no boot condition. I read through this thread and ended up using the HP formatting tool and the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool. That resulted in a successful flash and all is working perfectly now. Thanks for all the excellent information in this thread.  :hat tip:

Yep, your USB drive was need geometry adjustment to boot properly :-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jacketsfan72 on 16-February-08, 17:15:50
Jack,
I will give those a try.  If these don't work, I will start a new thread.  Thanks!


BK,
I tried 3 different USB sticks that were made by different companies (Toshiba, San Disk, Verbatum).  Unfortunately, I don't have any more to try.   Thanks!


Great Information,  thanks!


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-February-08, 00:24:41
Jack,
I will give those a try.  If these don't work, I will start a new thread.  Thanks!


BK,
I tried 3 different USB sticks that were made by different companies (Toshiba, San Disk, Verbatum).  Unfortunately, I don't have any more to try.   Thanks!


Great Information,  thanks!




"BK,
I tried 3 different USB sticks that were made by different companies (Toshiba, San Disk, Verbatum).  Unfortunately, I don't have any more to try.   Thanks!"


And from those 3 sticks only one can be detected during BIOS post..
You can do other simple way, just make bootable diskette then remove config.sys and autoexec.bat from root floppy dir(etc A:\).
Then copy bios flash utility and bios file to the USB key(which can be detected), and boot from floppy disk.
When its done switch to C: (expected drive letter for your USB drive) and update the BIOS.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jacketsfan72 on 17-February-08, 05:27:02

"BK,
I tried 3 different USB sticks that were made by different companies (Toshiba, San Disk, Verbatum).  Unfortunately, I don't have any more to try.   Thanks!"


And from those 3 sticks only one can be detected during BIOS post..
You can do other simple way, just make bootable diskette then remove config.sys and autoexec.bat from root floppy dir(etc A:\).
Then copy bios flash utility and bios file to the USB key(which can be detected), and boot from floppy disk.
When its done switch to C: (expected drive letter for your USB drive) and update the BIOS.



Good idea....will try it and let you know how it works out.

Thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jacketsfan72 on 17-February-08, 08:26:00

"BK,
I tried 3 different USB sticks that were made by different companies (Toshiba, San Disk, Verbatum).  Unfortunately, I don't have any more to try.   Thanks!"


And from those 3 sticks only one can be detected during BIOS post..
You can do other simple way, just make bootable diskette then remove config.sys and autoexec.bat from root floppy dir(etc A:\).
Then copy bios flash utility and bios file to the USB key(which can be detected), and boot from floppy disk.
When its done switch to C: (expected drive letter for your USB drive) and update the BIOS.



Well, that didn't work.  So, I did the bootable CD route, which worked!!!

Thanks for the help!


Todd
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lbjgh on 20-February-08, 05:55:36
Since Live update didn't work with Vista64 I opted for American Megatrends AFUWIN v4.33 to flash from within windows.

Worked fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 20-February-08, 06:01:16
Since Live update didn't work with Vista64 I opted for American Megatrends AFUWIN v4.33 to flash from within windows.

Worked fine.

Should give yourself a pat on the back, you're quite lucky.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lbjgh on 20-February-08, 07:21:27
Perhaps...

I tried the MSI USB tool and it is very slick.  Worked great. :)

 
Should give yourself a pat on the back, you're quite lucky.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hibbi on 23-February-08, 19:50:35
Can I flash my mainboard in my 32vista and then changes to 64vista? does it works? or can i get a 64 version somewere?  :confused2:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-February-08, 20:10:55
Can I flash my mainboard in my 32vista and then changes to 64vista? does it works? or can i get a 64 version somewere?  :confused2:

Yes you can, Tool can works with both OS. However do not flash BIOS when everything is working just fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: iKettles on 23-February-08, 20:48:35
I installed the tool, downloaded and extracted 1.8 for the P35 Neo2-FR and pointed the tool directly to the BIOS file. The tool copied the BIOS files over to the USB Stick as instructed however when I boot from the USB Stick it's just the little flashing underscore.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-February-08, 20:50:48
I installed the tool, downloaded and extracted 1.8 for the P35 Neo2-FR and pointed the tool directly to the BIOS file. The tool copied the BIOS files over to the USB Stick as instructed however when I boot from the USB Stick it's just the little flashing underscore.

Do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hibbi on 23-February-08, 21:45:33
Yes you can, Tool can works with both OS. However do not flash BIOS when everything is working just fine.

yes I know but it take a very loong time to start up I have a fujitsu siemens scaleo xi with vista ultimate 64 bit and I´am not so bad in computers. but when I try to opened the "amiflah.exe" who are the boot file on the USB. in windows it stands that the file isn´t compatible for this os version ant that i would look after if i have a x86 or x64 and then i would contact the publisher of the program. and when i boot on it t stands "put in a disk or boot cd" When i only have the USB to boot on. what is my problem? :wall:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-February-08, 21:50:07
yes I know but it take a very loong time to start up I have a fujitsu siemens scaleo xi with vista ultimate 64 bit and I´am not so bad in computers. but when I try to opened the "amiflah.exe" who are the boot file on the USB. in windows it stands that the file isn´t compatible for this os version ant that i would look after if i have a x86 or x64 and then i would contact the publisher of the program. and when i boot on it t stands "put in a disk or boot cd" When i only have the USB to boot on. what is my problem? :wall:

Do not try to flash your BIOS with MSI retail BIOS, that can kill your board. You should contact to fujitsu siemens for further assistance.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hibbi on 23-February-08, 21:57:29
Do not try to flash your BIOS with MSI retail BIOS, that can kill your board. You should contact to fujitsu siemens for further assistance.

Yes I know the risk and it is worth it but please help me  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-February-08, 22:08:30
Yes I know the risk and it is worth it but please help me  :rolleyes:

OK, so:

"but when I try to opened the "amiflah.exe" who are the boot file on the USB. in windows it stands that the file isn´t compatible for this os version ant that i would look after if i have a x86 or x64 and then i would contact the publisher of the program."

That is normal, that is suppose to be.

"and when i boot on it t stands "put in a disk or boot cd"

Do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

After that USB drive should be detected as HDD, check and ensure that USB Legacy support is Enabled in BIOS.
Check and adjust HDD boot priority in BIOS.
If no change try with different USB key
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jonascbc on 24-February-08, 00:05:03
I still can´t get my USB to boot :( Legacy support is on. Really don´t know what I can do now :(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-February-08, 00:05:53
I still can´t get my USB to boot :( Legacy support is on. Really don´t know what I can do now :(

Do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jonascbc on 24-February-08, 00:27:34
Do this:


Thanks :D Bios succesfull updatet
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-February-08, 01:31:41
you sir are a life saver!!  :biggthumbsup: thank you very much, am gonna try installing the other two 1GB sticks now, hopefully the bios update fixed the 4GB problem.

 :biggthumbsup:

Today I've flashed my Bios yet again with this nice tool  ;D K9N Platinum version 1.8 to 1.10, succesful!
Flashing my bios doesn't really have any purpose for me, but I just like to keep my motherboard updated  ;-))
 

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks, it works - 4-4-4-12 is ok with 1.5B4. MSI USB tool was also helpful. Seems like 1.5B4 doesn't have USB boot as an option like 1.4 BIOS had. There are more latency options than before, I kept option RTAC(?) 38.

 :biggthumbsup:

I would like to say thank you to Bosskiller and all others who have patiently tried to help me with sorting out the problem with my motherboard.  I am happy to say that I now have a working computer, but this would not have happened without the assistance I have received.
This forum is a great resource and I am extremely grateful.

Viv

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks for the reply bosskiller but when I format the drive to fat32 instead of fat16 the bios won't even find the usb drive as a possible boot option. I formatted to fat16 again and tried this again and everything worked fine. Thank you so much for the help. That program is just brilliant.

 :biggthumbsup:


Nah I only used liveupdate to see if there was an update file, I did the actual update with the USB utility you linked there. Next time I'm just going to check the MSI site.

I don't trust windows enough, especially not vista haha

 :biggthumbsup:


After all the scare stories of the latest bios I thought I should mention that it worked like a charm for me.  I went from default 1.0D to 1.2 using the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0 (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0) not using any windows or floppy util.

Once flashed I switched-off and unpluged it for a few minutes, then when I turned on I pressed the little reset button next to the battery on the motherboard.   Then I cycled the power a few times till the monitor came to life and asked me to press F1 to reset the clock and stuff.  Works great!

 :biggthumbsup:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!

I just flashed my BIOS without incident, or any issues along the way, and am now running the full 4 gigs of RAM. Vista is quite happy and stable... as am I.

Definitely could not have done this without your help!

Thanks again,
- Sam

 :biggthumbsup:

Hey wow! Very useful tool and very great invention also!  :idea: Yeah, thanks for your help!  :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:

Thank you for all your help guys. I have now managed to update bios to 1.3 on the P6N Diamond and it has recognised both my QX6850 and 4 gig of ram. Happy days!!!

To the people who run this site and help everyone, a MASSIVE thanks goes out to you all.

Top work!! :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks for the advise Bas. I had in fact tried memtest. Another thing I forgot to mention.

Anyhow I downloaded the latest nforce and forceware drivers last night and this morning (dial-up) and updated the BIOS (using the very handy thumb drive tool from these forums) to 1.42. Did a clean TinyXP SP2 install, installed the drivers and... no prob's at all. I'm not sure if it was the BIOS (I doubt it), the new nforce or the new forceware version but something worked. Its happily been running a simultaneous sisoft sandra and 3dmark 07 loop (crawling obviously but I wanted max stress) for the whole of the afternoon while Ive been out sailing with no prob's at all.

 :biggthumbsup:

BossKiller, I have successfully flashed my bios to version 1.6 according to CPU-Z and the bios. Your instructions were perfect. My memory stick did need to be reformatted and the tool you provided solved my problem. I suggest you either rename this forum post or create a locked forum post with the instructions you gave me. Everything is straight forward and easy to follow. Vista 64 users can definately benefit from your instructions.

Now, I will be testing the new bios to see if it affects my ram overclocks.

Thank you!

 :biggthumbsup:

Sorry. The bios flash worked. I put in all my ram and now my PC wont even start up or make any beeps.

Before when I had all 4 ram modules in I could get into bios. Going to try a CMOS reset, and if that does nothing, try the second pair of ram on its own.
Both pairs of ram work on their own in the same slots, but putting all of them in gives me continuous beeps on startup. I try a pair in the other 2 slots, if they work then the ram isnt compatible with the mobo. If they dont work then those two, or one ram socket is faulty.
EDIT:

It works!

I just had to clear CMOS after installing all 4 ram modules, and remember to plug the 6 pin cable into my X1900 lol.

 :biggthumbsup:


I read the post you linked to, and followed the steps needed, however I can’t seem to find the option for the Mobo to boot from USB, you wouldn’t happen to know where it is would you?
Thanks, I found it. I had to switch my removable drive from 3 1/2 Floppy to USB.

 :biggthumbsup:

Thank you, now it worked just fine :)

 :biggthumbsup:


Last post for this thread. Finally fixed the cold boot issue.
But I have learned 1 thing for sure and that is never to worry about changing bios again as long as I use the usb flash tool method. It's the perfect solution to bios flash with no more sweat.

Now everything is all well again. So thanks again for the great help until the next time.
Den

 :biggthumbsup:

I built a new system with this board in October and couldn't get it to post with my 800MHz Memory. I borrowed some 667MHz of a friend which worked fine, I then got it all up and running then updated the Bios to 1.4  (it shipped with 1.3) and the 800MHz Memory then worked fine. Please see the BIOS forum on this site for the safe USB flash tool & method!

 :biggthumbsup:


Hi,

found an old USB drive and used it to flash, am now running on v3.9 :) thanks alot Bosskiller, greatly appreciated  :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:

hi there bosskiller,,i tried to use your usb bios tool downloaded 1.15a ver and all went well upto the point of pointing it to bios update where upon it could not see the RAR. files,, so i unrared the downloaded bios and then zipped them with winzip and bobs your uncle it worked superb ,,i did notice that when the prog ask you to point to the file its actually looking for a .zip file not a .rar file maybe you could write another little prog where its looking for .rar file ,,but must admit it was easy to resolve the issue,,and thanks again for a GREAT program :hat tip:

 :biggthumbsup:

I got the system running with some 667 MHz memory which worked fine, got everything up and running then used the USB flash tool to update the bios to V1.4, after which it worked perfectly with my 800 MHz memory.  ;D

 :biggthumbsup:

By the way thanks to the people that came up with the flash drive bios tool was very easy to use.

 :biggthumbsup:

This Tool is awesome!!!

Issue resolved and counting!

 :biggthumbsup:


Yes, it is safe as bosskiller said. I've used this method many times and it worked  so nicely and smoothly.

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks that fixed it.

Great tool by the way very simple and easy to use. A step by step guide on how to use the tool start to finish might be a good idea.

 :biggthumbsup:

Hi I'm new to BIOS flashin so forgive my noobness

I have just successfully updated my BIOS using the USB Tool (Thanks for everyone in the forum).

Im currently running Windows XP and now I want to install Vista.

Thanks

 :biggthumbsup:

Flash Done Successfully!

Thanks guys.

;D ;D ;D
 :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup:
 :hat tip: :hat tip:

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks for the info BOSSKILLER.  The flash was successful!

 :biggthumbsup:

I also updated to 1.6 thinking it would be better but it completely messed up my system. Luckily safe mode with networking worked and I read this thread along with the USB flash method. Big Thanx for the info guyz.

Now I've learned my lesson about BIOS's....if it's stable then don't mess with it.

 :biggthumbsup:

Thx...  Great Tool ;D

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks for the response.

I put in a support request to MSI already a few days ago, just waiting on the reply.

I think I am going to try to go back to the older BIOS with 2gb only, but wasn't there some issues with the 1.5 BIOS? I can always try that first then go further back. That USB bios tool you guys have is one of the easiest BIOS utils I have used outside that windows based one that Intel uses.
I went back to 1.5 and it is already 110% better. The games fly even when I push the video settings to the max.

 :biggthumbsup:


OMG it worked!!!!! Up and running again. Gee.... thanks a lot man.... really!!!
You just saved me about $170 (about 1100 Swedish crowns) for buying a new m/b.  :worship:

Just out of curiosity .... what was the difference of this from what we have been doing up till now? Shouldn't the other messures that we have taken also have reset the m/b?

Just for the record... no errors during flash and the ver. is now 1.3.

 :biggthumbsup:


Yep, worked great.  Processor recognized, OS installed, and off to the customer.

Thanks

 :biggthumbsup:

That BIOS USB drive utility rocks by the way, very smooth and much quicker than the blah floppy drive option.

Thanks once again for all the help guys!

Hopefully this will the end of my issues.  ;D

Ciao!

 :biggthumbsup:

I have learned 1 thing for sure and that is never to worry about changing bios again as long as I use the usb flash tool method. It's the perfect solution to bios flash with no more sweat.
Thanks for all the help.

 :biggthumbsup:


The flash was successful.  I am now runnig BIOS 1.2 on my P6N Diamond.

 :biggthumbsup:

After I went through 1/2 box of floppies I just did the flash drive update way using Forum Tool, and it worked worked. 

PS: It would be nice if MSI would link to that forum thread from the main board BIOS page, it is a heck of a lot easier and not many people have floppies these days.

 :biggthumbsup:

Good, i managed to reflash to 1.6 with the USB Flash tool. I too will report the bug to MSI and i hope they will fix it fast.
Many thanks to Boos for helping me out  :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:

I saw your urgency to try the tool so I dove in and maybe its because I put the right Bios file and not the application but I ran it and my bios updated to V1.5 from v1.1. It posted and ran with all 4 sticks of ram like it should ran the vista performance and got a 5.0 where as before it couldn't even finish the test I'm now restoring my clock settings and instaling CRYSIS. You have answered my prayers thank for being so proffesional and patient with my issue. My faith in MSI is restored thanks to you KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK (im bowing right now ) thanks dood see ya around.

 :biggthumbsup:

I tried the MSI USB tool and it is very slick.  Worked great. :)

you are done well :)


Thanks :D Bios succesfull updatet

 :biggthumbsup:

Flashed to 1.8 and all issues are sorted. It couldn't have been a dodgey cable anyway (despite the cable being 8 years old) as the drive was detected.

 :biggthumbsup:

My attempts at using the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool resulted in a no boot condition. I read through this thread and ended up using the HP formatting tool and the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool. That resulted in a successful flash and all is working perfectly now. Thanks for all the excellent information in this thread.  :hat tip:
Thanks for the link BOSSKILLER. BIOS has been successfully flashed and all CPU timing options are now enabled. :D

 :biggthumbsup:

worked like a charm, you are freakin awesome
Thanks
Al
 :grin:

 :biggthumbsup:

just to let you know i have installed it without any problems with USB Tool just need to wait to c if the ram is a bit more stable.
Many thanks for your help  :hat tip:

thanks again

 :biggthumbsup:


Thanks for all of your help!

 :biggthumbsup:

bosskiller, u are the man...love u a lot...ahahha

anyway really appreciate on your help always.

 :biggthumbsup:

OK, I've reflashed the BIOS back to v1.0 and now I'm able to boot once again with my Ballistix memory.
Thank God for forum moderators and USB flash tools.  ;)

 :biggthumbsup:


okies thanks alot bro.... manage to flash it successfully.... hope can get some good score oc it... thanks...

 :biggthumbsup:

Thanks so much for the help.  The BIOS did the trick; I was able to use the frequency multiplier to go to 2.5G.  :biggthumbsup:

Thx

 :biggthumbsup:

I used a PNY 512mb DDR2 PC2 5300, bought it at pc world...

I can use the flash usb tool because im still using the 667mhz memory and evrything is fine as long as I will not use my Crucial ballistix PC2-6400  :(

My plan is to flash the bios from v1.3 to v1.6 using the usb bios flash tool while using the PC2-5300 and when it is successful, i will change my ram to my ballistix...I hope it works....right now im stressing the MSI board using prime95 to make sure that it is stable...

EDIT:
Problem solve by flashing the bios from v1.3 to v1.6....now i can use my ballistix  :shocking:

 :biggthumbsup:

Great tool!  I tried the MSI USB bios update tool just to see if it would work.  I cancelled out of the actual bios upgrade after letting it backup the existing bios.

I used the Ultra 2G "Credit Card" drive with CA Internet Security Suite from TigerDirect.

The MSI Utility made the drive bootable and even left the existing files there! :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:

Done! Works Great :biggthumbsup:

Thanks.

Flemming Vegerby

 :biggthumbsup:

Wow, thank you NovJoe. 

That program worked beautifully.  I had to reformat my usb drive with the HP storage tool because my mobo wasn't detecting it, but it worked like a charm after. 

MSI:  Make this program more well known!!!!

I will is it again!

 :biggthumbsup:


Thank you very much for yours feedback, We really appreciate it  :yes:  :worship:

P.S: Topic merged to Tool thread.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-February-08, 11:33:12
You guys ever think about making the installer/stand-alone work on a computer that has a non-MSI motherboard?  The reason I ask is that it is easier for me to have the installer put the Bootable-BIOS flash drive from a different computer, then boot the flash with the MSI computer.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Hibbi on 24-February-08, 12:27:12
OK, so:


Thank you BOSSKILLER for the help. Now my computer works great :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 24-February-08, 16:27:47
yamahaSHO,

No, this tool was designed with the intent to only work on MSI retail MOBOs.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: yamahaSHO on 24-February-08, 18:54:57
I know that already...  Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-February-08, 20:09:14

Thanks :D Bios succesfull updatet

 :biggthumbsup:

Hi,

Sorry to answer so late, i have tried it this weekend and it worked perfectly.

Thank you very much.

 :biggthumbsup:


Thank you BOSSKILLER for the help. Now my computer works great :biggthumbsup:

 :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Psylocke on 26-February-08, 17:08:24
I'm not sure where to ask this, but any suggestions on a good usb flash drive to use the flashing tool with?

I don't plan of updating the bios anytime soon, since my computer has been pretty stable since I upped the memory voltage; but I'm looking to get a usb flash drive so I have one incase something goes wrong in the future and I need to flash the bios.

Thanks,

Psy
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-February-08, 21:09:20
Just avoid cheap one, which can cause the troubles.(Not always i have used a lot of cheap sticks and performed well, but those who has troubles booting from stick are cheapest like PQI)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: GarnetandBlack on 27-February-08, 03:29:29
OK, I'm going to post my bios flashing experience here.  :)

First, thanks for the tool to put the bios on a mem stick.  Unfortunately, I could never get my board (MSI p35 Neo F) to boot from it....

Second, what an adventure it is flashing a MSI board's bios!  I'm used to boards that let you do this through windows, but I digress...

So, I couldn't get the board to boot from the stick, so I created a bootable cd (I have no floppy drive) using the link to the (I think) pioneer cd and booted under minimum settings (I really wish I had read how to make a bios flashing CD before this, but you live and you learn).  Somehow, even though I couldn't boot from the stick (A sandisk 2GB stick, legacy support was on, the USB drive was first on my list, etc, etc...), in this environment, I could access it (it was labled as my C: drive), and I flashed the bios that way (by typing amiflash bios.bin).  Then I cleared the cmos and loaded optimized settings, rebooted and everything seemed to be fine.  I restarted, changed the board to my specific configuration, and rebooted - I forgot one important part....

A few minutes later, as Vista 64 checked for updates, I was informed that it could not check and gave me an error code that, once I looked it up, told me that my system clock was too far out of whack to be recognized.  No prob, I just set it from Vista and it checked for updates as normal...  Problem solved?  Not so fast, my friends. 

As it turns out, a bios flash constitutes a major hardware change according to Vista, and I was prompted to re-validate my copy.  Unfortunately, it then promptly told me that my key was already in use!  What a hassle...  It gave me an option to try over the phone, but the automated computer voice could never quite pick up the numbers I was putting in even though I tried several times, by saying the numbers and then keying them in on my phone's keypad... 

Frustrated, I put in an e-mail request for support from Microsoft regarding the issue and was given an alternate number to try...  Here I am, about 24 hours later, and I finally have my bios flashed and my OS validated.  I was told that since my Vista install was an OEM install, it could only be validated over the net once and then it had to be re-validated over the phone.... 

The moral?  Users should be careful flashing their bios with Vista.  Be ready to put in some time over the phone, and if you can't get the automated way to work for you, email M$ to send you an alternate number..

OK, thanks for reading my experience - mods, If you feel this post is too far off topic, feel free to delete it - I just figured I'd share so Vista users (and p35 Neo users) might know what kind of adventure awaits them.

Oh, and if anyone knows a way to make the P35 Neo boot from a USB drive, don't tell me, I'll feel terrible.

 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-February-08, 03:46:49
Some USB devices are picky, you may try this:

Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

If no change simple try with different USB key. Also make sure that you have configured boot priority properly and USB Legacy is Enabled.


About your Vista experience described, there is nothing that need to be commented. Vista is working via that way, flashing BIOS may require re-activation.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: GarnetandBlack on 27-February-08, 03:54:31
Yup, yup...  I formatted it in fat 32 with the tool, legacy support was enabled, and the key was first on my priority list...  No matter.  It always went straight to Vista.

And yeah, Vista is working, but it is a pain.  :)

Anyway, thanks a lot for the tool, I still used it to flash the bios, just not in exactly the way it was described in this thread.

It probably is something dumb I have missed, but the bios is updated, Windows is working, and I'm happy.

Thanks again.  :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-February-08, 03:59:40
Yup, yup...  I formatted it in fat 32 with the tool, legacy support was enabled, and the key was first on my priority list...  No matter.  It always went straight to Vista.

And yeah, Vista is working, but it is a pain.  :)

Anyway, thanks a lot for the tool, I still used it to flash the bios, just not in exactly the way it was described in this thread.

It probably is something dumb I have missed, but the bios is updated, Windows is working, and I'm happy.

Thanks again.  :)


"Yup, yup...  I formatted it in fat 32 with the tool, legacy support was enabled, and the key was first on my priority list...  No matter.  It always went straight to Vista."

Find and use another stick in a future then :smiley: Problem is there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 27-February-08, 12:01:20
Yup, yup...  I formatted it in fat 32 with the tool, legacy support was enabled, and the key was first on my priority list...  No matter.  It always went straight to Vista.

And yeah, Vista is working, but it is a pain.  :)

Anyway, thanks a lot for the tool, I still used it to flash the bios, just not in exactly the way it was described in this thread.

It probably is something dumb I have missed, but the bios is updated, Windows is working, and I'm happy.

Thanks again.  :)

Did you pop-up the boot-menu with F11? (key for most boards to pop-up-bootmenu)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: GarnetandBlack on 28-February-08, 04:38:22
Did you pop-up the boot-menu with F11? (key for most boards to pop-up-bootmenu)

Sure did.  It must be my USB stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: exidous on 29-February-08, 02:50:16
Tried the tool in Vista. Pretty easy and straight forward. However, once I boot off the USB stick I get a "No Bootable Table found" error. Not really sure what to make of it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-February-08, 02:52:11
Tried the tool in Vista. Pretty easy and straight forward. However, once I boot off the USB stick I get a "No Bootable Table found" error. Not really sure what to make of it.

Your USB key need adjustment, do this:

Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: exidous on 29-February-08, 06:58:37
Well it worked. I am now running v1.3 and my 3dMark06 score went down from 10400 to 9200 :-(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fcobra94 on 01-March-08, 04:15:43
OK, put the BIOS .zip file and the USB flash tool on your hard drive.

Delete the tool and .zip file from USB stick.

Put any data on the USB stick you may need on your hard drive, because the tool formats the USB stick.

Start the USB tool executable.

Point it to where your BIOS .zip file is.

Select the BIOS .zip file.

Then tell the tool your letter of the drive by simply pressing the letter key, for e.g "J".

Let the tool do it's thing, once it's finished restart.

Press F11 to get into boot menu, select USB stick and boot from it.

The HQ USB flashing tool is more of a preperation tool, it doesn't literally do the flashing.

Undo any overclock if you have one, also make and ensure rig is stable

Good luck.
Thank you so much for those detailed directions!

Well done! :-D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: equi on 02-March-08, 12:04:25
Hello,
I'm getting an error called "General failure reading drive C".

I've used the "MSI HQ USB Flashing Tool", did all steps listed at the beginning, every step was right, but then occured this:

(http://lyroa.ly.funpic.de/DSC00021.JPG)

Any suggestions here?


Hardware: K9A2 CF-F
Downloaded the 1.3 Bios RAR from MSI-Taiwan, chose the RAR file with the MSI HQ Tool, everything was fine, the tool told me to reboot my system now to apply the BIOS update

But then I get this error, the system still runs fine without problems.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 02-March-08, 12:10:57
Run a check disk on your USB stick. It might be faulty. If that doesn't find anything run the tool and prepare the USB stick again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: equi on 02-March-08, 13:03:49
Hello.
I formated the USB Stick with FAT32 from the HP USB Tool and now it works fine.

At beginning, I forgot to change the jumper back, started the PC and got a black screen, got massively shocked :D but a look to the jumper saved my day. *hihi*
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jorder247 on 03-March-08, 01:17:38
I have formatted my usb key to fat32 with vista. I then put the bios files onto my usb key with the tool by pointing it at the zip file. I turned on usb legacy support and disabled boot sector protection. When I boot from the usb key it says that there is no operating system there. How can I fix it? I am using a P6N Diamond.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-March-08, 01:20:38
Your USB key need adjustment, do this:

"I have formatted my usb key to fat32 with vista"

Format your stick with this Tool, not with windows format.
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jorder247 on 03-March-08, 02:31:48
Your USB key need adjustment, do this:

"I have formatted my usb key to fat32 with vista"

Format your stick with this Tool, not with windows format.


It will then show up as a hdd right?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-March-08, 02:40:05
Yep
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jorder247 on 03-March-08, 02:53:46
Thanks so much. I successfully flashed my bios. :lol_anim: Now I hope that it will fix the problem with 4 sticks of 1 gb ram being used.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-March-08, 07:00:35
The MSIHQ bios flash utility is a great program. It works perfectly and is so much less scary than flashing from floppy.

I reverted the bios back to 1.4 and then back to the original 1.2 looking for a problem. Turns out the update to 1.5 had nothing to do with it. Instead, it was a corrupted Win XP install I did for the hardware changeover. I think I blew it by not doing a specific format on the partition and just letting windoze do the reinstall. It appears this gave my a corrupted HAL that couldn't be cured and continued to get worse until it completely wacked out the computer. A good scrub ot the partition using Gparted before even letting windows do a format, then reinstalling and reupdating XP cured the problem. I've just finished stepping back up to v1.5 this morning and everything is looking good.

I was playing around with nvidia  nTune yesterday and it was producing some silliness but I imagine that's just nTune. Maybe it don't work so good.

you are done well :smiley: , but use it only when really need. Do not flash your BIOS for no reason, else you put your board at unnecessary risk.


After plugging it into the other port and then re-flashing the BIOS via your link (well done to whoever did it!), it seems to work now (knock on wood).
Still, it was a bit strange as it was quite some time (a month?) after the BIOS flashing...
Regards and many thanks,
Vlad


you are done well :smiley:

Well it worked. I am now running v1.3 and my 3dMark06 score went down from 10400 to 9200 :-(

you are done well :smiley:

Hello.
I formated the USB Stick with FAT32 from the HP USB Tool and now it works fine.

At beginning, I forgot to change the jumper back, started the PC and got a black screen, got massively shocked :D but a look to the jumper saved my day. *hihi*

you are done well :smiley:


Thank you so much for those detailed directions!

Well done! :-D

you are done well :smiley:


Thanks so much. I successfully flashed my bios. :lol_anim: Now I hope that it will fix the problem with 4 sticks of 1 gb ram being used.

EDIT: I think that bios update did the trick. Thanks for all you help bosskiller.  (From: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=115146.0)

you are done well :smiley:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 03-March-08, 19:37:43
Used the tool at the weekend to flash the BIOS on my K8NGM2-FID board, with a BIOS I modded myself (changed the BIOS logo to one I made myself ;-)))

Worked a treat, much improved, very easy to use now! :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: igorp on 04-March-08, 22:22:12
Ouch,
notebook ex700 with Linux unstalled running Win2000 under VirtualBox.
No problem to do a loadable flash by a HP stuff.
To use your Tool I have a problem...
I tried to run the Tool under Virtualbox with WIN2000 guest - Installer works but the main program complains about wrong CRC and refuses to run. I downloaded the Tool today - 3.4.2008
I suspect the problem is rather in using the virtual machine than in wrong version of downloaded programs. Well, I don't see any problem to use my  stick to flash the Bios but I would like to know if I would be able to save my old Bios before flashing if I use original MSI flash program .
If I remember well I wasn't asked to save the old version when I flashed my motherboard a year ago....
Regards

Igor
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 04-March-08, 22:38:29
igorp,

Do not update your BIOS if you do not need to!

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Overspeed on 05-March-08, 02:52:41
Hello MSI HQ.

Came across your Flash Key BIOS tool today and gave it a try. The tool correctly finds the USB drive and the BIOS file. When the tool is done doing it's thing I look on the USB drive and I can see 1 file called bios.bin. I reboot my computer and boot from the USB. Immediatly I see the MSI HQ team message and says press any key to continue. I pressed Enter and right away a screen snowed up says BIOS update is complete, you may now reboot. But ... nothing actually happened. The BIOS did not get updated despite the confirmation message. The archive I pointed the tool to is P7N_Diamond_Beta_BIOS_1.14. Any ideas?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-March-08, 04:42:36

@igorp

"I tried to run the Tool under Virtualbox with WIN2000 guest,
Installer works but the main program complains about wrong CRC and refuses to run. I downloaded the Tool today - 3.4.2008"


Tool doesn't work with virtual machines.

"Well, I don't see any problem to use my  stick to flash the Bios but I would like to know if I would be able to save my old Bios before flashing if I use original MSI flash program ."

To take a backup of current BIOS installed execute:

afu414sd /obackup.rom

To flash the BIOS execute:

afu414sd A1719IMS.516 /p /b /n /e /c

But as Stu said, Do not flash BIOS when everything is working just fine read here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0

@Overspeed

This archive doesn't contain flasher itself, you should extract the BIOS and then to use 2nd mode from the Tool. (Point to BIOS file directly)
Tool will verify your choice to ensure that selected file is really BIOS file and not something else, then will autodetect BIOS type and will make corespond flasher available.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: tooserious on 09-March-08, 08:56:10
Hello i can't get the tool to work in Vista Ultimate 64...it says no operating system when I rebboot??? Any thoughts.....I have a K9A2 Platinum and Phenom 9600 BE I am told i need to update bios for better performance which i am all for!!!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-March-08, 12:21:55
Hello i can't get the tool to work in Vista Ultimate 64...it says no operating system when I rebboot??? Any thoughts.....I have a K9A2 Platinum and Phenom 9600 BE I am told i need to update bios for better performance which i am all for!!!

Look in the 1st topic:


NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do this using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Tweaked on 12-March-08, 20:05:25
!!!!!!!!!!! BAS, I just used this MSI tool for flashing BIOS and I must say that it ROCKS !!!!!!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Scupper on 13-March-08, 03:57:29
When launching the flash tool, I get a quick pop-up of a black screen like the MS-Dos screen, and then the program terminates.  I've tried both the .exe and .zip downloads, as well as running them normally or as Administrator.  Any ideas why?

Vista x64 Premium
Antec P182B Case
MSI K9A2CF BIOS ver 1.2
AMD Phenom 9500
Thermaltake ToughPower 750w
ATI Radeon 2900XT
OCZ PC2-6400 800Mhz 2 x 1024
Seagate 500GB 16MB cache SATA-2 HD
Mitsume 1.44 internal 3.5 floppy / 6 in 1 card reader
Samsung 206BW
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-March-08, 04:01:38
Boot in "Safe Mode", and retry if no change use alternative way to flash.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: cobra8u on 18-March-08, 01:07:43
Stupid question but where do I get dos system files to use on USB, I am assuming it has to have this to boot .

Hi guys,

We the forum team have developed  a new way of flashing.
You no longer need a floppy or anything, just an USB-stick.

The tool has been tested together with MSI and as far as we have done our testing, there are no problems at all.
As long as the USB-stick is FAT or FAT32 formatted!

However, flashing is allways risky, so if it goes bad it's your own fault, but that goes for all flashing you do.

This tool will only work with MSI retail motherboards and laptops, it will not work with other brand products.

Also it doesn't work with MSI OEM products.

The way it works is simple: Download the package and download the BIOS from the MSI website that you want to flash.

The rest is straight forward.

Make sure that your board is set to be able to boot from USB.
So turn on USB Legacy Support in the BIOS.
Boot and press F11 to get the boot-popup and select your USB-device to boot.
(some boards have a different key, like K8N Master uses ESC for the boot-menu)

What ever you do, make sure you read all warnings!

The forum nor MSI is responsible if it fails for you.
Nor is this software supported by MSI technical support!


Please report problems/buggs if you find them.

We have 2 versions, 1 installer and 1 standalone version.


currently supported OS ( both 32 & 64 bit):

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
(all kind of versions)


NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do this using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.
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Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-March-08, 01:19:06
That is Tool job, you do not need to copy anything to the USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: I3ios on 18-March-08, 14:08:36
Hello all !

i'm trying to update the bios of my vr610 with this tool, it seems to work but at the first restart, when i choose USB to boot on, it just start vista, no bios update... should i disable all the other boot way ?

thx for your help !
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 18-March-08, 15:25:17
You need to press the key to pop-up the boot selection menu.
On most systems that's F11, then select the USB and let it boot.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: I3ios on 18-March-08, 18:36:23
hello !

thx to try helping me. Like i say, i do exactly that (F11, then choose to boot on USB) but it just goes quietly to the desktop of vista... am i the only one to report that ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 18-March-08, 18:41:00
Well, if you have read a few messages up, then you would have seen the solution.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg862629#msg862629

It has been posted many times already.
Some sticks need a special treatment before they are willing to cooperate :lol_anim: 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: I3ios on 19-March-08, 03:02:07
 :undecided: that's right i do not read good enough, i was thinking it was for some HP hardware. well now it works, and the update was a success. Even if it don't resolve the problem of my notebook, it's always good to have a bios up to date. Thanks for that. Great work. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-March-08, 15:52:54
@bbowes2

I moved your replies in new own topic, since your problem has nothing to do with Tool.
Keep posted here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=115603.msg868861#new
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: triggsrer on 26-March-08, 14:55:11
Im using the P35 Neo, I'm trying to flash my bios as the CPU temps read at 97.

Anyway I tried making a floppy ms-dos but wehn I tried putting the new bios onto that it was to big as its like 1023kb or something.
Anywhows I tried USB but there is no option to chose any USB device when I reboot. (Using Fat and tried 2 different memory sticks)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-March-08, 14:57:31
Im using the P35 Neo, I'm trying to flash my bios as the CPU temps read at 97.

Anyway I tried making a floppy ms-dos but wehn I tried putting the new bios onto that it was to big as its like 1023kb or something.
Anywhows I tried USB but there is no option to chose any USB device when I reboot. (Using Fat and tried 2 different memory sticks)


"Anywhows I tried USB but there is no option to chose any USB device when I reboot. (Using Fat and tried 2 different memory sticks) "

Look in Hard Disk area. Your stick can be listed there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: triggsrer on 26-March-08, 15:43:10
Nope.  :undecided:


I' guess I can flash using this MSI live thing but I'm not sure about flashing through windows? I've heard a lot of bad things about it. Is there any other fixes or ways to flash?



Thanks for the reply btw! 


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-March-08, 15:47:13
Nope.  :undecided:


I' guess I can flash using this MSI live thing but I'm not sure about flashing through windows? I've heard a lot of bad things about it. Is there any other fixes or ways to flash?



Thanks for the reply btw! 

Nope avoid flashing within windows.



Try this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

Ensure that USB Legacy support is Enabled, Then look in HDD boot area and re-test.(Adjust HDD boot priority if its necessary. )
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murlok on 30-March-08, 14:15:08
Is it possible to delete the bios rom I have on a diskette done by Msi update and copy this new bios update to the diskett instead? Without problem. :think:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-March-08, 15:41:19
@Murlok
Avoid flashing from floppy. Also open new own topic in correct forum section if you have some questions non Tool related.
Also check your PM, for requested BIOS.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Murlok on 30-March-08, 15:45:35
@Murlok
Avoid flashing from floppy. Also open new own topic in correct forum section if you have some questions non Tool related.
Also check your PM, for requested BIOS.

I´m sorry for posting not correct wan´t happen agian I hope
Thanks for the work you done for this topic :worship:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mancubus on 30-March-08, 16:56:06
Hi there,

I wonder if you could help me. Ive followed the instructions to the letter, everything works up until I try to boot from my USB pen. I select the pen, it finds it with no problem, then gives me the following:

I get "no bootable disk found in the table" as a message. Ive tried it with 3 different USB devices.

I'm trying to update a MSI P35 Neo2 FR board, after checking the contents of the USB devices everything seem to be there. I'm using Vista64 ultimate.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-March-08, 16:57:35
Do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

Also Disable Boot Sector protection in BIOS.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: roaksoax on 31-March-08, 04:05:03
Hi there!!
i Just flashed my BIOS successfully on a K9N Neo V3, from 2.1 to 2.6 BIOS.

The problem is now that quick boot is not working

how can i fix that?? thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 31-March-08, 05:22:57
@roaksoax
Open new own topic in correct forum section for discussion.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: bono179 on 11-April-08, 03:47:00
I´ve updated successfully from 2.1 to 2.6 my MSI K9N Neo-F V3.

Thanks for this superb tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: flafson on 15-April-08, 03:31:40
Hey,
I'm getting an error when trying to run this tool, it says:
sxe7B9.tmp - Application Error
The exception unknown software exception (0xc0000005) occurred in the application at location 0x01e3abb2.
Click on OK to terminate the program

besides this window i get a DOS window says MSIHQ MOD team.... and also a small window that says mainboard MS-7345 PCB Version: 1.1 and when i click ok everything terminates.

Any ideas? don't want to do something without knowing i'm safe...
Thanks for the help.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, i have a P35 Platinum and using XP pro 64 edition.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-April-08, 03:34:05
boot in "Safe Mode" and try again, if no change use alternative way.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lasitter on 15-April-08, 06:34:55


To take a backup of current BIOS installed execute:
afu414sd /obackup.rom
To flash the BIOS execute:
afu414sd A1719IMS.516 /p /b /n /e /c


OK, regarding the external RAID problem I had been having, MSI tech support wants me to flash to a more recent BIOS, and I've been reading up on these tools.  I've made progress, but still am not quite there yet.

I got the USB format utility installed correctly and have 98SE system files copied to a (hopefully) bootable USB device.

I ran an installer which set up the "MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool and BIOS Repair".  It created icons and copied stuff to directories. 

When I click on the desktop icon created, a (DOS?) box flashes across the screen too fast for me to see what it's complaining about, but it appears to do nothing.

Now I have NOT copied the new BIOS file anywhere yet, so this doesn't surprise me.  But I did think it might stop and say something like:  "OK stupid, where's the BIOS file you want me to work with?"  That didn't happen.

From a previous post, I saw the following commands and arguments:

"afu414sd /obackup.rom
"To flash the BIOS execute:
"afu414sd A1719IMS.516 /p /b /n /e /c

This makes sense to me, but I don't know exactly where I am supposed to look and download this "afu414sd", or if the command used varies by mainboard variation, or what.

I have the MSI-7376 K9A2 Platinum v1.0, and I've been told to try (a7376ams.140) as a BIOS.

Any further guidance or pointers on using the readme files appreciated.



Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-April-08, 06:41:50
"When I click on the desktop icon created, a (DOS?) box flashes across the screen too fast for me to see what it's complaining about, but it appears to do nothing."

Boot in "Safe Mode" and try again. If no change use alternative way:

Get desired BIOS version for your board from MSI web:
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1332
Extract archive file to the USB key(which is already bootable) then boot from it, when its done type:
AFUD412.EXE A7376AMS.140

Replace the names with your actual one if needs.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: flafson on 15-April-08, 07:18:35
Thanks for the VERY quick reply, means alot to me.

Safe mode did the trick very well, it seems like everything went on as expected, however i have some doubts if it actually worked. Is there a way to know for fact what bios version i have? i know i had before AMI 1.1 and im suppose to have 1.8 now, but there in an option in bios called MPS table version and before the flash it was 1.1 and i had the option to set it to 1.0 and now after the flash it's set to 1.4 and when i try to change it the bios freezes and i need to reset.

Also tried running the flashing tool again and again, it says PCB version 1.1, i could be wrong and it's not even bios version :P

Thanks again for the great help!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-April-08, 07:24:38
"Safe mode did the trick very well, it seems like everything went on as expected, however i have some doubts if it actually worked. Is there a way to know for fact what bios version i have? i know i had before AMI 1.1 and im suppose to have 1.8 now"


Look here how to check current BIOS version:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0


"there in an option in bios called MPS table version and before the flash it was 1.1 and i had the option to set it to 1.0 and now after the flash it's set to 1.4 and when i try to change it the bios freezes and i need to reset."

"LOAD BIOS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS", then setup MPS TB to 1.4

"Also tried running the flashing tool again and again, it says PCB version 1.1, i could be wrong and it's not even bios version :P"

Yes that is board version and not BIOS version.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lasitter on 15-April-08, 14:54:35
Boot in "Safe Mode" and try again.
Is the desktop icon looking for the BIOS file in a particular location?  (Same directory as USBMSIHQ.EXE  is put by the installer?)

After running the installer, I searched the entire hard disk for:

AFUD*.*
A7376*.*

and found nothing.  Is this what I would expect after successfully running the installer?
Quote
If no change use alternative way:
AFUD412.EXE A7376AMS.140

I'm assuming that both of these files need to be copied to the bootable memory stick in order to work.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 15-April-08, 14:59:31
Quote
Is the desktop icon looking for the BIOS file in a particular location?  (Same directory as USBMSIHQ.EXE  is put by the installer?)

The tool will not look for the BIOS-Archive by itself.  When you downloaded the BIOS-Archive from the MSI Website, you should know where you put it.  After starting the MSIHQ-Tool, you will get the chance to choose between three operation methods.  Select the first method (Processing BIOS Archive (ZIP/RAR).  After that the tool will ask you to point it to the BIOS-Archive you downloaded.  The actual BIOS-File and the Flasher are stored inside that archive and the tool will then extract it on its own and use the files to prepare the USB Flash Drive for a BIOS Update in pure DOS mode.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lasitter on 15-April-08, 17:32:35
The tool will not look for the BIOS-Archive by itself.
I got it to work by using the alternate suggested method -- copying the BIOS and .EXE to the bootable USB and typing in the command line manually.  Seems to have worked.

I haven't checked to see if it solves the problem of the external ports working, but that's not relevant to this thread.

Thanks all.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: zillmc on 15-April-08, 23:03:52
Just to confirm once again, does this USB tool for flashing still not work with Windows Vista x64?  Thanks in advance for the response.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-April-08, 23:06:59
Just to confirm once again, does this USB tool for flashing still not work with Windows Vista x64?  Thanks in advance for the response.

It support all OS as you can read in 1st topic. 64bit support was add-ed before year ago.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 15-April-08, 23:07:05
Quote from: First post in this topic! (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg800577#msg800577)
currently supported OS ( both 32 & 64 bit):

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
(all kind of versions)

EDIT: Bosskiller beat me to it :hat tip:

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: siewteckseng on 17-April-08, 14:35:36
Hi Bas,
I have tried formating my flash drive to FAT(and also FAT32) and used the flashing tool.
I have already set USB Legacy Support and pressed F11 to select the boot device.
My computer just simply cant boot from the flash drive.
My motherboard is P35 NEo2-FR.
Can you help? ;-((


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-April-08, 14:46:55
Hi Bas,
I have tried formating my flash drive to FAT(and also FAT32) and used the flashing tool.
I have already set USB Legacy Support and pressed F11 to select the boot device.
My computer just simply cant boot from the flash drive.
My motherboard is P35 NEo2-FR.
Can you help? ;-((


Do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

Also for your mainboard Disable Boot Sector protection in BIOS 1st. And make sure PC is stable before proceed.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: siewteckseng on 17-April-08, 15:49:48
Hi Bosskiller,

Tried disabling the boot sector protection and it worked!
Thanks.

 :yes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-April-08, 16:26:38
Thanks for the VERY quick reply, means alot to me.

Thanks again for the great help!

We are glad to help  :)

I got it to work by using the alternate suggested method -- copying the BIOS and .EXE to the bootable USB and typing in the command line manually.  Seems to have worked.

I haven't checked to see if it solves the problem of the external ports working, but that's not relevant to this thread.

Thanks all.

you are done well :)


hi again :)

I've just flashed it to v1.8 using the moethod in this thread here https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0

Worked perfectly ;D

Thanks!

you are done well :)

I´ve updated successfully from 2.1 to 2.6 my MSI K9N Neo-F V3.

Thanks for this superb tool.

 :biggthumbsup:

Thank you ;)

 :hat tip:

Thankyou very much. 

 :hat tip:


thank you!

 :hat tip:

Thx, did it :)

 :hat tip:

Yes, I do now. The first time I tried to download the server wasn't responding. Thanks again. Working fine now.

 :hat tip:

Thank a lot Bosskiller!!!

 :hat tip:

Hi Svet....Thanks for your help....All went well and computers working great...
Thanks again
Dan

 :hat tip:

Thanks!

StargazerA5

 :hat tip:

Thanks so much! You are awesome!

Peter

 :hat tip:

thanks!

 :hat tip:

Thank you  :hat tip:

 :hat tip:

Hi BOSSKILLER ,


Thanks for the BIOS , i used USB Tool and its working fine now .

Appreciate it much .


Cheers

nice :)

There are a bunch of people who have been looking for this.  It's a rock solid board with tons of potential, and you just added to that potential :)  Thank you again so very much.

Jeffrey

 :biggthumbsup:

Thank you very much  ;D
It worked, and i'm very happy with my faster processor  ;-))


Hendrik-Jan

 :hat tip:

flashed bios and she's ticking 3.6 at 60c max running prime 95 ver 25.4 small ffts ON AIR!!! :worship:

Nice :)

Hi Bosskiller,

Tried disabling the boot sector protection and it worked!
Thanks.

 :yes:

nice :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sharies on 20-April-08, 17:59:32
Hello,

I've formatted a usb key with the hp format prorgram and used the msi bios tool get the key ready.
I reboot and boot from the key and it asks if I'm sure I want to do this and press any key to continue
but after pressing a key to continue it says

write protect error reading drive c
abort, retry, ignore, fail

and doesn't accept any commands from keyboard then.
any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-April-08, 18:16:04
Seems your storage is write protected and BIOS backup can't be created.
Try with different USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sharies on 20-April-08, 18:29:33
Thanks, But I just changed usb ports and it worked. All flashed up.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-April-08, 18:30:35
Thanks, But I just changed usb ports and it worked. All flashed up.

Nice :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Over65 on 23-April-08, 05:27:29
I'm unable to use the HP USB flash tool.  :huh: I installed the program But when I run it I get the message "Permission Denied. The administrator rights are required to run this tool." I AM the Administrator" I am the only person running this computer and I have built the computer and installed Vista x64 and numerous programs without difficulty. I have no idea why this program won't run on my computer. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 23-April-08, 06:14:35
Did you right click the .exe and select "run as administrator"?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: OnlyMSiwillDo on 23-April-08, 07:41:00
Will this tool work with MSi older mainboards such as Pentium III and AMD XP/Socket 462 mainboards (why PIII and AMD XP - because I can't afford to upgrade my equipment).

From memory none of my workstations (AMD XP) or server (PIII) boards allow you to boot to USB or Flash Card support through the bios, I think they only allow for the older fashion such as Floppy Disk / LS120(SuperDisk) / CD-ROM / IDE HDD's / LAN / and ther may also be OTHER.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: hfinlay10 on 23-April-08, 08:17:29
Can I use this to update BIOS on a new build with no OS installed yet? I am unable to get my new build to boot up with Q9300 and the BIOS is the most likely suspect (4 red LEDs). I am trying to source another compatible CPU temporarily so I can flash BIOS and get new system running. Would rather not install XP until after all is running well as I will be using x64.

Come to think of it, can I flash the BIOS using *any* method when there is no OS installed?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-April-08, 08:48:06
Will this tool work with MSi older mainboards such as Pentium III and AMD XP/Socket 462 mainboards (why PIII and AMD XP - because I can't afford to upgrade my equipment).

From memory none of my workstations (AMD XP) or server (PIII) boards allow you to boot to USB or Flash Card support through the bios, I think they only allow for the older fashion such as Floppy Disk / LS120(SuperDisk) / CD-ROM / IDE HDD's / LAN / and ther may also be OTHER.


Should run.


I'm unable to use the HP USB flash tool.  :huh: I installed the program But when I run it I get the message "Permission Denied. The administrator rights are required to run this tool." I AM the Administrator" I am the only person running this computer and I have built the computer and installed Vista x64 and numerous programs without difficulty. I have no idea why this program won't run on my computer. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

Try without HP Tool, run MSIHQ Tool directly. HP Tool is need only when you have troubles booting from the USB key.
Else logon in Safe Mode and try again with HP Formatter.

Can I use this to update BIOS on a new build with no OS installed yet? I am unable to get my new build to boot up with Q9300 and the BIOS is the most likely suspect (4 red LEDs). I am trying to source another compatible CPU temporarily so I can flash BIOS and get new system running. Would rather not install XP until after all is running well as I will be using x64.

Come to think of it, can I flash the BIOS using *any* method when there is no OS installed?

You need to prepare USB stick in another machine 1st.

"Come to think of it, can I flash the BIOS using *any* method when there is no OS installed?"

ISO with BIOS 1.8 for your board, burn to CD/DVD then boot from optical drive and BIOS update will start automatically: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=115330.msg866084#msg866084
Do not forgot to Disable Boot sector protection for your board 1st.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: hfinlay10 on 23-April-08, 09:08:05
Thanks, Bosskiller. I'll give it a go as soon as I get the other CPU.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Big_mark on 28-April-08, 08:11:56
When I try to boot from the Flash Drive I get a message saying "Operating system not found" I used the "MSIHQ USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper" program to setup the flash drive. any ideas why this aint working? (see board proc info in sig)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-April-08, 10:43:41
Look in a 1st topic, its described there if you have problems booting from USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Big_mark on 29-April-08, 16:21:09
I had to download some "Dos boot files" off the web, then used the HP tool to make my flash drive bootable, then ran the MSI usb tool to load the new bios, restarted held down F11, selected the USB flash drive, this time it booted and asked if I wanted to proceed with the flashing, I selected "y" then it ran the utility successfully!

Yea very "easy" once I got the flash drive FAT formatted with the boot sector.

Great work gang, glad I didn't need to break out the old floppy and disks  ;D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-April-08, 17:59:13
I had to download some "Dos boot files" off the web, then used the HP tool to make my flash drive bootable, then ran the MSI usb tool to load the new bios, restarted held down F11, selected the USB flash drive, this time it booted and asked if I wanted to proceed with the flashing, I selected "y" then it ran the utility successfully!

Yea very "easy" once I got the flash drive FAT formatted with the boot sector.

Great work gang, glad I didn't need to break out the old floppy and disks  ;D

"I had to download some "Dos boot files" off the web, then used the HP tool to make my flash drive bootable,"

You need only to format the USB key with that Tool and nothing else, for future usage you can skip that step.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Cereal on 29-April-08, 18:07:40
Can the tool be used on a micro SD card with a USB card reader?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-April-08, 18:11:02
Can the tool be used on a micro SD card with a USB card reader?

Yep, if BIOS provide a option to boot from it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: DeadWalking99 on 02-May-08, 23:13:22
All right I downloaded the Tool and the .rar bios file, I intially had issues getting it to format USB so I went and got the HP USB Format Tool, formatted USB stick ran MSI HQ Tool pointed at bios .rar file entered my USB drive letter, restarted comp entered bios told it to boot USB HDD first, save and exit bios, ran flash utility no problems, it restarted entered bios , loaded optimized defaults, rebooted waited for DMI Pass turned off the power, removed the a/c cord opened case and removed battery to clear cmos instead of reaching for jumper, rebooted entered bios reset all bios options to my liking and rebooted comp perfect flash!

My only issue was the initial format of USB stick wasn't liking it as a boot device, but the Hp USB Format tool did the trick.

\Thanx for all the work you all have put into this forums as a community, I was very impressed with everyones willingness to help each other out

DeadWalking99 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-May-08, 00:04:37
you are done well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: TearOfADragon on 03-May-08, 12:30:53
Hello out there...

Dunno why it doesn't work as expected, but under my Windows XP x64 System (all MS updates applied) it is necessary to activate compatibility mode for windows xp - otherwise it dies after spitting out the mainboard number and PCB version.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 03-May-08, 12:48:22
We know, as it's a 32bit mode tool :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kefas on 03-May-08, 13:21:21
can't someone post a video guide showing exactly what to do? it's not possible to be done by all people!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 03-May-08, 13:42:16
A video guide? It's really not that difficult to use! Read the first post of this topic, and the Read Me file included with the flasher tool.

We also finished our comprehensive User Guide for the tool: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: muerte on 05-May-08, 08:44:05
Trying to flash a PR200 (board MS-1221) with bios 1.43 for Vista. (got it e-mailed to me after contacting Msi support regardin: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=111116.0)

I've follow the usb flash guide step by step, and also tried formatting using the HP tool (both FAT and FAT32). Quick format used.

Problem: when I try to boot from the USB (a 4gb Sandisk Cruzer) I always get this error:
_

Or 3 times:

J_


That's all that happens, dos does not load and I have to power off the system using the power button, noting else happens.


Any guidance? Thank you
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 05-May-08, 11:48:42
Some sticks simply won't work, try some other brand.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: muerte on 05-May-08, 12:40:42
Some sticks simply won't work, try some other brand.

Thanks for your reply, got it to work with an old 256 philips keyaudio stick! Unfortunately the new bios didn't fix my hdmi-problems  :(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: khui09 on 01-June-08, 17:10:42
Hi,

Problem (1): Failure to initiate flashing procedure as per step 5.3 in the User guide: MSI HQ USB BIOS Flash Tool @ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

My rig specification is as follow: 1)msi p7n sli platinum, 2)intel e8400@4.0ghz with TT Duorb cpu cooler, 3) 2x 2GB Gskill F2 8000C5D 4GBPQ, 4)2x msi 8800gt oc 512mb  5) acbel M8 750 6) Samsung 160gb hdd 7) Asus DRW.

I had no problem with steps 5.1 and 5.2. At step 5.1, it seems like there is no option of "Boot Sector Protection" in my p7n platinum's bio and i did roll back to default clock and voltage settings from previous oc settings. At step 5.2, i did set the thumbdrive as first priority to boot.

After step 5.2, i saved the changes made and exited the bio. Upon booting up, i did not observe the scenario as described in step 5.3. DOS was not loaded and flashing procedure was not initiated. Instead, window loaded up with previous bios being version 1.1 reflected by cpuz utility program.

I thought it might be due to the thumbdrive (Kingston 1gb thumbdrive, refer to pic below) being non-bootable, therefore i had used the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool make it bootable. However, i am stuck, having no idea how to proceed with the prompt of locating the DOS system to be used to creat a DOS start-up disk. [Problem (2)]

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/khui09/HPUSBDiskStorageFormatTool.jpg)

Kindly seeking valuable advices on how to resolve the 2 problems encountered and to be able to flash the newer bios successfully.

Thank you in advance.






Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 01-June-08, 17:12:41
Google for the DOS files, you will find them.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-June-08, 17:15:27
Just format your stick with HP Tool once, then retry with MSI HQ USB BIOS Flash Tool

Google for the DOS files, you will find them.

He don't need to do that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: khui09 on 01-June-08, 17:22:17
thank you AaronYuri  and BOSSKILLER for both quick replies...

updated with the latest screenshot

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/khui09/HPUSBDiskStorageFormatTool001.jpg)

my bad...just now did not even attempted to click on start...

upon clicking...realised that i need to locate the required DOS system file...

thank you for jack's reply below this post...will uncheck the "create dos startup disk".....and try the flashing of bio using the MSIHQ USB Bootable tool and BIOS Helper again....will update you helpful guys when done....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 01-June-08, 17:24:08
Uncheck "Create a DOS Startup Disk"!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: khui09 on 01-June-08, 17:53:44
Jack...it works...I manage to flash the new bios successfully...

What i can draw from this experience is it seem that formating the thumbdrive using the format option from right clicking the thumbdrive icon in the My Computer folder does not make it bootable...Whereas using the format option (quick format) from the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool does make it bootable...[Wrong implication...refer to correction pointed out by jack the newbie in his post further down]

Not forgetting...a big thank you to Jack the Newbie, BOSSKILLER  and AaronYuri. I am really pleasantly surprised by you guys quick replies...

i really bad at bio flash...first timer...

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 01-June-08, 18:04:35
The Windows Format Functions sucks.  BK might be able to shed some light on it.  As I understand it, it messes up the MBR.

Quote
What i can draw from this experience is it seem that formating the thumbdrive using the format option from right clicking the thumbdrive icon in the My Computer folder does not make it bootable...Whereas using the format option (quick format) from the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool does make it bootable...

The HP Tool makes your stick bootable as soon as you tell it to and provide the proper DOS files.  With just the normal format function, it is not supposed to make it bootable. It justs formats the USB flash drive properly. 

The MSIHQ Tool is what makes your stick bootable.  But it requires a properly formated USB Flash drive to be able to do its job. 

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: khui09 on 01-June-08, 18:06:40

The MSIHQ Tool is what makes your stick bootable.  But it requires a properly formated USB Flash drive to be able to do its job. 

Noted my wrong implication and thank for the pointer...cheers...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 01-June-08, 18:20:05
The Windows Format Functions sucks.  BK might be able to shed some light on it.  As I understand it, it messes up the MBR.

The HP Tool makes your stick bootable as soon as you tell it to and provide the proper DOS files.  With just the normal format function, it is not supposed to make it bootable. It justs formats the USB flash drive properly. 

The MSIHQ Tool is what makes your stick bootable.  But it requires a properly formated USB Flash drive to be able to do its job. 

This made much more sense! :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: scorpio05678 on 04-June-08, 19:35:33
Only one word can describe my experience

Smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth  ;D

Thanks guys for the utility. upgraded my P6N diamond to 1.3

SC
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 04-June-08, 21:52:42
Thank you!
We do our best to test the tool and provide info.
We know it's the best way to flash, but a pat on the back from time to time is real GOOD TO HEAR!

On be halve of the entire team, THANKS FOR REPORTING BACK! :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: nidzamputra on 07-June-08, 15:52:43
hello..I'm new here..can u provide me link for MSI HQ USB BIOS Flash Tool? i can't see this link tool to download...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 07-June-08, 15:53:20
Look at the first post of this whole thread...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: nidzamputra on 07-June-08, 16:00:28
thank boss..I'm not notify at below 1 post...I'm sorry..just download it..and will try it...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-June-08, 10:58:52
Hello,

Tool version has been updated from 1.16 ===> 1.17
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5350/dowtw3.gif) (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0)MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool  (http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5350/dowtw3.gif) (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0)
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7638/dtrpd4.jpg)

Changes in 1.17:

* Method 3 Sure Hands {

Added support for:
* P7N Diamond (MS-7510, PCB 1.0) /* BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9 */
* P7N SLI Platinum (MS-7380, PCB 1.0) /* BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9 */
* P7N2 Diamond (MS-7523, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 1.0 - 1.9
* EFINITY-FP (MS-7395(E), PCB 1.0) {Using EFI BIOS} /* BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9 */
* K9N2 Diamond (MS-7375, PCB 1.1)  BIOS Range 2.0 - 2.9
* K9N2 SLI Platinum (MS-7374, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 3.0 - 3.9
* K9N2 Zilent (MS-7374, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 3.0 - 3.9
* G33 Platinum (MS-7345, PCB 1.1 & PCB 1.2) BIOS Range 1.4 - 1.9
* K9N Neo V2 / V3 (MS-7369, PCB 1.1) BIOS Range 2.0 - 2.9
* K9N2GM-F V2 (MS-7509, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range  1.0 - 1.9
* HydroGenX48C & X48C Platinum(MS-7353, PCB 3.0) BIOS Range 7.0 - 7.9
* Removed remark "(May not exist yet)" {Global}

}


* Added support for EFI BIOS based boards for Methods 1,2,3(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/39/efiub3.jpg)
* Added support for 16Mbit BIOS for Method 2
* 2nd Flasher for Method 2 updated to meet the new requirements
* Improved MSI OEM Mainboard detection
* Added verification if the user is trying to use the wrong Tool mode.
* Added detection for exFAT(Introduced and supported since SP1{March 2k8} for Vista)
* Added restriction for non MSI Mainboard in 64 bit OS too.
* Added USB key Geometry adjustment option. (Experimental feature for Vista only, NOTE: All data on the desired USB storage will be lost during operation. Use this option if you have troubles booting from USB Key)
 {
 - Checking for Vista.
 - Checking for Administrative rights.
 - Added strong verification for USB key geometry adjustment.
 - Forcing USB storage as HDD Emulation for compatibility purpose.
}
* Keyboard LEDs now blinking by specified way while work is in progress.
* Instruction update, after BIOS update is finished procedure is halted with instruction to verify the screen for failure message. If such exist. There is instruction to do not reboot or shutdown PC and instruction to roll back to the old BIOS{Which Tool auto make backup before performing update}
* Added support for Phoenix BIOS used in Server boards for regular condition. (When capture switches filter is inactive)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=110101.0;attach=4317;image)
* Beta BIOS query updated.
* Added support for Memtest86+, to check memory for basic failures which can harm the BIOS update.
(http://www.memtest.org/memtest_logo.png)
Details:

Tool will auto install Memtest86+ from http://www.memtest.org/ to the USB key when active Internet connection is available.
After booting from the USB key, the user will meet a screen to choose between:

1. Run Memtest86+
2. Proceed with BIOS update




As usual download location is in 1st post of this topic.

Best Wishes,
MSIHQ Moderator TEAM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: 300 on 18-June-08, 19:19:21
I am using the installer and gone through the procedure. I then boot from the usb stick and it comes up with "NTLDR is missing" Any ideas?
Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-June-08, 19:24:35
You are trying to boot from wrong drive, check and adjust HDD boot priority in BIOS if the USB drive is detected as HDD.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: 300 on 18-June-08, 19:58:20
I just double checked in the bios and it says first boot is USB Flash. I have also tried pressing F11 during boot and manually selecting the flash drive, it pauses a couple of seconds and then the flash drive light flashes and it goes to the windoes boot menu where I can select one of my two operating systems. I can't get it to boot from the flash drive. In the bios the usb controller and legacy are enabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-June-08, 20:02:18
Seems your USB drive has troubles booting and boot procedure is forwarded to further drivers listed.
Your USB drive need adjustment:

NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do this using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.

Or you if you are running Vista, use Build in Tool feature "Fix My USB key"

Then let's the Tool prepare your USB stick again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: 300 on 18-June-08, 21:44:10
I just tried the tool and when I click start it come up with "Device media is write-protected" and will got no further. I can still copy individual files to the flash drive though.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-June-08, 21:56:32
I just tried the tool and when I click start it come up with "Device media is write-protected" and will got no further. I can still copy individual files to the flash drive though.

Close all open files to the USB key, including browsing with explorer the USB drive letter, before click "start" from HP Formatter.
If you can't sort, reboot machine and re-run HP Tool again.
Or if you are running Vista, use MSI HQ Tool Geometry adjustment (Fix My USB Key), it will disengage the drive automatically.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: 300 on 19-June-08, 19:00:47
I have tried everything you have sugested and I still can't get it to boot from the usb key. Is there a way I can update the bios through windows?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 19-June-08, 19:04:59
I have tried everything you have sugested and I still can't get it to boot from the usb key. Is there a way I can update the bios through windows?

Baaaaaaaad idea!

Flash from CD: http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/ (http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-June-08, 19:29:42
I have tried everything you have sugested and I still can't get it to boot from the usb key. Is there a way I can update the bios through windows?

Some USB devices are too picky. Is your device "Sandisk Cruzer"? You can try with another one.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 19-June-08, 20:01:16
If it's a sandisk cruzer, he probably needs to remove that U3 crap.  Sandisk has a tool to remove U3 and make the drive a normal USB stick.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: 300 on 20-June-08, 22:53:19
The usb stick is a EXIGO 1gb. I didn't realise that flashing bios was not good through windows, I flashes to 1.1 bios using the msi tool with no problems. I just want to get the 04 bios and see if it will help my cold boot problems and some other issues. I don't have another usb stick handy so I may have to try the CD route. Thanks to all who have given suggestions and if you have any more please keep them coming.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: thaddeus.cto on 20-June-08, 23:10:56
Hello,

When I go to run the USB Flash Tool in Vista Ultimate 32bit (standalone tool, or installed) I get this message:

(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/1367/usbtooltroubleex9.th.jpg) (http://img364.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usbtooltroubleex9.jpg)

Please help!

Thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 20-June-08, 23:18:00
Please read this, it might have the answer >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-June-08, 00:02:03
The usb stick is a EXIGO 1gb. I didn't realise that flashing bios was not good through windows, I flashes to 1.1 bios using the msi tool with no problems. I just want to get the 04 bios and see if it will help my cold boot problems and some other issues. I don't have another usb stick handy so I may have to try the CD route. Thanks to all who have given suggestions and if you have any more please keep them coming.


Look at your device for this switch:
* Disk write protection switch
Which can explain the error message from HP Formater "Device media is write-protected"

Hello,

When I go to run the USB Flash Tool in Vista Ultimate 32bit (standalone tool, or installed) I get this message:

(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/1367/usbtooltroubleex9.th.jpg) (http://img364.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usbtooltroubleex9.jpg)

Please help!

Thanks!

Boot in "Safe Mode", then retry. If no change use alternative way to flash:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_CD.pdf
Can't duplicate your issue, {Tested at Vista Ultimate 32bit, with SP1 @ full updates} That's MS$ error btw.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: thaddeus.cto on 21-June-08, 18:14:33
Yeah, it is an error with the virtual machine used to run DOS programs.  All the fixes I've come across are for XP, and don't work.  I tried restarting in safe mode, but a no go.

I'll try the CD, then later I'll do another clean install of Vista... can't let problems go

Thanks for the help!

Tad
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: keltenecki on 24-June-08, 08:47:10
G-Data found Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Horst.ail. What`s the matter with this MSIHq USB tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-June-08, 09:12:51
Ignore it, it give you false alert. The false alert comes due packer used.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-June-08, 09:44:06
Version has been updated to 1.17a

Fixed the false positive alert "Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Horst.ail".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Zarquan on 25-June-08, 18:43:36
Daft question, but does anyone know how to update the BIOS on an MSI motherboard from Linux ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 25-June-08, 18:46:23
Daft question, but does anyone know how to update the BIOS on an MSI motherboard from Linux ?

Create a bootable CD. But you won't be able to make a backup of your current BIOS version.

Google is your friend. :yes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-June-08, 11:13:32
Version Update, 1.17b

* Packer replaced to avoid future false positive AV alerts
* Few Cosmetic changes.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jackal_x2005 on 06-July-08, 03:12:28
hi, i have problem to boot my USB flash drive using the MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool. as i receive error " No partition table selected"
I then proceed to fix my USB flash drive using the same tool but I receive another error :

MSIHQ: You have entered "f" as the drive letter of your USB drive
MSIHQ warning: All data on flash drive "f" will be destroyed

't' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

MSIHQ:  operation aborted

error: The process "cscscript.EXE" not found  :huh:

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-July-08, 11:38:01
hi, i have problem to boot my USB flash drive using the MSIHQ USB Bootable Tool. as i receive error " No partition table selected"
I then proceed to fix my USB flash drive using the same tool but I receive another error :

MSIHQ: You have entered "f" as the drive letter of your USB drive
MSIHQ warning: All data on flash drive "f" will be destroyed

't' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

MSIHQ:  operation aborted

error: The process "cscscript.EXE" not found  :huh:



Thank you for reporting the issue and sorry for the malfunction.
At this stage it should ask you for drive letter confirmation, but since cannot be executed{due bug} and confirmation was not received, Tool abort the operation.
The issue has been resolved in 1.17c. Please try again with newest version{download at 1st post in this topic}


Version update 1.17c:

* Fixed bug in newest feature "Fix USB key", Path not defined
* Added support for 32Mbit BIOS for Method 2
* Removed time counter after booting from USB key, waiting for user input instead
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: smoke111071 on 12-July-08, 01:41:41
When I try to have the program "fix my USB disk,"  it tries to run a script and I get the error:  Error in line number 1 ADR$1C6, can't go to address $1C6.

I am running Windows Vista 64bit.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mekender on 12-July-08, 07:48:52
when i run the USBMSIHQ.exe file i get an error saying msi motherboard not detected... funny thing too because there is a MSI logo on the board...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-July-08, 09:27:03
when i run the USBMSIHQ.exe file i get an error saying msi motherboard not detected... funny thing too because there is a MSI logo on the board...

What mainboard you have? Look here how to id: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
BIOS version onboard? OS running? You may have some OEM board.

When I try to have the program "fix my USB disk,"  it tries to run a script and I get the error:  Error in line number 1 ADR$1C6, can't go to address $1C6.

I am running Windows Vista 64bit.

Thanks!!

Will take a look, btw proceed further error received is not crucial.


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mekender on 12-July-08, 20:10:45
What mainboard you have? Look here how to id: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
BIOS version onboard? OS running? You may have some OEM board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130081

P6N SLI Platinum... currently have bios ver 1.3... running vista x64...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-July-08, 20:15:58
Use this way instead: http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
P.S: Try run the Tool again after BIOS update.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: suta on 19-July-08, 03:56:05
When i selected 7360v19.zip, it appeared some message "MSIHQ: FAT32 detected" was the last sentence, XVI32 pop up with a Error Dialog "Error Opening File fb32s3.bin" after clicking okay, another dialog from XVI32 "Error In Line Number 1: ADR $0 Can't Go Address: $0"

After Click Ok..  A Dialog Pop Up Which im able to edit it "ADR $0
OVERWRITE FA 66 0F B6 46 10 66 8B 4E 24 66 F7 E1 66 03 46 1C 66 0F B7 56 0E 66 03 C2 33 C9 66 89 46 FC 66 C7 46 F8 FF FF FF FF FA 66 8B 46 2C 66 83 F8 02 0F 82 CF FC 66 3D F8 FF FF 0F 0F 83 C5 FC 66 0F A4 C2 10 FB 52 50 FA 66 C1 E0 10 66 0F AC D0 10 66 83 E8 02 66 0F B6 5E 0D 8B F3 66 F7 E3 66 03 46 FC 66 0F A4 C2 10 FB BB 00 07 8B FB B9 01 00 E8 BE FC 0F 82 AA FC 38 2D 74 1E B1 0B 56 BE D8 7D F3 A6 5E 74 19 03 F9 83 C7 15 3B FB 72 E8 4E 75 D6 58 5A E8 66 00 72 AB 83 C4 04 E9 64 FC 83 C4 04 8B 75 09 8B 7D 0F 8B C6 FA 66 C1 E0 10 8B C7 66 83 F8 02 72 3B 66 3D F8 FF FF 0F 73 33 66 48 66 48 66 0F B6 4E 0D 66 F7 E1 66 03 46 FC 66 0F A4 C2 10 FB BB 00 07 53 B9 04 00 E8 52 FC 5B 0F 82 3D FC 81 3F 4D 5A 75 08 81 BF 00 02 42 4A 74 06 BE 80 7D E9 0E FC EA 00 02 70 00 03 C0 13 D2 03 C0 13 D2 E8 18 00 FA 26 66 8B 01 66 25 FF FF FF 0F 66 0F A4 C2 10 66 3D F8 FF FF 0F FB C3 BF 00 7E FA 66 C1 E0 10 66 0F AC D0 10 66 0F B7 4E 0B 66 33 D2 66 F7 F1 66 3B 46 F8 74 44 66 89 46 F8 66 03 46 1C 66 0F B7 4E 0E 66 03 C1 66 0F B7 5E
OVERWRITE 28 83 E3 0F 74 16 3A 5E 10 0F 83 A4 FB 52 66 8B C8 66 8B 46 24 66 F7 E3 66 03 C1 5A 52 66 0F A4 C2 10 FB 8B DF B9 01 00 E8 B4 FB 5A 0F 82 9F FB FB 8B DA C3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 AA"
Some Option at the bottom Syntax Check, Excute, Close, Help

After Closing it.. the USB Tool continue to run sucessfully.. but i dare not to use it.. due to this error.. anyone advice me on what to do please. im using 1.7 MSI P35 Neo. trying  1.9
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-July-08, 04:06:58
Please use alternative way instead:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gildan2020 on 22-July-08, 14:17:17
Hi guys, need some help here...

I can't make my USB thumbdrive bootable. Everytime I try to boot from it, I get "No partition table selected"

So I tried to select the option "Fix my USB key" from this tool, instead I get the following message:

Quote
OS Not supported! Feature is for Vista only!
't' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
The batch file cannot be found.

By the way, I even downloaded and tried "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" to format the USB thumbdrive.
When I try again, I got the message "Invalid system disk etc..."


I'm using 1GB Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 formatted in FAT32 (tried FAT as well, no difference)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 22-July-08, 14:20:44
Please read the FAQ section of the User Manual for the MSIHQ USB Flashing Tool:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

Quote
->Q: When I tell the system to boot from my USB Flash Drive nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is no operating system. What can I do?

A:If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect.
[...] reformat your USB Flash drive with >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gildan2020 on 22-July-08, 17:46:26
Please read the FAQ section of the User Manual for the MSIHQ USB Flashing Tool:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

Whoops, downloaded the wrong HP software.
No wonder it didn't boot my thumbdrive :D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Del UK on 23-July-08, 00:44:39
Hi people,

Finally tested USB flash tool. (But will not being throwing floppy away just yet!!)

Fantastic work there, BK.

It took 30 minutes, to go through things and check, but quicker than floppy drive and just reuse for each mainboard.

 :biggthumbsup:

Thank you for the tool. :yes:

ATB

Del UK
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: annoyed on 02-August-08, 19:10:28
I ran the flashing tool successfully all the way up to where you restart your computer to flash the bios. I booted from my USB drive however all I got was a black screen with a flashing cursor on the top left hand corner. Nothing else is happening. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 02-August-08, 19:12:06
Quote
->Q: When I tell the system to boot from my USB Flash Drive nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is no operating system. What can I do?

A:If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect.
[...] reformat your USB Flash drive with >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.

If you are Vista user you can also use build in feature "Fix USB key".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Adoctor on 08-August-08, 14:25:22
Hi
I am trying to Update my P7N Platinum to Version 1.2 (7380v12.zip) using your Flash Tools.
Bitdefender Total Security 2008 Antivirus Blocks this during the Procedure "Trojan.Generic.403901" the file path in the temp folder points to "d5.bsk"
HELP PLEASE, I am desperate to get rid of the stupid video Problems on this Board,
Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 08-August-08, 16:44:00
Turn the A/V off. It's a false detection.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Adoctor on 08-August-08, 17:52:58
Thanks
Updated to Version 1.2.
The Flash was not booting , so I formated it with HP tool that is given by you guys  ;D and Then ran the BIOS Utility for FLASH, rebooted and done  :agrees:
By the way, is this version gonna fix the Video Corruption Problem for 750i Boards  ???
Thanks again Guys for tools and Help  :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 08-August-08, 18:00:17
Adoctor,

Please start a new topic in the correct area of this forum if you need assistance with a problem you are having, this thread is not the place for troubleshooting. Also refer to >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) for posting full system details.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-August-08, 20:15:45
Thanks
Updated to Version 1.2.
The Flash was not booting , so I formated it with HP tool that is given by you guys  ;D and Then ran the BIOS Utility for FLASH, rebooted and done  :agrees:
By the way, is this version gonna fix the Video Corruption Problem for 750i Boards  ???
Thanks again Guys for tools and Help  :hat tip:

Cool :)

"By the way, is this version gonna fix the Video Corruption Problem for 750i Boards  ???"

Yes :yes:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Adoctor on 09-August-08, 13:11:26
Thanks  :hat tip: @ BOSSKILLER
:agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joep229 on 12-August-08, 17:08:08
When preparing my jump drive to be a bootable device? The programming looks like it is going to work; device compatible; destination approved; but when VXI32 opens get error message that says 'error opening file upgrd.001' Is this because I am using Vista 64 and VXI32 is a 32 bit program? If so, when can I expect to be able to do this?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-August-08, 19:38:28
Nop, there is specific failure for your case.
Use HP Formater instead,{ >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< } to adjust the device and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: shinvam on 17-August-08, 04:25:54
Hi BK,

Would like to thanks u a million times.
U all have save me from hell.

Too bad I not able to use the thumb drive method, so use the cd/dvd method (much more tedious ).


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: BMV on 18-August-08, 19:19:05
Hello,

I tryed to use this flashing tool, and I'm running windows vista, on motherboard K9A2 cf, when I start the downloaded file(either one of those two versions) the black window apears and vista tells me that something(ntvdm.exe) has stoped working, then I click "close program" and the same file tryes to run again several times, and then the black window tells me that no MSI board was detected... has this happened before? and any better ways to flash my bios? because the 9850BE dosent run verry stable at the moment with bios 1,2 version..........
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-August-08, 19:28:52
Use that way instead:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: BMV on 19-August-08, 19:44:42
Use that way instead:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf

Thanks for that link! though I found a tool at a MSI live update 3 folder that allowed me to flash bios from the windows and it worked fine too(despite the fact that bios lost the track on which hard drive the windows were installed...) now I hope I got rid of those lock-ups....

EDIT: ooops, yes, sorry for the lack of information(only searched how to flash the bios easiest way) I just saw that the 9850 is only supported since 1,6 versions of bios and thought that was the problem, but for now it's not such a big problem, but I will come back here if it happens again. thanks again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-August-08, 19:59:00
I would suggest you to read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then to open new own topic in correct forum section for troubleshooting. Your problem{which is still not described except "lockup"} probably is not BIOS related.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rajatrao on 20-August-08, 10:04:25
What is the latest version of this "MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool"? Can you please give me the url for download?

Will it support my motherboard P45 Platinum (MS-7512 Ver 1.1)?

Rajat
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 20-August-08, 14:07:36
Quote
What is the latest version of this "MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool"? Can you please give me the url for download?

Check the very first post of this entire thread.  You should find a stand-alone version and an installer-version attached to it.

User Guide:  https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

Quote
Will it support my motherboard P45 Platinum (MS-7512 Ver 1.1)?

Yes.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jhanschu on 21-August-08, 17:10:29
I've attempted looking for this issue in the forums but have had no luck in finding it in this or any other post.  When attempting to run the usb flashing tool I continually get the same error message.  I get two lines that say "access denied." and then it tells me that "Required files are missing.  Please download and extract package again."   ???

I've attempted redownloading both the installer and the standalone.  When I use the installer and attempt to run the program from the start menu, windows tells me that the program has stopped working and asks me if I want to close the program.  I've used previous versions of this program and somehow lost the file, deleted it or something.  So I downloaded the latest ones and get these issues.  I'm using Vista Ult. 64bit if it matters.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 21-August-08, 17:59:00
Try it in safe mode. I have some piece of software/driver on my machine that causes an issue with using the utility, but if I run it in safe-mode, it works fine.  I use the stand-alone version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Larkin600 on 30-August-08, 03:35:34
Is the USB flashing tool better or different than the one found in the MSI program or would they be about the same?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 30-August-08, 04:02:51
The USB tool was developed here, not by MSI.  It is much better than Live Update, which I presume you mean by "MSI program."  The "MSI program," Live Update, is a windows based flashing program.  Flashing within the Windows environment is inherently risky, very risky.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 01-September-08, 14:32:12
I can't make my USB drive bootable. I try change geomitry but it just exits the command window and I can't read what it says. Please help.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-September-08, 14:34:34
I can't make my USB drive bootable. I try change geomitry but it just exits the command window and I can't read what it says. Please help.

The feature is for Vista only.
Use HP Formater instead,{ >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< } to adjust the device and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 01-September-08, 14:39:15

The feature is for Vista only.
Use HP Formater instead,{ >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< } to adjust the device and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.

Where do I find the system files it is asking for on Win XP?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 01-September-08, 14:42:17
Just use the HP-Tool to format the stick.  Do not use it to make the stick bootable.  You won't need any system files if you just format the stick and re-run the MSIHQ Tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 01-September-08, 14:53:51
Just use the HP-Tool to format the stick.  Do not use it to make the stick bootable.  You won't need any system files if you just format the stick and re-run the MSIHQ Tool.

Many thanks all sorted.  :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kwapster on 17-September-08, 21:19:18
ok, have a question. can you revert to your old bios? (backup.bin) and is there a way to edit the backup.bin to see what version was the old bios?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-September-08, 21:24:44
You can revert to the old BIOS by booting from the USB key, choose and confirm point 2, then when 1st screen popup hit "CTRL+C" followed by "Y".
Then type:
amiflash backup.bin
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kwapster on 19-September-08, 06:27:34
thanks BOSSKILLER..... however i have yet another prob. now i cant boot from usb after bios upgrade, i using the same usb drive that i did the upgrade with
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-September-08, 06:32:42
Go to BIOS and ensure "USB Legacy Support" Enabled.
Then hit "F11" during BIOS post and pickup the USB key from the popup list.
Why you want to revert to the old BIOS? And why you flashed your BIOS at 1st? What issue you have?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kwapster on 19-September-08, 06:42:24
well its not as much as wanting to revert (just wanted to know if any problems came up) i upgraded in the first place cause bios was showing false temps which the upgrade seems to address.

mobo is m7235 not seeing usb legacy support in the bios, i however see "usb controller" which is enabled
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-September-08, 06:44:10
"well its not as much as wanting to revert (just wanted to know if any problems came up) i upgraded in the first place cause bios was showing false temps which the upgrade seems to address."

Stuck with it then and stop flashing to BIOS.

"mobo is m7235 not seeing usb legacy support in the bios, i however see "usb controller" which is enabled"

It could be named "USB KB/Storage Support" too.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aaronnl on 19-September-08, 18:09:13
im getting this error what that mean?

'find' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-September-08, 18:16:40
Use alternative ways:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aaronnl on 19-September-08, 18:34:51
Thanks bosskiller,

But i don't use fdd in my system nor have the floppy disc..

Is there a way doing manual usb thumb boot?
BTW first time i update my bios used usb tool works well but second time it wont im trying to downgrade bios

Thanks,
Aaron
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-September-08, 18:35:40
Yes read the links please:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable CD/DVD:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_CD.pdf

How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aaronnl on 19-September-08, 18:38:52
Thank you for your fast reply's BOSSKILLER

I try to use CD form of boot ill let you know if it succeed
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kwapster on 23-September-08, 18:21:01
well after testing out most of the online bios versions, i have reverted to my backup. my version was released in 2006, but strange enough my bios release date does not match with any of the online versions, had to few moments when i thought i had bricked my system :grin: think i'll just settle. if it aint broke dont fix it!

all the new versions gave me problems :wall:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-September-08, 00:57:24
well after testing out most of the online bios versions, i have reverted to my backup. my version was released in 2006, but strange enough my bios release date does not match with any of the online versions, had to few moments when i thought i had bricked my system :grin: think i'll just settle. if it aint broke dont fix it!

Yep :) Read here as well: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: PJ320 on 30-September-08, 16:05:39
hi, ive got problem with the tool. When i run it detected my board p45 neo2. Then after that error with c:\document and settings\...\application data\22.cmd not a valid internal external command. What could be the problem?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-September-08, 20:05:43
Switch to Administrative account.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: PJ320 on 01-October-08, 01:45:02
administrator account sir? Because the account im using has administrative rights.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-October-08, 01:51:13
administrator account sir? Because the account im using has administrative rights.

Yes, or create another administrative account {with short name and valid standard characters} and re-test.
Else:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable CD/DVD:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_CD.pdf

How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Spoeghe on 04-October-08, 17:45:31
Hi!
The 1.17c gives a Win32:Trojan-gen {other} warning with Avast 4.8. when the tool tries to get the memtest from internet.

Also the preparation program is trying to use DOS command "wmic" which is not regocnised by my OS (WinXP home SP3)
also I saw an error that "__LogicalDiskJ." -variable is not set.

All this leads to such thing that when I boot from the USB stick, the only thing I get is a flashing "_".
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-October-08, 18:03:00
Hi!
The 1.17c gives a Win32:Trojan-gen {other} warning with Avast 4.8. when the tool tries to get the memtest from internet.

Also the preparation program is trying to use DOS command "wmic" which is not regocnised by my OS (WinXP home SP3)
also I saw an error that "__LogicalDiskJ." -variable is not set.

All this leads to such thing that when I boot from the USB stick, the only thing I get is a flashing "_".

"The 1.17c gives a Win32:Trojan-gen {other} warning with Avast 4.8. when the tool tries to get the memtest from internet."

Ignore it and turn off the AV off, its false alert already corrected.

"Also the preparation program is trying to use DOS command "wmic" which is not regocnised by my OS (WinXP home SP3)
also I saw an error that "__LogicalDiskJ." -variable is not set."


That's normal procedure for Home Edition and its not a problem.


"All this leads to such thing that when I boot from the USB stick, the only thing I get is a flashing "_"."

Your key need adjustment, format your key with HP Tool 1st: http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe
Once done re-run the MSI HQ Tool to prepare the stick again.

P.S: Next time read the guide 1st{The questions has been answered there already} ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Spoeghe on 04-October-08, 18:14:36
"The 1.17c gives a Win32:Trojan-gen {other} warning with Avast 4.8. when the tool tries to get the memtest from internet."

Ignore it and turn off the AV off, its false alert already corrected.
Isnt that some kind of an discrepancy? If it's fixed why should I turn my AV off, especially when the software is just accessing the internet?
Quote
"Also the preparation program is trying to use DOS command "wmic" which is not regocnised by my OS (WinXP home SP3)
also I saw an error that "__LogicalDiskJ." -variable is not set."


That's normal procedure for Home Edition and its not a problem.


"All this leads to such thing that when I boot from the USB stick, the only thing I get is a flashing "_"."

Your key need adjustment, format your key with HP Tool 1st: http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe
Once done re-run the MSI HQ Tool to prepare the stick again.

P.S: Next time read the guide 1st{The questions has been answered there already} ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0
Thanks for the very quick advice, I will try again and hope that the "Epic Fail" avoids me this time :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-October-08, 18:16:24
Isnt that some kind of an discrepancy? If it's fixed why should I turn my AV off, especially when the software is just accessing the internet?Thanks for the very quick advice, I will try again and hope that the "Epic Fail" avoids me this time :)

Its fixed in next version which is not released yet.{not enough changes for that} The message that you receive is cosmetic.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Spoeghe on 04-October-08, 20:43:09
The message that you receive is cosmetic.
The AV alert from Avast is in a matter of fact not cosmetic, as there is no "pure" skip-button.
Options are like "rename/transfer, delete, fix, quarantine" on the actions row,
"no action" skips the alert, BUT wont let the memtest-loader-application run. -> I get no memtest on the USB.

Yes, it is a bad functionality also on the Avast side.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 05-October-08, 00:14:43
Then turn it off while you make the key.  I would think that there is a way to pause active scanning.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-October-08, 06:35:27
The AV alert from Avast is in a matter of fact not cosmetic, as there is no "pure" skip-button.
Options are like "rename/transfer, delete, fix, quarantine" on the actions row,
"no action" skips the alert, BUT wont let the memtest-loader-application run. -> I get no memtest on the USB.

Yes, it is a bad functionality also on the Avast side.

Then turn it off while you make the key.  I would think that there is a way to pause active scanning.

To be honest the best fix would be to get rid of crappy Avast :) {Remove it and your machine gonna fly too...}
If you want to use AV, swap to decent one which use less system resources as well.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Spoeghe on 06-October-08, 11:13:49
To be honest the best fix would be to get rid of crappy Avast :) {Remove it and your machine gonna fly too...}
If you want to use AV, swap to decent one which use less system resources as well.


Well, Avast is quite a bit lighter tha a few years old Norton/Symantec/F-secure and otherwise I've found that it is a good program.
Plus there are many subprocesses which one can turn off to relieve the burden, like Outlook/Exchange scanner because neither of them are used at my home comp.
We wouldnt like to start discussing which AV program to use, because that would take years and start again with new versions, wouldn't we? (I have heard that lastest F-secures are already reasonable heavy compared to the old ones?)



However, the "boot to "_"" got fixed, when i crawled under the table and stick the USB drive to a backpanel USB connector.
USb in front panel connectors did not boot with 2 different sticks, both formatted even with the HP tool...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-October-08, 13:11:55
"However, the "boot to "_"" got fixed, when i crawled under the table and stick the USB drive to a backpanel USB connector.
USb in front panel connectors did not boot with 2 different sticks, both formatted even with the HP tool..."


Cool :)

P.S: Off topic ==> >>If you are having problems with USB ports, read this topic.<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=57472.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Spoeghe on 06-October-08, 16:44:04
Darn this off-topicing stuff, but:

No problems with the front USB connectors in normal use, includes:
digital camera through cable
mobile phone through cable
USB flash sticks
memory card through card reader (same cards are used in camera and phone)
game controls eg. pad,wheel,joystick
and so on...

Just that the To-be-bios-flashing stick did not work on from front connectors.

Fascinating.

Anyway, now I have the BIOS 9.1 in my K8T neo2 FIR and can put the x2 3800+ in and start torturing the ancients :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: pilotsh on 16-October-08, 08:36:37
When I try to run this USB flash tool thingy (XP) and i get a message box title "16 Bit MS-DOS Subsystem". Text is:

"MSIHQ Moderator Team USB Bootable tol and BIOS Helper ver. 1.0.17 2008. "
"Error while setting up environment for the application. Chose 'Close' to terminate the application."

And can choose Close or Ignore.

What's this? How do I fix it?

Thanks in advance,

Simon
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 16-October-08, 10:57:29
You have to boot from the USB stick, not run anything on it in XP.

Read the guide:>>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: highlen on 16-October-08, 20:54:04
dumb ? how do you know if your broad is oem
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-October-08, 20:59:06
dumb ? how do you know if your broad is oem

Run the Tool it will tell you, if you have oem board.
Else OEM boards manufactured by MSI ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=110544.0
How to identify your BIOS and m/b version ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Example ==> A6590VMS V5.2 091096 , the last 2 digit should end with MS e.g==> A6590VMS V5.2 091096

(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/bios.jpg)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: highlen on 17-October-08, 04:41:59
my boot goes to fast to read what mine is
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 17-October-08, 10:12:39
Hit the pause key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 17-October-08, 12:14:55
Disable quick booting, then it counts the memory 3 times...enough time to press Pause and read it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: pilotsh on 17-October-08, 12:42:39
Bas,

Ok, now i'm totally confused because I was following those instructions! It says to run it like a normal application:

Quote"

2. Installing/Starting the tool

Treat the forum's USB Flashing Tool like a regular application.  Download it to and run it from your hard drive, there is no need to copy & start it from the USB Flash Drive that you want to use for flashing.  Both, the installer version and the stand-alone version, do precisely the same job.  Which of the two versions you use, is solely up to you and your preferences.  The stand-alone version can be started directly by clicking on the executable file.  The installer version will perform an installation and provide you with an entry in your start menu and a desktop shortcut to start the tool.

Unquote"

So I think we have a mix-up somewhere!

Please clarify!   ;-))

(copy pasted in my original thread too, you can pick where to reply)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-October-08, 12:54:20
@pilotsh

Your issue is MS$ related.
Look here how to fix:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767

EDIT:

Thankyou BOSSKILLER, I was getting the error in XP. So I booted into Vista and ran the flash setup tool no problems! I'll fix the 16 bit subsystem MS error with XP when I get around to it.

Good News..... I now have BIOS version 1.9!!  ;-))

Cool :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: highlen on 18-October-08, 02:30:26
Disable quick booting, then it counts the memory 3 times...enough time to press Pause and read it.

thanks srry for asking alot of dumb questions this PC I have is the first one I builded my self.

so not use to fixing the bios
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: highlen on 27-October-08, 04:16:59
dose the flash tool work with vista 64 now
i need some help I was told by MSI that I needed to update my P43 neo3 to 1.4 when I asked customer service that  my games locked up on me sometimes (using a 9800gt with upto date drives) 1.4 supports it
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-October-08, 04:18:23
"dose the flash tool work with vista 64 now "

Yes

EDIT:


thanks for all your help it updated sucessfully

Cool :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rontom on 15-November-08, 23:30:04
Hi,

I'm having troubles downloading the installer or the stand alone (*.zip). I'm using Firefox browser and it shows zero bytes downloaded. I guess my question is either of the two links still good? Sorry if this is a dumb question!

Ron T.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-November-08, 23:32:09
Hi,

I'm having troubles downloading the installer or the stand alone (*.zip). I'm using Firefox browser and it shows zero bytes downloaded. I guess my question is either of the two links still good? Sorry if this is a dumb question!

Ron T.


Both links are good, the problem is in your side.

Tips:

* Re-install firefox
* Don't use download managers
* Try with IE instead or with another browser
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rontom on 16-November-08, 00:35:30
Bosskiller,

Is there anyway you could email me the installer.zip? I'm really having problems getting the file to download. This has never happened before??? THANKS
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-November-08, 01:25:43
Clear your Browser Cache and then retry.  If that does not help, turn off all add-on download managers of any kind an try again.  If that does not help, use  a different browser and/or check turn off anti virus and anti spy/malware tools that may be interfering with the download.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rontom on 16-November-08, 02:07:34
Jack ,

It was either my antivirus or my firewall (both symantec)....I finally have the installer.zip in it's entirety.  I guess to really be safe when I'm following the flash procedure I will disconnect my DSL modem and disable both the firewall and antivirus....thoughts?? Thanks very much , rt
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-November-08, 02:15:04
The actual flash will take place in pure DOS mode.  There will be no network connection or any kind of interference with routers, modems, anti-virus programs, firewalls or whatever.  So there is no need to disable anything.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rontom on 16-November-08, 02:21:34
Great info Jack....thanks again, RT
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rontom on 16-November-08, 17:27:01
Flash procedure worked great and was successful! Didn't realize the memory test would take so long (around 30 minutes on my machine). Check out the updated BIOS version (below). THANKS for this forum!!!!

RT
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: guruman on 18-November-08, 18:28:26
where can i dl this tool omg
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 18-November-08, 18:30:03
where can i dl this tool omg

Please use proper English, we don't alow MSN talk.
Anyway, the tool can be downloaded in the first message ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: brickman on 27-November-08, 22:34:39
I am having a issue that has been described before.  I can download the file fine.  When I fire the exe. file after extraction, all I get is a dos window appearing briefly and then is gone.  I have downloaded both versions several times and the result is the same.  Any ideas?  OS is XP Pro SP3.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 27-November-08, 22:49:57
Are you running as an administrator?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: brickman on 28-November-08, 01:33:50
Yes.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: brickman on 28-November-08, 05:19:54
Nevermind...I got it to go.  Had to run the program from safe mode...then had to move downloaded bios to c: root drive to get the program to read it....then had to reformat using the HP tool to get the flash drive bootable...THEN...IT WORKED!  YEAH!!!  So now I am at bios 1.4 and all seems fine!  Before the bios update I do not believe the E8600 processor was being seen correctly because the core voltage would not show in cpu-z...it was just blank.  Now the core voltage shows.  Worked like a charm guys!! :biggthumbsup:  Great tool! :worship:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: guruman on 01-December-08, 18:03:49
Please use proper English, we don't alow MSN talk.
Anyway, the tool can be downloaded in the first message ;-))

sorry i needed it fast and didnt see download links on a first post
what can ppl do when they are in rush

and btw english it.s not my main language so i do my best

thanks btw
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SMK2708 on 06-December-08, 18:01:57
ive used this on my mobo.. (DK790gx)  ms7550 not platinum

great tool.. it didnt even erased my files on the flash drive..

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: miniraa on 07-December-08, 13:21:46
i have msi x58 platinum mainboard
this tool shows i have x58 platinum sli?
should I continue flashing with x58 platinum bios v1.1
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 15:01:08
i have msi x58 platinum mainboard
this tool shows i have x58 platinum sli?
should I continue flashing with x58 platinum bios v1.1

Yes you can.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: miniraa on 07-December-08, 15:21:34
Yes you can.

thank you for fast reply, I did successfully upgrade my mainboard bios to v1.1.
hope this will fix my blue death screen (0x00000116 - atikmdag.sys) problems with my sapphire hd4870 x2 + ati catalyst drivers + problems
fresh installing vista x64 home now..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 15:23:16
Cool, but next time use BIOS update as last resort.
Also never attempt BIOS update when you have any stability issues.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 17:33:48
Nevermind...I got it to go.  Had to run the program from safe mode...then had to move downloaded bios to c: root drive to get the program to read it....then had to reformat using the HP tool to get the flash drive bootable...THEN...IT WORKED!  YEAH!!!  So now I am at bios 1.4 and all seems fine!  Before the bios update I do not believe the E8600 processor was being seen correctly because the core voltage would not show in cpu-z...it was just blank.  Now the core voltage shows.  Worked like a charm guys!! :biggthumbsup:  Great tool! :worship:

You have done well :)


i have msi x58 platinum mainboard
this tool shows i have x58 platinum sli?

That's because the BIOS report that info. The Tool drain the info from there.
Real X58 Platinum SLI is expected to use BIOS 3.xx
Probably will be corrected in further BIOS versions.

can u please confirm sir that bios wont make my mobo dead?

i mean, if that bios fixes the side port issue? because im using the onboard video and i dont have an extra video card incase the onboard goes dead like in version1.30..

is there any changelog i can read?

ill read first the procedure on how to flash via usb/flash drive.. i wont use live update this time..

thank you very much for helping sir..

Yes, the BIOS will solve the specified issue discussed.
It's specially make for that issue.
 
"i mean, if that bios fixes the side port issue?"

Yes. It will fix the famous issue ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=121763.0;all

"ill read first the procedure on how to flash via usb/flash drive.. i wont use live update this time.."

MSI Live Update often kill boards, but for this cause it wasn't Live Update fault. :) {Latest official BIOS 1.3 has a bug}
Yes avoid flashing within windows in anyway...


"because im using the onboard video and i dont have an extra video card incase the onboard goes dead like in version1.30.."

No worries, it has been tested and should works fine. {Else i won't link to it :)}
MSI BIOS Engineer fix the issue based on your detailed information.



whew..

ive flashed the v1.42.. everything went well..

MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool is great! i didnt even erased my files in the flash drive!

i followed everything writen on the instruction.. https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0


thank sir.. i hope this bios is much more stable..



 :biggthumbsup:

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 07-December-08, 21:42:58
I am running Vista 64 on a K8N Neo 2 Platinum.  I have successfully downloaded the BIOS update file (7025v1D.zip), run the flash utility, successfully booted to the usb thumbdrive, run the program which backed up the old BIOS and installs the update.  I receive a screen that the BIOS has been updated and to reboot.  I have reset my CMOS by jumper and rebooted to find the BIOS has not been updated.  I am running version 1.9 (7/11/05).  I can't find any settings in v. 1.9 to disable boot sector protection...maybe I'm missing it?  Anybody run into this?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 22:46:07
Did you see BIOS update process?
Look here how to check current BIOS version ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 07-December-08, 22:51:15
Yes, it backed up to backup.bin and then showed that it was installing "bios.bin" and to press any key.  It then went immediately to a screen that said flash completed and to reboot.  I reset the CMOS, rebooted, and there is no change to the BIOS version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 22:52:24
Then you are looking not your BIOS version, but something else.
Or you have selected wrong BIOS archive file.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 07-December-08, 22:56:57
The BIOS version information is still the same as before.  Still dated 7/11/05 and version 1.9.  It should update to 1.D and dated 2007.  The BIOS flash version is from the MSI website for version 1.D.  Not sure if it is not flashing the BIOS at all???  There is nothing to indicate it is being flashed, with exception of the flash successful message at the end.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 23:01:54
The BIOS version information is still the same as before.  Still dated 7/11/05 and version 1.9.  It should update to 1.D and dated 2007.  The BIOS flash version is from the MSI website for version 1.D.  Not sure if it is not flashing the BIOS at all???  There is nothing to indicate it is being flashed, with exception of the flash successful message at the end.

Look like BIOS file is missing for some reason, run the Tool to prepare your USB stick again.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 07-December-08, 23:16:42
I tried it again and I am getting a blinking warning after the backup that says "Binary file is not an Award Bios"?  Would that prevent a flash?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-December-08, 23:22:11
Yes..
Format your USB and download a new copy of 7025v1D.zip from MSI web, then try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 07-December-08, 23:46:48
Still no luck.  3rd try on the file from MSI.  Complete re-key and re "install".  Reboot to USB Drive, backup existing BIOS, BIOS updated reboot computer.  On reboot & CMOS reset, BIOS remains same version as before.  No update.  It's sounds like a Boot sector lock, but I can't find one in the BIOS anywhere.  Any other thoughts?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 08-December-08, 00:14:40
Can you check which files are actually on the USB Stick now?  Which method did you choose when you used the tool?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 08-December-08, 00:17:03
I chose the installation (not the stand alone) file.  There is a awdflash.exe, backup.bin, bios.bin, bootlog.prv, bootlog.txt, and a mt201.exe on the drive.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-December-08, 08:36:54
I chose the installation (not the stand alone) file.  There is a awdflash.exe, backup.bin, bios.bin, bootlog.prv, bootlog.txt, and a mt201.exe on the drive.

Can you upload bios.bin somewhere to take a look?
Have you tried to download 7025v1D.zip from different MSI mirror?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 09-December-08, 16:39:28
Here is a link to download the bios.bin file from my thumbdrive.  I've tried other server's files too.  Still no luck.  Very frustrating!  Thanks for the help!  I'm stumped!

http://cid-310d7c24c7785a4e.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/bios.bin
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-December-08, 17:12:32
Here is a link to download the bios.bin file from my thumbdrive.  I've tried other server's files too.  Still no luck.  Very frustrating!  Thanks for the help!  I'm stumped!

http://cid-310d7c24c7785a4e.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/bios.bin

Get attached file, extract it. Go to USB drive letter and delete bios.bin from there then copy attached file{extract it 1st} there and boot again from the USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: nehir on 10-December-08, 00:07:48
Guardian Bosskiller
MSIHQ Disk in drive is not a bootable...

I've already tried 'Fix my USB key' several times.. once i do it, windows and the tool can't read the usb drive.. i must re-format it.

Windows Vista SP1.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-December-08, 09:25:47
It doesn't work for OEM boards ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=122248.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 10-December-08, 17:48:37
Still no luck with the new Bios.rar file.  I extracted, ran the process, still getting the "is not Award BIOS" warning, flash complete, reboot system, and the BIOS is still version 1.9.  There has to be a boot protection switch somehwere that is preventing this from happening.  Any ideas why I'm getting that warning everytime?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-December-08, 17:53:07
Still no luck with the new Bios.rar file.  I extracted, ran the process, still getting the "is not Award BIOS" warning, flash complete, reboot system, and the BIOS is still version 1.9.  There has to be a boot protection switch somehwere that is preventing this from happening.  Any ideas why I'm getting that warning everytime?

Can you upload it again BIOS.BIN from the USB key to ensure that you have replace it properly?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 10-December-08, 18:01:02
http://cid-310d7c24c7785a4e.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/bios.bin
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-December-08, 18:08:45
http://cid-310d7c24c7785a4e.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/bios.bin


That' not a BIOS file... Its an .rar file and corrupted in meantime...
You have to extract the BIOS.BIN from BIOS.RAR 1st, and then to copy BIOS.BIN to the USB key.
But you have more than one problem, all files which you are download are corrupted.

What you are using to download the files?
Try change the browser use FireFox or change to Internet Explorer.
If you are using some download accelerator try without it.

Another possibility is memory errors to corrupt your files... In such case attempt to flashing BIOS almost for sure will end with dead board.
Do memory check with >>Memtest86<< (http://www.memtest.org)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 10-December-08, 21:28:43
I'll try memtest tonight.  I extracted the bin file from the rar and put it on the drive.  I didn't just change the extension.  Not sure why it looks like a rar to you...I'm using firefox to download and have no problem with any other file.  I'll try something different tonight.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-December-08, 21:36:40
I'll try memtest tonight.  I extracted the bin file from the rar and put it on the drive.  I didn't just change the extension.  Not sure why it looks like a rar to you...I'm using firefox to download and have no problem with any other file.  I'll try something different tonight.

It not only looks!! Its total corrupt. Maybe something is wrong with your USB flash drive?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: harribr on 11-December-08, 02:05:45
Apparently the flash drive was bad.  I tried a different flash drive and the process took way longer and worked the first time!  Thanks for all your help!  Now if I can get Windows to recognize my ATI 9600XT after I installed the new chip, I'll be in business.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 11-December-08, 12:19:23
Cool :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 15-December-08, 20:02:47
Hi! This flash tool does support MSI P43 NEO? It is so risky to make live update? I found this procedure too complicate. And I know some things about flashing BIOS. At my old EPOX mobo, the BIOS update was very, very simple.

PS: the BIOS support on the MSI official site is hilarious. The explainations are imbecile! In the "how to flash the BIOS" doc. you'll find something like this:
- WARNING!!!!!
DON'T FLASH FROM A FLOPPY DISK!!!!

but
4. Extract the file you have downloaded to a floppy (not the win ME/98 startup floppy) by double clocking the file in windows mode and supplying the path a:\
and
7. Replace the startup floppy with the one containing the flash utility and bios ROM files previously extracted in windows.

Nice.  :lol_anim: Thanks MSI.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 15-December-08, 20:24:33
Quote
This flash tool does support MSI P43 NEO?

Yes. Read the instructions first:

>>How to Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)

Quote
It is so risky to make live update?

Yes, very, very risky, as is every Windows based BIOS Flash.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 15-December-08, 20:33:44
here are that steps:

1. Download correct BIOS archive file (.zip) from MSI site for your mainboard.
2. Download the Tool (standalone or installer).
3. Execute the Tool (Under Windows) and point to the BIOS archive file downloaded from MSI site, then choice your USB key drive letter and wait Tool to finish.
4. When its done reboot PC and hit "F11" and bios post screen, then choice your USB key and boot from it.(can be USB-ZIP, USB-HDD, or in Hard Disk area, depend how the stick is formatted and how mainboard will detect it) if the USB key is not listed in boot sequence, go to BIOS and locate option named "USB KB/Storage(Legacy) Support" and Enable it, then retry.

you no need to copy anythink manually to the USB key.


Very, very good short explaination! Thanks! But, tell me, it is necessary to make the flash drive bootable, first, or only to format it FAT32?

I already visited the first page, Jack, but the short guide (explaination) was better to me. I tried to make the bootable USB drive, but on my Epox doesn't work. For now, I don't built my new MSI mobo based system. Maybe next week, when I'll buy the processor: E5200. By the way, if the default BIOS of the mobo is a version who doesn't support E5200 (version under 1.5, according to MSI site) the mobo will start with the processor, or I have to do the update first?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 16-December-08, 12:08:17
Only format FAT or FAT32 is enough.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 16-December-08, 18:12:47
Thank you, Bas. :)

Edit: Oh, boy, horrifying smilies...

Edit no. 2:
By the way, if the default BIOS of the mobo is a version who doesn't support E5200 (version under 1.5, according to MSI site) the mobo will start with the processor, or I have to do the update first?

Up.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-December-08, 21:03:49
"By the way, if the default BIOS of the mobo is a version who doesn't support E5200 (version under 1.5, according to MSI site) the mobo will start with the processor, or I have to do the update first?"

It depend, maybe yes, maybe no. You have to try to findout.
Else ask reseller to update BIOS for you.
Or install supported CPU by shipped BIOS version, and update the BIOS and install the newest CPU.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-December-08, 17:40:47
Tool version has been updated from 1.17c ===> 1.17d

Changes in 1.17d:


* Beta BIOS query updated
* Download module updated
* Mode 3 {Live Update}, add-ed support for DKA790GX Platinum (MS-7550, PCB 1.1), BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9
* System Info query at start-up updated ==>  {Mainboard Model, Mainboard PCB, Installed BIOS Version{new} and BIOS Date{new}}
* Minor fixes

MSIHQ Forum Team,

Wish you Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays :hat tip: :smiley:

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 20-December-08, 22:00:41
Early Christmas gift is it, BK? :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 22-December-08, 05:29:35
Tool version has been updated from 1.17c ===> 1.17d

Changes in 1.17d:


* Beta BIOS query updated
* Download module updated
* Mode 3 {Live Update}, add-ed support for DKA790GX Platinum (MS-7550, PCB 1.1), BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9
* System Info query at start-up updated ==>  {Mainboard Model, Mainboard PCB, Installed BIOS Version{new} and BIOS Date{new}}
* Minor fixes

MSIHQ Forum Team,

Wish you Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays :hat tip: :smiley:



Don't want to be a pain BK but surehands can't find the current BIOS for the P35 Neo F MS7360 PCB 1,0. BIOS not found is V1.A0 or V1.10.

Thanks  :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-December-08, 05:33:01
Early Christmas gift is it, BK? :biggthumbsup:

 heh :) :hat tip:

Don't want to be a pain BK but surehands can't find the current BIOS for the P35 Neo F MS7360 PCB 1,0. BIOS not found is V1.A0 or V1.10.

Thanks  :biggthumbsup:

Yes, 1.A0 is out of Tool's LiveUpdate Crystal Ball range.{1.0-1.9}
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/cb.jpg)
{When the P35 Neo F was out/released, current BIOS for board was 1.0 with applied range to predict future BIOSes for SureHands 1.0-1.9}
/* I wasn't expected so much BIOSes to be released :D,[seems BIOS bugs never ends] but its not problem prediction range to be extended :) */

You can find 1.A0 here instead:
ftp://duser:duser@66.232.110.239/MB%20BIOS/7360v1x/7360v1A.rar
And to use the Tool's Modes 1 or 2 instead 3
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 22-December-08, 05:36:27
OK BK  :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Myssi on 22-December-08, 18:16:32
O hai guyse.

Now, I'm sorry if this has been already adressed earlier in this thread, I tried looking around some.
For some reason this tool doesn't make my USB-stickie bootable, no matter what I try. Sure, it finds the BIOS file just fine and slaps it to the stick and claims that all done but when I try to boot it I get the following errormessage.

No bootable partition in table

Right. Now, when I try that Fix my USB key option from the tool I get errormessage that I'm not logged in as administrator and the tool can't do anything.
My useraccount is admin and I've even tried running it via the right-clicky and Run as administrator option with no effects.
My first guess would be that I'm running x64 Vista, second guess would be that for some reason your tool doesn't like me having Finnish language on the OS and third guess would be that I just am not ment to upgrade my BIOS from version 1.0.
Motherboard is P45 Platinum.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 22-December-08, 18:23:36
You missed this link? >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)
Section 3.4
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 22-December-08, 18:27:49
Right. Now, when I try that Fix my USB key option from the tool I get errormessage that I'm not logged in as administrator and the tool can't do anything.
My useraccount is admin and I've even tried running it via the right-clicky and Run as administrator option with no effects.

The tool is compatible with Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit versions alike.  Be sure to try using a different USB stick - it sounds like yours doesn't have a boot sector.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-December-08, 21:09:37
O hai guyse.

Now, I'm sorry if this has been already adressed earlier in this thread, I tried looking around some.
For some reason this tool doesn't make my USB-stickie bootable, no matter what I try. Sure, it finds the BIOS file just fine and slaps it to the stick and claims that all done but when I try to boot it I get the following errormessage.

No bootable partition in table

Right. Now, when I try that Fix my USB key option from the tool I get errormessage that I'm not logged in as administrator and the tool can't do anything.

My useraccount is admin and I've even tried running it via the right-clicky and Run as administrator option with no effects.
My first guess would be that I'm running x64 Vista, second guess would be that for some reason your tool doesn't like me having Finnish language on the OS and third guess would be that I just am not ment to upgrade my BIOS from version 1.0.
Motherboard is P45 Platinum.



Seems the Tool unable to determinate properly the admin rights and refuse to continue,
probably due language difference. Will take a look and will be fixed in next version.

"No bootable partition in table"

Use HP Formater instead: http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-December-08, 01:49:15
O hai guyse.

Now, I'm sorry if this has been already adressed earlier in this thread, I tried looking around some.
For some reason this tool doesn't make my USB-stickie bootable, no matter what I try. Sure, it finds the BIOS file just fine and slaps it to the stick and claims that all done but when I try to boot it I get the following errormessage.

No bootable partition in table

Right. Now, when I try that Fix my USB key option from the tool I get errormessage that I'm not logged in as administrator and the tool can't do anything.
My useraccount is admin and I've even tried running it via the right-clicky and Run as administrator option with no effects.
My first guess would be that I'm running x64 Vista, second guess would be that for some reason your tool doesn't like me having Finnish language on the OS and third guess would be that I just am not ment to upgrade my BIOS from version 1.0.
Motherboard is P45 Platinum.



Fixed.

Don't want to be a pain BK but surehands can't find the current BIOS for the P35 Neo F MS7360 PCB 1,0. BIOS not found is V1.A0 or V1.10.

Thanks  :biggthumbsup:

Fixed.



Version update 1.17e:

* Live Update P35 Neo-F/P35 Neo-FI/G33 Neo-F , Mode 3 Prediction range extended 1.09 - 1.F0
{601-7360-010,601-7360-020,601-7360-030}
* Improved administrative rights detection for Mode 4 under Vista.{x86,x64}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 23-December-08, 03:59:32
Quick as usual, BK!  Good stuff. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-December-08, 10:56:49
Quick as usual, BK!  Good stuff. :biggthumbsup:

 :hat tip:

1.17e re-updated. {Minor update}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 24-December-08, 10:57:38
I assembled my new MSI P43 NEO based system. I finished yesterday. The BIOS version was 1.2. The Intel E5200 was corectly recognized. Anyway, I updated my BIOS from v. 1.2 to v. 1.7 (last BIOS for now).
The flash drive based update was very, very easy. I used v 1.17e. If you read the "technology" (the steps) of the update, it is impossible to fail. I want to congratulate this enthousiast people who created that extraordinary tool. Thank you very much, and a happy new year!  :smiley:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-December-08, 23:24:57
Thank you as well and happy new year :hat tip: :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-December-08, 03:46:30
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6199/comp10kl0.gif)
Version update 1.17g:

* Minor changes.
* Add-ed self check function and self auto update feature.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-December-08, 12:11:34
Update:

1.17g Stand Alone version has been add-ed too.

* Minor changes.
* Add-ed self check function and self auto update feature.

Both versions Installer and Stand Alone are different from now.
Difference between them is in the way of self update process. Each version will use own different way to do that.
For all other task they will perform the same.
Which one to use Installer or Stand Alone it will doesn't matter.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: JoeKeyboard on 01-January-09, 00:08:33
I'm a new member to these forums and just wanted to say you guys saved me some MAJOR headaches!!

I bought 8 gigs of ram for my MSI P6N SLI Platinum (4 x 2gb) from some online retailers (newegg & tigerdirect) and before plugging in my RAM and making sure it was ok I ripped off the UPC codes and mailed them in for my rebates, only to find out a day later that the RAM was causing bluescreens...

So I found this forum, found out I was running v1.1 of bios, flashed my bios using this tool and the flash guide, and BINGO! No more slow downs or blue screens from hell, everything is running great!

So a HUGE thank you to all you guys!!
 :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: hairyrickdgw on 01-January-09, 12:20:42
Thanks Guys/Girls the MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool really saved my bacon. Have p45t neo3fr mobo and geforce 9800gt and they wouldnt talk to each other until I used this brillant tool.
Many thanks
Hairy :) :) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Gullygnome on 03-January-09, 04:14:48
Well, I should probably start off with my system specs -

MSI P45 Platinum with Bios version 1.0
Pentium Quad 2.44 ghz
2x2 gigs of Corsair Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 C5
ATI Radeon 4870 w/ 512mb RAM
1TB Samsung HD

Windows Vista 64 service pack 1 (and I have a bad feeling here...)

My problem is the RAM - that much I know. The BIOS on my board doesn't support it.
In the v1.5 notes it's even mentioned that this particular RAM IS supported, though.
(I put 4 gigs of regular 677 and 800 mhz RAM in there and it was working fine).

Before I start my machine, and that means every single time - I have to push the clear
CMOS button in the back and load the default values to make my machine run...
and it's getting really old fast.

I bought the P45 because reviews I read were awesome... so far, not so great :)

Did some research and ended up here - and tried the USB flashing tool with my
Sandisk Cruzer 4gig stick. This p.o.s has software on it that is protected and
basically showed up twice in my boot menu... both Cruzer entries resulted in
Windows booting up.

Ok... I made the effort to check at least 3/4 of the replies and a bad/incompatible
stick could be the reason for failure - I should also mention that I used the HP
USB prog to format the stick to FAT and when that didn't work to FAT32.

Stick was also inserted in the back of the machine, right into the board.
Everything in the BIOS was also set to boot from the stick, flash protection was
disabled.

So... I bought a 2gig PNY stick - formatted to FAT, went through the stick prep
steps, restarted my machine - this stick only shows up once in the boot menu btw
------ and booted to windows after showing a blinking cursor in the left top of the
screen...cursor went down two notches before screen went black and Windows
booted.

Again I used the HP USB tool to format stick to FAT32... tried again. No dice.
Changed boot order to
-stick
-HD
-DVD
and simply restarted - again screen goes black, blinking cursor, cursor goes down
two notches and Windows boots up.

What, oh what am I doing wrong? Is it the fact that my Vista is 64bit?

I have a copy of XP Pro laying around...should I install that? Mult iboot, do the
prep steps and flash? Does it matter? Any help/input is very much appreciated!

System is running rock solid otherwise.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-January-09, 10:42:45
Try format the PNY stick to FAT16 with HP Tool and re-test and ensure that USB Legacy support is Enabled.
If no change, get another stick.{Avoid PNY or PQI if possible}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: The_Assimilator on 03-January-09, 23:57:13
Hi BossKiller,

This is a really great tool :biggthumbsup: that makes BIOS flashing easy - I'm amazed that MSI don't include it on their support website.

Anyway, onto my question: I have followed the guide to use this tool (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0). However, after the tool has detected my maiinboard, I am only given the option to choose a BIOS archive to use for flashing - I'd like to use the SureHands feature to find all BIOSes currently available for my board (especially betas).

In other words - I can only use section 3.1 of that guide as the program does not allow me to select a BIOS in any other way. Do you know why?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-January-09, 00:03:54
Hi BossKiller,

This is a really great tool :biggthumbsup: that makes BIOS flashing easy - I'm amazed that MSI don't include it on their support website.

Anyway, onto my question: I have followed the guide to use this tool (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0). However, after the tool has detected my maiinboard, I am only given the option to choose a BIOS archive to use for flashing - I'd like to use the SureHands feature to find all BIOSes currently available for my board (especially betas).

In other words - I can only use section 3.1 of that guide as the program does not allow me to select a BIOS in any other way. Do you know why?

"Anyway, onto my question: I have followed the guide to use this tool (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0). However, after the tool has detected my maiinboard, I am only given the option to choose a BIOS archive to use for flashing - I'd like to use the SureHands feature to find all BIOSes currently available for my board (especially betas).

In other words - I can only use section 3.1 of that guide as the program does not allow me to select a BIOS in any other way. Do you know why?"


Try again, but from "Safe Mode".
If its OK, reboot and Disable your X-Fi in BIOS and re-test with normal mode.
Also the Tool don't provide access to any Betas, the info is just informative.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Gullygnome on 04-January-09, 01:46:12
Try format the PNY stick to FAT16 with HP Tool and re-test and ensure that USB Legacy support is Enabled.
If no change, get another stick.{Avoid PNY or PQI if possible}

I ll be sitting on a pile of USB sticks pretty soon.. :D

The HP Tool (v2.1.8) lets me choose between FAT, FAT32 and NTFS - Am I correctly
assuming that FAT is FAT16? If that is the case - I tried that. :(

USB Legacy support is enabled as well. Could it have anything to do with the fact
I am formatting the tool under Vista 64? I doubt it but I want to make sure...

Would formatting the tool under WinXP change anything? Again... I doubt it but I want
to make sure.

Thanks for the prompt reply as well, Boss.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-January-09, 02:22:10
I ll be sitting on a pile of USB sticks pretty soon.. :D

The HP Tool (v2.1.8) lets me choose between FAT, FAT32 and NTFS - Am I correctly
assuming that FAT is FAT16? If that is the case - I tried that. :(

USB Legacy support is enabled as well. Could it have anything to do with the fact
I am formatting the tool under Vista 64? I doubt it but I want to make sure...

Would formatting the tool under WinXP change anything? Again... I doubt it but I want
to make sure.

Thanks for the prompt reply as well, Boss.



"The HP Tool (v2.1.8) lets me choose between FAT, FAT32 and NTFS - Am I correctly
assuming that FAT is FAT16? If that is the case - I tried that. :( "


Yes, that correct.


"USB Legacy support is enabled as well. Could it have anything to do with the fact
I am formatting the tool under Vista 64? I doubt it but I want to make sure... "


Nop.


"Would formatting the tool under WinXP change anything? Again... I doubt it but I want
to make sure."


Nop, the problem is in the USB key used.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Gullygnome on 04-January-09, 03:36:32

"The HP Tool (v2.1.8) lets me choose between FAT, FAT32 and NTFS - Am I correctly
assuming that FAT is FAT16? If that is the case - I tried that. :( "


Yes, that correct.


"USB Legacy support is enabled as well. Could it have anything to do with the fact
I am formatting the tool under Vista 64? I doubt it but I want to make sure... "


Nop.


"Would formatting the tool under WinXP change anything? Again... I doubt it but I want
to make sure."


Nop, the problem is in the USB key used.

Any brand you would recommend? I have two sticks I bought for this little experiment
already.. I can go for a third. But that should be the last one, hehe. :D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-January-09, 11:54:44
Any brand you would recommend? I have two sticks I bought for this little experiment
already.. I can go for a third. But that should be the last one, hehe. :D

Dunno i can't claim specified brand it very depend. Just avoid cheap and no names which usually can cause compatibility troubles.
I have a lot of cheap and no names sticks which can boot fine in mean time.
It depend how they will be handled by BIOS as well, the same stick can boot at several machines, but can failure to boot at another one and so on.
You can go for Kingston, Corsair, OCZ.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-January-09, 23:11:48
Version update 1.17h:

* Memtest synchronization update, 2.01 ==> 2.11 (22/12/2008) {Tool will auto download and install Memtest 2.11 instead 2.01}

(http://www.memtest.org/memtest_logo.png)

Memtest details update:



Enhancements in v2.11 :

  * New Features
    o Added support for Intel Core i5 (Lynnfield) CPU
    o Added support for Intel P55 Southbridge
    o Added support for Intel PM45/GM45/GM47 Mobile chipset
    o Added support for Intel GL40/GS45 Mobile chipset

  * Bug Fixes
     o Corrected DDR2/DDR3 detection on Intel x35/x45
     o Corrected detection on some Core i7 CPU
     o Fixed a bug with some AMI BIOS (freeze at startup)
     o Various bug fixes

Enhancements in v2.10 :

    * Added support for Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) CPU
    * Added support for Intel Atom Processors
    * Added support for Intel G41/G43/G45 Chipsets
    * Added support for Intel P43/P45 Chipsets
    * Added support for Intel US15W (Poulsbo) Chipset
    * Added support for Intel EP80579 (Tolapai) SoC CPU
    * Added support for ICH10 Southbridge (SPD/DMI)
    * Added detection for Intel 5000X
    * Now fully aware of CPU w/ L3 cache (Core i7 & K10)
    * Added workaround for DDR3 DMI detection
    * Fixed Intel 5000Z chipset detection
    * Fixed Memory Frequency on AMD K10
    * Fixed cache detection on C7/Isaiah CPU
    * Fix Memtest86+ not recognized as Linux Kernel



Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Gullygnome on 05-January-09, 03:47:31

Dunno i can't claim specified brand it very depend. Just avoid cheap and no names which usually can cause compatibility troubles.
I have a lot of cheap and no names sticks which can boot fine in mean time.
It depend how they will be handled by BIOS as well, the same stick can boot at several machines, but can failure to boot at another one and so on.
You can go for Kingston, Corsair, OCZ.


Persistence was key, I guess :)

Got it to work - used my Sandisk Cruzer stick, removed the U3 forceware crap
that came with it (that took care of the stick showing up twice in the
boot menu, I guess...), formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool.

I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?
(I bet if I fixed my PNY stick with it, the PNY stick would work as well)

Success! I flashed my BIOS to 1.4.

Edit: 1.4 didn't solve my initial problem :( (DDR2 1066 8500 RAM not working
correctly... system wont POST without clearing CMOS).

Updated to 1.5 still the same problem... but hey - I got the tool to work. Hehe.

Thanks for all the help!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 05-January-09, 11:07:31
I use an MSI MegaFlash 64MB, works just fine ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-January-09, 12:55:59
Persistence was key, I guess :)

Got it to work - used my Sandisk Cruzer stick, removed the U3 forceware crap
that came with it (that took care of the stick showing up twice in the
boot menu, I guess...), formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool.

I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?
(I bet if I fixed my PNY stick with it, the PNY stick would work as well)

Success! I flashed my BIOS to 1.4.

Edit: 1.4 didn't solve my initial problem :( (DDR2 1066 8500 RAM not working
correctly... system wont POST without clearing CMOS).

Updated to 1.5 still the same problem... but hey - I got the tool to work. Hehe.

Thanks for all the help!

"Got it to work - used my Sandisk Cruzer stick, removed the U3 forceware crap
that came with it (that took care of the stick showing up twice in the
boot menu, I guess...), formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool. "


Well... I through that you was already removed the U3 cap...

"formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool."


The 1st action with HP Tool is useless,
MSIHQ Tool adjustment override any prevision manipulations and fix the key by own way.
Simple repair option from the MSIHQ Flash tool is enough. Without the matter what action were done before that.

"I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?
(I bet if I fixed my PNY stick with it, the PNY stick would work as well)"


.... Seems you have done nothing till now then. I was through that you already done that!! {That's what you said before}
If you wasn't done it, yes big chance to be fixed with your other keys too.

"I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?"

Depend, some required special attention while other not.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Gullygnome on 06-January-09, 02:49:44
"Got it to work - used my Sandisk Cruzer stick, removed the U3 forceware crap
that came with it (that took care of the stick showing up twice in the
boot menu, I guess...), formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool. "


Well... I through that you was already removed the U3 cap...

"formatted to FAT32 with the HP tool AND fixed the stick
with the repair option of the MSI Flash tool."


The 1st action with HP Tool is useless,
MSIHQ Tool adjustment override any prevision manipulations and fix the key by own way.
Simple repair option from the MSIHQ Flash tool is enough. Without the matter what action were done before that.

"I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?
(I bet if I fixed my PNY stick with it, the PNY stick would work as well)"


.... Seems you have done nothing till now then. I was through that you already done that!! {That's what you said before}
If you wasn't done it, yes big chance to be fixed with your other keys too.

"I guess that should be a must with most USB sticks out there?"

Depend, some required special attention while other not.


:D Guess I had a long, blonde moment there...

On the other hand - I don't flash BIOS' every day.

I appreciate the timely and friendly help, though.
Beats alot of other places, that's for sure.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-January-09, 10:49:47
No problem, glad that you have sorted :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mamboboy on 06-January-09, 21:34:18
I keep getting numerous popups etc before the program eventually vanishes...

The first one is a popup saying 'Windows cannot open this file: loto2.vbs'.

If i cancel that the program still continues to open (the sound file plays). Then I get the options. None work...

First option brings up another 'cannot open' error - boss.vbs? lotus.vbs?
Live update causes the program to vanish

I get Qscript.exe errors too: 'cscript.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.'
>:( >:( >:(

EDIT: The third option seemed to work, it copied three files over to the stick, but on reboot it says something about a partition not being bootable. Hmm...?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 06-January-09, 22:34:33
Live Update has nothing to do with our tool.
Yeah you get a lot of screens that open and close, it's supposed to do that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: banger696 on 06-January-09, 22:39:55
Live Update has nothing to do with our tool.
Yeah you get a lot of screens that open and close, it's supposed to do that.

Surehands contacts live update servers.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-January-09, 23:09:00
I keep getting numerous popups etc before the program eventually vanishes...

The first one is a popup saying 'Windows cannot open this file: loto2.vbs'.

If i cancel that the program still continues to open (the sound file plays). Then I get the options. None work...

First option brings up another 'cannot open' error - boss.vbs? lotus.vbs?
Live update causes the program to vanish

I get Qscript.exe errors too: 'cscript.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.'
>:( >:( >:(

EDIT: The third option seemed to work, it copied three files over to the stick, but on reboot it says something about a partition not being bootable. Hmm...?

You have some kind of OS malfunction which confuse the Tool.
If you are sure what you are doing see here how to proceed with manual BIOS update ===> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0



As you notice us in your other topic{ https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=123012.0 }
MSI Live Update got failure too along with Everest strange report:

Live update: (http://s5.tinypic.com/1z6fdxe.jpg)
Script error: (http://i40.tinypic.com/qqo5zo.jpg)
Everest: (http://i44.tinypic.com/2n1b47d.jpg)


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-January-09, 23:15:59
Version update 1.17j:

* Changed self update server

Please update to this version manually.
E.g download as usual from the 1st Topic, since self update will be not possible due server change.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 07-January-09, 00:19:59
Surehands contacts live update servers.

Bas was stating that our tool has nothing to do with the program, Live Update, not the servers where the BIOS files are stored. If you go to the product page of your MOBO and check the bios page and manually download the BIOS, you're probably accessing the same servers and files Live Update and SureHands(our tool) do.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: marx2k on 07-January-09, 00:57:52
I have a GT735 laptop that I wiped Vista from and now have installed Linux on.  I need to update the BIOS on this laptop.  Is there absolutely no way I can do this? I am unable to get Windows XP installed onto this laptop because of the problem that the newest BIOS for this laptop fixes.  Am I completely out of luck??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-January-09, 01:00:04
I have a GT735 laptop that I wiped Vista from and now have installed Linux on.  I need to update the BIOS on this laptop.  Is there absolutely no way I can do this? I am unable to get Windows XP installed onto this laptop because of the problem that the newest BIOS for this laptop fixes.  Am I completely out of luck??

Look sticky topic for options:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dris567 on 09-January-09, 18:09:35
thanks i'm gonna try it
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: linkpro on 12-January-09, 17:11:00
hi, I tried everything until I get to the F11 step and select my USB, but the screen keeps saying: no bootable partiton in table_ ....then what should I do ? :(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 12-January-09, 17:13:17
Take a look at the FAQ Section of the >>user guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0) and read the answer to this FAQ:

Quote
->Q: When I tell the system to boot from my USB Flash Drive nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is no operating system. What can I do?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 13-January-09, 13:25:35
Tell me, please, there is somwhere, on this forum, a BIOS optimization guide? I need to know what some BIOS features mean, for example MPS table version, Set limit CPUID maxval to 3, HPET etc. and which are their best/optimal settings. Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 13-January-09, 15:05:27
Tell me, please, there is somwhere, on this forum, a BIOS optimization guide? I need to know what some BIOS features mean, for example MPS table version, Set limit CPUID maxval to 3, HPET etc. and which are their best/optimal settings. Thank you in advance.

I had such a thing in progress, but never finished it... :biggthumbsdown:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 13-January-09, 15:09:59
Tell me, please, there is somwhere, on this forum, a BIOS optimization guide? I need to know what some BIOS features mean, for example MPS table version, Set limit CPUID maxval to 3, HPET etc. and which are their best/optimal settings. Thank you in advance.

Please use google, wikipedia etc. When you can't find an answer, start your own topic and ask what you want to know.  The discussion of particular BIOS Options should not really be part of this thread.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 14-January-09, 10:55:43
I'm sorry! I didn't want to open another topic. I understood your request and I will not post another off-topic question. I followed your advice and I already have my topic concerning the MSI P43 NEO AMIBIOS. (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=123269.0[/URL) :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: asamkipas on 14-January-09, 11:47:43
I need help, when I tried to use the Fix My USB key..the USB flashing tool exited,so I tried again, it keeps on going on and on...what is the problem ?

Thanks  :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 14-January-09, 11:49:24
This feature is only supported when using Windows Vista.  You use XP that is why it does not work. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: XSAlliN on 15-January-09, 23:18:59
Just made an update to BIOS 1.10 on my MSI P35 Neo2-FR, add it to USB with "MSIHQ Tool 1.17j Stand Alone" and all worked perfectly, took lees then 5 minutes. No problems so far, the system seems to be stable. Good work guy, I'm glad to see you didn't forget the older motherboard models. ;)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: asamkipas on 15-January-09, 23:23:57
This feature is only supported when using Windows Vista.  You use XP that is why it does not work. 

Oh I see,thanks !  :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lumpy on 16-January-09, 16:47:09
eh.. where i can download it? I found only "hp usb boot utility"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-January-09, 16:48:11
Go to the first post of this thread....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lumpy on 16-January-09, 16:55:00
i cannot see it in the first post.....?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-January-09, 17:02:56
First post of this thread:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0

Scoll to the bottom of it:

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Freenaut on 19-January-09, 11:26:07
This feature is only supported when using Windows Vista.  You use XP that is why it does not work. 

Hello,
? isn't it possible to use this with XP :
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8:
here: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-January-09, 11:27:29
Yes, for XP that should be used instead if need.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jpe65 on 20-January-09, 06:14:27
used this tool yesterday to flash my DKA790GX Platinum it worked just fine  :grin:.

Thankyou so much for this exelent tool and the fantastic userguide  :angel:

JPE from Sweden
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rbuass on 20-January-09, 14:39:58
Please!
I have no a good english and my motherboard is nopt good
Can someone help me to update a bios (MSI X58 Eclipse)
I need a better bios (XXXXXXXXX.rom)
and i d rather to flash using the mflash...
I will aperciste so much if i have step by step of the flsh
Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 20-January-09, 19:43:56
rbuass,

If you don't need to update your BIOS, then leave it. Otherwise, if you really need to, get yourself a USB stick and use this tool instead of M-Flash.

If you have more questions or need more help, please start a new topic in the correct area of this forum!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: r1ch on 21-January-09, 04:55:32
Bricked my P7N2 trying to flash the latest BIOS.  :biggthumbsdown:

I'm no noob, hell I've got a X48C that's flashed more times than Gary Glitter.  :nono:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-January-09, 20:24:27
@r1ch
Can we known full details about it?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jimSON on 23-January-09, 01:06:21
Are there any plans about making the automatic update utility from this very handy tool support the MSI Eclipse SLI MB (MS - 7520)?

Would be great cause at the moment I'm having problems installing/using Live Update 3 (which I don't trust to flash my bios).

Most of all, I simply can't find any Bios related to my board (like mentioned above LU3 doesn't work for me and nothing comes up in the official MSI webpage)...

My current version is PCB Version: 1.0, BIOS Version: V1.2, Bios Date: 11/21/2008.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SMK2708 on 23-January-09, 14:03:44
MSIFHQ USB flashing tool problem

system:
DKA790gx (non platinum) currently using official bios 1.50
2x2gb ddr2 800
x3 8450 w/ arcticcooler 64pro
2x 500gb sata2
2x dvdrw
HEC 550w Win+ Power
default settings, no overclocking
winxp pro sp3
MSIHQ Tool 1.17j Installer
flashdrive used: PQI 339U 1gb and PQI U172P 4gb, both newly formatted, fat32

copying/preparing files on MSIHQ Tool runs normal windows, im trying to copy/flash the latest bios which is v1.60
but when it is ready and done copying backupbios.bin, module checksum error shows up or something like that..

i also tried the liveupdate3, same thing happens, module checksum bad, bios checksum error
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2716/checksumqf3.png)

redownloaded the bios file 2x, same thing, the same MD5

link to dka790gx bios
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1552

bios 1.60 (A7550AMS.160)
MD5
511D7A64703EFE9396E3336594CE3D1A
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-January-09, 14:16:51
Are there any plans about making the automatic update utility from this very handy tool support the MSI Eclipse SLI MB (MS - 7520)?

Would be great cause at the moment I'm having problems installing/using Live Update 3 (which I don't trust to flash my bios).

Most of all, I simply can't find any Bios related to my board (like mentioned above LU3 doesn't work for me and nothing comes up in the official MSI webpage)...

My current version is PCB Version: 1.0, BIOS Version: V1.2, Bios Date: 11/21/2008.

Yep, it will done with next version :hat tip:




@SMK2708
That's not Tool problem for sure :)
Can you try to flash 1.5? {e.g your current, just for test}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SMK2708 on 23-January-09, 14:22:09
yes sir, flashing runs fine on bios v1.50 but not on v1.60..   :(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-January-09, 14:30:12
Well leave BIOS alone since you don't really need it.
You can report the issue to MSI Tech here: http://ocss.msi.com.tw/
It appear that something is wrong with the BIOS 1.6, since MD5 match and both Live Update3 and DOS flasher{AFUD4252.EXE, included in MSI archive} report the same error.
And 1.5 and any others works fine in meantime.
Forum Tool has nothing to do with that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SMK2708 on 23-January-09, 14:53:33
done reporting to  http://ocss.msi.com.tw/ :D

happy new year!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-January-09, 15:54:37
Until wait, try again 1.6 but use Tool's Mode 2 {Point directly to BIOS file[Own determination], instead following MSI recommendation which doesn't works.}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SMK2708 on 23-January-09, 18:58:52
Until wait, try again 1.6 but use Tool's Mode 2 {Point directly to BIOS file[Own determination], instead following MSI recommendation which doesn't works.}

also tried that sir.. same thing, checksum error..


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-January-09, 05:01:25
also tried that sir.. same thing, checksum error..

Try Jack suggestion:

Test with ADUD4280.EXE:
http://msi-forum.de/thread.php?postid=379521#post379521
That should solve the problem as well, I think.

If its worked seems MSI again are using the outdated flasher...

Yes it works!! Here is another same case solved by Jack suggestions  :hat tip: :)
===> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=123640.msg932987;boardseen#new

I've noticed MSI about the issue.

good news sir!

AFUD4280.exe works!

succesfully flashed to v.1.60 :D


thank you again sir!

 :agrees: :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jimSON on 24-January-09, 13:42:08
Yep, it will done with next version :hat tip:

Awesome.

Thank you very much for the info!   ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: r1ch on 27-January-09, 04:49:40
@r1ch
Can we known full details about it?

MSI HQ USB, latest P7N2 bios off global MSI servers, flashed, rebooted, dead.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-January-09, 06:32:52
MSI HQ USB, latest P7N2 bios off global MSI servers, flashed, rebooted, dead.


What was BIOS version onboard before goes to 1.1?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 27-January-09, 19:03:19
Was it 1.10?

Was the system overclocked?

Why was the flash done?

So much questions....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MajestyZ on 31-January-09, 19:13:27
Hello there,

Today, I have updated my BIOS using your Guide (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0) to update.
Before I updated, my BIOS version was on V1.1 2008/05/28.

After I updated it, it was still the same.

I'm using a P45 NEO-F, and this is the site I got my BIOS update from:
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1482

I've taken the first one, V1.7.

Any idea on how this happened? And how do I make it updating my BIOS with v1.7 instead of v.1.1?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT:

Fixed it myself be redownloading the V1.7 file and repeating the proces, it has been updated now.

Thanks for the VERY VERY useful and clear guide on how to do this, I hope it'll fix my problem, atikmdag.sys, I guess you guys know what I"m talking about :).
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 31-January-09, 19:32:02
@MajestyZ

Did you see BIOS update process?
Go to BIOS, "Advanced BIOS Features" and Disable "BIOS Flash Protection" and re-test.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MajestyZ on 31-January-09, 19:33:20
@MajestyZ

Did you see BIOS update process?
Go to BIOS, "Advanced BIOS Features" and Disable "BIOS Flash Protection" and re-test.
I've edited my mesage, thanks though!
Is it still needed to reinstall motherboard drivers? Everything works fine already.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mega on 02-February-09, 05:02:56
I registered to say thanks for the great bios tool. I'm good to go first try and can't wait to drop in the 940.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: erayman on 06-February-09, 15:06:53
Hello, I have been trying to use tool to flash GT735 laptop computer.  Currently running bios version 1.00O. (trying to flash to bios version to 1.00P, to correct a non-detected esata port).   I am having problem with tool.  Everything seems to work up to the point of booting flash drive.  "No boot file in table".  Tried new geometry on drive, and get "error opening file udrgd.001" , click ok, and it proceeds to reformat the drive.  Tool says it compleated properly.  Then I select usb drive in boot menu, and get the no boot file in table.  Any information greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-February-09, 15:13:01
Hello, I have been trying to use tool to flash GT735 laptop computer.  Currently running bios version 1.00O. (trying to flash to bios version to 1.00P, to correct a non-detected esata port).   I am having problem with tool.  Everything seems to work up to the point of booting flash drive.  "No boot file in table".  Tried new geometry on drive, and get "error opening file udrgd.001" , click ok, and it proceeds to reformat the drive.  Tool says it compleated properly.  Then I select usb drive in boot menu, and get the no boot file in table.  Any information greatly appreciated.

Use HP Tool instead ==> http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe  {Format USB key with it}
Then prepare the stick again with the Tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: valinor on 12-February-09, 23:49:57
helo.. I got a small question.. I having the MSI k9a2 platinum , with the amd Phenom II x940 cpu, 4gb gskill ram... I flashed my bios online to the 1.5 version (everything went very well.)
Only the problem i have now that windows vista 64 bit doesn't show what kind of model cpu i have. When i check it in CPU-Z it show's all the info about my processor:/

Does this problem have to do with version 1.5?

I tried to flash my bios to 1.6 with your usb tool .. When i tried to boot the usb i get the warning "Error 15" and i realy cant figor our what i have done wong:/
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-February-09, 00:00:34
helo.. I got a small question.. I having the MSI k9a2 platinum , with the amd Phenom II x940 cpu, 4gb gskill ram... I flashed my bios online to the 1.5 version (everything went very well.)
Only the problem i have now that windows vista 64 bit doesn't show what kind of model cpu i have. When i check it in CPU-Z it show's all the info about my processor:/

Does this problem have to do with version 1.5?

I tried to flash my bios to 1.6 with your usb tool .. When i tried to boot the usb i get the warning "Error 15" and i realy cant figor our what i have done wong:/

"I tried to flash my bios to 1.6 with your usb tool .. When i tried to boot the usb i get the warning "Error 15" and i realy cant figor our what i have done wong:/ "

Provide more info about it, where its happend and what else its written.

"Only the problem i have now that windows vista 64 bit doesn't show what kind of model cpu i have. When i check it in CPU-Z it show's all the info about my processor:/
amd Phenom II x940 cpu
Does this problem have to do with version 1.5? "

I tried to flash my bios to 1.6

It will be properly recognised since 1.7 {not released yet},
else you can ask MSI here: http://ocss.msi.com.tw/ for A7376AMS.174 which will recognise the CPU properly.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: pkilway on 13-February-09, 16:04:47
Wow, thank you who every made this USB Flash process.  Was extremely easy and my BIOS was updated successfully (MSI P43 Neo3-F).

I highly recommend using this process to anyone with an MSI mobo.

 :agrees:          :biggthumbsup:           :beerchug:         :party:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: valinor on 13-February-09, 19:15:42
thanks you BOSSKILLER  for the fast answer :)

"Provide more info about it, where its happend and what else its written."

its happening when i dried to boot the usb stick (the error 15)

but its it maby possible the progress to make the usb stick is somhow blocked because of my norton 2009?

i had to turn alot of stuf down when i made the usb stick ... because i get alot of warnings that im infected with a virus

dont know if this is normale ???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 14-February-09, 11:02:30
Run in under "Safe Mode" to prepare the stick and try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: valinor on 16-February-09, 21:41:43
thanks.. i will try that this week when i have som time left (damn work)

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mandyh000 on 23-February-09, 10:58:52
Hello,

Really daft question but im struggling to work it out.... have downloaded the tool and bios to my system but I cannot seem to be able to execute the tool. How do I do it....? my system asks me what program to open with when I try open it.
Please help!

EDIT to say I am running XP Pro SP3
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 23-February-09, 12:39:16
About the tool:

What you downloaded is archive.  You have to unpack the tool from the archive in order to run it.   Download WinRAR or a similar tool to unpack the executeable file.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jcwl on 23-February-09, 13:55:08
I tried to flash following "HOW TO properly use the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool to update your BIOS"

But got this error
Bootblock checksum ...ok
Module checksums ... ok
Error: File ROM ID incorrect
Ensure that there is no failure message on the screen.
Before you reboot or shutdown the PC.
If there is failure message after press any key type:
amiflash.exe backup.bin

Press any key to continue...

(Next screen says update complete with a big MSI picture) reboot, but bios not updated

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=123624.0
I've read this post, then realised the BIOS I got is v2.3, which I got from PCB1.1. I found out on the board mine is actually v1.0. So I downloaded v1.7 from the PCB1.0 page. Still have the above error, still says update complete, bios still not updated

My build is:

CPU Brand, model and speed:  Intel Core 2 Duo, E7300
Motherboard Model:               MSI P43 Neo F
Memory Brand, type, speed:    Kingston  DDR2 800, 2 GB * 2
Video Card:                          Asus 9600GT 512 MB
Hard Drive:                          WD 320 GB 7200 RPM Sata
no other peripheral cards.      Pioneer DVD drive
OS                                    MS Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
Power Supply                      Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W

BIOS is                              A7519IMS V1.3 06272008


I can still boot into windows and shutdown...no error
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-February-09, 18:08:41
Look here how to ID your mainboard ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ursamajor on 23-February-09, 18:14:54
Please, give an answer to this message> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=124148.msg940093#msg940093
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 23-February-09, 19:59:13
Please, give an answer to this message> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=124148.msg940093#msg940093
Thanks in advance.

Your question will be answered in that thread, not this one ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jcwl on 23-February-09, 23:57:30
Yes that's where I got the Bios version, top left of the screen when during POST
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SPLWF on 24-February-09, 02:27:59
Good stuff, I have yet to try this.  I spent some much time installing my P43 neo-f but no luck with v1.3.  So took out the mobo to return to store for another.  I will give it a shot with the USB, and post my findings after.  Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jcwl on 24-February-09, 03:43:09
My MB comes with bios v1.3....

I guess I will put down why i want to flash bios...when I want to reset, (eg. accidentally booted to dvd/cd). Half of the time, the monitor would just go to standby. I can hear noises like when u power the box on, and led flashes....but screen not turn back on

I have reset switch on the case, it works...I measured the conductivity....so hoping new bios would help
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wlahdone on 24-February-09, 15:26:21

I think i detected a bug .When i want to use a beta BIOS ,choosing the second option (from the MSI HQ menu), if i click browse and i search another location (on another partition) than the default one the tool stalls ,the tool interface trashes ,i have to force it close .This happens with 1.17j installer under XP SP3 on the K9A2 Platinum v2 rig.When browsing with the first option (from MSI HQ menu)for normal BIOS releases this behaviour doesnt happen.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 24-February-09, 15:47:42
Are there any weird non-standard characters in that location? Or is the path terribly long?
Does the same happen if the location is e.g. c:\test ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SPLWF on 24-February-09, 19:29:18
I'm trying to perpare my USB on a DELL Laptop, it's telling me "MSI mainboard not detected".  The computer I'm building has an OS but does not boot due to old version 1.0.  How can I perpare the USB on a different computer?  Thanks

Computer Specs:

Antec 900 Case
P43 Neo-F Ver. 1.0
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
OCZ DDR2 800mhz 4gigs
OCZ 600watt PS
ATI Sapphire HD4830
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-February-09, 19:33:48
See sticky topic: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SPLWF on 24-February-09, 20:23:09
Worked like a charm but for some reason Window's XP PRO is not starting?  I was told it's just plug and play, my old HDD w/ XP installed should work with this MSI P43.  Do I need to re-install XP?  Let me know, thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 24-February-09, 20:26:40
Yes, if you've replaced/upgraded the mainboard it is best to do a fresh install of XP. Or often, you may be able to get away with a 'repair' install of Windows, see https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=75864.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jcwl on 25-February-09, 00:39:31
Can some body please help me to flash BIOS from v1.3 to v1.7? Pleaseeeee! Thanks!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SPLWF on 25-February-09, 04:01:38
You guys are the best and thank you very much for the quick reply.  Turns out I had to re-install windows, the Windows Repair function did not work.  Computer is running strong with V 1.7.  Thank you once again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: SPLWF on 25-February-09, 04:02:52
Can some body please help me to flash BIOS from v1.3 to v1.7? Pleaseeeee! Thanks!

What seems to be the problem?  If you have problems, just go to that link above your post if the USB flashing tool doesn't work.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jcwl on 25-February-09, 04:14:32
You guys are the best and thank you very much for the quick reply.  Turns out I had to re-install windows, the Windows Repair function did not work.  Computer is running strong with V 1.7.  Thank you once again.

So you update bios from V1.3 to 1.7?

I got
Error: File ROM ID incorrect
and after clearing CMOS, bios wasn't updated

I didn't have any error while using the usb flashing tool. What does the screen say when BIOS is flashed successfully?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wlahdone on 26-February-09, 15:37:24
Are there any weird non-standard characters in that location? Or is the path terribly long?
Does the same happen if the location is e.g. c:\test ?

This happens while trying to navigate ,when trying to change the default MyDocuments path from browse button(the Open window).If i navigate in the already showed location (Open window) which contains folders like MyGames,My Music,MyPicture ,etc(clicking on this folders) there is no problem .
If i click on left side (where there are displayed MyComputer ,Desktop ,MyDocuments,etc as buttons) onto the MyComputer button ,to acces the location of my Download folder ,situated on different partition on another disk drive the interface gets white and is like searhcing or somthing but in fact is stalling and i have to close it forced (when clicking on the X to close it Windows says the program is not reponding).Its not related to long characters or nonstandard ,im using an english XP version.
The workaround was to place the bios file into the MyDocuments.Havent try to place the location into the white box though ,i like more the browse button  :lol_anim: ..

Anyway already updated the BIOS to 1.74 beta and i feel happy ,im ready for the X 3 720BE and in same time the sound qulaity of my sound card increased, DPC Latency checker shows better results compared to BIOS 1.6 ,1.5 and 1.2.

Edit:I tryed inserting the path into the white space near the Browse button and its working,so its related to the browse button-> "Open" window and its left side butttons.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-February-09, 15:41:09
So you update bios from V1.3 to 1.7?

I got
Error: File ROM ID incorrect
and after clearing CMOS, bios wasn't updated

I didn't have any error while using the usb flashing tool. What does the screen say when BIOS is flashed successfully?

Can you upload backup.bin, bios.bin and amiflash.exe {can be found at root dir at your USB key}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wlahdone on 26-February-09, 16:16:24
The Sure Hands Live BIOS update option doesnt seem to work for me(tested it right now).It searches for compatible BIOS-es ,it finds a 1.74 beta BIOS (shows that in the comand prompt window ) and then it shows the panel with choosing a BIOS version .Choosing one of the versions that were released , makes the tool to say in the comand prompt window an Acces Denied message for the file paths and download links,so it doesnt conect or is not alowed to connect to download any BIOS file.

I have one suggestion and that would be to make a button in the aplication to close it at any step,i mean to be able to close the aplication properly at any stage ,whithout the need to finish the full cycle of operations.At least closing the comand prompt window should close the other window too,just a suggestion :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-February-09, 16:24:44
The Sure Hands Live BIOS update option doesnt seem to work for me(tested it right now).It searches for compatible BIOS-es ,it finds a 1.74 beta BIOS (shows that in the comand prompt window ) and then it shows the panel with choosing a BIOS version .Choosing one of the versions that were released , makes the tool to say in the comand prompt window an Acces Denied message for the file paths and download links,so it doesnt conect or is not alowed to connect to download any BIOS file.

I have one suggestion and that would be to make a button in the aplication to close it at any step,i mean to be able to close the aplication properly at any stage ,whithout the need to finish the full cycle of operations.At least closing the comand prompt window should close the other window too,just a suggestion :hat tip:

Beta BIOSes are not allowed for download, the info is just informative.
If you want to test some beta BIOS, you should contact to have a ask about it
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-February-09, 21:01:32
I tried to flash following "HOW TO properly use the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool to update your BIOS"

But got this error
Bootblock checksum ...ok
Module checksums ... ok
Error: File ROM ID incorrect
Ensure that there is no failure message on the screen.
Before you reboot or shutdown the PC.
If there is failure message after press any key type:
amiflash.exe backup.bin

Press any key to continue...

(Next screen says update complete with a big MSI picture) reboot, but bios not updated

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=123624.0
I've read this post, then realised the BIOS I got is v2.3, which I got from PCB1.1. I found out on the board mine is actually v1.0. So I downloaded v1.7 from the PCB1.0 page. Still have the above error, still says update complete, bios still not updated

My build is:

CPU Brand, model and speed:  Intel Core 2 Duo, E7300
Motherboard Model:               MSI P43 Neo F
Memory Brand, type, speed:    Kingston  DDR2 800, 2 GB * 2
Video Card:                          Asus 9600GT 512 MB
Hard Drive:                          WD 320 GB 7200 RPM Sata
no other peripheral cards.      Pioneer DVD drive
OS                                    MS Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
Power Supply                      Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W

BIOS is                              A7519IMS V1.3 06272008


I can still boot into windows and shutdown...no error


So you update bios from V1.3 to 1.7?

I got
Error: File ROM ID incorrect
and after clearing CMOS, bios wasn't updated

I didn't have any error while using the usb flashing tool. What does the screen say when BIOS is flashed successfully?

"I've read this post, then realised the BIOS I got is v2.3, which I got from PCB1.1. I found out on the board mine is actually v1.0. So I downloaded v1.7 from the PCB1.0 page. Still have the above error, still says update complete, bios still not updated"


You are trying to use the wrong BIOS for your board.
As i told you before:

Look here how to ID your mainboard ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0

Or paste mainboard serial number.

Model MS-7519,  P43 Neo-F / P45 Neo-F  ==> BIOS 1.70
Model MS-7514,  P43 Neo3-F / P45 Neo3-F / P43 Neo3-FR / P45 Neo3-FR  ==> BIOS 1.60
Model MS-7514,  P45 Neo3-FR / 945 Neo3-FIR ==> BIOS 2.30

Each one of 3 types listed are using own BIOS and shall not be crossflashed.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: karkos on 08-March-09, 09:06:57

Hi!!

I need some help with my new p35 neo2 fr mainboard. I cant get it to boot up at all it freezes at welcomescreen (press del to enter bios), then i press del to enter bios and nothing happens. But sometimes it switch to some wrongmessange about overclocking which i certainly haven't done.
My thoughts is that my CPU  E8400 is not supported by the bios.
But here's to my real question. How can i even flash the bios if i cant even enter bios to install HD and since all bios flash tools seem to need the new bios to be read from the hard drive and not diskdrive or USB.

MVH Marcus
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 08-March-09, 11:56:58
@karkos
Do not attempt BIOS update when your system is unstable, that will kill your PC.
Read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then open new topic in correct forum area to troubleshooting
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: karkos on 08-March-09, 12:57:26


i know that so thats why im looking for some answers here i whant to email msi but can't find any email adress. How on earth can i do something with my computor if i can't even enter bios it's a brand new motherboard cpu and HD andi can't do squat.
Suggestions??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 08-March-09, 13:44:53
You are in the wrong thread with your problem.  This thread is about a specific application which has nothing to do with your current issue. 
Quote
I cant get it to boot up at all it freezes at welcomescreen (press del to enter bios), then i press del to enter bios and nothing happens.

Read the following post:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=124545.msg939393#msg939393

It will tell you three different options to solve your problem.  If you need more help, please open your own thread.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-March-09, 23:46:29
Are there any plans about making the automatic update utility from this very handy tool support the MSI Eclipse SLI MB (MS - 7520)?

Would be great cause at the moment I'm having problems installing/using Live Update 3 (which I don't trust to flash my bios).

Most of all, I simply can't find any Bios related to my board (like mentioned above LU3 doesn't work for me and nothing comes up in the official MSI webpage)...

My current version is PCB Version: 1.0, BIOS Version: V1.2, Bios Date: 11/21/2008.

Sorry for the delay :)



Version update 1.17k:


* Download engine updated.{Fixed false positive alerts reported by some AV's}
Mode 3 Live Update:
* Add ECLIPSE SLI (MS-7520, PCB 1.0) BIOS range 1.2 - 1.B0
* Add 790FX-GD70 (MS-7577, PCB 1.xx) BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9
* Add 790GX-G65 (MS-7576, PCB 1.xx) BIOS range 1.0 - 1.9

Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aszuizm on 10-March-09, 15:34:50
1st of all...thanks for the flashing tool...my problem is when i want to reboot via pendrive to flash bios...it say invalid or unable to boot from pendrive...
i have done all the method from https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0 and i have try several time but no luck...anyone can help me...btw, im using MSI P35 Neo2-FIR/FR / P35 Platinum (MS-7345)...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-March-09, 15:37:06
1st of all...thanks for the flashing tool...my problem is when i want to reboot via pendrive to flash bios...it say invalid or unable to boot from pendrive...
i have done all the method from https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0 and i have try several time but no luck...anyone can help me...

Format your USB key with HP Tool ==> http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe {Just format}
Then run MSIHQ Tool to prepare the USB key and try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aszuizm on 10-March-09, 15:41:28
Format your USB key with HP Tool ==> http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe {Just format}
Then run MSIHQ Tool to prepare the USB key and try again.

Thanks for the fast reply...i will try that...

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: aszuizm on 10-March-09, 15:51:51
Just another question...on HP tool, i must tick or untick the create the dos startup disk?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 10-March-09, 16:02:22
Just format the Stick with the HP-Tool.  No addional options needed, and not, do not tell it to create a dos startup disk.  Simply format the drive and re-run the MSHQ-Tool Prepation Procedure.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 11-March-09, 15:35:52
Version update 1.17k0e:

* Fixed incorrect year
* Mode 2, second flasher updated to v4.28b0.1
* Mode 3, fixed issue unable to detect as supported mainboard Eclipse SLI


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: umisays on 11-March-09, 19:00:06
Sorry for my english

this soft works only with an MSI board ? but if i want to flash my new motherboard before install XP for the first time, witch technik should i use ??

setup:
mobo 945GCM478
cpu intel celeron 335 D
PC5300 2go
7600GT
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 11-March-09, 19:01:39
Sorry for my english

this soft works only with an MSI board ? but if i want to flash my new motherboard without install xp, witch technik should i use ??

setup:
mobo 945GCM478
cpu intel celeron 335 D
PC5300 2go
7600GT

You can prepare the USB stick in another MSI mainboard, else if your another mainboard is not MSI you can do it by that way:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: umisays on 11-March-09, 19:03:52
Perfect, thanks a lot :azn:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: scotslad on 12-March-09, 05:14:19
Ok guys, I need this tool to work as ive just messed up my bios, i have everything up and running again thankfully by just figuring things out myself.

Ive been reading over this thread for the "msi hq flashing tool" but its 20 pages long and dates back ages ago, and most post and files etc relate to windows xp too i see :(

As i says at first, iam sick of messing with the bios etc and getting failed attempts, can someone please fix this thread so that it has "only the latest files  required to flash the bios from a usb stick", there are far too many posts that are making things confusing, you could have another thread next to this one titled something like "flash from usb stick questions here", does that not sound good ??

I know iam a bit confused by it all and i bet other people with similar knowledge to myself are also a bit scared and confused too, bios flashing is a BIG STEP to take afterall and shouldnt be done without great instructions etc.


That brings me to my next point, as i said earlier, all posts and files etc always refer to windows xp, but what about windows vista64 ??

Someone from Msi or possibly from the forums needs to post up a very easy to follow guide for flashing bios using a usb stick when using windows vista, the guides that are already posted are old and very hard to understand from the point of view of a person not too sure about what they are doing, infact ive even heard of some more experienced users etc being a little weary about flashing bios, I dont think that should be the way nowdays, not at all.

Anyways, thats my opinion, i hope others agree with me too.

At the end of the day, I need this tool and proper easy to follow/safe instructions on how to use it with windows vista and/or xp.

Thanks very much guys.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 12-March-09, 09:56:23
You only have to read the stick guide, this threads is only about problems you might encounter setting up the USB stick.
However, this method has never killed a board, only sometimes Windows or the stick doesn't want to play nice.
But it doesn't flash under Windows! So at that stage nothing can go wrong.

Just try it. Most problems are memory sticks that won't play ball without being formatted with the HP tool...but all that doesn't flash, it's just preparing stage.

Quote
Someone from Msi or possibly from the forums needs to post up a very easy to follow guide for flashing bios using a usb stick when using windows vista, the guides that are already posted are old and very hard to understand from the point of view of a person not too sure about what they are doing, infact ive even heard of some more experienced users etc being a little weary about flashing bios, I dont think that should be the way nowdays, not at all.

Here: >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)

Total guide.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Froggy Gremlin on 12-March-09, 10:09:32
@ scotslad. The forum is comprised of only MSI product 'users'. There are no 'active' MSI employees in here. The MSI HQ USB Flash Tool, was created by 'non' MSI employees. Created by forum moderator(s) if I recall. The 'How To' threads on bios flashing in the forum are more than adequate. 100's have used it with a pretty flawless track record.

With all due respect to you, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced acquantance or computer shop in your area to help you build & complete your system. In your other threads, many forum users (myself included), have done their best to answer your questions only to have more asked in another total direction from the original post. The forum users here are great people, giving up their time & knowledge to help others, but we are limited in providing 'miracle' cures to every question. Enter - MSI Tech. Support. Do yourself a favor & seek some additional system building help & assistance outside of the forum as well.

Follow the link Bas has provided to you about using the 'Flash Tool', & everything should be fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: scotslad on 13-March-09, 03:12:51
You only have to read the stick guide, this threads is only about problems you might encounter setting up the USB stick.
However, this method has never killed a board, only sometimes Windows or the stick doesn't want to play nice.
But it doesn't flash under Windows! So at that stage nothing can go wrong.

Just try it. Most problems are memory sticks that won't play ball without being formatted with the HP tool...but all that doesn't flash, it's just preparing stage.

Here: >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)

Total guide.


thanks mate, yea that looks very simple that guide, .

Can someone tell me please how to save the whole guide (including the images), ive tried copy/pasting the full page into microsoft word but it wont work for some reason, maybe the page is encrypted or something, i dont know, please advise on how to do this, thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-March-09, 03:16:35
thanks mate, yea that looks very simple that guide, .

Can someone tell me please how to save the whole guide (including the images), ive tried copy/pasting the full page into microsoft word but it wont work for some reason, maybe the page is encrypted or something, i dont know, please advise on how to do this, thanks.

Here is .pdf version of guide.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 13-March-09, 03:23:40
Surehands works for the Eclipse now Kids :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: scotslad on 13-March-09, 03:32:50
Here is .pdf version of guide.

thanks very much bro
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-March-09, 04:33:41
Version update 1.17k0f:

* Minor changes
* Download engine updated
* Mode 3, fixed duplicate BIOS 1.3 appear for Eclipse SLI, 790FX-GD70 and 790GX-G65

Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 13-March-09, 13:40:24
This version of the stand-alone seems to work on the X38, but it doesn't offer me the choice of using an archive, beta, or surehands. It simply asks the location of the bios archive. When I run the utility while having the X38 Diamond in safe mode, the utility works perfectly.

I tried it on the Wind and it worked.  Live Update doesn't work with the Wind, so Surehands won't either.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-March-09, 13:42:48
As it's not supported via LU: http://tw.msi.com.tw/autobios/VerChk/Listbios.asp?WorkFun=LB&WorkPath=abc

That is why Surehands isn't working on the Wind.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 13-March-09, 13:46:53
I forgot that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: bearmedic on 15-March-09, 02:49:18
When the tool attempts to check for the latest version, i get the windows error "d5.bsk has stopped working" with the option to close the program.  When I close it the tool continues its steps until it attempt to check for the latest memtest, which returns the same error.  I close it again and the tool finishes appropriately.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-March-09, 04:24:40
When the tool attempts to check for the latest version, i get the windows error "d5.bsk has stopped working" with the option to close the program.  When I close it the tool continues its steps until it attempt to check for the latest memtest, which returns the same error.  I close it again and the tool finishes appropriately.  Any suggestions?

Noticed the error,{caused by latest update} it will be fixed with next version.{after max 24 hours}
Btw you can still use it, its not crucial error.{you can ignore it}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: xyzzxy on 15-March-09, 21:27:07
Seems like the tool does not work on windows 7.
Ends up in an endless loop when it tries to write to the USB device.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to run it in vmware either as a workaround since it aborts if it cannot detect MSI hardware.

In any case, I ended up formatting the USB disk with HPs tool and using system files from a bootable floppy, which worked great.

I could not find anything about this while browsing here (sorry if it is mentioned, this is a long thread, easy to miss something) and yes, I realize win 7 is beta so probably not supported as such.

Just thought I would mention it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 16-March-09, 01:05:41
The tool works in Windows 7, but you need to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP or Vista - I know, thats how it worked for me.


EDIT: Added that info to the first post :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-March-09, 01:14:10
Seems like the tool does not work on windows 7.
Ends up in an endless loop when it tries to write to the USB device.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to run it in vmware either as a workaround since it aborts if it cannot detect MSI hardware.

In any case, I ended up formatting the USB disk with HPs tool and using system files from a bootable floppy, which worked great.

I could not find anything about this while browsing here (sorry if it is mentioned, this is a long thread, easy to miss something) and yes, I realize win 7 is beta so probably not supported as such.

Just thought I would mention it.


That's temporary error, caused by download engine.
Else work fine with Windows 7 too.


Version update 1.17s:

* Minor changes
* Fixed error in download engine.
* Improved compatibility with Windows 7

Update to this version manually.==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 17-March-09, 02:01:11
As i says at first, iam sick of messing with the bios etc and getting failed attempts, can someone please fix this thread so that it has "only the latest files  required to flash the bios from a usb stick", there are far too many posts that are making things confusing, you could have another thread next to this one titled something like "flash from usb stick questions here", does that not sound good ??

I did suggest an entire sub-forum being dedicated to the flashing tool a while back.

I have to agree, this thread is getting real long.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 17-March-09, 11:11:01
It's so long because a lot of people ask the same question over and over again ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 17-March-09, 11:57:52
All anyone needs to know is in the first post of this thread, and in the User Guide... its not that confusing ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 17-March-09, 15:31:34
It's so long because a lot of people ask the same question over and over again ;-))

That's the purpose of sticky topics. X-((

All anyone needs to know is in the first post of this thread, and in the User Guide... its not that confusing ;-))

Not so.  There are a plethora of questions that aren't answered in the user guide.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 17-March-09, 19:56:03
If you feel there are questions in this thread that should be added to the User Guide, please highlight them for us! ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 17-March-09, 21:00:10
If you feel there are questions in this thread that should be added to the User Guide, please highlight them for us! ;-))

I'm simply too lazy, Stu!  Not my job any more. ;D
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: vytnom77 on 22-March-09, 02:09:17
Comprehensive User Guide link on the front page is not working.  Much like the USB Flashtool link was broken.  When you click on the link it sends you to a login page for MSI and when you type in your info it takes tou back to the forum main page.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-March-09, 02:11:48
Comprehensive User Guide link on the front page is not working.  Much like the USB Flashtool link was broken.  When you click on the link it sends you to a login page for MSI and when you type in your info it takes tou back to the forum main page.

Link corrected, its because the forum has new url from yesterday
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: vytnom77 on 22-March-09, 02:21:57
Link corrected, its because the forum has new url from yesterday

thank you very much.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: vytnom77 on 22-March-09, 04:46:11
Trying to boot from USB and I'm getting this message

"remove disks or other media
press any key to continue"

When I get to the boot menu it recognizes my USB drive and I select it and this the message I get.  My USB is formatted to FAT and I only have the tool and my bios update on the USB.  I've also tried every USB slot I have.  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-March-09, 04:48:06
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Am I missing something?

Yes:
NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do that by pickup option "Fix My USB key" from the Tool{For Vista users} or by using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.


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My USB is formatted to FAT and I only have the tool and my bios update on the USB.  I've also tried every USB slot I have.

You have to run the Tool to prepare the USB key, not to copy Tool to your USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: vytnom77 on 22-March-09, 05:14:18
Yes:
NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do that by pickup option "Fix My USB key" from the Tool{For Vista users} or by using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.


You have to run the Tool to prepare the USB key, not to copy Tool to your USB key.

1.)  Downloaded on Desktop and Installed tool on Vista.
2.)  Ran Desktop icon to format USB Drive
3.)  Formatted "Not Quick Format"
4.)  Moved over USB Flash tool and zipped updated BIOS
5.)  Plugged in flash drive into computer and started computer
6.)  Pressed F11
7.)  Selected Hard Drive then USB Stick


Same Message:

Remove disks or other media
Press any key to restart

8.)  I pressed Enter

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-March-09, 05:16:10
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2.)  Ran Desktop icon to format USB Drive

No.. use one of this methods not windows format:

Yes:
NOTE: If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect. You can do that by pickup option "Fix My USB key" from the Tool{For Vista users} or by using >>> THIS <<< (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe) tool here! For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick need adjustment.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: vytnom77 on 22-March-09, 05:25:20
No.. use one of this methods not windows format:


I am though.  I downloaded the >>>This<<< tool.  After installation it puts a desktop icon called, "HP USB Disk Storage Format".  I run that right?  After format I moved files onto USB stick and booted from USB.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-March-09, 06:04:01
I am though.  I downloaded the >>>This<<< tool.  After installation it puts a desktop icon called, "HP USB Disk Storage Format".  I run that right?  After format I moved files onto USB stick and booted from USB.

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I am though.  I downloaded the >>>This<<< tool.  After installation it puts a desktop icon called, "HP USB Disk Storage Format".  I run that right?

Yes and format the USB key.

Quote
After format I moved files onto USB stick and booted from USB.

No, you don't need to move/copy anything. Run the MSIHQ Tool from desktop icon to prepare the USB key,
when its done reboot and boot from your USB key.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-March-09, 10:26:51
Version update 1.17v:

* Minor changes
* Add-ed MSI Notebooks detection:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/w1/v4.jpg)
* Add-ed AC Main Power detection for MSI's notebooks:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/w1/v1.jpg)
If MSI Notebook is detected by the Tool,
it will perform check to ensure that AC Main Power is connected,
if its not it will make co-respond notice and will wait user to connect the AC Main Power,
else will refuse to continue, until user connect the AC Main Power or Exit:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/w1/v3.jpg)
* Once/when AC Main Power is detected,
Tool will make an reminder and notice about EC Reset that need to be done after BIOS update for notebooks:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/w1/v2.jpg)


New features has been tested on XP, Vista and Windows 7


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: praboy on 23-March-09, 17:05:56
Help !! I have tried all the options, but i cant get it to work !! It stops in:
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7418/bios.png)  :biggthumbsdown:
I'm using Windows Seven beta 7000. I put the compatibility with vista and it doesn't work.. :S
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-March-09, 17:53:37
Have you waited enough?
Else format your USB key and try again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: praboy on 23-March-09, 19:25:07
Yes, i have tried 5 times...
SOLVED: I put Windows XP compatibility and now i have a booteable usb drive !!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-March-09, 11:01:31
Cool :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Evilworm on 31-March-09, 01:48:58
I cannot find any link to the 1.50 bios for my K9A2 Platinum V2. Only live Update Online, and Live Update 3. Please help me.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 31-March-09, 10:17:26
The tool can download it using the Surehands method.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Evilworm on 31-March-09, 12:11:33
I am trying to follow your guide, and when its finished with step 2, all I get is this (exactly) from the DOS window:   
'"C:\Documents and Settings\Evilworm\Application Data\22.cmd" is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Notice the little ' before the ". After that it asks me to locate the bios file downloaded from MSI site. What am I doing wrong here?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 31-March-09, 12:12:43
You can get it from here:
http://global.msi.eu/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1332
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Evilworm on 31-March-09, 12:46:19
Thats not the V2? Isn't there a difference?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 31-March-09, 12:47:06
Thats not the V2? Isn't there a difference?

Nop, both uses the same BIOSes.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Evilworm on 31-March-09, 12:52:21
Ok. Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Uroboros on 01-April-09, 10:48:25
OK..I'm having the same problem that "parboy" above was having but under Vista32.

I've done this before with an older version of the tool so I know should work. Using version 1.7v of the tool.

I added WinXP compatibility but no file requester popped up to let me choose the Bios zip

How long is TOO long to wait for the procedure to end?

TIA
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 04-April-09, 05:41:36
I would like to say Thanks team for the Flashing Tool got it working correct  was leaving out a step each time I was trying, but it is working like a champ tomorrow will run the memory test  is there a set time for each test does anyone know??

Again thanks to the team who wrote the program. :worship:

Baitmn :welcome:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-April-09, 11:54:44
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tomorrow will run the memory test  is there a set time for each test does anyone know??

See here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103598.msg760534#msg760534
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 06-April-09, 19:23:23
Questions for the MSIHQ Team,when they come out with new version of the tool is it necessary to format your usb drive stick each time?? :confused2:

Next  Question can U have more than one version  of the bios package on a usb drive stick without causing problems?? :confused2:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-April-09, 19:36:02
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Questions for the MSIHQ Team,when they come out with new version of the tool is it necessary to format your usb drive stick each time??

Nop, that's not necessary.


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Next  Question can U have more than one version  of the bios package on a usb drive stick without causing problems?? confused2

No problem, you can use the same stick to flash multiple times or how many you want once over it.
Tool inspect and performing USB stick cleanup of his prevision job each time instead.
E.g you can flash some mainboard with desired BIOS using some USB stick.
Then use the same USB stick and move to another mainboard and flash his too, which may have total different BIOS type, BIOS version, notebook or whatever. Tool will undo any previsional steps, so no any attention is need. No need to reformat the stick or to delete anything from the stick.
Tool will do everything automatically if its nececery.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 07-April-09, 00:11:31
Thanks what a relief, I was just wondering that I had to do the format each time their was a new bios  update to be installed,
I big thank you. :welcome:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-April-09, 01:14:51
you are welcome :) :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gdub on 13-April-09, 22:00:39
Can anyone explain why this tool was created to only run on the MSI board itself?  This doesn't make a lot of sense, especially for any non-Windows user that wants to format a USB drive for flashing.

For example:
I run Ubuntu Linux on a box with an MSI mainboard.  I can't use this tool there since the tool requires Windows.  However, I have an XP laptop, so conceivably I could easily run this tool on the XP machine to get my USB drive set up for flashing and then use the USB drive on the Linux/MSI system.  Unfortunately, I can't do this because this tool has been written to stop if an MSI mainboard isn't detected and my XP laptop does not have an MSI mainboard.

In short, this tool is far less useful than it could be since it has to be run on an MSI system.  Can't the tool be updated to allow the USB setup capabilities on a non-MSI system, so that users like me can prepare a USB drive on another system and then use it on our MSI system?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 13-April-09, 23:43:11
But then it wouldn't be much of an MSI exclusive feature.  This is not a general hardware forum.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gdub on 14-April-09, 07:14:02
But then it wouldn't be much of an MSI exclusive feature.  This is not a general hardware forum.

I'm not sure if you're understanding me.  I'm saying that I would prepare the USB drive on another system with the MSI Bios that I then apply to my Linux box, which uses the MSI board.  There's nothing general about my statement.  The end goal is to update the BIOS on an MSI motherboard.  I want to flash the BIOS on my MSI board, which happens to use a Linux OS.  If I could prepare the USB flash drive on my XP box with this tool, then plug the USB flash drive into my Linux/MSI box and flash, that is very useful.  The current incarnation of this tool, not so much.  The hardware of the computer where you prepare the USB drive with the boot image and BIOS file doesn't matter - the hardware that matters is that of the system on which you actually run the BIOS update.

The point of what I'm trying to say is:  To whomever makes this tool - just take out the MSI hardware scan (or introduce a command line flag we can pass to the exe that will circumvent this checking) so that those of us using non-Windows OSes can use this tool on a Windows system elsewhere to prepare a USB flash drive for MSI BIOS updating.  I know there are other ways to flash the BIOS for non-Windows OSes, but if your goal here is to create a helpful tool, then really make it helpful for everyone, not just Windows folks. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 14-April-09, 09:35:33
We restricted the tool to work on MSI retail boards only and Windows, it's that simple.
We, the forum team, makes the tool for the forum members, ergo only on MSI retail hardware.
If you don't like it, then don't use it.

As we pay for the hosted server and don't want other brands use our tool we keep the scan.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gdub on 14-April-09, 21:25:49
We restricted the tool to work on MSI retail boards only and Windows, it's that simple.
We, the forum team, makes the tool for the forum members, ergo only on MSI retail hardware.
If you don't like it, then don't use it.

As we pay for the hosted server and don't want other brands use our tool we keep the scan.

This is not an issue of me not liking the tool.  I like the tool fine and appreciate the work.  I was simply making a suggestion that I feel would make the tool more useful.  I don't understand why it is so crucial to check the hardware that the tool is running on.  Since a user of the tool has to select an MSI BIOS file during step 3 of your user guide, the tool could simply check to see if it is loading an official MSI BIOS file - if not, exit.  This would prevent anyone from using it to do anything other than install MSI BIOS updates, if that's what you're afraid of. 

Is the point of this tool to check the hardware of the machine on which it is running, or is it to help install MSI BIOS updates?  Clearly it should be the latter, in which case a hardware check isn't needed and is actually more problematic than helpful (although a BIOS file check would be perfectly logical and understandable).

Just my two cents.  If it's not going to be changed, then it won't be changed, but I still want to offer my suggestion on what would make the tool better.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 15-April-09, 01:48:04
Reading the manufacturer string of the BIOS could be possible, instead of detecting the mainboard, yes.  I'm not sure if Svet will recode the tool, however.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: rentokiller on 20-April-09, 18:38:46
Just wanted to say thank you for the USB Flash tool.  ;-))
I bought a new processor which my previous bios did not support.
After spending an entire free weekend (of which I have very few) trying to use Live Update and various other guides and ways to flash my bios with absolutely no luck,
your tool worked like a charm right away!

I was just about to go buy a new mainboard before I tried the tool, so you saved me some money and a lot of headache, thanks again!

/ Jens, Sweden
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 21-April-09, 16:04:43
Avast is reporting a Trojan Horse all the time again. :undecided:

I know there is nothing wrong with the USB tool but now Live Update doesn't work....  :biggthumbsdown:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-April-09, 16:39:37
Avast is reporting a Trojan Horse all the time again. :undecided:

I know there is nothing wrong with the USB tool but now Live Update doesn't work....  :biggthumbsdown:

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Avast is reporting a Trojan Horse all the time again. :undecided:

Gonna look tomorrow what Avast want again. {Sorry no time for Avast's rubbish right now}

Quote
I know there is nothing wrong with the USB tool but now Live Update doesn't work....  :biggthumbsdown:

Right click on Avast task bar icon and click on "Stop on access protection" to pause resident scanner temporary, then run the Tool.
After that you can resume the Avast.

Just wanted to say thank you for the USB Flash tool.  ;-))
I bought a new processor which my previous bios did not support.
After spending an entire free weekend (of which I have very few) trying to use Live Update and various other guides and ways to flash my bios with absolutely no luck,
your tool worked like a charm right away!

I was just about to go buy a new mainboard before I tried the tool, so you saved me some money and a lot of headache, thanks again!

/ Jens, Sweden

Thanks very much for your feedback as well :hat tip: :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Eyeless Blond on 22-April-09, 09:11:46
This is not an issue of me not liking the tool.  I like the tool fine and appreciate the work.  I was simply making a suggestion that I feel would make the tool more useful.  I don't understand why it is so crucial to check the hardware that the tool is running on.  Since a user of the tool has to select an MSI BIOS file during step 3 of your user guide, the tool could simply check to see if it is loading an official MSI BIOS file - if not, exit.  This would prevent anyone from using it to do anything other than install MSI BIOS updates, if that's what you're afraid of. 

Is the point of this tool to check the hardware of the machine on which it is running, or is it to help install MSI BIOS updates?  Clearly it should be the latter, in which case a hardware check isn't needed and is actually more problematic than helpful (although a BIOS file check would be perfectly logical and understandable).

Just my two cents.  If it's not going to be changed, then it won't be changed, but I still want to offer my suggestion on what would make the tool better.
I've actually got the same problem; my MSI box runs linux (Ubuntu 9.04 pre-release). I'd rather not pay hundreds of dollars to Microsoft just so I can attempt to get the sleep/hibernate/temp reporting functionality to work on my board; do I have any recourse here or am I SOL?

Do you suppose this tool can work under Wine?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 22-April-09, 10:54:52
No it's a Windows tool and it does a few hardware checks, Wine can not run it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 22-April-09, 19:58:14
Quote
I've actually got the same problem; my MSI box runs linux (Ubuntu 9.04 pre-release). I'd rather not pay hundreds of dollars to Microsoft just so I can attempt to get the sleep/hibernate/temp reporting functionality to work on my board; do I have any recourse here or am I SOL?

Linux users: How to flash BIOS from Linux (no DOS/Windows, no floppy drive!):
http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-flash-motherboard-bios-from-linux-no-dos-windows-no-floppy-drive.html

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 00:46:12
Avast is reporting a Trojan Horse all the time again. :undecided:

I know there is nothing wrong with the USB tool but now Live Update doesn't work....  :biggthumbsdown:

Avast just fixed their mistake, and will no longer report Tool's download engine as Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}.
Update your Avast definition to the latest one.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 00:57:39
Avast just fixed their mistake, and will no longer report Tool's download engine as Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}.
Update your Avast definition to the latest one.

Awsome it works perfectly now! :biggthumbsup:

But SurHands Live Bios Update still doesn't work although I rather use a zip file and a USB stick. ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 01:05:00

But SurHands Live Bios Update still doesn't work although I rather use a zip file and a USB stick. ;-))

Give more details about the problem
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 01:43:31
Give more details about the problem

The tools is telling me in red letters that my Internet connection in not active, but ofcourse that is not the case so I don't know what is wrong.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 02:13:19
The tools is telling me in red letters that my Internet connection in not active, but ofcourse that is not the case so I don't know what is wrong.

Can you ping forum-en.msi.com ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 02:16:29
Can you ping forum-en.msi.com ?

Hmm, only Time-outs to be seen....strange.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 02:19:21
Hmm, only Time-outs to be seen....strange.

You have some firewall that blocks incoming ICMP echo requests or improperly configured router's security settings.[too tight]
Because of that Tool can't detect your i-net connection.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 02:31:24
You have some firewall that blocks incoming ICMP echo requests or improperly configured router's settings.
Because of that Tool can't detect your i-net connection.

Aha, it's probably Windows Firewall because I can ping it at my brothers computer which is on the same network.

I have to go to "Windows Firewall with advanced security" but that icon is missing at the System managing section under Control Panel.

Do you know perhaps the command to get there or to add the icon again?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 02:35:43
Aha, it's probably Windows Firewall because I can ping it at my brothers computer which is on the same network.

I have to go to "Windows Firewall with advanced security" but that icon is missing at the System managing section under Control Panel.

Do you know perhaps the command to get there or to add the icon again?

Right click on "My Network Places" and choose 'Properties', then locate your connected again right click and 'Properties', then go to 'Advanced', 'Settings'
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 24-April-09, 02:37:56
Run > firewall.cpl
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 02:40:04
Run > firewall.cpl

That I know, but that's the wrong section.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 02:45:24
Right click on "My Network Places" and choose 'Properties', then locate your connected again right click and 'Properties', then go to 'Advanced', 'Settings'

I can't find such setting under Advanced.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-April-09, 02:52:16
I can't find such setting under Advanced.

Run cmd and type:
sc stop sharedaccess
That will disable the Win firewall temporary, then re-test.






USB Forum Flasher Version update 1.17x:

* Mode 3 Live Update:
{
- Fixed detection issue with K9N2 SLI Platinum / K9N2 Zilent. Tool were expecting non existing PCB version.
- Improved detection for DKA790GX Platinum and DKA790GX due MSI BIOS Engineer's error.
Affected BIOS version 1.2:
/* Wrongly typed mainboard name by some MSI BIOS Engineer. */}
Also Tool now will expect further syntax errors by MSI BIOS Engineer{s} and will auto correct the name.
}
* Add-ed Auto Recovery if BIOS update fail.
{
Tool will perform two auto BIOS recovery attempts by using last known working BIOS which Tool auto take backup before perform the BIOS update,
if BIOS update failure is detected and will left control to the user if both attempts fails too for further attempts.
}

Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)


Topic hijacked temporary due:
A new Tool Announcement :agrees: :agrees:
Exclusive only for MSI Wind Netbook owners :hat tip: :)

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1340/pinoh3.gif) Allow Hardware OC when Netbook is running at battery only.[without AC Main Power] :agrees:
(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1340/pinoh3.gif) Allow Custom Power Leds light colors :agrees:

(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/OC_Tool.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/W1.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/W2.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/W3.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/W4.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/lo1.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/rofl1.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/rofl8.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/f22.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/f23.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/W5.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/BK_MOD/rofl5.jpg)


Target Hardware: MSI Wind Netbook models: U90,U100,U100 Plus
Target OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7
Currently under 'QVL' testing, will be released next week.

Best wishes,
MSIHQ Forum Team :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 24-April-09, 02:59:40
It didn't help, I even disabled the firewall completely but that didn't help either. It's not that big of a problem, something in Vista is just screwed up but I can still use the zip + USB stick way which I prefer more. :)

Thanks for your help m8.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 25-April-09, 16:04:23
Bas or Svet,
Thanks for the usb flashing tool,
my question is does each new version of the tool when you run it does it overwrite the previous version install on the usb flash drive??
also does it clean up afterward deleting old files that were install from previous version??
 :bonk: :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-April-09, 16:19:26
Quote
my question is does each new version of the tool when you run it does it overwrite the previous version install on the usb flash drive??

Yes

Quote
also does it clean up afterward deleting old files that were install from previous version??

Yes, each new version replace the older one.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-April-09, 21:27:37
Version update 1.17x9:

* Minor changes.
* Limit selfupdate check to once per day.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mudkip on 30-April-09, 15:38:37
hELLO,

I have MSI 45 Neo FR2
It all goes well , I go for step 1 and it creates files , at the end it ask me to reboot and press F11.
Then I see a list with 2 devices :

1) Samsung HD
2) USB

I select 2 but the screen goes black and there is one cursor blinking.

What is wrong with it?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 30-April-09, 15:43:46
->Q: When I tell the system to boot from my USB Flash Drive nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is no operating system. What can I do?

A:If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect.
If you are Vista user, you can use Build in Tool Feature "Geometry adjustment" ("Fix My USB Key") and follow instructions once done re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool and let's prepare your USB key.
For non Vista users, reformat your USB Flash drive with >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.
For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick needs adjustment.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mudkip on 30-April-09, 16:32:33
->Q: When I tell the system to boot from my USB Flash Drive nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is no operating system. What can I do?

A:If you are having problems getting your USB device to boot correctly, you may need to format it correctly as the geometry data may be incorrect.
If you are Vista user, you can use Build in Tool Feature "Geometry adjustment" ("Fix My USB Key") and follow instructions once done re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool and let's prepare your USB key.
For non Vista users, reformat your USB Flash drive with >>this tool (http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe)<< and re-run the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool.
For future usage you can skip this step, it need to be done only once if your stick needs adjustment.


I did that already but the setup doesn't continue when i do that
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mudkip on 30-April-09, 16:33:47
Is there any other way to update BIOs without this or liveupdate??

I think my motherboard it broken but I've a very old bios (begin 2008) and I want to flash to new bios to see if problem can be solved but liveupdate doesn't work under windows..

Geez If I knew this I'd never buy a MSI board..  :undecided:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-April-09, 16:39:34
What doesn't work? Provide full details.

Quote
I think my motherboard it broken but I've a very old bios (begin 2008) and I want to flash to new bios to see if problem can be solved but liveupdate doesn't work under windows..

Stop flashing the BIOS, read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then open new topic in correct forum area,
and explain the problem which you have.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mudkip on 30-April-09, 16:57:53
What doesn't work? Provide full details.

Stop flashing the BIOS, read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then open new topic in correct forum area,
and explain the problem which you have.


https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=126716.0 :undecided:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: tosbsas on 04-May-09, 18:35:50
I tried with standalone and installer version - I get requiered files are missing, please download and extract the package again >(:(((

xphome sp3

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7159/errorusbtool.png

Ruben
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wlahdone on 07-May-09, 16:08:15
I did that already but the setup doesn't continue when i do that

Not all USB sticks are bootable.From 3 that i had ,only one Kingmax of 1G worked ;D .A Sycron and a PQI refused to became bootable no matter what i did to them. :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 09-May-09, 20:09:56
Thought I would pass on that Surehands worked flawlessly for bios 1.6 Eclipse SLI.   :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 09-May-09, 21:40:34
I know this for a fact that the Kingston brand 4gb plus 8gb flash drive sticks work with the flashing tool...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: George0398 on 10-May-09, 17:57:01
Where can I download the file ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 10-May-09, 18:01:18
First post of this thread (bottom) ....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 10-May-09, 19:20:06
George0398ge, Go to this page you will see it.
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 10-May-09, 22:14:15
>>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: transdogmifier on 13-May-09, 18:53:29
Interestingly, when I try to use the tool, at the point where it asks me to input my USB drive letter, my keyboard freaks out and won't accept input.

This is 1.17x9 that I'm talking about. Anyone else see this? I've also had it NOT correctly make a bootable USB key/SD card on
another MSI machine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-May-09, 18:55:47
Do not start / click other windows when running it, only (if needed) the tool's screen.
Yes the keyboard freaks, ignore that, it's Svets idea of showing it works.

Look at the USB drive-letter BEFORE you start the tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: transdogmifier on 13-May-09, 19:07:49
Worked....Just found it odd...Thanks, Bas.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-May-09, 19:30:11
Svet has put some more fun stuff in it, like the MSI message....he's a nut for such... :lol_anim:

Glad it works now :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wlahdone on 15-May-09, 12:24:33
That sound seems very good to be used as Windows start up sound ! :lol_anim:  :shocked_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-May-09, 16:47:29
Version update 1.18:

* Fixed small bug non functionality related
* New style icons for Installer and Stand Alone versions
                            (https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/ic3.png)
* Mode 3, Live Update
   - Add support for  Eclipse Plus (MS-7566, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 1.2 - 1.B0


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 16-May-09, 16:49:23
Version update 1.18:

* Fixed small bug non functionality related
* New style icons for Installer and Stand Alone versions
                            (https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/ic3.png)
* Mode 3, Live Update
   - Add support for  Eclipse Plus (MS-7566, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 1.2 - 1.B0


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)

Cool features! :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: OiOi909 on 16-May-09, 18:00:48
Hi,
I use a MSI P45 Neo-3 FR v1.0 with BIOS 1.1 and I want to update to 1.8.

When I use the (standalone)tool and follow the instructions I stumble upon the following error:

After selecting drive path and pressing Y it runs the tool but stops when its in XVI32.
! Error opening file fb32s3.bin (OK)
and then
! Error in line  number:1
ADR $0
Cant go to address: $0 (OK)

When I exit XVI32 it finishes the installation and it states that it was a successful installation.
If I check on my USB stick there are 3 files there:
amiflash.exe
bios.bin
mt211.exe

What must I do? Im so afraid to flash my MB wrong.

Kind regards,
Oi

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-May-09, 18:07:27
Hi,
I use a MSI P45 Neo-3 FR v1.0 with BIOS 1.1 and I want to update to 1.8.

When I use the (standalone)tool and follow the instructions I stumble upon the following error:

After selecting drive path and pressing Y it runs the tool but stops when its in XVI32.
! Error opening file fb32s3.bin (OK)
and then
! Error in line  number:1
ADR $0
Cant go to address: $0 (OK)

When I exit XVI32 it finishes the installation and it states that it was a successful installation.
If I check on my USB stick there are 3 files there:
amiflash.exe
bios.bin
mt211.exe

What must I do? Im so afraid to flash my MB wrong.

Kind regards,
Oi



Try again, Tool will log the error and try to fix it.
If no change use alternative ways: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 16-May-09, 22:53:24
Try using the tool in safe mode with networking.  Reboot and hit F8 repeatedly to get to the safe-mode boot menu. Boot to Safe Mode with Networking.  Insert your USB Key and run the standalone tool while in safe mode.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-May-09, 17:43:09
Version update 1.18a:


* Mode 3, Live Update
   - Add support for  P35 Neo3-F (MS-7395, PCB 1.0) BIOS Range 1.4 - 1.D0
   - Fixed detection issue for EFINITY-FP and EFI BIOS range extended to 1.4 - 1.D0
   - [MS-7395, PCB 1.0] splited to two ver, depend of BIOS types used {Normal/EFI}
   - Updated EFINITY-FP Beta BIOS query search arguments


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: fraggle on 17-May-09, 19:49:25
Very good and fast work. I was the guy in the german forum which owns a P35 Efinity.

Thank you very much. :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-May-09, 20:17:37
you are welcome :hat tip: :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-May-09, 12:26:30
Version update 1.18b:

* Add new feature USB Drive Geometry Adjust for XP   /* Beta */


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 19-May-09, 12:48:57
Surehands liveupdate is suddenly working for me now.  ;-))

btw; when are you going to add support for the P45 Platinum MB?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-May-09, 17:33:47
Version updated to 1.18c:


* Several fixes about newest feature "Fix key for XP".

(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/filtera1.jpg)

* Forced USB key to begin detected as HDD due compatibility purpose{Storage will have better chance for successfull boot}

Example, target device USB key Corsair Readout:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/f5aa4.jpg)(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/f4aa3.jpg)

Regular BIOS detection, before USB key{Corsair Readout:} to be fixed by MSIHQ Tool:
Device{Corsair Readout} has been detected by BIOS as "Removable"[USB-ZIP0]:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/f1aa.jpg)

Device fixed by MSIHQ Tool:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/adj.jpg)

Using MSIHQ Tool again with desired Mode 1, 2 or 3 and rebooting....

BIOS has been noticed about changes and they reflect immediately:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/f2aa1.jpg)

Device{Corsair Readout} now is detected by BIOS as "Hard Disk[USB-HDD0]":
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/f3aa2.jpg)


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gvermeul on 19-May-09, 17:40:06
Hi,

just downloaded the tool (v. 1.18) but I can't open it. Tried several times with both the stand-alone and the installer version. Download works fine, but extracting archive to hdd gives me following message:

!   K:\MSIHQ_Tool_1.18c_Installer.rar: CRC failed in MSIHQUT.exe. The file is corrupt
!   K:\MSIHQ_Tool_1.18c_Installer.rar: Unexpected end of archive

Because the tool doesn't support NTFS I tried to download and unpack on my USB stick (FAT32) but same result. Also tried opening without downloading, but also there same result. Am running Vista 32 bit on a P965 Platinum.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-May-09, 17:42:47
Hi,

just downloaded the tool (v. 1.18) but I can't open it. Tried several times with both the stand-alone and the installer version. Download works fine, but extracting archive to hdd gives me following message:

!   K:\MSIHQ_Tool_1.18c_Installer.rar: CRC failed in MSIHQUT.exe. The file is corrupt
!   K:\MSIHQ_Tool_1.18c_Installer.rar: Unexpected end of archive

Because the tool doesn't support NTFS I tried to download and unpack on my USB stick (FAT32) but same result. Also tried opening without downloading, but also there same result. Am running Vista 32 bit on a P965 Platinum.

Any ideas how to solve this?



It looks that you have bad download. Try again.
No problem here. The file can be downloaded and extracted OK.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gvermeul on 19-May-09, 23:08:53
It looks that you have bad download. Try again.
No problem here. The file can be downloaded and extracted OK.

Svet,
Original downloads done using IE7 (updated and everything). Switched to Firefox after your suggestion and both the download and the extraction went fine.

Thanks for your support.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 20-May-09, 10:44:03
Hey.

Just wanted to know if the tool supported Windows 7. Is there is a problem with the downloading of MemTest86+? Because it is at that stage, the program seems to break. After the dialog disappear, I have only three files on my USB stick.

OT: Maybe add a screenshot of what to expect when the procedure is 100% completed.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-May-09, 11:19:25
Quote
Just wanted to know if the tool supported Windows 7. Is there is a problem with the downloading of MemTest86+?

Nop, not known one.


Quote
I have only three files on my USB stick.

Sound about right
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: baitmn on 20-May-09, 16:10:55
MSI forum flashing tool 18c, states that it is doing backup of bios, but where is the file located?? what is it being name??
As to maybe do a restore for a bad flashing???
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-May-09, 16:16:54
It will tell name and location on the screen. { ...\backup.bin}

Quote
As to maybe do a restore for a bad flashing???

It will be used to perform auto recovery if bad flash occur.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 20-May-09, 16:18:05
Is the P45 Platinum supported?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-May-09, 16:19:44
yes it is
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Varg on 20-May-09, 16:22:44
yes it is

Cool!

btw; It's not in the list on the first page. ;)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-May-09, 16:23:38
Because feature is for most of MSI boards, no need each boards to be listed.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 20-May-09, 16:53:48
Nop, not known one.


Sound about right
Okay. Thank you :)

Because I can't seem to get the USB drive to boot. Will try again this friday.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 20-May-09, 17:30:26
Cool!

btw; It's not in the list on the first page. ;)

The way to look at it is:  if it doesn't work, it would be mentioned.  Otherwise, assume it works.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 20-May-09, 21:28:31
So far it never bad-flashed, pretty good track record :yes:
If you read a lot here, you will find a lot of people having problems with getting it to work.
This is due to several problems, but it never flashed bad..... :yes:

The tool is good, but sometimes the USB-stick need preparation and/or the downloaded stuff isn't correct.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dylpickle on 20-May-09, 22:22:21
I have a P7N Diamond motherboard running Windows 7 64-bit and v1.18c of the tool. Everytime I run the program i'm told "MSI Mainboard is not detected!!" and the operation is canceled.
I thought detection of the motherboard was disabled in 64bit operating systems? Has this changed so I could use an older version of the tool?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 21-May-09, 00:34:21
Is my NumLock, CapsLock and ScrollLock buttons suppose to blink when I have selected the BIOS archive? And I get the message "File is OK!"?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 21-May-09, 12:11:10
Yes. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-May-09, 13:34:12
Version update 1.18d:


* Fixed BIOS backup creation issue



Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 22-May-09, 22:09:07
Now I got hold of the memtest86+ error message:
Quote
Find: Invalid search or something.
Not sure if this can be of any help.

Running Windows 7 32-bit (7100) and running the tool with admin rights. Also tryed without.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-May-09, 17:49:47
Now I got hold of the memtest86+ error message:Not sure if this can be of any help.

Running Windows 7 32-bit (7100) and running the tool with admin rights. Also tryed without.

Provide following info:

* USB key file system {FAT/FAT32}
* USB drive letter
* Source input {the archive file, or the bios file itself}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 24-May-09, 14:44:14
FAT32, E, archive file.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 24-May-09, 19:03:37
FAT32, E, archive file.

Can't duplicate your issue.

Quote
archive file.

Can you point to exact archive?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 25-May-09, 13:28:23
I will try again later. It seems that my machine has some problems with USB sticks. So I need to install Windows 7 from scratch, and not use Tweak 7 this time :P
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mmetalworkss on 28-May-09, 04:21:43
Awsome work with this tool guys, I just wanted to show some gratitude, i just updated my bios without any problems.

@d593562
Have you tried the "Fix My USB Key" option?
In my case, my USB flash was FAT32 but it caused problems anyway.
After that i tried the "Fix My USB Key" and thing went smothly, even the memtest
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 28-May-09, 15:06:08
@ Svet,   Flashed the Eclipse again,  I think were like 15 out of 15 now.  Once again perfect! :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: drejwithyou on 29-May-09, 22:57:30
Hi,
Just downloaded USB bootable tool ver.1.18d and executed. My NIS 2009 popped up and removed a heuristic virus with a name suspicious MH690.A,
I let the MSHQ finish its job and to prepare the usb for booting and flashing.It booted and sad something about cannot execute A:\AMIFLASH.EXE, than in-spite of this message it flashed my BIOS.
Any comments on this issue are appreciated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-May-09, 23:17:05
Hi,
Just downloaded USB bootable tool ver.1.18d and executed. My NIS 2009 popped up and removed a heuristic virus with a name suspicious MH690.A,
I let the MSHQ finish its job and to prepare the usb for booting and flashing.It booted and sad something about cannot execute A:\AMIFLASH.EXE, than in-spite of this message it flashed my BIOS.
Any comments on this issue are appreciated.

Disable NIS 2009 and retry, also submit false alert
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: drejwithyou on 29-May-09, 23:32:07
Thanks,
Should I reflash or to put other way did a previous flash had a negative effect on bios because it seems to be working fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Insoc on 30-May-09, 06:22:14
I have the MSI Wind PC (Barebones) Nettop, Intel Atom 230 with 945GC, can I use this utility to safely flash the bios?  I see the latest is 1.70.

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 30-May-09, 07:26:35
Yes.  Why do you think you need to flash? According to the notes, it only states "fine tune of smartfan."  Bioses are not drivers and should only be flashed if necessary, but yes, you can use the utility...you do have to have a Windows OS installed to run the key prep utility.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 30-May-09, 14:06:08
Thanks,
Should I reflash or to put other way did a previous flash had a negative effect on bios because it seems to be working fine.

Run it again to check current BIOS version, example:
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/usbguide/y7.png)

If the BIOS version match with your target/wish, leave it as is.
Else you can update it to desired version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: drejwithyou on 30-May-09, 14:14:14
Thankyou,
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: TurboD on 01-June-09, 01:27:46
Hello. I am about to install my MSI 790FX-UD70 and would like to flash it to the v1.3B7 beta bios. Can this tool do it or i can just use the M-flash utility in the bios for the beta bios ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-June-09, 03:02:23
Hello. I am about to install my MSI 790FX-UD70 and would like to flash it to the v1.3B7 beta bios. Can this tool do it or i can just use the M-flash utility in the bios for the beta bios ?

Yes, you can.
However leave BIOS alone if update is not really necessary, also there is newer and official version that's out {1.3}:
http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1740
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Sjaak_Banaan on 01-June-09, 22:03:50
Thanks guys, you couldn't make it easier!
Successfully flashed my KA790GX to the latest (1.5) bios :)

Gr. Sjaak_Banaan
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: TurboD on 05-June-09, 05:44:44
Hello guys. I have successfully flashed my MSI 790FX-UD70 to the official v1.3 bios via the MSI HQ USB tool !!!!! I just want to thank the creator of the tool, really awesome work. I would also like to point out a little ambiguidity. My USB flash has never been converted to a bootable drive and the tool never asked me that question but instead it just went on with its business to completele the steps. When i booted up i chose the USB drive but nothing happened, it just started Windows. I figured that i need to do "fix my drive" option and than try again, which worked. It would be great if a small pop up message is added to ask the user if their USB stick has been converted to be a bootle in the past or not, if not than it should offer the "fix my drive" option. Thanks anyways, I am loving my MSI 790FX-UD70 with the new bios !!!!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-June-09, 06:18:32
Have you tried the "Fix My USB Key" option?
In my case, my USB flash was FAT32 but it caused problems anyway.
After that i tried the "Fix My USB Key" and thing went smothly, even the memtest

 :agrees: :agrees:

Thanks guys, you couldn't make it easier!
Successfully flashed my KA790GX to the latest (1.5) bios :)

Gr. Sjaak_Banaan

 :agrees: :agrees:

I flash using the forum flashing tool, so far i find it to be the easiler flashing tool and it is also can very easily flash back to the old bios.

 :agrees: :agrees:

I've done with the USB flashing tool.  They both worked for me  :biggthumbsup:

 :agrees: :agrees:

MSI HQ forum flasher worked perfectly.

It's a great tool.

When I tried to use MSI Live Update, I always encountered errors.

 ;D :agrees: :agrees:

I used the forum flasher and worked great . To bad MSI has not jumped  on the same . They built this board and still
can't get the BIOS reflash to work correctly  :bonk:
Just my 2 cents worth.


 :D :agrees: :agrees:

HSI HQ Forum flasher ofc :D first time i ever flashed, but had to do it, because, i could not install xp on my GT735 before, but after flashing i found out how to slipstream the SATA drivers to the windows install disk.. lol.. (instead of changing to Native ide)

 :agrees: :agrees:

  MSIHQ USB flashing tool. It did not recognize my k9a2 platinum, so i could not use the "sure hands" option, I used the first option on the tool. Worked fine to load bios v 1.7
  This was my first time updating bios so I really can't comment on it compared to other methods.Seemed like the way to go since I don't have a floppy installed. I almost did decide to do a floppy because some forum posters had stated that doing it from a floppy was the most reliable way to go,and i was kind of nervous about it failing. Live update does'nt work for me.
                                                                                                                              Mark F
                                                                                                                           or Taquila on Elune

 :agrees: :agrees:

 
I used MSIHD forum USB Flasher .
Thank .

 :agrees: :agrees:

I would like to say that I am very impressed by the Forum USB Flash tool.  It is extremely easy to use after reading the documentation.  I have always been hesitant to use flashing methods like Windows-based tools or floppys.

 :agrees: :agrees:

The Forum USB flasher is THE way to go. Good job on that utility!


 :agrees: :agrees:

Its not even an option...MSI HQ Forum Flash Utility everytime without fail. :biggthumbsup:

 :agrees: :agrees:

I would use the msi hq flashing tool :agrees:

 :agrees: :agrees:

I use the MSI HQ Forum Flash Utility


 :agrees: :agrees:

Used the MSIHQ USB Tool, worked like a charm. 6 hours without shutdown so far, 3 hours more than the previous best so I'm hopeful that this did the trick :)

Thanks for the help pal, appreciate it.

 :agrees: :agrees:

Thankyou,

 :hat tip:

@ Svet,   Flashed the Eclipse again,  I think were like 15 out of 15 now.  Once again perfect! :agrees:

Nice gamble maraton ;D with good end [for now.. ;D]

Hello guys. I have successfully flashed my MSI 790FX-UD70 to the official v1.3 bios via the MSI HQ USB tool !!!!! I just want to thank the creator of the tool, really awesome work. I would also like to point out a little ambiguidity. My USB flash has never been converted to a bootable drive and the tool never asked me that question but instead it just went on with its business to completele the steps. When i booted up i chose the USB drive but nothing happened, it just started Windows. I figured that i need to do "fix my drive" option and than try again, which worked. It would be great if a small pop up message is added to ask the user if their USB stick has been converted to be a bootle in the past or not, if not than it should offer the "fix my drive" option. Thanks anyways, I am loving my MSI 790FX-UD70 with the new bios !!!!

 :agrees: :agrees:
Quote
the tool never asked me that question but instead it just went on with its business to completele the steps.

 :yes: That's suppose to be :)
Quote
When i booted up i chose the USB drive but nothing happened, it just started Windows. I figured that i need to do "fix my drive" option and than try again, which worked.

 :agrees: :agrees:

Quote
My USB flash has never been converted to a bootable drive
It would be great if a small pop up message is added to ask the user if their USB stick has been converted to be a bootle in the past or not,
if not than it should offer the "fix my drive" option.

In both cases your device is maked bootable.
To boot successfully or not depend of other factors which no way to be predicted :)
If it was possible it will be already done. {i already consider about it} :)
So simple go ahead and if there is a problem go to "Fix My USB key" 1st

Quote
I have successfully flashed my MSI 790FX-UD70 to the official v1.3 bios via the MSI HQ USB tool !!!!! I just want to thank the creator of the tool, really awesome work.

 :hat tip:

Thank you for the feedback :worship: :worship: :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mozark24 on 06-June-09, 18:20:26
Hi,

Searched forums and couldnt find an answer.  I'm using the USB flash tool and did the XP boot drive fix option then option 1, worked successfully with updated bios.  But when I am in the boot utility actually trying to write the new bios i get the following error:
"Programming Flash Memory - Flash ROM is Write-Protected
Please make sure whether lockout jumpers is set to correct or not"

I have disabled Boot sector protection, disabled quick boot and correctly boot to the USB drive.  The backup bios i believe saves correctly.
I have an MSI k8n Diamond Plus running an Opteron 165.  I dont see anywhere in the manual where there are ROM lockout jumpers.  Also tried a different USB thumb drive, no luck.  Any help appreciated!

Thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 06-June-09, 18:40:12
The program you download in this thread does not literally do the flashing, it only prepares the USB device.

Your ROM is obviously flash protected, otherwise you would not get the error.  There has to be something you are overlooking.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mozark24 on 06-June-09, 18:57:01
Doing some googling i see that others have solved the issue with similar boards by disabling "BIOS write protected" option in their Integrated Peripherals menu.  But my version of bios v1.20 doesnt have that option, all it has is "Boot sector protection" option under Advanced BIOS Features, which is disabled.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-June-09, 23:42:45
Hi,

Searched forums and couldnt find an answer.  I'm using the USB flash tool and did the XP boot drive fix option then option 1, worked successfully with updated bios.  But when I am in the boot utility actually trying to write the new bios i get the following error:
"Programming Flash Memory - Flash ROM is Write-Protected
Please make sure whether lockout jumpers is set to correct or not"

I have disabled Boot sector protection, disabled quick boot and correctly boot to the USB drive.  The backup bios i believe saves correctly.
I have an MSI k8n Diamond Plus running an Opteron 165.  I dont see anywhere in the manual where there are ROM lockout jumpers.  Also tried a different USB thumb drive, no luck.  Any help appreciated!

Thanks,
Chris

Doing some googling i see that others have solved the issue with similar boards by disabling "BIOS write protected" option in their Integrated Peripherals menu.  But my version of bios v1.20 doesnt have that option, all it has is "Boot sector protection" option under Advanced BIOS Features, which is disabled.

To which BIOS version you are trying to flash? As your current version 1.2 is already the latest one.
Show/link to the BIOS archive that you are trying to flash.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Huzzah on 10-June-09, 11:17:41
I'm running on Vista 64-bit SP1. When I run the program I get the error message:

"MSIHQ: MSI Mainboard is NOT DETECTED!! Operation aborted!!"

I've tried both the installer and stand alone version and I ran them as admin, I even tried compability mode too, but it didn't help.
My mainboard is MSI P35 Neo-F (model MS-7360) and I'm sure it is retail board, I bought it myself. My current BIOS is v1.6 and I'm trying to update to v1.A0 AKA v1.10. (Yes, updating. Weird naming policy.)

Seems like a great program, just only if I could run it!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 10-June-09, 11:25:18
Quote
I'm trying to update to v1.A0 AKA v1.10. (Yes, updating. Weird naming policy.)

It is not that weird once you understand the naming rule:  1.10 (one dot ten) comes after 1.9 (of course). To avoid confusion when it comes to the file endings (v1.1 (one dot one) a.k.a. A7360IMS.110) already exists), the file endings are based on hexadecimal notation (and here "A" stands for "10", "B" for "11", "C" for "12" etc.).  Nothing weird about it really.

---------------

Regarding your problem:

Which version of the tool are you using? The latest?

 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jwr55 on 10-June-09, 12:30:41
where can i find the download link  :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 10-June-09, 12:40:13
Look at the bottom of the first post of this whole thread.....
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: jwr55 on 10-June-09, 12:58:13
i think i am blind i don't zie ik kan jou give the link  :hypocrite:

Thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Huzzah on 10-June-09, 13:13:29
Regarding your problem:

Which version of the tool are you using? The latest?
Yeah I'm using the latest, 1.18d. Btw, if there's no solution to getting this to work on my computer, could I prepare the USB stick on another computer if it had MSI mainboard, though OEM?

Thanks for all the help!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 10-June-09, 15:08:50
Quote
could I prepare the USB stick on another computer if it had MSI mainboard, though OEM?

You could use this method:

http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf

Quote
i think i am blind i don't zie ik kan jou give the link

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 10-June-09, 17:41:00
I'm running on Vista 64-bit SP1. When I run the program I get the error message:

"MSIHQ: MSI Mainboard is NOT DETECTED!! Operation aborted!!"

I've tried both the installer and stand alone version and I ran them as admin, I even tried compability mode too, but it didn't help.
My mainboard is MSI P35 Neo-F (model MS-7360) and I'm sure it is retail board, I bought it myself. My current BIOS is v1.6 and I'm trying to update to v1.A0 AKA v1.10. (Yes, updating. Weird naming policy.)

Seems like a great program, just only if I could run it!

Have you tried running it in safe-mode?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Huzzah on 11-June-09, 10:40:23
Have you tried running it in safe-mode?

In safe mode I can only see the dos box flicker, then close. I checked the compatibility tab and it seemed that compatibility mode and Run as admin were not available as an option, but I still tried Run as admin through context menu but it had no effect. I tried both the installed version and the stand alone version but there was no difference.

Most of the time the dos box would just flicker and close but once I saw a glimpse of red text so I think it didn't recognize my mainboard in safe mode either. This is actually pretty weird, I don't usually have problems with my hardware and drivers. :undecided:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 11-June-09, 15:41:33
Run CPU-z and show us a screenshot of the mainboard page.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 11-June-09, 16:46:15
I smell an OEM mainboard.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 11-June-09, 17:12:49
Aaron, try some deodorant :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 11-June-09, 17:35:46
 :lol_anim:  I've sadly run out of Lynx!  I'll have to get some more.

But none-the-less, I still smell an OEM mainboard.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Huzzah on 13-June-09, 00:24:21
Run CPU-z and show us a screenshot of the mainboard page.


Here:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/adibas/mb1.jpg)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Henry on 13-June-09, 01:34:53
 Huzzah, what's the number from the sticker on the BIOS chip? It should be A7360IMS 160 the same as mine.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o29/HenryW1/p35neo-chip.png)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Huzzah on 13-June-09, 14:47:34
Huzzah, what's the number from the sticker on the BIOS chip? It should be A7360IMS 160 the same as mine.
Mine seems to be A7360IMS 100 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/adibas/IMG_3134.jpg)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-June-09, 14:51:05
Check PM
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: turha on 14-June-09, 12:45:20
Where can I get this tool? Clicking on the link at the first post of this thread does not work. I tried with IE and Firefox, it just does not start downloading the tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 14-June-09, 12:55:05
Both download links work fine.  I just checked.  The problem must be on your side.  Use firefox again and clear the browser Cache before retrying to download the tool.  Here is a direct link again:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=108079.0;attach=5702
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 14-June-09, 13:31:07
Yes, use firefox to download them.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 14-June-09, 13:32:37
Where can I get this tool? Clicking on the link at the first post of this thread does not work. I tried with IE and Firefox, it just does not start downloading the tool.

Ensure that you are log-in here: https://forum-en.msi.com/ NOT here: http://forum.msi.com.tw/
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: geonque on 18-June-09, 01:37:50
K8Neo2 FIR
BIOS Helper 1.0.18 2009
Fresh install of Windows 2000 pro with all updates from MS automated update site current
Updated drivers but no other software installed

Operation is normal to:
Device inspection in progress...
then
MSIHQ: 'WMIC' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Environment Variable_LogicalDisk E. is not defined 'WMIC' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

MSIHQ: Fat 32 Detected

MSIHQ: Target destination accepted

MSIHQ: Work in progress....

A window pops up labeld XVI32. It appears to be a script editor of some sort with and overlay window and an error message

If no action is taken the application freezes. Attempts to close or reply OK to a flurry of error messages from the script editor do not result in any progress.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-June-09, 01:47:22
Use alternative way if you want to flash , refer to https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: data_lore on 18-June-09, 23:31:28
FANTASTIC! Thanks very much, I've been trying to figure out how to make a bootable Win98CD and add the BIOS files with no success for 4 hours today. Searched again on BING and found this topic. It worked like a charm!

SYS Info: MSI X58 Pro, Intel i7 920, Corsair Dominator 3GB 8-8-8-24
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-June-09, 03:04:24
Mine seems to be A7360IMS 100 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v259/adibas/IMG_3134.jpg)

But the flashing of the BIOS was a success! :biggthumbsup:

Great program, a fine job! :hat tip:

FANTASTIC! Thanks very much, I've been trying to figure out how to make a bootable Win98CD and add the BIOS files with no success for 4 hours today. Searched again on BING and found this topic. It worked like a charm!

SYS Info: MSI X58 Pro, Intel i7 920, Corsair Dominator 3GB 8-8-8-24

 :biggthumbsup:



Version update 1.18e:


* Updated beta BIOS query [sync update]
* Mode 3 Live Update[SureHands] ==> Fixed detection issue for P6N SLI-FI when onboard is installed BIOS V2.7
* Mode 2, Second flasher updated from v4.28b0.1 ==>  v4.31


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: khallenb on 26-June-09, 04:09:07
Wow guys, thanks, this is a great tool.

I just successfully flashed my BIOS with the tool and it went very smoothly once I figured out one little trick. This may have been mentioned elsewhere but I thought I would pass it on in case any other noobs like me missed it...

I'm on a P6N Diamond, Q6600 with XP64.  Using the current version of Flash Tool 1.18e

At first I had trouble with the flash tool getting stuck while trying to make my USB stick bootable.  After choosing the bios .zip file I would just see a progression of dots across the screen which eventually just stopped with nothing happening after that.  I tried several different USB drives (FAT32).  I found and tried the HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe USB formatting tool but still the same result.

What finally did work for me was booting into SAFE MODE (I did see that mentioned here numerous times, which is what got me on the right track), and also making sure that I was logged into Windows as Administrator while running the flash tool.  Even though my "normal" default user has admin rights, it's not the same.  I should've known this from past experience, but it took me 3 hours to remember it  :wall:

I suspect the key was logging in as the Admin user (because safe mode with the other user didn't work). I did not try it in normal mode as Admin user because safe mode/Admin worked, and now I'm done.

Anyway, running the tool in safe mode as "Administrator" worked like a charm for me.

Thanks again to the Forum team; you guys rock. :beerchug:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: waverly on 26-June-09, 19:33:23
Thanks for all your help here guys, but I need a bit more.
My USB Flash utility seemed to go off without a hitch.
I double checked BIOS to be sure it would boot to the USB- it would- Even Said "Kingston" in Bios, since it was already plugged in.
but Bios finds it and says the USB is not bootable.
My stick has:
amiflash.exe
mt211.exe
command.com

and some windows installer and icon and bin files.

Does this look right?
Kim
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 26-June-09, 19:34:59
If you have troubles booting from the USB stick, use "Fix My USB key" option 1st
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 28-June-09, 22:10:41
Thanks for all your help here guys, but I need a bit more.
My USB Flash utility seemed to go off without a hitch.
I double checked BIOS to be sure it would boot to the USB- it would- Even Said "Kingston" in Bios, since it was already plugged in.
but Bios finds it and says the USB is not bootable.
My stick has:
amiflash.exe
mt211.exe
command.com

and some windows installer and icon and bin files.

Does this look right?
Kim

Kingston Data-Traveler? If it is, try some other stick as that stick is trouble all the way.
They don't even replace it for the same if you RMA that particular stick.
Many people all over the Internet have problems with the Data-Traveler.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: homsar on 29-June-09, 13:44:01
I was having trouble booting to the USB drive, and "Fix my USB key" (eventually) gave the error message: "Error opening file udrgd.001", followed by a second message "Error in line number 1: ADR $1C6. Can't go to address $1C6". It seems that this is due to privilege problems on Vista. If you right-click the flashing tool and select "Run as Administrator", then it works just fine. Reading the documentation suggests that it looks for administrative rights, but apparently that's not perfect - you might want to add this into the FAQ.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 29-June-09, 14:58:02
It's an ongoing project, we will update the guide. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mrbobby on 29-June-09, 23:05:05
Hi everybody!

I've bought an msi notebook (vr630), it comes with windows vista and i'm trying to downgrade it to winxp.
I'm supposed to upgrade my bios version (1.0E) and disable AHCI to be able to install winxp.

I've read the guide and downloaded all files, but when I start the process MSIHQ detects my notebook model (msi ms-1672) and then prompts an error saying "AC Main power is not connected to the notebook!".
The thing is that it's actually conected to the AC, and I've haven't connected the battety yet!!!
I've tried several times but its always the same error.

I'll try to do it with the battery and AC connected but i've wanted to give it a good 12-hour first charge.

Please help me!!
Thanks in advance
Lucas
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-June-09, 23:20:07
Both need to be connected.[AC+Battery]
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mrbobby on 29-June-09, 23:34:21
Allright! Thanks, i'll try tomorrow
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: illegal3alien on 12-July-09, 02:48:36
Worked! All 6GB of my RAM shows up now! I couldn't get my 10 year old floppy drive working, and all I have is SATA/NTFS drives (DOS is way too old). I found this, used it on the flash drive, operating system not found. Formatted with HP's tool, wmic.exe kept hanging, kept killing it (as it is only informational) and the MSIHQ tool completed successfully. Loaded Fail-Safe defaults to be safe, and changed the USB stick to boot first. Ran without a hitch, rebooted, took a while to get past the splash screen (around 1-2 minutes.) Put quick booting on and everything is working awesome now (except it keeps wanting a PS/2 mouse.)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: laserfan on 12-July-09, 20:57:36
Trying to get 1.18e to work on my P7N Platinum and I can't get past the "load BIOS" step right at the beginning, i.e. when I point to the .rar file I DL'ed, I get a bunch of hash (progress) dots and then it just stops. If I try again and point to an unzipped BIOS file e.g. A7380NMS.130 it hangs as before. If I try the Surehand method it dots for a while and then stops. I tried moving the .rar file to c:\ along with the USBMSIHQ.exe file, no help. Tried an older USBMSIHQ that I had here and it just updated itself to 1.18e; stops as above. Tried it in Windows Safe mode and it stops just the same.

I have no antivirus or firewall programs, but I do have Satellite internet (maybe the tool is "phoning home" for some reason?).

Please advise!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-July-09, 20:58:50
Trying to get 1.18e to work on my P7N Platinum and I can't get past the "load BIOS" step right at the beginning, i.e. when I point to the .rar file I DL'ed, I get a bunch of hash (progress) dots and then it just stops. If I try again and point to an unzipped BIOS file e.g. A7380NMS.130 it hangs as before. If I try the Surehand method it dots for a while and then stops. I tried moving the .rar file to c:\ along with the USBMSIHQ.exe file, no help. Tried an older USBMSIHQ that I had here and it just updated itself to 1.18e; stops as above. Tried it in Windows Safe mode and it stops just the same.

I have no antivirus or firewall programs, but I do have Satellite internet (maybe the tool is "phoning home" for some reason?).

Please advise!

Do you use XP 64bit?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: laserfan on 12-July-09, 21:40:55
Do you use XP 64bit?
Indeed. This is in my signature.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-July-09, 22:14:06
Indeed. This is in my signature.

Use alternative way then {see sticky in BIOS section} or switch to another OS {XP 32bit, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64}and prepare the stick there.
It's known issue working over it. {MS$ issue in that OS[XP 64] is the root of the problem}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: laserfan on 13-July-09, 02:12:16
currently supported OS ( both 32 & 64 bit):

Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
(all kind of versions)
Please fix Post #1 then -- I wasted alot of time on this before posting!  :think:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 13-July-09, 02:14:41
Please fix Post #1 then -- I wasted alot of time on this before posting!  :think:

Sometimes things work, sometimes they don't.  In your case - it didn't.  I used the tool several times under XP 64-bit.  It worked flawlessly.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-July-09, 02:33:43
Please fix Post #1 then -- I wasted alot of time on this before posting!  :think:

Done, notice add-ed, until the issue is resolved.
Currently it has a problem as Tool become more complicated a new un expected issue may comes.
[MS$ issue is involved, haven't noticed since when. It were worked before and that procedure wasn't been changed or updated.]
The same procedure works like a charm in all other MS$ OS listed,{32bit or 64 bit{Vista/W7}], except 64 bit XP.
Else i wont list the OS as supported.



Wow guys, thanks, this is a great tool.

I just successfully flashed my BIOS with the tool and it went very smoothly once I figured out one little trick. This may have been mentioned elsewhere but I thought I would pass it on in case any other noobs like me missed it...

I'm on a P6N Diamond, Q6600 with XP64.  Using the current version of Flash Tool 1.18e

At first I had trouble with the flash tool getting stuck while trying to make my USB stick bootable.  After choosing the bios .zip file I would just see a progression of dots across the screen which eventually just stopped with nothing happening after that.  I tried several different USB drives (FAT32).  I found and tried the HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe USB formatting tool but still the same result.

What finally did work for me was booting into SAFE MODE (I did see that mentioned here numerous times, which is what got me on the right track), and also making sure that I was logged into Windows as Administrator while running the flash tool.  Even though my "normal" default user has admin rights, it's not the same.  I should've known this from past experience, but it took me 3 hours to remember it  :wall:

I suspect the key was logging in as the Admin user (because safe mode with the other user didn't work). I did not try it in normal mode as Admin user because safe mode/Admin worked, and now I'm done.

Anyway, running the tool in safe mode as "Administrator" worked like a charm for me.

Thanks again to the Forum team; you guys rock. :beerchug:

You got it to work by luck, the admin user all other things listed that you've tried has no matter. Its MS$ bug, randomly happend.

Worked! All 6GB of my RAM shows up now! I couldn't get my 10 year old floppy drive working, and all I have is SATA/NTFS drives (DOS is way too old). I found this, used it on the flash drive, operating system not found. Formatted with HP's tool, wmic.exe kept hanging, kept killing it (as it is only informational) and the MSIHQ tool completed successfully. Loaded Fail-Safe defaults to be safe, and changed the USB stick to boot first. Ran without a hitch, rebooted, took a while to get past the splash screen (around 1-2 minutes.) Put quick booting on and everything is working awesome now (except it keeps wanting a PS/2 mouse.)

Yes, there is no reason for that but its happend.
You've found an temporary fix, kill the MS$ process that hangs :D and be happy


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: laserfan on 13-July-09, 13:40:54
Regarding latest 1.18e not working on my OS XP x64:
...It were worked before and that procedure wasn't been changed or updated.]
The same procedure works like a charm in all other MS$ OS listed,{32bit or 64 bit{Vista/W7}], except 64 bit XP.
I understand that x64 XP is "different" as I've had numerous programs that fail to work with it. But I did try to revert to the oldest version I'd downloaded, 1.17j it was, and that one insisted on upgrading itself right away. Maybe if you posted the last version that you tested as Good w/XPx64, or posted ALL older versions somewhere, we (unfortunate) 64-bit XP owners can find one that works for us.

I made a bootable USB key using MSI's posted procedure i.e. HP Flash Utility and W98SE bootdisk method, and got myself updated. I'm planning to upgrade to W7 64-bit, but not until October 22!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 13-July-09, 13:42:33
You could have remove the network-connection, then it can't update ;-))
Or block ip 80.190.249.54 in your router.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-July-09, 15:58:05
Regarding latest 1.18e not working on my OS XP x64:I understand that x64 XP is "different" as I've had numerous programs that fail to work with it. But I did try to revert to the oldest version I'd downloaded, 1.17j it was, and that one insisted on upgrading itself right away. Maybe if you posted the last version that you tested as Good w/XPx64, or posted ALL older versions somewhere, we (unfortunate) 64-bit XP owners can find one that works for us.

Make a two copies of 1.17j,
then run one of it. Which will self update to the most recent version.{1.18e}
Once done run the 2nd copy of 1.17j,
which will be noted that his cloning{1st copy} already self updated and the 2nd copy will not perform update since 1st one already done that
and update limit is reached and will keep current version until tomorrow.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 14-July-09, 04:57:52
Version update 1.18f:


* Restore Administrative rights checking for USB Key adjust procedure №2{Mode 5} for [x86 Vista, x64 Vista]
* Add workaround solution for x64 XP hang issue
* Disable Mode 2 usage for Notebooks




Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: laserfan on 14-July-09, 19:51:57
Version update 1.18f:


* Restore Administrative rights checking for USB Key adjust procedure №2{Mode 5} for [x86 Vista, x64 Vista]
* Add workaround solution for x64 XP hang issue
* Disable Mode 2 usage for Notebooks

Whatever you did in re: x64 XP, version 1.18f does now work on my x64 Pro setup i.e. it no longer hangs as I reported a few posts ago. Congratulations!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-July-09, 16:24:04
Thank you for the feedback as well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-July-09, 22:21:52
Quote from: Psycho719
Well I used the installes, and said Bios Update complete and had like a rat and told me to reboot. So I pressed the power button.

Everything is running fine right now.

The Rat know best :yes: :D :agrees:

(https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=106518.0;attach=3936;image)(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9017/pointxv9.gif) :worship: :worship: :worship:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 17-July-09, 01:19:11
Isn't that a mouse, not a rat?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 17-July-09, 11:21:55
They found Mickey :biggthumbsup: :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: weesteev on 20-July-09, 00:35:23
Hey guys, hope you can help!

Im having serious issues flashing my K9A2 platinum to 1.8. I have been using a Phenom x4 9550 with great success for a while now and have taken the step up to a Phenom II x4 955 but the motherboard doesnt recognise it, not only the name but also seems to kill 3 of the 4 cores.

I have tried flashing with the live update tool, but it fails constantly and when it foes work it cant find any updates. I can use the USB tool successfully but the system wont allow me to boot from the USB memory stick. Heres some specifics...

Mobo - K9A2 platinum v1 (not OEM)
Current Bios - v1.2
USB flash drive - 16Gb Sandisk Cruzer Micro
Ram - 8gb (4x2Gb) Corsair

Bios settings - Boot sector protect OFF, fast boot OFF, boot from other device ON, set primary device as USB FLASH DRIVE.

The system will attempt to boot from the flash drive but just hang. I have attempted to run the HQ USB Flash utility a few times on 2 seperate USB drives and it works everytime with either the manual download or auto download options, but the system will not boot from the USB stick at all.

Hopefully you can help, this is an excellent mobo and I would hate to change it, but MSI's bios update options are terrible compared to other providers like GB and DFI.

PLEASE HELP!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-July-09, 00:39:55
Quote
USB flash drive - 16Gb Sandisk Cruzer Micro

That's known trouble device.
Disable U3 cap then retry.
Also do "Fix My USB key" 1st.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 20-July-09, 00:53:16
Personally, I uninstall the U3 crap if I have a Sandisk Cruzer (I use the utility from Sandisk).  U3 has known problems with a ton of software.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 20-July-09, 01:07:11
This tool will remove the U3 rubbish:  http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/u3/launchpadremoval.exe (http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/u3/launchpadremoval.exe)

I got the exact same USB stick.  Remove the U3 and it'll work fine.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 20-July-09, 01:20:56
This is where Aaron's link came from. (see 3.     How do I uninstall U3 from my flash drive)

http://u3.com/support/default.aspx#CQ3
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: weesteev on 20-July-09, 09:34:35
Guys

Thankyou so much! I had suspicions that the U3 software on the sandisk would be a problem, will run that when I get home and give you a buzz with the outcome. Looking forward to getting thiw working now. Thanks for the fast repsonses!

 :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: elektrosmog on 20-July-09, 11:06:33
Hi,

The preparation of my usb stick worked fine, but I'm not able to choose my usb drive as a boot device. Only the cd-rom device, the hdd and my network card appear in the list of possible booting devices. How to fix it?

Laptop: MSI VR600
Bios Version:

Thanks in Advance.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 20-July-09, 11:12:14
Press F11 during POST to access the BIOS Boot Menu and check if your USB Flash Drive appears there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: elektrosmog on 20-July-09, 12:22:04
Press F11 during POST to access the BIOS Boot Menu and check if your USB Flash Drive appears there.

Thanks, mate. It worked out.  :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: weesteev on 20-July-09, 19:06:13
Hi again

I still cant boot from the USB stick. Have removed the U3 software, cant run the "repair key" feature though as its for Vista only ?? I run windows 7 x64. When it trys to boot it still just hangs.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-July-09, 19:08:53
Hi again

I still cant boot from the USB stick. Have removed the U3 software, cant run the "repair key" feature though as its for Vista only ?? I run windows 7 x64. When it trys to boot it still just hangs.

Any ideas?

Yes adjust N:2, its for Vista only.{N:1 is for XP}
N:2 probably will works in W7 too, but haven't tested yet so its disabled for now.

Use HP Tool instead:
http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28700/28790/HP_USB_Boot_Utility.exe
{Format the stick, just format! don't checkmark anything}, then run MSIHQ Tool to prepare the key and retry.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: weesteev on 20-July-09, 21:46:30
Ok USB tool worked this time, was able to flash BIOS.

Reset CMOS after power down as well but system wouldnt POST, dreaded 4 POST beeps and nothing else. Removed 3 of the 4 RAM sticks and restarted and it worked. Then changed from the Phenom x4 9550 to the Phenom II x4 955 and it worked first time, then restarted and replaced RAM sticks an all ok.

Thanks for all your help guys, much appreciated, flashed to 1.8 and happy gaming on the way !
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: darkness_sakura on 21-July-09, 12:23:43
Alright, so I've tried just using the installer program and when it goes in it does what you said it would do which is accurate but... when it finishes and come up with the box it does nothing after that. I tried running it from the USB device, HDD... no help at all. Am I doing something wrong here? I'm pretty good at this stuff but... I'm at a loss here. Although I have made the USB bootable to DOS but for some odd reason it doesn't want to make it via the program... any help with this? I figured once that's done I can actually flash yes?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 21-July-09, 15:38:23
You don't run the application from the USB stick, neither do you copy the program to the stick.  Run the tool in Windows and go from there.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 21-July-09, 21:02:13
Ok USB tool worked this time, was able to flash BIOS.

Reset CMOS after power down as well but system wouldnt POST, dreaded 4 POST beeps and nothing else. Removed 3 of the 4 RAM sticks and restarted and it worked. Then changed from the Phenom x4 9550 to the Phenom II x4 955 and it worked first time, then restarted and replaced RAM sticks an all ok.

Thanks for all your help guys, much appreciated, flashed to 1.8 and happy gaming on the way !

Happy gaming :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: darkness_sakura on 22-July-09, 11:06:59
I tried running it straight from Windows and when it comes to that one box it'll show everything but the date my bios is updated to... after that it just goes away and nothing else happens after that. From what I've read on the forum, the newest version (.18f) should work on XP Pro x64 if I'm not mistaken. But it seems to be giving me the complete opposite, I'll try one more time but I'm sure I've exhausted all options so far unless I've missed something.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-July-09, 14:57:39
You have to reboot and boot from the USB key after that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-July-09, 19:06:19
Version updated to 1.18g:


* Enable USB key Fix ability №2 for W7[x86,x64]


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: darkness_sakura on 23-July-09, 11:25:55
Tried running it from the HDD and desktop, reboot, and still nothing... is it my USB that's causing problems and not wanting to work or is it my x64 XP? Like I said before I'm not exactly new to this but to USB flashing just a little... I have been able to boot it using a HP format utility allowing me to create a 98 boot but after that I'm at a major loss... any idea what could be wrong? Cause once it's done doing the cmd prompt it just goes away and doesn't do anything after that.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gandalf87 on 31-July-09, 05:51:21
Acabo de flashear la bios y todo ok. Gracias a MSIHQ Tool  :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 31-July-09, 19:51:12
Acabo de flashear la bios y todo ok. Gracias a MSIHQ Tool  :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup: :biggthumbsup:

English only please! :nono:

>>Please read and comply with the Forum Rules.<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=64858.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ROY_H on 01-August-09, 11:17:06
Apologies from a new user if this has been answered way back in this topic but....

New Motherboard K9A2 Platinum, just bought a Phenom II X4 955 to fit. Motherboard not currently installed as this is a big update I'm planning. Understand I need to flash the BIOS to at least 1.8 (want to install 64-bit OS). reading updating article in a magazine which suggested I need to have a CPU installed which the current board BIOS recognises to enable me to flash to the new BIOS before I can upgrade to the 955.
Is this correct?


thanks
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 01-August-09, 16:36:44
Apologies from a new user if this has been answered way back in this topic but....

New Motherboard K9A2 Platinum, just bought a Phenom II X4 955 to fit. Motherboard not currently installed as this is a big update I'm planning. Understand I need to flash the BIOS to at least 1.8 (want to install 64-bit OS). reading updating article in a magazine which suggested I need to have a CPU installed which the current board BIOS recognises to enable me to flash to the new BIOS before I can upgrade to the 955.
Is this correct?


thanks

See this topic: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129151.0

Looks like it will start up, but just show your CPU as 'Unknown Processor'. Flash the BIOS, using our tool, and it will then be recognised properly. ;-))
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: ROY_H on 03-August-09, 19:23:32
See this topic: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129151.0

Looks like it will start up, but just show your CPU as 'Unknown Processor'. Flash the BIOS, using our tool, and it will then be recognised properly. ;-))

Thanks! :hat tip:  What a great forum this is. Great to have found you. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: irritating on 04-August-09, 21:52:24
I just have to say how disappointe I am. After spending over an hour on trying to register to these forum in order to download the bios flasher (slowly) the software is no use to me since it only works on my msi motherboard and NOT on my netbook. Why should I be trying to upgrade my bios if everything worked fine and I could still use my msi board?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 04-August-09, 22:01:19
You can use that way instead:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 04-August-09, 22:04:37
Quote
I could still use my msi board?

Your main problem is obviously not that you can't use the MSIHQ-Tool on your netbook, but rather that you have issues with your MSI Board.  Why don't you open your own topic in the proper section of this forum, tell us your system specs (>>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0)) and describe your actual problem in more detail (I mean since you have already spend an hour to register here (which is strange, as is usually only takes a minute or two)).
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 05-August-09, 07:17:38
After spending over an hour on trying to register to these forum in order to download the bios flasher (slowly)

Forum's lightning fast for me.  I think the problem is on your end.

Also, like Jack says: it doesn't take an hour to register.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-August-09, 14:39:17
the software is no use to me since it only works on my msi motherboard and NOT on my netbook.

If your netbook was MSI too, then you will not have this problem, next time choose MSI as brand when you purchase notebook.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: irritating on 05-August-09, 19:25:18
You can use that way instead:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf

Sup.  This solution looks like it could work fine. Thanks for the help and sorry for the angry message (one should always think some times over before sending a complaint).
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-August-09, 02:53:57
Version updated to 1.18h:


* Optimize self update process for slow machines in Installer version
/* Stand Alone version is using different way to self update and such changes isn't necessary */
* Add new feature: EC version decoder for notebooks, shows as add-on at start-up information screen.
E.g: Mainboard, PCB, BIOS version, BIOS date, EC version{new}, EC date{new}
/* EC version and EC date will be shown For notebooks only */


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-August-09, 04:10:59
Version update 1.18j:


* Fixed Admin rights detection issue for Vista/W7 for non US OS language, due language difference for geometry fix ability method 2.


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: lechium on 13-August-09, 13:59:43
I used the tool and now the flash utility hangs while blinking "please wait" for 30minutes or so now.
Board: MSI P965-Neo (7235, Retail)
Current Award BIOS: 1.5 
"new" Award BIOS: 1.11
System was stable. What should i do now?

Edit: I read in another thread clearing cmos helped, i'll try that then.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-August-09, 14:04:13
@lechium
Read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then open new own topic in correct forum area.

EDIT:
==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129553.0
Cool, that worked! Thank you very much for your help! :biggthumbsup:

 :hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 13-August-09, 20:24:08
I'm sure this is a great breakthru, however I am at a loss.  I downloaded the flash tool file (RAR file) nothing I have will open this file. Checking online I find 3rd party suggestions who for a price will supply a means of opening your flash tool file? What am I missing here.....snd be easy with your reply I'm a sensitive kinda guy! X-((
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-August-09, 20:26:06
I'm sure this is a great breakthru, however I am at a loss.  I downloaded the flash tool file (RAR file) nothing I have will open this file. Checking online I find 3rd party suggestions who for a price will supply a means of opening your flash tool file? What am I missing here.....snd be easy with your reply I'm a sensitive kinda guy! X-((

Eh.. :) http://www.win-rar.com/download.html
or get Winzip also should be able to extract .rar files.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 13-August-09, 20:28:25
7-zip is freeware and will open RAR files (but can't create them for copyright reasons)

http://www.7-zip.org/
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wowdugalle on 15-August-09, 01:42:31
hello there I am glad to see that MSI has an active support forum, perhaps you could help me with my problem?  I spent nearly 4 hours trying to figure this out today and have successfully booted from my flash drive formatted with the utility provided here.  the problem arises when i boot from the flash drive and run the bios updater.  it gives me a "cannot read the rom (or something similiar) error" and proceeds to set-up. it tells me to type in something if an error appears but it quickly goes away and says press any key to continue.  after i try to type in what it tells me to it reads it as a response to continue.  it tells me the bios was successfully updated but upon checking versions it was not.  please reply when you have time.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-August-09, 05:09:18
Can you list all files on the USB key? Also read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wowdugalle on 15-August-09, 05:18:07
sorry about the lack of detail and not following the posting rules, im working on my profile signature accordingly right now.

the files on my usb drive are
x43.bsk
mt211
EAFUDOS
BOOTLOG
BOOTLOG.PRV
a folder named E163AIMS.10Z containing:
flash
EAFUDOS
E163AIMS.10Z


my system is a MS163A (GX600) BIOS v1.03
intel p965m chipset
 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-August-09, 05:23:55
sorry about the lack of detail and not following the posting rules, im working on my profile signature accordingly right now.

the files on my usb drive are
x43.bsk
mt211
EAFUDOS
BOOTLOG
BOOTLOG.PRV
a folder named E163AIMS.10Z containing:
flash
EAFUDOS
E163AIMS.10Z


my system is a MS163A (GX600) BIOS v1.03
intel p965m chipset
 

Something doesn't match here, you can't have file and folder with the same names..[E163AIMS.10Z]
Re-format the USB key then run the Tool to prepare the USB key again.
Another thing, enter in BIOS, go to "System Information" and paste info from there.
Current BIOS and target BIOS doesn't match.
Think you have barabone MS163A and you are trying to flash with the wrong BIOS
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-August-09, 05:58:02
sorry about the lack of detail and not following the posting rules, im working on my profile signature accordingly right now.

the files on my usb drive are
x43.bsk
mt211
EAFUDOS
BOOTLOG
BOOTLOG.PRV
a folder named E163AIMS.10Z containing:
flash
EAFUDOS
E163AIMS.10Z


my system is a MS163A (GX600) BIOS v1.03
intel p965m chipset
 

Quote
the files on my usb drive are
x43.bsk
mt211
EAFUDOS
BOOTLOG
BOOTLOG.PRV
a folder named E163AIMS.10Z containing:
flash
EAFUDOS
E163AIMS.10Z

You mean flash, EAFUDOS and E163AIMS.10Z are inside E163AIMS.10Z folder...
Possible in such case...
That's the problem..
You have extracted the contest of 163a_10z.zip to your USB key manually...[including the folder as is from archive]
You shall not do that
You shall not copy/extract anything to the USB key manually.
That's preventing Tool's properly preparation:
BIOS file[E163AIMS.10Z] was unable to transfer to the USB key{access denied},
because a folder was already exist on the USB key with the same name.
{If it was file it will be overwritten and no problem, but its folder with the same name}
That's why the BIOS image can't be found at flash attempt after booting from the USB key.
However that's good for your luck, because i suspect that you also have pickup the wrong BIOS for your notebook...
Provide the following info:

Another thing, enter in BIOS, go to "System Information" and paste info from there.
Current BIOS and target BIOS doesn't match.
Think you have barabone MS163A and you are trying to flash with the wrong BIOS

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wowdugalle on 15-August-09, 06:10:48
alright here's all the system info requested

System information:

Bios information:
bios version: e163aig6 v1.03
build date: 10/22/07 15:21:24
ec version: 163aeg6 ver1.01
build date: 10/17/2007 ver 1.01

Process information:
intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu t7500 @ 2.20ghz
processor speed: 2200mhz
system bus speed: 800mhz
processor id: 6fa
microcode revision: 146
processor core: dual

memory information:
total memory: 2048mb (ddr2)
memory slot0 1024mb (ddr2)
memory slot1 1024mb (ddr2)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-August-09, 06:18:53
alright here's all the system info requested

System information:

Bios information:
bios version: e163aig6 v1.03
build date: 10/22/07 15:21:24
ec version: 163aeg6 ver1.01
build date: 10/17/2007 ver 1.01

Process information:
intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu t7500 @ 2.20ghz
processor speed: 2200mhz
system bus speed: 800mhz
processor id: 6fa
microcode revision: 146
processor core: dual

memory information:
total memory: 2048mb (ddr2)
memory slot0 1024mb (ddr2)
memory slot1 1024mb (ddr2)

Yep, that's barabone as suspect. You have pickup the wrong BIOS.
E163AIMS.10Z is not for your notebook.
Your second error saved your notebook.

1st read here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0
And leave BIOS alone if its not really necessary.
If you decide to proceed with BIOS update:
Pickup correct BIOS for your notebook from here:[E163AIG6.10A]
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=129258.0;attach=5943
Format your USB key 1st, then run the Tool and let's prepare the USB stick.
Once done reboot and boot from the USB key.
/* Don't copy/extract anything manually to the USB key */
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: wowdugalle on 15-August-09, 07:44:39
okay reformatting and trying now cross your fingers and wish me luck.

EDIT:

bios updated successfully thank you! new memory installed and working properly thank you so much for your help!

words cannot begin to describe my gratitude for your help! you truly are a forum hero!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 15-August-09, 08:14:07
you've done well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: BeNbEn on 15-August-09, 10:17:57
ok i finally did it !

but now... after the bios beeb, I got a message "BOOTMGR IS MISSING, Press ctrl-alt-del" !! So I can't load windows, help :(
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 15-August-09, 10:29:19
ok i finally did it !

but now... after the bios beeb, I got a message "BOOTMGR IS MISSING, Press ctrl-alt-del" !! So I can't load windows, help :(

Go into BIOS settings and check your hard disk priority in Boot Order.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 15-August-09, 15:51:03
The wiz kids of this forum created a portal that promises to remove the fear of a major screw up whilst updating Bios, sadly here we are 26 pages later beset with repetitive questions asking how this magical portal actually works. So I ask...could not the combination for unlocking this portal have been made clearer for the mere mortals (like myself who for the most part form the swelling ranks here). The Jedi knights have no problems of course, personally I like mickey mouse cartoons that guide me unerringly (and with some pleasure) down the yellow brick road. Perhaps oh illustrious ones you might revist the myriads of questions found here and ask!Could we have done this better? :hypocrite:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 15-August-09, 15:53:52
You could always read the User Guide, after all, thats why we created it. :idea:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

:hat tip:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 15-August-09, 16:38:39
Repetitive questions mostly arise from those who don't bother reading the guide or from others who would ask the same questions regardless of how simplistic the guide or the utility was to use.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 15-August-09, 18:02:54
Hark! Doth the administrators protest to loudly?  I have spent quite some time with your instructions, and I am sure that somewhere in these 26 pages there is the answer.....could this be the meaning of simplicity? I fear the Jedi's have moved to the Darkside :worship:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 15-August-09, 18:31:49
We tried to keep it as simple as possible, but there was no need for a glossary of tech jargon, or ultra-simplistic instructions.  The former is for absolute n00bs, who shouldn't be flashing BIOSes, and the second would leave too many unanswered questions.

You don't have to read all of the guide to know how to use the program.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 15-August-09, 19:12:18
dedge,

If there is something you want to know, then please go ahead and ask, instead of posting cryptic messages which sound a little sarcastic to my ears.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 15-August-09, 19:25:54
I am trying to be constructive with my critique; but my humor may be misplaced or lost on you. I have not given up with this tool (yet) and have followed your advice...I am now in possession of Winzip and have opened up the install file. I now have 2 new icons on my desktop and a reformatted zip drive ready to go. I restarted and pressed F11 and selected the USB option. Booting up gave me instruction to remove all disks and devices...then I booted in what a appeared to a normal fashion. On checking my zip drive I find it is still in its pristine formatted condition. Obviously I have missed something again!

My point being, I download lots of software some of which is childsplay and some aren't quite so straightforward.....this software I find very confusing. PS what size zip drive is required?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 15-August-09, 19:39:50
Quote
.I am now in possession of Winzip and have opened up the install file. I now have 2 new icons on my desktop and a reformatted zip drive ready to go. I restarted and pressed F11 and selected the USB option.

OK, but did you actually run the Flash Tool before you restarted?

Quote
On checking my zip drive I find it is still in its pristine formatted condition. Obviously I have missed something again!

Yes, either you have selected the wrong drive letter for the Tool to copy files to, or you haven't run the Tool :bonk:

Quote
what size zip drive is required?

Depending on the size of your BIOS file, an 8mb drive is more than enough.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: cobraman on 16-August-09, 19:47:00
Hello! I make bootable usb bu one problem happened (if it is a problem) - msihq cannot download memtest? is that saome problem or can work without it?

I choice first case for making usb-from Bios archive-ZIP. And everything is ok but when making usb,he detect 3 bios with same date. And said that everything is succes and ask to reboot and start flashing. Should I or not?

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 16-August-09, 19:50:42
its ok
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 17-August-09, 01:25:51
What installer software are you using?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Aaron on 17-August-09, 01:50:07
Looks like Unwise.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: cobraman on 17-August-09, 14:43:31
Is there some problem? Should I do flashing or not? :bonk:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 17-August-09, 15:13:05
Is there some problem? Should I do flashing or not? :bonk:

Quote
Is there some problem?

No there is no problem :)


Quote
Should I do flashing or not? :bonk:

That's another story, read here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dedge on 17-August-09, 15:40:45
In summary, I finally cracked it (my report is posted under BIOS). Once I had gotten started it went reasonably OK. Bad checksum was scary however. Bottom line is I finally got there using the Surehands method....thanx
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: cobraman on 18-August-09, 15:09:34
UPDATING BIOS SUCCEFULLY COMPLETED, THANKS-A-LOT :agrees: :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: d593562 on 18-August-09, 15:54:48
Just created an installed which automatically remove the older version: http://www.storage.to/get/4FtcWWps/MSIFHQFT11810.msi

Notice! It will only remove previous versions if this installer is used first, and by using similar installer later.
(Needed to alter the version number to 1.18.10, since j is the 10th leather in the alphabet.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dalefoxwiz on 20-August-09, 06:37:19
Notebook CR400 not supported....
Msi motherboard not dectected....... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-August-09, 15:41:18
Notebook CR400 not supported....
Msi motherboard not dectected....... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

OS?
Current BIOS installed?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dalefoxwiz on 22-August-09, 04:45:16
OS?
Current BIOS installed?

Win7
Bios 107 - suppose to update to 10A
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 22-August-09, 14:40:26
Win7
Bios 107 - suppose to update to 10A

32bit?64bit?
Use that way instead, be sure to use #included flash.bat
Refer to ==> http://www.msicomputer.org/html/pdf/How_to_flash_MSI_Notebook_BIOS_under_DOS_mode.pdf

After BIOS update run the Tool again to check.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dannyj on 23-August-09, 08:15:14
This is not working with p7n sli platinum. I've just flashed the bios from usb drive and the board died. The beep code is one long and two short's. vga problem or ram problem. vent's are spinning up and the keyboard initializes. And this is after i managed to program the bios with the spi connection and make the board run stable. I had to make the bios update for a quad core processor and as the spi method takes some time and the winflash was out of the question i choose to flash in this way. I cleared the cmos after flash, replaced the cpu, power supply, vga card, ram. everythink and nothing. on another board they are all ok. guess i have to try the spi again and again, the first set of trials did not give me the corect md5sums.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Stu on 23-August-09, 12:58:08
dannyj,

Please start a new topic in the correct area, read the >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) and give more info about your hardware and the problem you're having.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dannyj on 23-August-09, 16:11:02
there is no problem that i want to discuss. i was just saying that this program is not working on that board . i thought people should know this before they try it. i also thought that you want a feedback about this program. obviously you don't.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 23-August-09, 16:17:49
All the tool does, is to prepare an USB Flash Drive for BIOS Flashing.  Everything that happens after the preparation (the actual flash procedure under DOS) has not much to do with the MSIHQ-Tool itself anymore.  What is executed (in the case of the P7N SLI Platinum) is a standard AMI BIOS Flash Command that.  The flasher used is the standard AMI Flasher (used on all Mainbaords using AMI BIOS Releases) and the structure of the flash command is also not mainboard specific.

Quote
i was just saying that this program is not working on that board

This statement is not true.  If the tool (which runs in Windows) prepared an USB Flash Drive for BIOS Flashing (and it will do the same kind of preparation process for every Board), then it already worked fine on your board.  Whatever went wrong during the actual BIOS Flash (whatever caused the no-boot-situation) has not much to do with the tool anymore. 
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 23-August-09, 16:28:10
Well, your intention may have been to just inform, but when reading it, it sounds like you are asking for assistance.  The tool has many checks to prevent a bad flash.  Now, if your system wasn't stable in the first place, the instability may have created the issue...we don't know since all you state is that it didn't work.  But, if you wish to try to discuss or figure out the issue with your system, please open a new thread so we don't hijack this one.  As Jack t.N. states, the tool only prepares the drive for a bios flash and the actual flash is in DOS and using the standard AMI flasher(it has nothing to do with the MSHIQ Tool itself at that point).  Something else went on during your flash, system stability, power fluctuation, something.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dannyj on 23-August-09, 17:23:58
Read again. i'm not asking for assistance. i'm just saying that what this tool, winflash, ctrl+home and other stuff are doing wrong the spi interface eventually does it wright. when you say a mobo is supported in my opinion this means it is tested with. this is my problem. i'm not hijacking this thread, i will not post here again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 23-August-09, 17:33:28
@dannyj
You've provide from little to none details at all and also telling false claim.
The Tool can't kill your board.

i'm not asking for assistance. i'm just saying that what this tool, winflash, ctrl+home and other stuff are doing wrong the spi interface eventually does it wright. when you say a mobo is supported in my opinion this means it is tested with. this is my problem. i'm not hijacking this thread, i will not post here again.


Quote
i'm not asking for assistance.
i'm just saying that what this tool, winflash, ctrl+home and other stuff are doing wrong the spi interface eventually does it wright.

That means you have some kind of memory troubles, or the BIOS chip is defective{most suspected according to this: "spi interface eventually does it"}
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 13:10:44
I'm hoping someone can explain why the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool doesn't recognise my mobo... I have an MSI K9A2-CF, just installed an AM3 (Phenom II X4 955) processor which is not recognised either by the bios. when I run the USB flashing Tool I get red message telling me I don't have an MSI motherboard... anything I should be doing that I'm not? I read the manual thoroughly & the FAQ's but this is not mentioned as a "problem". I'd be very grateful if someone can tell me what I can do, or direct me to a forum where this is discussed...

Full specs (if required):
CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom 2 X4 955
RAM: Kingston eXtreme RAM 1066 4x2gb
MoBo: MSI K9A2-CF
PSU: Zalman ZM850-HP 850W
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
HDD: 800GB Western Digital

Thanks,
M
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-09, 13:12:04
I'm hoping someone can explain why the MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool doesn't recognise my mobo... I have an MSI K9A2-CF, just installed an AM3 (Phenom II X4 955) processor which is not recognised either by the bios. when I run the USB flashing Tool I get red message telling me I don't have an MSI motherboard... anything I should be doing that I'm not? I read the manual thoroughly & the FAQ's but this is not mentioned as a "problem". I'd be very grateful if someone can tell me what I can do, or direct me to a forum where this is discussed...

Full specs (if required):
CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom 2 X4 955
RAM: Kingston eXtreme RAM 1066 4x2gb
MoBo: MSI K9A2-CF
PSU: Zalman ZM850-HP 850W
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
HDD: 800GB Western Digital

Thanks,
M

What OS you are running?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 13:14:09
Windows Vista ultimate 64 bit
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-09, 13:18:15
Windows Vista ultimate 64 bit

Can we known current BIOS version installed too?


Quote
just installed an AM3 (Phenom II X4 955) processor which is not recognised either by the bios.

Use that way to update it instead:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 13:31:26
so inside bios it says v02.61, however in boot screen it says 1.1 111507
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-09, 13:32:30
Look here how to check:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 13:34:47
thanks. so it's v1.1, from 2007...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-09, 13:37:01
thanks. so it's v1.1, from 2007...

Oki, thanks.

Use that way to update your BIOS instead:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
1.A BIOS for your board can be found from MSI web:
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1333
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 13:39:07
thanks mate. I'm just formatting my drive with hiren. will try to flash now and post once done. again, thanks for your help. :-)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: MReljin on 03-September-09, 14:10:02
BIOS was successfully flashed and it's recognizing everything now. Thanks again for your help, really appreciate it :-)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-September-09, 14:51:49
you've done well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: overclocking101 on 06-September-09, 03:24:59
so im trying to flash my p7n diamond and keep getting an error after hitting the buttong to contue flashing, error cannot read from drive c abort retry fail? why is this error happeniong
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-September-09, 03:26:22
so im trying to flash my p7n diamond and keep getting an error after hitting the buttong to contue flashing, error cannot read from drive c abort retry fail? why is this error happeniong

Something is wrong with your USB key, re-format it and re-test.
Also try another USB port.{after reformat}
Or try with another USB stick
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: raze2001 on 06-September-09, 19:37:11
I have tried to download both programs but keep getting that the file is either missing or off limits. I have registered and activated the account. What else do I need to do?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: timawangdragon on 09-September-09, 17:19:10
hi there!  I have an MSI G31M V2 (MS-7379) mainboard.  is the bios for ms7379v73 applicable to mine?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-September-09, 17:21:23
hi there!  I have an MSI G31M V2 (MS-7379) mainboard.  is the bios for ms7379v73 applicable to mine?

Think no. E.g wrong one.
What's current BIOS installed? Look here how to check:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 09-September-09, 18:53:40
I have tried to download both programs but keep getting that the file is either missing or off limits. I have registered and activated the account. What else do I need to do?

Are you using http://forum-en.com ? Else it won't work to download.
http://forum.msi.com.tw works, but gives troubles to download files from the forum.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: timawangdragon on 11-September-09, 13:57:49
Think no. E.g wrong one.
What's current BIOS installed? Look here how to check:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0

i used cpu-z to look at my mainboard and it says:

Manufacturer: MSI
Model:MS-7379  2.0
chipset: Intel P35/G33/G31
SB: Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R)
LPCIO: W83627DHG

BIOS:
BRAND: AMI
VERSION: V 7.3
DATE: 11/13/2007
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 11-September-09, 14:05:58
Quote
is the bios for ms7379v73 [=v7.3] applicable to mine?

Based on the CPU-Z information:  "Yes".  However, you are already using BIOS v7.3.  That means if you decided to use 7379v73.zip, you would end up flashing the same BIOS Version that you are currently using.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: GeoNOregon on 12-September-09, 18:24:08
I have a new MSI P45 Platinum that will not install an OS.  MSI says to upate the BIOS from v.1.2 to the latest, (v.1.8, I think).  It was my understanding I could do that booting from a USB stick and using the HQ Flashing tool.

I made a bootable USB stick, tested it, copied the standalone utility to it and it says it will only run in Win32.

So this flashing utility is for flashing in Windows OS ONLY?

If that's the case, why make a bootable USB stick? Why not just run it from WIndows?

Thanks for any advice.



<< editing 'casue of crappy typing
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-September-09, 18:28:52
see the guide:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: GeoNOregon on 12-September-09, 18:36:21
see the guide:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

So the 'HQ USB Flashing Tool' is actually a tool for preparing a USB stick for use as a flashing tool, not for directly flashing the BIOS as is done with the flashing tool downloaded from MSI?  (ie: AFUD4281.exe)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-September-09, 18:38:56
So the 'HQ USB Flashing Tool' is actually a tool for preparing a USB stick for use as a flashing tool, not for directly flashing the BIOS as is done with the flashing tool downloaded from MSI?  (ie: AFUD4281.exe)

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So the 'HQ USB Flashing Tool' is actually a tool for preparing a USB stick for use as a flashing tool,

Yes

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ot for directly flashing the BIOS as is done with the flashing tool downloaded from MSI?  (ie: AFUD4281.exe)

No, Tool also do that.
If you already have bootable USB key and no OS installed, you can use that way:

How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: weawer on 12-September-09, 18:48:09
hello
so basicly im trying to flash my 975x platinum powerup ed bios and i have booted the usb driva and sucessfully launched the flashing utility made from the program and a single bios file.... problem is that im not getting any further then a screen that says awardbios flash utility ver..............
file name to program: (blank space)
save current bios as: backup.bin(was allready typed in)
Message: Please Input File Name!
and im stuck here cant to anything the message to put in a file name keeps blinking .... so what i wonder is am i doing somsthing wrong or doi need a ps2 keyboard to acctually do this
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 12-September-09, 18:53:27
hello
so basicly im trying to flash my 975x platinum powerup ed bios and i have booted the usb driva and sucessfully launched the flashing utility made from the program and a single bios file.... problem is that im not getting any further then a screen that says awardbios flash utility ver..............
file name to program: (blank space)
save current bios as: backup.bin(was allready typed in)
Message: Please Input File Name!
and im stuck here cant to anything the message to put in a file name keeps blinking .... so what i wonder is am i doing somsthing wrong or doi need a ps2 keyboard to acctually do this

Please read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) then open new topic in correct forum area https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?board=8.0
to troubleshooting.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 12-September-09, 19:55:04
It's been awhile so I thought I'd give an update.  Had some issues with Eclipse 1.8b3.  Some bad OC's and the board/ bios started acting unstable.  Used the tool to flash to 1.9b2 and again it worked perfectly.  I feel I was about to have a real mess with a corrupted bios and the easy of the Flasher to remedy the panic is awesome.  Thanks again! :agrees:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: decathleta on 16-September-09, 23:31:05
It nice, that you guys are doing something to simplify BIOS Update.
My DVD and WECAM are not working. MSI sugests a bios update. I need to doit from a USB. Where do i get this "HQ USB FLASHING TOOL" It would be usefull to post Links, along in the Texts.

Decathleta
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 16-September-09, 23:32:26
Check the first post of this thread.

It looks like you are using a notebook.  May I ask which model you have?  And can you explain your problem in more detail? It may not be BIOS related after all.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 19-September-09, 20:54:11
Version update 1.18k:


* Fixed private case detection issues for x64bit OS
* Mode 3 Live Update[SureHands], Add support for newest MSI AMD Nvidia based AM3 boards:
   - Add support for  NF980-G65 (MS-7612, PCB 1.x) BIOS Range 1.1 - 1.A0
   - Add support for  NF750-G55 (MS-7578, PCB 1.x) BIOS Range 1.1 - 1.A0
   - Add support for  GF615M-P35|P31|P33 (MS-7597,PCB 1.x) BIOS Range 1.1 - 1.A0


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ahmad Rady on 25-September-09, 16:59:07
Thanks too much
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 25-September-09, 22:03:04
@elpaso:

All this has nothing to do with this flashing tool.  The discussion is moved here:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=130860.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: piko1 on 27-September-09, 12:02:30
hey ppl as for today i install the last version of the TOOL on my Wind U90 and it's not working or anything i see the menu to  click the "point to MSI BIOS" and nothing happens i only see black prompt screen
MSI Wind U90x WIN Profi  XP SP3 GNU all Updates   :shocked_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 27-September-09, 12:19:47
hey ppl as for today i install the last version of the TOOL on my Wind U90 and it's not working or anything i see the menu to  click the "point to MSI BIOS" and nothing happens i only see black prompt screen
MSI Wind U90x WIN Profi  XP SP3 GNU all Updates   :shocked_anim:

Well make your choose and click "Next"
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-September-09, 03:44:49
Version update 1.18m:

* Mode 1 and Mode 2, Blacklisted BIOS version 1.9 for K9A2 CF-F and K9A2 Neo-F mainboards.
* Mode 3 LiveUpdate[SureHands]
 - Removed BIOS version 1.9 for K9A2 CF-F and K9A2 Neo-F mainboards.
 - Add support for BIOS version 1.A0 and prediction range extended to 1.C0 for K9A2 CF-F and K9A2 Neo-F mainboards.
* Flash boot part update
 - Improved appearance.
 - Improved user handle.
 - Award BIOS based now support both award flasher writer algorithms and flash algorithms of the current BIOS version to reprogram the Flash ROM.
/* When Award BIOS is detected, Tool will ask for user input with default recommendation, The purpose is to handle private cases issues */
 - Code optimization.
 - Build and add new modules.[BKHB_04.EXE, BKUI_T6.EXE, BK_VER.EXE]
 - Add support for Legacy <==> UEFI BIOS flash transformation and opposite.
 - Add ability to reboot when BIOS update complete, asking user to reboot machine and proceed if positive answer is received.
* Tool's W32 part synchronized with changes listed above.
* Fixed few cosmetic issues.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: piko1 on 29-September-09, 17:54:49
Nop that one Also don't work on my PC  :confused2:
screen cap after i pres  next
(http://files.myopera.com/piko1/albums/899458/thumbs/thetoolnotworking.PNG_thumb.jpg) (http://files.myopera.com/piko1/albums/899458/thetoolnotworking.PNG)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mike on 29-September-09, 17:56:44
Try running the tool while in safe-mode.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: piko1 on 29-September-09, 18:01:15
it is strange it works on my EX610 and they are with same win i we already update my BIOS to 1.0E
but it don't wants to run out here  :lol_anim:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-October-09, 05:46:07
Version update 1.18p:

* Optimize boot part
* Mode3 Live Update[SureHands]
  -Add support for MSI Wind Netbooks models U90/U100/U100+ , BIOS Range 1D0 - 1M0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 01-October-09, 22:50:41
Flashed to1.9b4 perfect again.  Nice upgrades SVET, Better and better each version. :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-October-09, 22:54:01
 :agrees: :hat tip: Thanks as well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 10:42:17
Hi, first of all thank your very much for making such a nice tool.

I currently use G31M3-L V2 MSI manboard, and tried to update my bios from 2.2 to 2.4

I used the most current version of the tool, 1.18p, to update my bios.

I first formatted my USB into fat32 format (my USB is 8gig large) and downloaded the 2.4 version of bios zip file from the MSI website and chose the first option on the tool. everything went fine except when I tried to reboot my computer, press f11 to pop that boot menu, and chose usb to boot, it gives me a message something similar to: MSIHQ: this usb is not bootable

so I used that 4th option on tool to reformat and do things over again, but it gave me a same result. I also used hp formatting tool which is provided in this post, but I get the same message again.

I can not find any problems on my computer because I have not seen any error message for a long time.

plus, whenever I use this tool, I can hear a strange noise which is a beep sometimes short and sometimes longer. It kinda creeps me out.

for speciality, I use Korean windows xp sp3.

please help me.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 03-October-09, 10:43:48
Hi,

what kind of USB Flash Drive are you using?  Does it have an U3 Partition of some sort?

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 11:04:12
I am not really good at computer so I really don't know what U3 partition is... so I looked up on the internet and it tells me it is somekind of automatic launching program of somesort- if that is u3, then no.

I use memorrette minisilver 8gig usb drive. The official websites (http://www.memorette.co.kr/02_product/view.php?pageNum=2&leftNum=1&idx=18) tells me that it supports 2.0 usb, you can format in fat32 and ntfs...

plus for what's going on right now, after I installed flash tool to my usb drive, when I plug this usb in my computer becomes weirdly slow and everything responds strangely late.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 03-October-09, 11:08:20
Okay, doesn't look like there is an U3-Partition on that stick.  Forget about it.

---------------------

First of all:

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after I installed flash tool to my usb drive

If you are talking to the MSIHQ-Tool here, please do not install it on your USB Flash Drive but on your hard drive. 

Run the tool again and choose "fix my USB Key" (XP).  Then prepare the stick again (Method 1 -> Point to MSI BIOS Archive) and try again to boot from it.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 11:22:38
first of all, sorry I said that I "installed" the flash tool to my usb drive. I never put anything on my usb, I ran the tool from a background.

I followed your direction exactly, then I chose the method 1, and pointed 2.4 version of bios which i downloaded from this URL: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1449

reason why I try so hard to update 2.2 to 2.4 is because I want to overclock my e5200, and this post(https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=128007.0) said 2.4 is good with it
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 03-October-09, 11:24:52
Have you done this yet:

Quote
Run the tool again and choose "fix my USB Key" (XP).
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 11:26:57
yes. after I did that, I followed method 1
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 03-October-09, 11:27:27
And? Same problem?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 11:28:36
yes... oh my, I forgot to write that it didn't work again, sorry-_-;;

it gave me this same message:

T-246E0xFF D4
MSIHQ: Disk in drive is not bootable..
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-October-09, 13:26:02
Can you tell your USB key drive letter? {In XP}
And also which version you use? Installer or stand alone?

Quote
I use Korean windows xp sp3.


Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 13:52:34
sorry I was late to answer. my usb driver letter is G:

I used stand alone version.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-October-09, 14:03:01
sorry I was late to answer. my usb driver letter is G:

I used stand alone version.

Oki, can't duplicate your issue.
Do this, prepare the stick with the Tool once done:
Extract and copy attached files to your USB key at root dir "\"
Then reboot and boot from it again
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 14:09:58
sorry, but when you said

"Extract and copy attached files to your USB key at root dir "\""

do you mean extract those files at g:\ ??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-October-09, 14:10:36
sorry, but when you said

"Extract and copy attached files to your USB key at root dir "\""

do you mean extract those files at g:\ ??

Yes, but let's the Tool prepare the stick 1st.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 14:19:52
svet, I did exactly as what you told me but it stills gives me that same "T-246E 0xFF D4 MSIHQ: disk in drive is not bootable..." message.

perhaps I should plug my usb drive into one of different hole? or perhaps I am missing something in CMOS setup? I don't know what to do.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-October-09, 14:26:23
svet, I did exactly as what you told me but it stills gives me that same "T-246E 0xFF D4 MSIHQ: disk in drive is not bootable..." message.

perhaps I should plug my usb drive into one of different hole? or perhaps I am missing something in CMOS setup? I don't know what to do.


Follow this guide then:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable USB flash drive:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_FD.pdf

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 15:57:58
I followd the guide exactly, and now it gives me something simillar to: disk I/O error please replace disk and press any key...

It took me a long time to do this and it's almost my sleeping time here in korea.

Thank you svet and jack for your help today so far, I think I have to sleep right now and do it again tomorrow. I really thank you guys again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 03-October-09, 16:02:03
I followd the guide exactly, and now it gives me something simillar to: disk I/O error please replace disk and press any key...

It took me a long time to do this and it's almost my sleeping time here in korea.

Thank you svet and jack for your help today so far, I think I have to sleep right now and do it again tomorrow. I really thank you guys again.

Well that's confirm my suspicion.
The USB stick that you use its not compatible.
[Not all USB sticks can be maked bootable, but also depend from BIOS how will handle them. So it also can be combo between current BIOS and USB key used]
In all cases there is no MSIHQ Tool issue.
Try with another USB stick or use alternative way to flash from CD/DVD, by following this guide:
How to flash BIOS from a bootable CD/DVD:
http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_CD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: excellen on 03-October-09, 16:09:26
ah that helps I will try that tomorrow and will post the result as soon as possible. thank you very much, svet!
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Rasmus66 on 04-October-09, 19:21:15
Hi

I just found this great tool but i have a little problem :undecided:

I'm Using a MSI Eclipse SLI motherboard and the stand alone version on my usb stick.

If i run surehands it will search after an bios forever it never finish the search..

Is it a bug or is it just me?



Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 05-October-09, 08:57:13
Hi

I just found this great tool but i have a little problem :undecided:

I'm Using a MSI Eclipse SLI motherboard and the stand alone version on my usb stick.

If i run surehands it will search after an bios forever it never finish the search..

Is it a bug or is it just me?

OS? USB key drive letter inside OS? BIOS version selected?
Try again as poor i-net connection can makes the hangs.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 07-October-09, 14:52:19
Version update 1.18r:

* Memtest86+ synchronization update to the latest version 4.0  (22/09/2009) What's new? ==> http://www.memtest.org/#change
/* Tool will download and install latest Memtest86+ version */

Taken more attention to Memtest86+ and system stability,
since people don't read much and skip the instruction without read them and Memtest86+ probably is used by few persons.{It's not there for decoration}

* Updating bootpart
 - Add new module BOOTBK.EXE
 - Add detection if user was running Memtest86+ before proceed with BIOS update attempt.
If such test wasn't been performed yet, execution will halt :stop: and will shows warning notice about the risks following by recommendation
and offer Memtest86+ execution.
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/WN.jpg)
(https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/pics/svet/wn1.jpg)

Self update process activated.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: joker1973 on 09-October-09, 01:08:47
Beautiful! :biggthumbsup:
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mr.djc on 09-October-09, 18:21:10
hello
so basicly im trying to flash my 975x platinum powerup ed bios and i have booted the usb driva and sucessfully launched the flashing utility made from the program and a single bios file.... problem is that im not getting any further then a screen that says awardbios flash utility ver..............
file name to program: (blank space)
save current bios as: backup.bin(was allready typed in)
Message: Please Input File Name!
and im stuck here cant to anything the message to put in a file name keeps blinking .... so what i wonder is am i doing somsthing wrong or doi need a ps2 keyboard to acctually do this

I have exactly the same problem, same board, 975X Platinum Power Up Edition.
The tool worked flawlessly to create the stuff on the USB Key, I followed all the steps and it works fine to boot it up..

The menu appears with two options,
Option 1 Run Memtest86+
Option 2 Proceed with BIOS update
I can toggle between the two options with the arrow keys fine, and enter launches the option.
When you open memtest it just sits there and doesn't recognise any input from keyboard.

When you select Proceed with BIOS update you get the warning notice, and Press Any Key to continue with the BIOS update, or press CTRL + C to quit.
I can hit enter and then the AwardBIOS Flash Utility appears like it should.

It's been asked to save the current BIOS as: "backup.bin" just as it should..
Then there's the message flashing below saying "Please input File Name !"

I press enter.. Nothing happens... up arrow.. down arrow... nothing happens... Tab.. nothing happens.. I press caps lock/Num lock to see if the keyboard is actually working (To see if the LED's go on/off) and nothing happens.. Keyboard must not be working/recognised.

Its a Microsoft Wireless keyboard thing, and USB keyboard is enabled in BIOS, funny thing is it works fine up until Memtest or AWDflash is loaded.

I'm going to see if I can find a PS/2 keyboard and report back.. But can you look into this.. maybe the utility doesn't support USB Keyboards in the Award Flash utility? Can support be added to the next release?

(I am posting this since the other guy never posted a follow up.)

*EDIT* I just tried a PS/2 keyboard with the USB keyboard completely removed/unplugged... same result as before, keys are not recognised.

Has anyone managed to actually flash their bios on a 975X Powerup?

Regards,
Daniel.

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 09-October-09, 18:29:01
Use a PS/2 keyboard.
USB keyboards are not the best when it comes to BIOS related matters.
Also, PS/2 keyboards ARE NOT plug and play, you have to powerdown, plug them in, and start again.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 09-October-09, 18:41:17
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=128051.0
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=120464.0
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=118396.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Mr.djc on 11-October-09, 14:33:22
Thanks guys, Sorted it.

I cleared Cmos and plugged in PS/2 Keyboard and it still wouldn't work, same symptoms.
Disconnected both SATA drives, still wouldn't work.

I then removed one memory stick and only left in one, closest to the CPU.(Dimm 1)
Rebooted, and it all worked fine.

I am using Corsair XMS2 2GB sticks DDR-II PC6400 (4GB Total) one in Dimm 1 (Green) And one in Dimm 3 (Orange).

Many thanks  :)

Regards,
Daniel.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 11-October-09, 16:24:57
you've done well :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Del UK on 20-October-09, 11:38:53
Hello,

Have Win 7 64 bit Pro installed on P45 Neo 3 F. (Not beta or Release Candidate version, full licence version)

Went use usb update tool...... no go.

Try compat mode run and no joy.

Just info for you. I'll keep trying diff things in meantime.

ATB

Del  X-((

PS
Happy Birthday for 12th Svet..... I rem LOL
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 20-October-09, 11:41:13
Quote
no go.

What exactly are the symptoms? What happens?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 20-October-09, 20:00:08
Version update 1.18s:

* Fixed few bugs, non functionality related
* Improved Tool preparation performance.
* Mode3 Live Update[SureHands]
  - Changed Live Update server


Self update process activated.(http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/thumbnail2/785_whipping.gif) :)

Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: chipottley on 25-October-09, 05:00:22
Hey guys, I have an MSI 845 Ultra Ver:1 MoBo in a "nexlink" atx case. I'm pretty sure it's not an OEM board, but I'm not sure. is there any way to tell? I really need to flash my bios, but I can't afford to make any mistakes. can anybody help?

Thanks again,
Chip
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 25-October-09, 10:57:00
Hey guys, I have an MSI 845 Ultra Ver:1 MoBo in a "nexlink" atx case. I'm pretty sure it's not an OEM board, but I'm not sure. is there any way to tell? I really need to flash my bios, but I can't afford to make any mistakes. can anybody help?

Thanks again,
Chip

Check it here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=113146.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kapsz on 28-October-09, 18:56:08
Running a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 32-bit, with just the Windows Updates installed (no SP1, no drivers).

Ran the standalone of the tool as an administrator, "fixed" my USB (1GB, FAT32) fine. However when it comes to preparing the USB with BIOS (flashing back down to 1.0 from 1.2) it opens something called XVI32 and states:

Error opening file fb32s3.bin

If I click OK it opens another box saying:

Error in line number 1:
ADR $0

Can't go to address: $0.


I then close XVI32 and the tool seems to complete properly. Is it safe to continue and flash?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-October-09, 18:59:17
Run the Tool with with Administrator access, then retry. You also can try right click on it and "Run as Administrator"
Then retry
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kapsz on 28-October-09, 19:02:21
I've already done that, it still shows up.

Just a quick side question, flashing down to 1.0 from 1.2 is ok to do, right?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-October-09, 19:12:24
I've already done that, it still shows up.

Just a quick side question, flashing down to 1.0 from 1.2 is ok to do, right?

Quote
I've already done that, it still shows up.

are you logged with admin account? what's your usb key drive letter?

Quote
Just a quick side question, flashing down to 1.0 from 1.2 is ok to do, right?

We have no clue what your are doing.. everything can happen, board can refuse to post if you do that.
What mainboard you have ? CPU used?  Read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0)
Why you want such flash?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kapsz on 28-October-09, 19:18:25
Quote from: Svet
are you logged with admin account? what's your usb key drive letter?

Logged in with the only account, which is Admin. USB drive is G, (C and D are hdd's, E and F are DVD).

Quote from: Svet
We have no clue what your are doing.. everything can happen, board can refuse to post if you do that.
What mainboard you have ? CPU used?  Read >>Posting Guide<<
Why you want such flash?

My PC has been freezing in games, I'm trying to figure out why by process of elimination. I know my PC wasn't freezing when in games with the 1.0 bios so i'm going back to that.
Mainboard is P7N Diamond 780i. CPU is Q9450, 2.66GHz.


Right now I just need to know why the error is appearing with the flashing tool.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 28-October-09, 19:29:34
Read >>Posting Guide<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=38822.0) , then open new topic in correct forum section to troubleshoot ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?board=47.0
Flashing BIOS when you have freezing issues will end with dead board.

Quote
Logged in with the only account, which is Admin. USB drive is G, (C and D are hdd's, E and F are DVD).

Can't duplicate your issue. You can use alternative ways: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: kapsz on 28-October-09, 20:06:58
The alternate USB method worked fine, thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: benonikenobi on 03-November-09, 10:56:44
A question..

I was planning of upgrading my BIOS before installing windows 7. I´m building a new computer from scratch and want everything up to date.

I tried using the usb-tool on my old computer but it doesnt work. Do I have to use the tool on a computer with a msi-motherboard? So that I have to install windows on my new computer first??
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 03-November-09, 11:06:35
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Do I have to use the tool on a computer with a msi-motherboard?

Yes, and this is explicitly mentioned in the >>User Manual<< (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0).

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So that I have to install windows on my new computer first??

Yes, unless you have a second system with an MSI Motherboard in it.

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As an alternative, you can always manually prepare your USB Flash Drive for updating the BIOS.  This can be done on every system:

http://www.msicomputer.com/support/images/BIOS_CD.pdf
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Karlzbad on 13-November-09, 03:40:54
Maybe this will help someone, maybe its obvious.For the life of me I couldn't get my P7N Diamond with bios 1.2 to boot from my 8 gb sandisk micro cruzer in order to use the USB flash tool no matter how many times I installed the tool, did "fix my usb key" from within the tool and or used the hp usb storage format tool, or screwed with my bios settings(which were right all along).  I mean I tried booting to my USB drive probably 50 times after re re re verifying succesful fixing of the flash drive from within the tool and succesful execution of the tool. 

Until I unplugged my USB keyboard and mouse(thats why I have that ps/2 keyboard in my closet I knew there was a reason to keep that pos) and put the USB stick in the left bottom usb slot, and started from a dead stop, as in not 'restart', but turned the computer completely off and then try to boot to the USB stick. Then it runs perfectly everytime, I'm not sure about any of the other 2 variables(ie I can't swear that the USB slot or the state of the machine are relevant), but set up like that successful configuration, it will fail to run everytime if I plug in my USB keyboard and mouse.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Tekki on 13-November-09, 06:49:54
So this means I'll be able to flash my MSI P6n SLI-FI with the tool,cos i haven't had any luck installing a Q6600 processor on it so my guess is bios needs to be flashed...FIrst try another processor on it ofcourse...
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-November-09, 13:00:48
So this means I'll be able to flash my MSI P6n SLI-FI with the tool,cos i haven't had any luck installing a Q6600 processor on it so my guess is bios needs to be flashed...FIrst try another processor on it ofcourse...

Check CPU support page: http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1141&maincat_no=1 for your board


Maybe this will help someone, maybe its obvious.For the life of me I couldn't get my P7N Diamond with bios 1.2 to boot from my 8 gb sandisk micro cruzer in order to use the USB flash tool no matter how many times I installed the tool, did "fix my usb key" from within the tool and or used the hp usb storage format tool, or screwed with my bios settings(which were right all along).  I mean I tried booting to my USB drive probably 50 times after re re re verifying succesful fixing of the flash drive from within the tool and succesful execution of the tool. 

Until I unplugged my USB keyboard and mouse(thats why I have that ps/2 keyboard in my closet I knew there was a reason to keep that pos) and put the USB stick in the left bottom usb slot, and started from a dead stop, as in not 'restart', but turned the computer completely off and then try to boot to the USB stick. Then it runs perfectly everytime, I'm not sure about any of the other 2 variables(ie I can't swear that the USB slot or the state of the machine are relevant), but set up like that successful configuration, it will fail to run everytime if I plug in my USB keyboard and mouse.

Yep it can be used as tips, e.g re insert the USB key, try another USB ports.[some of backside recommended]
For your case could be also BIOS issue based on your description.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Flashering on 13-November-09, 16:20:49
Hi all,

I'm updating the gd65 to the new 1.5 bios but i'm having a corrupt problem when extracting the rar of the 1.18s usb tool ?

Is there a problem with the server/file or is it a problem on my side ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 13-November-09, 16:21:33
Use another browser for downloading and retest.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Flashering on 13-November-09, 16:28:09
I'm using internet explorer v8 and there is no problem when downloading and extracting the GD65 1.5 bios.

Re-downloaded the 1.18s usb tool and still get the same corrupt error when extracting :/
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 13-November-09, 16:31:17
@Flashering

If you have an older Tool version, simple run it and it will auto self update to the latest one 1.18s
Else try use different browser like Firefox
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Flashering on 13-November-09, 16:36:02
I've reinstalled windows 7 since using the older versions and I didn't backup them ...

Can you guys download it to check you don't have the same problem ?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Jack on 13-November-09, 16:37:44
No problem here.  Try Firefox for downloading.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Flashering on 13-November-09, 16:48:37
Ok, i'll try using firefox.

Strange why it's not working with IE though.

-----------edit-------------------

Downloaded with firefox and it extracted fine  :-))

Thanks.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: asdfhjlk on 15-November-09, 20:14:14
I'm sure this tool will work, but I use Arch (Linux). Is there any way for me to get this to work in my O/S. I would use WINE but it's my bios, so I don't want to trust it to something this important.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Ex Forum User 3 on 16-November-09, 10:35:26
Doesn't work in Wine.
In order to run it you must use Windows.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-November-09, 14:24:32
Version update 1.18t:

* Updated download engine
* Mode 1, filter updated
* Mode 2, second flasher updated from 4.31 to 4.33

Self update process activated. :)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 18-November-09, 17:17:03
@sLaCk3rz 

Your reply has been split-ed and moved to Intel Core I5 & I7 boards.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=132633.0
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Karlzbad on 29-November-09, 03:02:41
I used the standalone a while back and it seems like it might have left this file windows\system32\msihq.sys on my computer?

The string msihq.sys is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\[CurrentControlSet,ControlSet001,ControlSet002]\Services\cfadisk\ImagePath.That cfadisk string is in a few places like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CFADISK as well as C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0012\DriverFiles\bk.inf . 

The reason I'm asking is cause it seems like when I'm over overclocked and can't load windows in safe mode, it was or pausing on "loading msihq.sys".  I was thinking about running the install of the USB tool and then I could do the uninstall.  I don't see any service in administrator tools.  Doing a google search on cfadisk really all I find is a lot of results on how to edit a cfadisk to partition a USB drive.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-November-09, 03:18:58
I used the standalone a while back and it seems like it might have left this file windows\system32\msihq.sys on my computer?

The string msihq.sys is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\[CurrentControlSet,ControlSet001,ControlSet002]\Services\cfadisk\ImagePath.That cfadisk string is in a few places like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CFADISK as well as C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0012\DriverFiles\bk.inf . 

The reason I'm asking is cause it seems like when I'm over overclocked and can't load windows in safe mode, it was or pausing on "loading msihq.sys".  I was thinking about running the install of the USB tool and then I could do the uninstall.  I don't see any service in administrator tools.  Doing a google search on cfadisk really all I find is a lot of results on how to edit a cfadisk to partition a USB drive.

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The reason I'm asking is cause it seems like when I'm over overclocked and can't load windows in safe mode, it was or pausing on "loading msihq.sys".

Nope, has nothing to do with the hang.

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The reason I'm asking is cause it seems like when I'm over overclocked

Well that's self explained. Remove the OC.

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I was thinking about running the install of the USB tool and then I could do the uninstall.  I don't see any service in administrator tools.

Tool don't use any services or anything resident that's loaded.
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The string msihq.sys is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\[CurrentControlSet,ControlSet001,ControlSet002]\Services\cfadisk\ImagePath.That cfadisk string is in a few places like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CFADISK as well as C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0012\DriverFiles\bk.inf . 

Normally after the USB key fix should restore default state.
If that doesn't happen, go to device manager, expand "disk drivers", click on your USB device, select properties, select driver, select update driver,
click next[install automatically], then click on finish.[But such action its not necessary, it wont makes difference]
That will restore default windows default driver. [Tool doesn't install new one, but replace the existing one temporary, so nothing new is add-ed]
Windows will load default one instead, so nothing will be changed, if your machine hang when you OC at msihq.sys, will hang again there when load windows driver instead. That's not the reason for your hang, but your OC
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Karlzbad on 29-November-09, 05:17:16
Nope, has nothing to do with the hang.


Tool don't use any services or anything resident that's loaded.
Normally after the USB key fix should restore default state.
If that doesn't happen, go to device manager, expand "disk drivers", click on your USB device, select properties, select driver, select update driver,
click next[install automatically], then click on finish.[But such action its not necessary, it wont makes difference]
That will restore default windows default driver. [Tool doesn't install new one, but replace the existing one temporary, so nothing new is add-ed]
Windows will load default one instead, so nothing will be changed, if your machine hang when you OC at msihq.sys, will hang again there when load windows driver instead. That's not the reason for your hang, but your OC

I'm sure you're right but it's good to know where this stuff is, thanks.

Erm you don't know what the windows default would be named, do you?

Edit: I don't seem to have any devices using that file, at least when I have the USB stick attached, it's using disk.sys and PartMgr.sys, and USB Mass Storage Device under Universal Serial Bus controllers is using USBSTOR.sys and klfltdev.sys(this is some kaspersky file). However it seems like the driver is being loaded at startup, would that be by those services in the registry?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 29-November-09, 21:54:02
I'm sure you're right but it's good to know where this stuff is, thanks.

Erm you don't know what the windows default would be named, do you?

Edit: I don't seem to have any devices using that file, at least when I have the USB stick attached, it's using disk.sys and PartMgr.sys, and USB Mass Storage Device under Universal Serial Bus controllers is using USBSTOR.sys and klfltdev.sys(this is some kaspersky file). However it seems like the driver is being loaded at startup, would that be by those services in the registry?

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at least when I have the USB stick attached, it's using disk.sys and PartMgr.sys, and USB Mass Storage Device under Universal Serial Bus controllers is using USBSTOR.sys and klfltdev.sys(this is some kaspersky file).

That means the Tool is done well and restored default state as its instructed.

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I don't seem to have any devices using that file

That's suppose to be, its not used when windows are using default one

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However it seems like the driver is being loaded at startup, would that be by those services in the registry?

It appear that Windows keep it for some reason even not used[for future usage?], and keep it registering.
However its not loaded/running.[STATE: 1  STOPPED]
Will post a new version later to auto remove unused entries after restoring system defaults
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Karlzbad on 01-December-09, 04:41:00

It appear that Windows keep it for some reason even not used[for future usage?], and keep it registering.
However its not loaded/running.[STATE: 1  STOPPED]
Will post a new version later to auto remove unused entries after restoring system defaults

Cool, does that consist of removing the services entries?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 01-December-09, 04:49:33
Cool, does that consist of removing the services entries?

Yes, go for latest version. However that's will be cosmetic, with or without it, it wont makes difference



Version updated to 1.18v:

* Updated boot part
  - updated text part, minor changes
  - changed the way of backup determination to speedup process.[store up to 5 backups]
* Mode 4[Beta]
 - clean up pnp filter before exit.
 - restore system default if halt on error occur [cases: abort by user, drive query failure, drive not attached, drive validation failure{do not meet the necessary criteria to be proceed}]
* Mode 3, Live Update
 - Fixed issue MSI Wind U90/U100/U100+, unable to be detected as supported unit if current BIOS version installed is older than 1.0D
 - Add support for Big Bang-Trinergy , prediction BIOS range [1.1 - 1.A0]

Self update process activated. :)
Remark: Symantec/Norton user's, please update your virus definition to the latest one to fix/avoid "Suspicious.MH690.A" false detection issue.
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gazr on 05-December-09, 23:59:16
I've read the instructions (and remember flashing my old board a couple of years ago with this tool succesfully), but it's not working.  I'm getting a error when it tries to download memtest- I have Kaspersky and placed the process in 'trusted'.  The only files I see on the USB Stick are:

amiflash
bios.bin

What do I need to do to make this work?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-09, 00:03:06
Well reboot machine and boot from the USB key now
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: gazr on 06-December-09, 00:48:24
Well, I ran it and sure enough, Memtest wasn't there, so I had to bypass this option and go straight to flashing.  Apparently, everything worked out ok as I'm typing this :)  One thing however...I restarted like the program said and it gave me a CMOS error...I went into BIOS and did the 'load failsafe' and rebooted again and everything worked...am I good to go now?

One last thing...Filename was 7519v1B, but bios shows v1.11...I take it that is correct too?
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 06-December-09, 00:55:40
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.I went into BIOS and did the 'load failsafe' and rebooted again and everything worked...am I good to go now?

Use "Load Optimized defaults", not fail safe

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One last thing...Filename was 7519v1B, but bios shows v1.11...I take it that is correct too?

Yep, 1.B=1.11 [B=11]
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: mar0309 on 07-December-09, 07:02:23
Hi sir,

ill be updating the bios of my 785g-e65 later tonight.
would just like yo confirm if it is supported..

thanks for the great tutorial.. =)
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: dromer on 08-December-09, 17:15:49
Hello, used the tool to flash the Bios of the MSI 'X58 Pro' to version 8.7.

The option 'Fix my USB Key' did not work for me. After the tool exited Windows said the USB stick wasn't even formatted!
Found the 'HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool'. But where were the so-called system-files (pointing the format tool to the C:-drive did not work).
Found a tool on 'http://www.tweakwindows.nl/tools/losse-tools/373/bootable-Usb-Stick.html' that contained the system-files.
Used the HP with these system-files to make the USB stick bootable.

The rest worked like it was supposed to work.
Used the 'MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool' afterwards to install the flash-files.
Afterwards there were three files on the USB stick visible: amiflash.exe, mt400.exe and bios.bin (and 12 files not visible).
Checked if the bios.bin was the right one, and it was ok (extra check because the Bios to be flashed was in another computer).
Put the USB-stick in the computer, changed the boot-sequence, restarted ... and the tool worked giving me two options.
*** Thanks, the tool, tutorial and support from this site are great. ***
Title: Re: MSI Forum HQ USB flashing tool!!!
Post by: Svet on 10-December-09, 05:44:42
Well, I ran it and sure enough, Memtest wasn't there, so I had to bypass this option and go straight to flashing.  Apparently, everything worked out ok as I'm typing this :)  One thing however...I restarted like the program said and it gave me a CMOS error...I went into BIOS and did the 'load failsafe' and rebooted again and everything worked...am I good to go now?

One last thing...Filename was 7519v1B, but bios shows v1.11...I take it that is correct too?

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One thing however...I restarted like the program said and it gave me a CMOS error...

Normal and expected message after BIOS update

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.I went into BIOS and did the 'load failsafe' and rebooted again and everything worked...am I good to go now?

Yes, but use optimized defaults settings, and not failsafe settings.

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One last thing...Filename was 7519v1B, but bios shows v1.11...I take it that is correct too?

 :yes:

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Apparently, everything worked out ok as I'm typing this  :)

 :biggthumbsup:


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Found the 'HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool'. But where were the so-called system-files (pointing the format tool to the C:-drive did not work).
Found a tool on 'http://www.tweakwindows.nl/tools/losse-tools/373/bootable-Usb-Stick.html' that contained the system-files.
Used the HP with these system-files to make the USB