Forum USB flashing tool!!!

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Frankenputer said:
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.

The_YongGrand said:
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


Grayone said:
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.)
 

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Hi!
I'm have problem with antivirus program too.
Dr.Web
C:\Temp\x863\bossmsi.exe - ??????????? Trojan.Blakhal
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
bossmsi.exe - ??????????? Backdoor.Win32.Iroffer.af
This file is a antivirus testing program? :) :)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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max-sever said:
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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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hello to all :)

just test the file with that link

www.virustotal.com

and read the raports :)

best regards from romania :D
 

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adrianX26 said:
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.

 

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myran

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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
 

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myran said:
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)
 
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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?
 

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myran said:
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.
 

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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
 

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dubious_1 said:
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)
 
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BOSSKILLER said:
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!
 

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myran said:
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.
 

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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?
 
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whymas

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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.
 
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msilover88

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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.

 
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