Forum UEFI Shell Flash tool [V1.16] for MSI boards!

zombyp15cb02ea

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Got a pro (noob) tip for everyone. Double check which motherboard you have before flashing. I flashed the B450 Gaming Plus firmware, then started having intermittent audio issues. After 2 days of trying to fix it, I realised I had the B450M Gaming Plus motherboard (Which probably explains why M-Flash wasn't working either). A quick revert to the B450M firmware and all is sorted.

Yes, I am stupid :D
 

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I have a Z270-A Pro (MS-7A71 Ver: 1.2) with what i believe is a weird mining focus bios mod, i bought the card second hand. It reports v1.J1 as bios version, i cant use Mflash since i doesnt recognize any of the bios file from MSI, i tried all the versions on the website, several usb sticks, several ports, it recognize the stick and the folder structure but none of the bios file shows up.

I believe It is a similar problem to this: Two MSI Z270 SLI PLUS have different graphic output quality (BIOS mod?) He had a Z270 SLI PLUS with the same weird bios v1.J1 and got rid of it.

And thats how i ended up here. Now, I tried your tool but it keeps saying that "theres too many BIOS file on the drive", odd since theres only 1 file at the time. I tried with both v12 and v16 bios file for my motherboard and with 2 different USB drives (32 GB USb 3.0 and 16 GB USB 2.0, FAT32 with a fresh format in every attempt) in different usb ports, always with the same message.

EDIT: I tried again and it worked. The only thing i did different was to extract the BIOS file on my pc and then copy the file to the usb drive instead of doing drag and drop to the bios file from the winrar window to usb drive, wird but whatever it worked. Now i have the latest retail BIOS on the Z270-A Pro. THANKS!
Hi there. I'm having the same problem this guy had, but his fix isn't working for me. I've got a P67A-G45 running 1.J0 (as of today). It seems that no matter what I do, I can't update from the 1.x series of FW to the 5.x series.

I've tried the windows-based installer, live update, m-flash, and am now trying the flash tool in this thread. The contents of the freshly formatted 8gb USB stick are as shown in the attached screenshot. I pulled that .554 file from this thread: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/p67a-g45-bios-not-updated.183345/page-2 But, am hitting the same issue with any .5xx file I've tried. Every time I boot to the USB stick and run startup.nsh, I get the "too many bios files" message and there's nothing I can do from there. I know it's detected the right drive in which to look, as I'm able to verify the contents of the USB stick through the UEFI shell and they match what is shown in the screenshots.

I've followed the instructions in this thread's OP as closely as I can, but for the life of me, I simply can't find any way to ensure SecureBoot is off - though, I suspect I wouldn't be able to boot to the USB stick in the first place if it was. Else, I've done everything in this guide and I'm stumped. I'm trying to do a cost-effective upgrade of my son's PC without breaking the bank, and updating the firmware on the board is required for the chip and gpu I want to give him.

Any ideas where to go from here?
 

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Hi there. I'm having the same problem this guy had, but his fix isn't working for me. I've got a P67A-G45 running 1.J0 (as of today). It seems that no matter what I do, I can't update from the 1.x series of FW to the 5.x series.

I've tried the windows-based installer, live update, m-flash, and am now trying the flash tool in this thread. The contents of the freshly formatted 8gb USB stick are as shown in the attached screenshot. I pulled that .554 file from this thread: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?threads/p67a-g45-bios-not-updated.183345/page-2 But, am hitting the same issue with any .5xx file I've tried. Every time I boot to the USB stick and run startup.nsh, I get the "too many bios files" message and there's nothing I can do from there. I know it's detected the right drive in which to look, as I'm able to verify the contents of the USB stick through the UEFI shell and they match what is shown in the screenshots.

I've followed the instructions in this thread's OP as closely as I can, but for the life of me, I simply can't find any way to ensure SecureBoot is off - though, I suspect I wouldn't be able to boot to the USB stick in the first place if it was. Else, I've done everything in this guide and I'm stumped. I'm trying to do a cost-effective upgrade of my son's PC without breaking the bank, and updating the firmware on the board is required for the chip and gpu I want to give him.

Any ideas where to go from here?
Are you saying using windows 7 doesn't work?
 

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Not sure I understand your question. I'm running Win10 pro and the update utilities I'm trying to use are the ones available here: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/P67AG45_B3 Is the Windows installer Win7 only? I see (now, after you've asked) that only Win7 and XP are listed. Am I just up a creek trying to update this in Win10?
They don't work in Windows 10, easiest thing to do, is get another drive and install win 7 on it. Use that just for the updates, then plug the windows 10 drive back in. Don't connect win 7 to the internet though.
 

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<facepalm> Okay. Not what I was hoping to hear, but I certainly appreciate your advice. Just came across a post on the steam forums that led to that exact same conclusion. Thank you!
 

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Thanks. @laurence1211 actually got me where I needed to go. Thank you very much, Laurence! I had to flatten the computer and install Win7, then reinstall Win10 after the bios upgrade was done. A pain for sure, but not entirely unexpected for old hardware like this. In any case, I'm all set now.
 

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If you have some issue, open new topic in correct area and provide full system specs.
 

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Hi there,

I've just noticed that I've made a big BIG oopsie.
Ages ago, I used this tool to flash my BIOS as I couldn't get the update to work through M-Flash.
Turns out I've flashed the BIOS file for a completely different board, the B450M Mortar instead of the B450M Mortar Max, basically what @zombyp15cb02ea did.

I've tried to flash back to the correct bios, but I get error 0x39: "Multi Tank ROMs' ROM ID do not match platform ROM ID".

Is there anyway to resolve this by forcing an update or am I stuck with the other board's BIOS forever?

Here's the links to the BIOS':
BIOS I flashed: https://download.msi.com/bos_exe/mb/7B89v1E.zip
BIOS I should have flashed: https://download.msi.com/bos_exe/mb/7B89v28.zip

I'm lucky to not have a bricked board, I know, but any help would be appreciated.


EDIT: I have resolved this using a tool normally for modded BIOS', which skipped the platform check and allowed me to restore the correct bios onto my board. Many thanks for your great work however!
 
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