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whale

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Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« on: 09-March-08, 12:53:49 »

Hi,

I've used the MSI Forum Flash Utility program to prepare a USB stick for a BIOS flash under Vista64, the stick contents look fine to me, but when trying to boot from the stick (selecting the flash disk from the BIOS boot menu), the system says

'Missing Operating System'

so the system apparently can't boot from the stick while the Flash Utility program doesn't seem to indicate an error while preparing the stick.

Does somebody have a clue ?

The stick is a 1 GB FAT volume and contains the regular command.com and BIOS file.
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Re: Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« Reply #1 on: 09-March-08, 12:56:26 »

Your USB key need adjustment, do this:
Format your USB Flash Drive with >>this<< tool and then retry with "MSI Forum HQ USB Flashing Tool".

Please read carefully 1st topic, there is written too.


"The stick is a 1 GB FAT volume and contains the regular command.com and BIOS file."

If you goes to flash Beta BIOS like seems to be, use second mode from the Tool "Point to BIOS file directly".

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Re: Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« Reply #2 on: 09-March-08, 13:59:16 »

Thanks, that solved the problem ...

I've now successfully flashed the BIOS to P35 v1.8.

I'll keep you all informed whether that solved the Vista64 sleep/resume problem.
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Re: Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« Reply #3 on: 09-March-08, 18:26:27 »

You are done well, :)

"I'll keep you all informed whether that solved the Vista64 sleep/resume problem."

Yep, there is related fix listed in 1.8 for that. Should be solved.  :yes:

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Re: Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« Reply #4 on: 10-March-08, 00:10:49 »

Yes, the Vista64 / P35 Platinum sleep - resume problem is now solved.

I'm very happy :-)

And to my surprise the BIOS update didn't trigger a Vista activation request, even better.
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Re: Flash Utility problem with P35 Platinum
« Reply #5 on: 10-March-08, 01:58:43 »

Nice :-))
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