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In regards to all LGA 1150 mainboards.

In order to properly flash both the bios and me extension it is recommended to use FPT. (attached)


Just place the program and fp parts on a dos bootable usb stick along with the bios.

Syntax:
fpt -f xxxxx.xxx -savemac

Warning: This version of FPT will brick previous board generations. This is only for use with LGA 1150 Mainboards.

All flashing is done at your own risk!

In regards to previous board generations, please continue using the forum flash tool and archives here on the forums.
>>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<
>>BIOSes<<
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #1 on: 24-September-13, 14:15:04 »

Quick question, is it a requirement to flash my Z87 Mpower this way? or will it not work properly if I flash it in M Flash with the latest beta bios? I assume the Bios also have the ME extension as well if I flash it under M Flash or this method?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #2 on: 24-September-13, 18:15:02 »

 :think:  Are there no plans then to make the tried and true forum flash method to work with Z87?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #3 on: 25-September-13, 17:16:53 »

What kind of bootable usb? Boot to DOS? Boot to linux? Other?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #4 on: 25-September-13, 17:35:36 »

I have an H87-G43 running .220 firmware. I wish to upgrade to .240.
Created a USB stick that boots to MS-DOS.
Copied fpt.exe (attachment in parent) to USB stick.
Copied E7816IMS.240 to USB stick.
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     fpt -f E7816IMS.240 -savemac

Terminal responded:
"Intel (R) .... Version: 9.5.1.1458
...
Platform: Intel(R) H87 Express Chipset

Error 75: "fparts.txt" file not found.

UPDATE: Found the fparts.txt file by downloading the DOS package I found here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6400726/FPT_DOS.zip
I used the executable attached to the original post. I am now running verion .240 of the firmware. Yeah.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #5 on: 25-September-13, 18:11:29 »

I have an H87-G43 running .220 firmware. I wish to upgrade to .240.
Created a USB stick that boots to MS-DOS.
Copied fpt.exe (attachment in parent) to USB stick.
Copied E7816IMS.240 to USB stick.
Executed
     fpt -f E7816IMS.240 -savemac

Terminal responded:
"Intel (R) .... Version: 9.5.1.1458
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Platform: Intel(R) H87 Express Chipset

Error 75: "fparts.txt" file not found.

Please advise.


Same thing here, I ended up flashing through M Flash and everything seems to be working ok so far
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #6 on: 26-September-13, 10:06:33 »

I left part of the file out, it is fixed now.


This FPT version will flash any lga 1150 board, it is also the only way to recover a bios chip that was muffed up by mflash. (Dual bios boards of course)

The forum flash tool will work with the files I upload with the next batch. More on this later.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-October-13, 10:14:59 »


Same thing here, I ended up flashing through M Flash and everything seems to be working ok so far

Did the same thing.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #8 on: 19-November-13, 10:15:09 »

Flashed last night using the method Xmad describes, went smoothly.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #9 on: 24-November-13, 02:44:50 »

so i have the Z87-G45 GAMING was able to use the  MSI HQ Forum USB flasher fine on with that board. What the benefit of using this one over that?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #10 on: 25-November-13, 06:53:16 »

If you use the archives here: >>BIOSes<< and the forum flash tool, there is no difference.

If you used mode 2 of the forum tool, you didn't flash the ME extension.

This is for a manual FPT flash, the tool just automates this when the proper files are included and mode 1 is used.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #11 on: 07-December-13, 02:01:15 »

for some reason it is asying that fpt is not compatible with windows 7 x64, any ideas?

edit: sorry did not see it say dos bootable usb
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #12 on: 08-December-13, 10:05:01 »

Worked for my Z87-G45 Gaming board.

Thank you Xmad, thank you, thank you, thank you!   :hat tip:
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #13 on: 16-December-13, 12:27:32 »

You are welcome  :hat tip:
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #14 on: 23-December-13, 00:06:27 »

If I need to flash BIOS A on a z87-GD65 because it's corrupted and use the forum flash tool, when do I switch from my good BIOS (b) over to the bad one (BIOS A)? I can only boot up in BIOS B. Thank you.
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« Reply #15 on: 26-December-13, 15:04:52 »

When you get to the user input part of the forum flash tool.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #16 on: 08-January-14, 05:11:33 »

If you use the archives here: >>BIOSes<< and the forum flash tool, there is no difference.

If you used mode 2 of the forum tool, you didn't flash the ME extension.

This is for a manual FPT flash, the tool just automates this when the proper files are included and mode 1 is used.

Hi I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused. Can I use the forum flash tool on my Z87-G45 (Option 1 and point to desired 7821 BIOS) or do I have to use the above method (In the top post)? If I use the Option 1 on the forum tool does that successfully flash the ME extension? Also,  is it recommended to flash the most recent beta or should I go with the current BIOS on the product page?  Does the product page BIOS have the ME extension update?

I apologise for needing clarification,  my brain is on a bit of an overload preparing for a new build and getting everything ready.

I've run the forum tool, selected option 1 using the most recent beta BIOS from the bottom of the Z87-G45 page. (E7821IMS.zip)  It completed creating the USB key. Will that successfully update my BIOS and ME extension?

Thanks for your help. It's much appreciated!

Edit: I also wanted to confirm that I can use the forum tool (Option 1) on a different machine (Win 7 Asus system) to create the bootable USB drive and then update the BIOS on my new machine that has no hard drives installed yet.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #17 on: 08-January-14, 19:39:54 »

These files are just for a manual flash.

The forum tool can be used in conjunction with the archives here: >> BIOSes<<
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #18 on: 20-January-14, 07:47:15 »

I prefer this type of flashing! Its simple and it works. I made a batch file on the USB using the given syntax.  :agrees:
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #19 on: 13-February-14, 03:31:03 »

Hi all.

Well I am totally confused. Read alot of the posts on here and I am sure they make total sense to those in the know but all over my head. I have a Z87-G43 motherboard and had problems with a SSD that I was trying to install. An "IT" guy informed me that I should flash my BIOS to make sure I had the up to date version. Did this using the files 7816vA3.zip from a USB stick.

I now have a BIOS that works, well, it allows the PC to boot but when I enter into the BIOS I can't change any of the settings as the actual BIOS seems to crash when I try. I am guessing this is due to the wwrong management software in windows ( from what I have read on the forums ) but am not overly sure. Could someone please help by linking the BIOS version I need and the ME software version I need, or any other bits I need and have missed.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #20 on: 13-February-14, 06:26:28 »

See here: >>BIOSes<<
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #21 on: 13-February-14, 07:32:12 »

Hi all.

Well I am totally confused. Read alot of the posts on here and I am sure they make total sense to those in the know but all over my head. I have a Z87-G43 motherboard and had problems with a SSD that I was trying to install. An "IT" guy informed me that I should flash my BIOS to make sure I had the up to date version. Did this using the files 7816vA3.zip from a USB stick.

I now have a BIOS that works, well, it allows the PC to boot but when I enter into the BIOS I can't change any of the settings as the actual BIOS seems to crash when I try. I am guessing this is due to the wwrong management software in windows ( from what I have read on the forums ) but am not overly sure. Could someone please help by linking the BIOS version I need and the ME software version I need, or any other bits I need and have missed.

Thanks guys.

Where did you get that file?  All of the MSI Z87-G43 BIOS ZIP files are labeled "E7816IMS.ZIP"  After unzipping, you'll see that each new version contains a different BIOS file, like the latest which is "E7816IMS.160".

I think you may have used the wrong file.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #22 on: 13-February-14, 09:41:18 »

Yes, looks like the wrong file all together but I got it from here.

//uk.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G43-GAMING.html#overview under Downloads, BIOS. ( not allowed to post external links.... )

Will try this one and hopefully all will be back to normal.

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« Reply #23 on: 13-February-14, 09:47:26 »

Yes, looks like the wrong file all together but I got it from here.

//uk.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G43-GAMING.html#overview under Downloads, BIOS. ( not allowed to post external links.... )

Will try this one and hopefully all will be back to normal.

Thanks

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #24 on: 13-February-14, 10:24:04 »

Sorry Yogi, it is the Z87-G43 GAMING board.

Definately the Gaming version.

So I have found the BIOS but it says it is a BETA. I am not overly worried by that as it must be better than the one I have incorrectly flashed.

I do however have concerns about how I am going to flash it. I was hoping to use the in-BIOS tool and just put the files on a USB stick and then update the ME drivers manually in windows after. I assume this is method 2:

"This is a BETA bios. It's use is done solely at your risk!
Flash Method:
1.) >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<
     A.) Download the attached archive and place it on your desktop. Do not decompress.
     B.) Download and install the Forum flash tool.
     C.) Insert your FAT32 formatted usb stick.
     D.) Make sure that all win 8 options are disabled. (Fast Boot etc) Also make sure the legacy USB is enabled.
     E.) Start the forum flash tool and select option 1. Then point the tool at the compressed archive we downloaded earlier. Then to your USB Flash Drive.
     F.) Boot to the USB and follow the directions. MEMTEST is included with the forum flash tool and it is recommended to run this prior to any flash.
2.) Extract the attached files and place the bios file onto a fat32 formatted USB stick and use M-FLASH.Once the flash is complete, you must download and install the latest ME drivers.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G43-GAMING.html#download"

If that doesn't work, as the incorrect BIOS might stop me using the M-Flash built in tool I assume I will have to go with option 1 which seems more complex. Does that make sense?

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #25 on: 13-February-14, 10:40:52 »

Sorry Yogi, it is the Z87-G43 GAMING board.

Definately the Gaming version.

So I have found the BIOS but it says it is a BETA. I am not overly worried by that as it must be better than the one I have incorrectly flashed.

I do however have concerns about how I am going to flash it. I was hoping to use the in-BIOS tool and just put the files on a USB stick and then update the ME drivers manually in windows after. I assume this is method 2:

"This is a BETA bios. It's use is done solely at your risk!
Flash Method:
1.) >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<
     A.) Download the attached archive and place it on your desktop. Do not decompress.
     B.) Download and install the Forum flash tool.
     C.) Insert your FAT32 formatted usb stick.
     D.) Make sure that all win 8 options are disabled. (Fast Boot etc) Also make sure the legacy USB is enabled.
     E.) Start the forum flash tool and select option 1. Then point the tool at the compressed archive we downloaded earlier. Then to your USB Flash Drive.
     F.) Boot to the USB and follow the directions. MEMTEST is included with the forum flash tool and it is recommended to run this prior to any flash.
2.) Extract the attached files and place the bios file onto a fat32 formatted USB stick and use M-FLASH.Once the flash is complete, you must download and install the latest ME drivers.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G43-GAMING.html#download"

If that doesn't work, as the incorrect BIOS might stop me using the M-Flash built in tool I assume I will have to go with option 1 which seems more complex. Does that make sense?

Cheers

I have used M-Flash with good results but the latest BIOS versions don't work for me with it.  The Forum Flash Tool sounds intimidating, but it really is simple to use if you just follow the instructions and use Option #1.

Go to this page to get your BIOS file:  https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=177198.0  I have used several Beta BIOSes and they all worked just fine for me.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #26 on: 14-February-14, 02:15:19 »

I have found that the M-Flash tool in the BIOS will work so my plan is to try that with the z87-g43 gaming BIOS on the page Yogi listed. I will decompress the files to a USB stick.

My only question remaining is this: Is this going to be a BIOS flash or a BIOS and ME flash. I am thinking the later.

After the flash I realise I have to update the ME drivers in windows.

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« Reply #27 on: 14-February-14, 05:57:28 »

Flash went perfectly. Now running 10.4B2 and all functions in ME work as they should.

Huge thanks to xmad and Yogi for your help guys.  :biggthumbsup:
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« Reply #28 on: 14-February-14, 09:51:10 »

Flash went perfectly. Now running 10.4B2 and all functions in ME work as they should.

Huge thanks to xmad and Yogi for your help guys.  :biggthumbsup:

You're welcome, John!  Glad to see that you got it worked out.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #29 on: 21-March-14, 04:51:54 »

My motherboard is a H87M-G43, latest BIOS v1.6.

System Status reports ME Version: 9.0.30.1482.

How do I determine that the correct/latest ME version has been flashed with this BIOS?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #30 on: 24-March-14, 14:27:27 »

My motherboard is a H87M-G43, latest BIOS v1.6.

System Status reports ME Version: 9.0.30.1482.

How do I determine that the correct/latest ME version has been flashed with this BIOS?
ME Version    : 9.0.30.1482 is the latest for that board. It was added from 1.5 - 1.6
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #31 on: 13-April-14, 16:21:39 »

xmad - Thank you so much for this. I just built a new computer with a MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX AC board. The first BIOS got corrupted for some reason. I used your method posted here and it fixed the not bootable BIOS and all is now well. I thought I was going to have to return the board.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #32 on: 14-April-14, 06:29:05 »

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #33 on: 11-May-14, 06:57:13 »

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Me and my Z87 MPOWER SP, we both have to thank you for this life-saving work.  :biggthumbsup:
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #34 on: 25-May-14, 09:24:48 »

A little help please?

I'm new to MSI, just purchased a Z87-G43 (non-gaming).  When I enter bios (I believe it is v1.6) I do not see all the available options, just aren't there.  If I try to click on anything, the bios crashes and I have to reboot (screen is frozen).  My computer boots fine, just not happy that something is wrong with the bios right out of the box.  I've not done anything, or tried to do anything, to the bios at all.

What is the reason for this behavior?

I would like to update the bios to v1.7, but am leery of making a mistake as this isn't something I would normally do.  I've updated motherboard bios in the past, just not frequently enough to feel comfortable.

Would it be possible to 'hand hold' me though the process.  I'm really leery of Live Update, don't think I want to take that risk.

Thanks, really appreciate it.

Also, what is the reason for bios not posting if it detects any hard drive issue?  I have a pci-e esata card and the bios will not post unless my external bay is powered on and with at least one hard drive in it, A2 error.  I have 4 (non-boot) hard drives installed in my system, what if I have a problem with one of them, since the bios won't post, I would have to remove all four and replace one at a time to find out which has the problem.  Just doesn't make sense to me...
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #35 on: 25-May-14, 10:53:21 »

Not knowing what all the components are or their specifications in the system make it difficult to troubleshoot. Locate your board in this list. The forum method is the 'safest' way to flash;

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=163900.0


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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #36 on: 25-May-14, 12:01:49 »

Not knowing what all the components are or their specifications in the system make it difficult to troubleshoot. Locate your board in this list. The forum method is the 'safest' way to flash;

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=163900.0

Thanks Sea Dog.  Unfortunately, I can't do much in my bios because it crashes almost instantly.  Almost no options are available at the main screen.  Fact I'm surprised it even posts as I've never, EVER, had a bios crash before and I've been dealing with computer since 1989 (I just have never felt a strong need to update my motherboard bios before).

I will try to create a signature (signature created), thanks for the tip.  I followed your link but looks like a lot of 'greek' to me...
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #37 on: 26-May-14, 15:02:33 »

@bubsnews

I have the same board and had the same problem with bios version 1.6. Sometimes a CMOS reset would fix it.  Appearently it is a problem with the language settings. When I switched between German and English back and forth I got the settings back. But days later it would happen again.

I got it to the point where I could flash bios 1.7. Just did it by the book with M-FLASH. This fixed the problem for me.

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While I was working on that problem I came across another thing: When the bios was frozen I turned the power off in order to restart. What happened, was that I could not turn it back on (no reaction on power switch),  unless I disconnected it or turned off of the PSU and waited for a little while. This was odd and new to me. I wonder if it is some kind of protection mechanism at work. My PSU is fine.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #38 on: 26-May-14, 22:21:41 »

I am so disgusted with this motherboard, I could scream...

I updated the bios successfully, cleared the CMOS, loaded defaults, setup boot to SSD.  Everything great, right?

Well, now my esata dock will only see one hard drive at a time, no matter how many I have in it (it holds 4).  It was working perfectly before the bios update.  I have two different pci-e esata cards and both behave the exact same way.  They will see any one drive in any one slot of my enclosure but only one drive.

How does updating the bios screw that up?

Weird though, on one of the pci-e esata cards, Windows would not boot unless I had at least one drive in the enclosure and the enclosure powered up before boot.  That is no longer the case, that particular pci-e esata card now boots up with no drive installed, when it wouldn't before the bios update.

I'm about as disgusted as can be!
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #39 on: 26-May-14, 23:38:29 »

So, turned off computer and moved the pci-e esata card to a different pci-e slot, now no drives are found, not even USB drives.  I can still see 'thumb drives' and my HTC One, but any hard drive in any enclosure is not seen.  You hear the windows sound when a usb drive is plugged in, but nothing shows up in My Computer.  Any hard drive in my enclosure does absolutely nothing.  As far as windows is concerned, I've done absolutely nothing when swapping drives in my enclosure.

Does anybody have any idea what is going on?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #40 on: 27-May-14, 03:54:02 »

Why not try the onboard sata connectors, without the pci-e cards? You might need an e-sata bracket though.

If I got it right, the enclosure uses one connector to interface up to 4 drives. If you get that to work you can at least eliminate the enclosure as the problem.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #41 on: 27-May-14, 06:56:07 »

Hey Garmin, thanks for the help.

Even though the bios flash went ok, I decided to do it again.  This time, everything went exactly as last time, but now when I turn on my enclosure, the drives do show up in the bottom window of disk management where they didn't before (they didn't show up anywhere before most of the time, like there was no drive attached).  So, I can right click on the drive and select 'change drive letter and path' and the drive will pop up in the top window and my computer.  I have to do the same thing to usb drives.  It looks like once I've done that to each drive, the next time that drive is attached works (still testing).

I just don't understand how a bios flash can affect the windows installation like this.  I think it is fairly obvious something is going on with this motherboard and the bios.  When I got it, the v1.6 firmware was corrupt as I couldn't click anywhere in the bios without it freezing (I mean I've been dealing with computers since 1989 and I've NEVER had a bios crash, never even heard of it) nor was all the information even displayed.  Update bios and external hard drives can not be accessed.  Update bios again and external hard drives show up in bottom pane of disk management but not the top or my computer.  These are external hard drives that have a long history in my system, not a new hard drive I'm having a singular problem with.  I have a dozen external esata and half a dozen usb (both 2.0 and 3.0).

I'm just stumped!
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #42 on: 15-June-14, 01:19:07 »

Thank you xmad,
This fpt flashing tool has helped me out of a very worrying corrupt mflash bios update on bios 1.
Mobo is a Z87 GD65 Gaming
I tried all sorts of methods to recover the flash to no avail.
I created a bootable usb drive with a program called Rufus and put your files on it.
Booted into dos flicked the bios switch from the good bios to the bad bios and flashed away as you described.

I really thought this was an RMA moment but this invaluable tutorial saved my day.

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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #43 on: 23-June-14, 07:05:37 »

Is there some description on how to create a bootable MS-DOS USB-Stick for someone who hasn't done this before?

And since I maintain an additional security copy of my Windows 7-installation on a separate hdd with the the latest Windows security updates, the mainboard drivers, including the Intel Management Engine Driver 9.5.15.1730, but without applications, should I reinstall this ME-driver on this copy as well after the BIOS update with the MSIHQ forum tool ver:1.25g on my regular Windows 7 setup with all applications?
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #44 on: 23-June-14, 09:00:53 »

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Is there some description on how to create a bootable MS-DOS USB-Stick for someone who hasn't done this before?

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=165175.msg1209899#msg1209899

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6And since I maintain an additional security copy of my Windows 7-installation on a separate hdd with the the latest Windows security updates, the mainboard drivers, including the Intel Management Engine Driver 9.5.15.1730, but without applications, should I reinstall this ME-driver on this copy as well after the BIOS update with the MSIHQ forum tool ver:1.25g on my regular Windows 7 setup with all applications?

You have been told already in your other thread that ME drivers need to be reinstalled (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=181237.0). This of course applies to any Windows you used prior to the bios update...
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #45 on: 23-June-14, 10:07:36 »

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=165175.msg1209899#msg1209899

You have been told already in your other thread that ME drivers need to be reinstalled (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=181237.0). This of course applies to any Windows you used prior to the bios update...
Thanks anyway, especially for the link to the Win98boot files and the info that the need of reinstallation of ME drivers applies to any Windows used prior to the BIOS update :bonk:.
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #46 on: 23-June-14, 10:15:32 »

Well, it is not just a link to the boot files. The pic most easiely explaines how to setup a boot stick therefor I added it a couple of days ago. 
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #47 on: 23-June-14, 10:34:52 »

The picture of this link tells a computer novice like me more than a thousand words :agrees:, i.e. it saves a lot of reading, but the files seem to be the real stuff!
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Re: LGA 1150 Bios Flashing & Intel Management Engine
« Reply #48 on: 25-June-14, 15:46:02 »

I'm trying to flash my z97 gaming 7 from 1.1 to 1.3 using this method and always get this error:

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Error 201: [FPT.exe] cannot be run on the current platform.   Please contact your vendor.

Using Mflash hasn't worked out and I'm afraid to use live update.  Can someone walk me through this?

Edit: Damn phone.
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